Brenda has been designing spaces for her friends and her clients (after a few days they are typically one in the same) for almost twenty years. Her goal is to make the space she is designing reflect the hopes, dreams, and taste of her client. Many designers develop a “signature” so that each project looks about the same as every other project. Not so with Brenda. By using the client’s tastes and preferences each project is uniquely different…and isn’t that the way it should be? From classical traditional through more relaxed transitional on to clean, sleek contemporary each project reflects the personality of the owner. Brenda also “listens” to the space and allows the existing architecture to be an important part of the design process.
After investing almost 15 years into her real estate sales and investment career, Kristen made a complete change of focus and entered the interior design field. Not content with “half way” Kristen is nearing completion of the formal training required to acquire ASID designation and brings a fresh, young element to every project. Kristen’s infectious enthusiasm makes every project enjoyable and new. Several years ago Kristen and her husband, Scott, were featured on the DIY Network, a television network that follows “do-it-yourself” home projects from conception to completion. Kristen tore into her master bath, and, using some antiques and a lot of innate intuition created a dream bathroom that raised the value of their home and truly made the home her own. After that experience, Kristen was hooked and started on the road to become an accomplished interior designer.
Tom has had his design degree from the Chicago Institute of Interior Design for many years. His major strength is providing the “wind underneath the wings” of Brenda and Kristen. He is the administrative arm of the company and coordinates projects and keeps the business end working. In addition, he puts in “his two cents worth” when it comes to scale and room planning.
While Brenda, Kristen, and Tom are the “front people” our staff makes sure the details are all completed (the “I’s” dotted and the “t’s” crossed. From the creation of concept drawings and maintenance of the samples and catalogs to accounting everyone contributes and completes the team required to complete your project on time and on budget.
We have designed virtually every type of space imaginable over the years…residential, commercial, office, public areas, on and on. We create the kind of space you need and want and we do it within budget, whatever that may be.