The Decorilla team is lucky enough to work with top interior designers from Chicago and around the country. We also love to discover the ones to watch! A town famed for it’s bold architecture, museums, and cultured art community, Chicago is the perfect city for interior designers to flourish. Considered a global architecture capital, the metropolitan area has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S.
Looking for the Best Chicago Interior Designers? Well, here’s our list to keep your eye on and draw inspiration from, hand-selected by the Decorilla team!
Marshall Erb created a name for himself in the Chicago interior design community in 1998. With a degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, his background enables him to create innovating timeless designs with historical references.
His design have been featured many top publications. He makes sure that each project has a nod to Chicago’s vast historical past with subtle period details that fit into any design style. The perfect blend of old and new.
WHAT WE LOVE: The use of bold color and texture combinations found in every space.
With attention to detail and an impeccable eye for color and texture, Nadia Gordon relishes in transitional and modern styles. Her main goal is incorporating her customers’ personal style and their total satisfaction with their space. Nadia is convinced that a secret to a successful project lies in seeing through her customer’s vision, deciphering it and finally guiding them through to gorgeous completion.
As a Chicago interior designer, Nadia works with projects of all sizes, from large house designs to single room projects. Online interior Design (or eDesign) has a special place in her heart, as it makes interior design affordable and accessible to more people. In every project, Nadia artfully fuses pattern and color while adding touches of natural inspired elements.
WHAT WE LOVE:
Nadia’s designs are very versatile. Although many of her projects are residential, Nadia works on commercial projects as well. She’s a young, up-and-coming designer which makes her the most affordable Chicago interior designer on this list.
A powerhouse in the design industry, Anthony Michael’s designs have enthused clients from all around the world for 35 years. His universal design influences have been seen in everything from restaurants, yachts, and even private aircrafts. He and his team have not only been featured in multiple publishing’s, he was also presented the impressive Designer of the Year award from the Chicago Tribune.
He and his team currently hold the title of the Best of Houzz Award for the fourth consecutive year. This honor chosen from over 500,000 interior design professionals.
WHAT WE LOVE:
The use of texture and color to make each space make a statement.
Though her designs can be found nationwide, Chicago is home base for Summer Thornton’s incredible talent. She was deemed Chicago’s Best Traditional Designer by Modern Luxury magazine among her other prestigious awards. Her use of strong color and a touch of quirk make her spaces stand out above the rest.
Her design belief is that no two projects should ever look alike. They should directly reflect the users of the space and their personality. Her designs marry the mix of traditional with a nod to modern and contemporary seamlessly.
WHAT WE LOVE: Her website is filled with all her favorite design advice! Here are a few that inspired us; “reference the past, don’t repeat it.” And “No great room was ever designed without taking a risk.”
As founder of Lugbill Designs, Erica Lugbill has been a strong name in Chicago’s design community since her start in 2010. She capitalized on specializing her service in both décor and full renovations. She strives to make communication the heart of the project making the end result a completely customized space that embodies the client’s personality and lifestyle.
With a network of independent construction companies and various vendors, Lugbill Designs provides competitive pricing and easy billing which results in a very low stress design process. Lugbill Designs also offers complimentary in-home consultations. They have consulted for many well-known TV networks such as DIY, HGTV, and Bravo.
WHAT WE LOVE: Her keen eye to see what the design industry in Chicago was missing, and capitalize on providing the absolute best possible service for her clients.
For over 20 years Frank Ponterio has been one of the top historical preservation designers in the community of Chicago interior designers. His love for European design and architecture inspire spaces that are a modernized approach to a traditional space. In addition to the local and national projects, he also has his own furniture line and recently partnered with Lee Jofa, a devision of Kravet, Inc., a company that has been around for nearly 100 years.
Frank Ponterio offers full-service design specializing in historical preservation. He is involved in every project the firm brings in with the support of his design and management teams. His many awards are proof that he has nailed down the perfect sense of tradition for the modern heart.
WHAT WE LOVE: How he strives to stay immersed in the Chicago community through various foundations and charities.
With over 25 years of residential design under her belt, Stephanie Wohlner continues to create timeless, yet modern interiors as a renowned Chicago interior designer. With her use of color, texture, and pattern she blends an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional creating a unique space personalized to her client’s needs.
With projects throughout the country she is continuing to grow and make her name known. Stephanie Wohlner is known for her strong sense of scale and proportion which we all know can make or break a room. Not lacking in personality, she ensures that her clients have a space that directly reflects their lifestyle.
WHAT WE LOVE: The very subtle feminine touch found in nearly all her design work.
With a unique perspective, Tiffany Brooks looks at each client relationship as a romance. She creates a space that her clients will fall head over heels for and continue to love for years to come. Most famously known for her design of the HGTV 2014 and 2016 Smart Home, the network has catapulted her into success.
With a background in staging and property management she knew her passion resided in interiors. Not only does she work all around the Chicago area, she also offers online design services enabling her to easily work remotely all over the country.
WHAT WE LOVE: She makes the walls tell the story of the families she works with. Every design speaks to individual personalities.
With an extensive resume, Michael Abrams background in the fine arts has left him with a distinctive style mending urban with tradition. The heart of his design philosophy is to design every project around the people in the room. With nearly 20 years of being established independently he continues to provide the Chicago area and beyond with timeless and elegant designs.
The comfortable yet elegant blend of neutrals makes each space feel very welcoming and sophisticated. This unique style of blending urban with tradition is an edgy, stylish trend that will never go out of style.
WHAT WE LOVE:
He designs the space around people, not things!
Fredman Design Group
With her talented design team, Susan Fredman urges the use of the word “yes”. She firmly believes this word opens up the opportunity to inspire and create beautiful environments. Through collaboration she and her team strive to provide a well-tailored and dynamic design sure to stick around for years to come.
From multiple publications and features in television, Fredman Design Group continues to be a dominator in the Chicago design community. Susan also founded a non-profit pro-bono interior design service called Designs for Dignity, as she firmly believes we all deserve a well design space to live in.
WHAT WE LOVE: The team work and collaboration used in every project from the Fredman Design Group.
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