Illinois is a state full of juxtaposition; from its farmlands, savannas and shrublands that coined the nickname ‘Prairie State’ to the cultural city of Chicago, which happens to be one of the largest in the USA.
Architecture, art, and design are each celebrated across this state through sites like the Millenium Park, showcasing Chicago’s art scene with sculptures and water fountains and The Art Institute of Chicago, home to a collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.
Chicago is full of astounding architecture with buildings such as the Willis Tower and famous John Hancock Center observatory, so it comes as no surprise that Illinois is home to some of the best interior and architectural designers in the USA.
Discover and be inspired by our selection of some of the best interior designers in Illinois.
Based in Oak Park Illinois, Alexis Nielsen Interiors is owned by interior decorator, Lexi Nielson. With a design style that incorporates the basics of interior design and decorating with the principles of Feng Shui, Alexis Nielson Interiors creates designs that not only look good but are also calm, welcoming and harmonious. The firm offers a range of design services including design consultation, comprehensive design and virtual design for those who cannot make it to the Alexis Nielson Interiors studio. From contemporary spaces to those with a more traditional feel, Lexi Nielson’s passion for creating beautiful spaces that reflect her client’s personalities is demonstrated by her top-class reviews and various Houzz Service Awards.
Kaufman Segal Design was founded in 1996 by David Kaufman and Tom Segal. Based in Chicago, the firm has a signature style that is timeless, classic and effortlessly elegant. Not afraid of combining unconventional styles and trends, Kaufman and Segal Design’s ultimate goal is to create tailor-made spaces for each client, be it commercial or residential. By taking inspiration from each new property and person they work with, the firm offers bespoke design services making sure each room functions well on its own but that its design also flows seamlessly into the rest of the space.
Founded by interior designer, Jen Talbot, this Chicago-based boutique interior firm is passionate about combining art and design with modern and classic styles, to create distinctive interiors. From chic minimalist design styles to rich contemporary interiors, Jen Talbot Design creates well-composed, stylish and luxurious interiors with bounds of character. Offering residential and commercial design service across Illinois, Jen Talbot Designs aims to achieve interiors that are edgy and stylish, yet practical and timeless.
Jasmin Reese is an interior designer with a background in fine arts. Through her boutique interior design firm, Jasmin Reese Interiors, she works on residential and small commercial design projects. As a classically trained painter, Jasmin embraces traditional design styles and creates unique artful interiors with splashes of color added through accessories and furniture, bringing an element of fun to each space.
Interiors With A View is a full-service interior and garden design firm based in Cary, Illinois. Founded by Debbie Collins in 2006, the firm brings practical and innovative design solutions to each project. The firm offers a variety of services and is lucky to have access to a highly skilled construction company, meaning the team is equipped to seamlessly complete any project, no matter the scale. From basic home re-design to landscape design and decor for special events, the team at Interiors With A View are equipped with the sources to create something spectacular.
Garrett & Mitchell Interiors is a Chicago-based design firm founded by experienced interior designers Jacquie Garrett and Judy Mitchell. The duo is focused on improving the flow of each new space they work with; they do this through meticulously planning each step of the process, from architectural details to color and furniture selections. With Jacquie’s creative talent for coordinating interior decor and Judy’s analytical approach to each project, they really are a resourceful duo. Both believing the design process should be a fun one, together they create an assortment of high-end residential, commercial and specialty designs.
Design By Alicia is an interior design firm from Palatine, Illinois, headed by Alicia Holmes. With over 10 years’ experience in interior design and project management, Alicia believes in approaching design the same way you would life – by keeping an open mind. Within each design, Alicia creates harmony and balance and enjoys adding an element of surprise to make each space as unique as it can be. Offering services from color consultation to room remodeling and virtual staging, Design By Alicia works hard to understand and implement the needs of each individual.
Dan Rak Design is situated in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by interior designer Dan Rak, the firm strives to design stylish, comfortable spaces in which each client can feel happy, secure and at ease. With an aim to create homes of long-term value, Dan Rak Designs takes an analytical approach to design and construction. Every project is well-planned out with steps and solutions to challenges that may be faced in each space – this prevents unnecessary problems from arising and ensures a seamless design process and a happy client. With an interior style that is modern, contemporary and stylish, Dan Rak Design creates visually attractive interiors that exude elegance and look fantastic.
Celeste Jackson Interiors is based in Barrington, Illinois. Focusing on residential properties, the firm works on projects of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are looking for a simple bedroom re-design or a project that involves new construction, nothing is too big or small. Founder, Celeste Jackson’s interior style is traditional with a tasteful mix of color, texture, and pattern. The team at Celeste Jackson Interiors together have a mix of styles and areas of expertise but focus mainly on luxury residences. Celeste has a keen eye for color and detail, which allows her to skillfully put colors together and ultimately create interiors that are aesthetically pleasing.
Situated in Palatine, Illinois, Ann Oakes Design is an interior design firm that aims to create interiors that exceed each client’s expectations. With business values to build trust, be transparent, truthful and honor promises, Ann Oakes Design listens to each client and takes on board their wants and needs. The team at Anne Oakes Design offer services for both residential and commercial properties and a personalized interior style to match each unique space. Whether you have a business you want to make customers feel welcome in or a home you want to update and feel comfortable in, Ann Oakes Design believes the design should reflect this.
Laurel Feldman is an interior designer passionate about designing interiors that emphasize elegance and sophistication, with a sense of history and comfort. A conceptual artist, Laurel has a strong eye for detail and has had work featured in publications such as Sheridan Road Magazine, Luxe Magazine and Tribune Home & Garden Magazine. With a portfolio that comprises of high-end luxury interior design, Laurel Feldman consistently creates lavish, strikingly beautiful spaces to suit her clients that are sure to be enjoyed for years to come.
Molly Quinn is a Chicago-based interior designer who has over 15 years’ experience. Focusing on mainly residential design, Molly has a vision to create form and function within the flow of each client’s home. Through her firm, Molly Quinn Design, she offers services including space planning, custom furniture design and home staging, along with collaboration with reliable contractors to make each project run as effortlessly as possible. Molly understands that there is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to interior design; this means the styles and trends she incorporates into each project vary from rustic farmhouse to classic and even eccentric styles.
New Perspective Design has an artistic, yet realistic approach to interior design. Established by interior designer, Angie Gardek, in 2002, New Perspective design creates functional yet distinctive spaces featuring a diverse range of styles. At each stage of the design process, design manager Pam Guido is there to liaise with the clients and make sure everything runs smoothly. The firm is renowned for its customer service and has won several Houzz Service Awards.
Nicholas Moriarty Interiors was established in 2008 by modernist, Nicholas Moriarty. A passion for a variety of different interior styles and a knowledge of art, fashion and design allows the firm to create personal spaces matched to each client’s needs. Nicholas believes in thinking about the functionality of a room before beginning the design process – by understanding the client’s ideas for the space and how it will be used, this allows him and his team to optimize the space accordingly. With a stunning portfolio of clean-cut, lavish interiors, it’s no surprise Nicholas Moriarty Interiors has been named as one of the top emerging young design firms in Chicago.
Renaissance Interior Design is situated in Chicago and offers a variety of residential design services. Business owner, France Lefebvre, plans each part of the design, beginning with the perfect color palette and moving onto each individual aspect – from fabrics to textures and home accessories. France is passionate about delivering results for each client and strives for perfection in everything she creates – this is demonstrated by her five-star Houzz rating.
Scott Himmel is an interior architecture and design firm situated in Chicago, Illinois. With a focus on private residential architecture and decoration, founder, Scott Himmel endeavors to produce interiors that match the client’s expectations whilst also fitting in with the overall architecture of the property, altogether creating a space to be envied. Past client reviews commend interior designer, Scott, on his excellent vision for each space, his attention to detail and patience. Many of the firm’s residential projects have been featured in interior magazines such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Shelter and Luxe Home.
Space Interior Design is a multi-service residential and commercial design firm, headed by Leslie Newman Rhodes. Based in Chicago, Space Interior Design provides creative solutions for a variety of spaces with the help of founder, Leslie’s talent for dealing with architectural and structural challenges and creating innovative storage solutions. Constantly creating interior spaces that are functional, livable and comfortable, Space Interior Design ensures a collaborative approach so that each design is timeless and reflects each client’s personality.
Specify Design is owned by interior designer Kelly Reid. A creative individual with the ability to combine form and function seamlessly, Kelly’s designs are stylish, strategically planned and architecturally minded. For each different project, Kelly works with both the client and the architecture to gauge the underlying style and character of a space, altogether staying true to the fundamentals of the building. Based in Chicago, Specify Design continues to create dynamic, smart and functional spaces. Previous works have been featured in publications including House Hunters Renovation and Chicago Home & Garden.
Steffanie Danby Interiors is based in Glenview, Illinois. Interior designer Steffanie Dakis Danby has a passion for creating beautiful interiors that highlight the space’s architectural details and this is apparent throughout the firm’s design portfolio. With a goal to always create spaces that clients love, Steffanie Danby Interiors offers a range of custom-tailored services to match each client’s specific design and budget needs. The firm’s ability to remain flexible and add a personal, creative touch to each project has rewarded them with brilliant client reviews and Best of Houzz Awards for the last four years.
Studio M Interiors is owned by experienced interior designer, Claudia Martin. Since working in the interior design industry, Claudia has designed and coordinated projects of all shapes and sizes including residential, commercial and boutique. Specializing in city renovations and new home construction, Claudia’s signature style combines clean lines with a mixture of materials and textures. For each project, Studio M Interiors provides design plans and project management to ensure transparency between the client and the designer – altogether creating a personalized space that fits within their lifestyle.
Residential interior design firm, Sweet Peas Design is based in Chicago and was established in 2003. Featuring a team full of talented and experienced designers and architects, the firm’s signature style, which is referred to as ‘LivableLuxe’ is relaxed, elegant, comfortable and refined. Sweet Peas Design’s success is shown through numerous featured designs in Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago magazine, lots of appearances in additional publications and an interview with HGTV about the firm’s unique approach to design. On top of this, the firm has received plenty of previous client recommendations referring to professionalism and brilliant quality of design.
Chicago-based firm, Tom Stringer Design Partners, creates interiors that incorporate a combination of modern and traditional styles, blended with a mix of color, texture and, of course, the client’s personal interests. Founder, Tom Stringer, and his team approach each new project with energy and creativity, which allows them to produce warm, inviting and elegant interiors. The firm manages to create spaces tailor-made for each client and has been named one of the nation’s top designers by House Beautiful Magazine on numerous occasions.
Foster Hill Design creates modern, livable spaces that meet each client’s aesthetic and functional needs. Based in Chicago, designers Nicole Foster and Michele Reid use a mixture of classic and contemporary materials alongside pattern and texture to produce a warm, comfortable environment. With a catalog of light, airy and well-composed interiors, the firm helps clients to realize the potential of their property. Foster Hill Design offers complete interior decorating services, new construction and home remodels, alongside kitchen, bath, and architectural design.
Mod Surrounds is an interior and landscape design firm Situated in Chicago. The modern style interiors Mod Surrounds creates, embodies the firm’s passion for connecting interiors with nature and creating cozy outdoor living spaces. Mod Surrounds’ collaborative approach to design helps to build trust with clients resulting in modern spaces that are functional and aesthetically pleasing. From home construction and remodels to home staging and landscape design, Mod Surrounds provides clients with a range of services to help create the perfect environment.
Chicago-based interior designer, Jessica Turf, works closely with her clients to create timeless interiors that combine modern and traditional styles. Jessica combines custom-made and retail accessories with vintage pieces, to create versatile spaces that stand the test of time. Her talent has been recognized across Chicago since being named as one of Chicago’s ‘All-Star Design Duos’ alongside her husband, by CS Interiors Magazine.
From modern to traditional interiors along with some beautifully designed landscapes, we hope you have been inspired by this list of some of the best interior designers in Illinois.