Today Home And Decoration is going to show you the 20 best interior designers that have been impressing all the interior design aficionados within every style of décor. Based in Chicago, these designers stand out for their amazing capacity of establishing the most wonderful settings.
1. ANTHONY MICHAEL
A powerhouse in the design industry, Anthony Michael’s designs have enthused clients from all around the world for 35 years. As a result, his universal design influences have been seen in everything from restaurants, yachts, and even private aircraft. He and his team have not only been featured in multiple publishings, but he was also presented the impressive Designer of the Year award from the Chicago Tribune.
2. ALESSANDRA BRANCA
Born in Rome, Alessandra Branca opened her first design studio in Chicago in 1981. Today the international designer has to divide her work between Chicago, New York, Rome, and her summer house on Harbor Island. Branca is best recognized for her astonishing use of color and energy emanating from her project.
ALISA BLOOM LLC. is an exclusive Interior Design and Construction Management Firm. Renowned for her sophisticated style and distinctive design, Alisa Bloom constantly travels the world to find new sources, up-and-coming furniture designers, textiles, and vintage furnishings. She immerses herself into each project by only taking on a select number of clients at a given time.
Alissa Johnson Interiors
Alissa Johnson is the Founder and Principal Designer of Alissa Johnson Interiors. Alissa is a firm believer that interior design enhances peoples lives and there is a big difference between a house and a home. Her most important objective is to create spaces that are elevated, yet warm and functional. No matter the style, she creates the unexpected while maintaining a sense of timelessness.
3. ANNE COYLE
Anne Coyle has been practicing interior design in Chicago since 1997. After facing the prospect of renovating and decorating her newly purchased 3500 square foot vintage apartment in one of Chicago’s Historic Beaux-Arts buildings, her career as a decorator was born. In the past years, Anne Coyle has worked on a wide variety of projects, including many luxury family apartments, both vintage and modern, single-family homes, loft residences, studio apartments, and beach houses in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, East Hampton, and Harbour Island.
CannonDesign is an integrated global design firm that unites a diverse team of strategists, planners, architects, engineers, and industry specialists. Together CannonDesign’s people offer a powerful diversity of talent. CannonDesign’s team designs thoughtful interior environments by engaging key stakeholders through proprietary and proven processes to enhance culture and achieve goals.
5. CAROLINA BRANDEIS
Caroline Brandeis is a Chicago interior designer with 8 years of experience in the high-end residential and commercial design industry. She attributes living amongst the world-class architecture of Chicago over the lifetime of her career to building the foundation of her aesthetic eye. As a result, through her creative and analytical mind, she marries harmonious designs with the functionality of everyday living.
Centaur Interiors is a boutique firm specializing in turn-key bespoke solutions for residential interior renovation and construction. This firm is committed to delivering innovation, precise execution, extraordinary design, and superior customer service to each client.
Chicago Brass serves projects locally in both the Chicago and Minneapolis markets, nationally, and internationally through our award-winning showrooms in Chicago and Minneapolis.
Crescendo Interiors collaborates with their clients to discover their unique style that truly captures their own personal “lifestyle”, and creates designs that meet their specific requirements both aesthetically and functionally. Crescendo Interiors offers an experienced perspective, encompassing many periods and genres, to create distinctive, beautiful spaces.
6. EDYTA & CO.
Edyta Czajkowska began her career designing luxurious residential and commercial interiors for some of the most notable design firms in Chicago. During her career, Edyta has worked on projects in the United States and Dubai. Czajikowska’s approach to clients with a traditional bent is to meld classics with modern for a warm and serene look. Project hallmarks are clean lines and a chic fresh look. She aims to elevate a client’s way of living with an aesthetic eye and a sense of style that is also comfortable.
7. EILEEN PSENKA
Growing up in a family-run home furnishing business, Chicago interior designer and decorator Eileen Psenka began her interest in design at a young age. Now, with over 25 years of interior design experience, she is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the Interior Design Society (IDS). Eileen puts a strong focus on her client relationships and as a result, has been awarded Houzz Interior Designers Chicago – Best Service award.
Elizabeth Krueger Design
Our team has years of deeply rooted experience in new construction, large-scale renovation, and full-home furnishing projects, and will guide you through the design process, from conceptualization to installation. From start to finish we’ll provide industry-leading expertise and support, as we advocate for you, your vision, and your investment.
8. FREDMAN DESIGN GROUP
With her talented design team, Susan Fredman urges the use of the word “yes”. For example, she firmly believes this word opens up the opportunity to inspire and create beautiful environments. Moreover, through collaboration, she and her team strive to provide a well-tailored and dynamic design.
Forrest Perkins Chicago
Forrest Perkins is a distinct design studio of Perkins Eastman, a global architecture firm working out of 15 interdisciplinary offices around the world. The firm believes that design has a direct, positive impact on people’s lives, and the work they put in to give every single client the utmost perfection is what makes this firm one of the best you can find in Chicago.
Gensler is a global design firm that partners with clients to create more livable cities, smarter workplaces, and more engaging leisure destinations. Since 1965, they have helped clients achieve measurable business and organizational goals, delivering projects as large as a city and as small as a task light for an individual desk.
HOK is all about making a difference through its design. They are a highly collaborative group of people who enjoy working together and are generous about sharing their knowledge, research and innovations. They work as a global network of designers made up of small teams of talented professionals working together to solve complex problems when it comes to interior design-related matters.
HOK – St Louis
Hyatt was founded by Jay Pritzker in 1957 when he purchased the Hyatt House motel adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport. Over the following decade, Jay Pritzker and his brother, Donald Pritzker, working together with other Pritzker family business interests, grew the company into a North American management and hotel ownership company that delivers true luxury to every single client.
JBID- Jessica Boyer Interior Designer
JBID believes home is the place to resonate with your own personal philosophy on life. Be it a place filled with richness and collections or acquisition of life experiences on which to reflect and appreciate.
9. JESSICA LAGRANGE
Since its establishment in 1998, Jessica Lagrange Interiors has been synonymous with interior design and architecture relevant for ultramodern and traditional clients. With attention to every detail, her work reflects a luxury and classic lifestyle. Known for her vivacious and personable manner, Jessica Lagrange, Principal-in-Charge with over 30 years of experience and success, guides a team that includes a licensed architect, senior and junior designer.
10. JULIA BUCKINGHAM
Julia Buckingham is Chicago’s renowned interior designer. The experience as an antique dealer turned this interior designer into a passionate woman for antiques, artifacts, and found objects. This background gave her the perfect know-how to create amazing modern interiors with a timeless quality and charm.
Kaufman Segal Design
Since starting our firm in 1996, we’ve witnessed firsthand a great sea change in the design industry. Residential and commercial clients have gained greater access to quality resources. They often don’t need a design professional to gain entry to once-only trade showrooms. They’re also regularly bombarded by possibilities from top furnishings stores, architectural and design magazine pages, and Internet sites.
The design team at KitchenLab Interiors brings passion and enthusiasm to the table for every single client. Working relentlessly to achieve the best combination of function and stylish living. They strive to create spaces that make people feel welcome, spaces that people don’t want to leave.
11. LAUREN COBURN
Lauren has intimate knowledge of design, having earned a degree in interior architecture from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She began her career with Chicago’s renowned Tigerman McCurry Architects. She has been honored to design spaces for the Holly Hunt Showroom and the Merchandise Mart of Chicago, among them, Dining By Design, Design With Antiques, and DreamHome.
Leo Designs Chicago
Leo Designs, Ltd., a full-service design firm specializing in residential interiors, was founded almost two decades ago by two Chicago residents, Georgeann Rivas and Stephanie Wirth. Their ability to work closely with clients and hone in on their desired aesthetic allows Leo Designs to create varied and refreshingly original spaces. The unifying thread in each project is their unwavering attention to detail.
12. LUGBILL DESIGNS
As the founder of Lugbill Designs, Erica Lugbill has been a strong name in Chicago’s design community since her start in 2010. To begin, she capitalized on specializing her service in both décor and full renovations. Moreover, she strives to make communication the heart of the project making the end result is a completely customized space that embodies the client’s personality and lifestyle.
Marshall Erb created a name for himself in the Chicago interior design community in 1998. Meanwhile, with a degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, his background enables him to create innovating timeless designs with historical references.
With an extensive resume, Michael Abrams’ background in fine arts has left him with a distinctive style melding urban with tradition. The heart of his design philosophy is to design every project around the people in the room. Michael provides the Chicago area and beyond with timeless and elegant designs.
Nate Berkus Interiors
Since designer Nate Berkus established his award-winning interior design firm at the age of 24, his approachable and elevated philosophy has transformed countless homes around the world through his design work, home collections, books, television shows, and media appearances.
NORR Group (Chicago)
NORR is an employee-owned, fully integrated A&E Firm. Our professional team of 700 architects, engineers, planners, and interior designers work collaboratively across 14 market sectors from offices located in Canada, the US, UK, and UAE. Their mission is to create socially aware, environmentally responsible, and financially viable architecture. They continue to advance design through the pursuit of excellence for the built environment.
Outline Interiors By Laura Tribbett
Laura Tribbett, founder and principal designer of Outline Interiors, has over a decade of experience in the luxury residential design industry in New York City and Chicago. Prior to founding Outline Interiors, Laura worked for several top design firms. She was also recruited to the renowned NYC architectural firm Thomas Juul-Hansen to start the interior design practice for the firm. Laura has been privileged to work on projects of various scales and design aesthetics for some of the most exclusive clientele all over the world.
Perkins+Will was founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives – for their clients, their culture, and their communities. A deep dedication to sustainability and social responsibility is fundamental to their outlook, work, and culture.
68 years old designer managed to create a true design empire. Established in 1979 design company is currently operating on three continents through three offices: Chicago, Shanghai, and Paris. Pierre Yves-Rochon and his team of amazing, talented designers are best known for exceptional hotels and restaurant interiors.
Simeone Deary Design Group
Simeone Deary Design Group, established in 2002 by Lisa Simeone and Gina Deary, is an award-winning interior design firm with a passion for creating boundary-pushing designs that evoke emotion, forge connections, and are as experiential as they are functional. Chicago-based but globally focused, Simeone Deary Design Group combines worldwide perspectives with its Midwestern values to bring to life spaces and experiences brimming with both possibility and purpose.
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place, and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, they always design with community in mind. Stantec´s business objective is to maintain its position as a top-tier global design and delivery firm. They deliver the utmost quality in their work thanks to their local strength, knowledge, and relationships, coupled with their world-class expertise.
With over 25 years of residential design under her belt, Stephanie Wohlner continues to create timeless, yet modern interiors as a renowned Chicago, Illinois interior designer. Furthermore, her use of color, texture, and pattern blends an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional creating a unique space personalized to her client’s needs.
Solomon Cordwell Buenz – SCB
SCB is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm that practices nationally from offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle. Since 1931, SCB has made a lasting impact on the nation’s skyline, campuses, and neighborhoods, helping their clients across the country achieve their goals, serve their constituencies, and make their mark.
Though her designs can be found nationwide, Chicago is the 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, for example, make her spaces stand out above the rest.
Suzanne Lovell Inc.
Award-winning architect and interior designer Suzanne Lovell focuses upon residential design for Private Clients. She is widely recognized as an expert in fine art, textiles and design furniture.
The Gettys Group Chicago
The Gettys Group Chicago is a group of hospitality-focused companies dedicated to creating inspired moments that stay with guests and the defined details that enrich brands. For more than 30 years, they’ve guided developers, operators, and brands in the creation of meaningful and rewarding hospitality experiences around the world.
In 1977, Thomas Klobucher founded Thomas Interiors in a small Elmhurst, Illinois storefront. A partnership between Thomas Interiors and Herman Miller arose quite naturally out of a shared vision of the workplace. Throughout the next few decades, Thomas Interiors established strong relationships with local companies that continue to this day.
With a unique perspective, Tiffany Brooks looks at each client relationship as a romance. For instance, 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 certainly catapulted her into success.
Tom Stringer is a Chicago interior designer with an exquisite professional style. He has formal training in classical architecture and a great passion for exotic travels. Every year, Tom plans to travel to one spot in the world seeking both adventure and inspiration for his designs.