Take a look at our top designers who will be crafting unique one-of-a-kind interiors at Adler On the Park .
Kim Flashner – Event Chair
Kim Flashner Interior Design Group LLC
Kim Flashner is an interior designer with over 20 years of proven excellence and unmatched expertise in the industry. Established in 2003. Kim Flashner Interior Design Group, LLC is a locally owned and operated world-class interior design firm dedicated to providing top-notch interior design services for residential and commercial clients who want nothing less than exceptional results they are sure to love.
Kim Flashner is a highly-respected interior designer with over 20 years of proven excellence and unmatched expertise in the industry. She is a Chicago native and is a proud Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASIDl). Through Kim Flashner Interior Design Group. Kim brings her wealth of interior design and construction knowledge to serve property owners who want to make sure that their home or office interiors truly represent the message they want to convey.
From simple home interior renovations to large-scale interior office design or residential projects. Kim Flashner Interior Design Group delivers a level of quality. style. and attention to detail that 1s hard to match. Kim graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science from Boston University and later attended graduate school at Chicago Illinois’s Jarrington Institute of Design. Located in Wilmette, IL Kim Flashner Interior Design Group serves the interior design requirements of residential and commercial clients throughout northern suburbs and surrounding cities.
Elizabeth Jane – Event Co-Chair
Elizabeth Jane Design
Elizabeth has discovered the magic formula for the happy client. At Elizabeth Jane Design LLC, the primary goal is to cater to clients, making the entire process move smoothly and appear effortless. The focus is not only to design spaces you’ve been dreaming about, but to create environments which look stunning and make the day-to-day flow of life easier. No two projects at Elizabeth Jane Design LLC look the same as each project reflects the individuals they are designed for. Her spaces are innovative, fresh and quite often, out of the box.
Elizabeth is an ASID member. Before her 10 years as an Interior Designer, Elizabeth completed her undergraduate studies at The Rhode Island School of Design and received A Master’s degree from the Art Institute of Chicago. Having studied everything from
Art History, Painting, Pottery, Sculpture, Film and Art Therapy, Elizabeth has developed an impeccable eye for quality, design, color theory and composition. Elizabeth’s Art Therapy Graduate Thesis was based on an individual’s conception of space and how the spaces we inhabit influence our psyche. Her experience as an Art Therapist has greatly influenced her creative process and approach to Interior Design.
Elizabeth continues to paint and sculpt in her free time. She is an artist at heart and brings this sensibility to all she does.
To learn more, please visit our website or reach out at 847-987-5431. Elizabeth Jane Design is located in Downtown Chicago. We look forward to creating a space that brings you Joy!
Adina Hall Design LLC
Adina Hall AIA – Principal, Registered Architect & Interior Designer
Adina Hall is the founder and creative director of Adina Hall Design, a licensed full service Architecture and Interior Design firm. Our passion is to create holistic spaces that are uplifting, versatile and livable. Our designs are tailored to the lifestyle of each client and are rooted in their passions in order to create a rich environment that spun from their stories and continues to evolve as their stories change.
Adina grew up in Romania, married a Brit that she met at the Christkindlmarket and is mom to an active toddler and a Lhasa pup. She loves to draw inspiration from international sources as well as from natural materials and gemstones. In her spare time, Adina loves to create talismanic jewelry and study the healing properties of minerals.
Alice Benjamin Interiors
Alice Benjamin – Principal Designer
Alice Benjamin is the Principal Designer and Owner of Alice Benjamin Interiors.
At Alice Benjamin Interiors, we believe that every space should reflect the personality and lifestyles of our clients. Through a unique process, we engage clients to share with us how they live, where they’re from, the places they’ve traveled, their cultural heritage and listen carefully to the stories they share with us. Do they like to entertain? Are they family oriented? Is their lifestyle hectic or are they low-key people in need of a sanctuary? All of these elements come to inform our process in order to develop our vision and create a space that truly represents who they are.
It’s always an honor to be entrusted with translating a client’s story into a place they love.
Amber Golob Interiors LLC
Amber Golob Interiors harnesses timeless aesthetics, structure and beauty amid elegance as one of Chicago’s premier luxury interior designers. Amber’s work embodies modern trends, allowing your life to be rediscovered through intimate definitions of your style.
Amber brings extensive experience, expertise, and creative vision to her clients. Awarded with Best of Service in since 2015 running by Houzz, as well as highlighted by NS Modern Luxury in “The Best of the North Shore,” she exhibits excellence in kitchens, bathrooms, furniture selection, drapery, large-scale remodels and custom homes.
Trained at Harrington School of Design, Amber began at the acclaimed Merchandise Mart Luxehome in the heart of Chicago’s premier design district. Amber’s business has grown throughout Chicagoland, culminating with the opening of her luxury design boutique, StudioARMADI.
With a great deal of respect and sensitivity for the individuality of her clients, she is adept at listening to your needs in order to deliver a room that is uniquely yours. Her extensive relationships within the luxury design community, enthusiasm for excellence, ease to work with, and ability to collaborate with Chicago’s top contractors and architects assure your project is completed with the highest quality and attention to detail. Contact Amber today to begin your journey and live your luxury.
Anthony Michael Interior Design
Anthony Michael – Principal Designer
Chicago based Anthony Michael’s Interior Design has established him as a distinguished industry leader and influencer for more than three decades. As a student in the design capitals of New York City and Paris, he developed an award winning, cohesive client based approach to interior design that is at once inspirational, functional and aspirational.
He specializes in classical and eclectic interiors for luxury residences, specialty restaurants and retail, private aircraft and yachts. As principal of Anthony Michael Interior Design, he takes pride in providing clients with ingenious use of color and texture, space planning and white glove attention to detail.
As a result, clients can expect consistently superb full service interior design, along with the unexpected excitement that is Anthony Michael’s trademark interior ingenuity.
Yvette Cusack – Principal Designer
Karen Echt – Art Curator
Yvette Cusack founded BJC Designs in 1986 and has been recognized as an interior design force in Chicago for almost forty years. Her refined and elegant aesthetic embraces both art and design to create luxurious and livable interiors. She has earned a stellar reputation as a designer and project manager with an unerring eye for attention to color, detail, and the beauty of natural materials.
Her projects are personalized and managed from start to finish with her client’s goals and objectives as her top priority. She is highly respected for her exacting attention to all levels of her design with the goal of meeting her client’s needs and expectations. The results are invariably sophisticated and timeless. Yvette’s portfolio include both commercial and residential in Chicago, New York, Florida and Michigan. Her unique expertise makes her one of Chicago’s most sought after designers.
Karen is the founder of Echt Gallery and chief curator for BJC Designs. Her well trained eye, artistic sensibility and passion for art, founded in her art history degree, have been at work for over 25 years of curation experience helping designers, businesses and private clients to build extensive art collections across a global network of independent recognized contemporary artists working in diverse media.
In addition to her vast experience with all types of media, Karen founded Echt Gallery, a premier contemporary art gallery thriving for over 20 years in Chicago’s River North gallery district. She has mounted major exhibitions for esteemed artists and placed work within many prestigious museums nationally and internationally. She is also a member of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, the Chicago’s Art Dealer Association, and a regular participant of the River North Design District Annual Chicago Gallery Walk and preeminent international modern and contemporary art fairs.
BJC Designs will be co-designing the dining room at the Adler on the Park Showcase House with Tom Kehoe of Kehoe Designs.
Brianne Bishop Design, LLC
Brianne Bishop – Principal Designer
Brianne Bishop Design is a boutique firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial projects nationwide; specializing in full scale remodels, new builds and interiors of all scales. Brianne is a licensed Interior Designer and known for her modern interiors, utilizing texture, contrast and scale in her spaces.
Awarded Best Contemporary Design Firm in Chicago, as well as numerous other accolades and publications. As a firm we love to work hard and play hard, as well as give back to our community contributing to many organizations dear to our hearts.
Lynn Bruno – Designer
Lynn Bruno is the Regional Sales Manager in Illinois and Wisconsin for Brown Jordan, specializing in residential outdoor furniture. Since 1945 Brown Jordan has been the industry leader in luxury outdoor furniture, specifically known for its iconic and award-winning designs. Their commitment to design excellence has established an unparalleled reputation for contemporary design and innovation. Iconic Brown Jordan designs can be found in 5-star hotels, award winning restaurants, and the finest country clubs around the world.
Lynn attended the University of Illinois, where she graduated with a degree in Interior Design. She has worked as a designer on the contract side, as well as multiple sales roles for both contract and residential lines. Lynn resides on the North Shore of Chicago with her husband Bob, and 3 daughters.
CCS Interior Design Group, Inc.
Cynthia C. Smith – Principal Interior Designer
Cynthia’s award-winning firm, CCS Interior Design Group, was established more than 13 years ago. Since the beginning, Cynthia has enjoyed a reputation for creating homes that are sophisticated and artistically inspired, yet warm and inviting. No matter the design style, Cynthia creates homes that reflect the individual’s sensibility, lifestyle and values. Her approach involves refining each design element until she can strike a balance between architecture and interior; form and function; and client and designer. Paying close attention to the smallest detail and always looking toward the future, Cynthia looks beyond the trends while creating luxury homes that embody both an everlasting elegance and a personal sanctuary.
After earning a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cynthia followed her passion for interior design and completed a BFA in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology. Sixteen years of interior design experience and serving as a committed Leader in the Illinois interior design community have allowed her to serve as Past President of the ASID-Illinois Chapter, and a Designer On-Call at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. She has received several prestigious awards and recognitions, including The African American Contractors Association’s Outstanding Emerging Business Achievement Award. She volunteers her services to a variety of Charities, such as Design 4 Dignity, DIFFA, The African American Contractors Association, and Make-A-Wish, for which she recently remodeled three spaces for the children they serve.
Cynthia McCullough Interiors
Cynthia McCullough – Principal Designer
Cynthia McCullough is an interior decorator on Chicago’s North Shore with over 30 years of experience in residential interiors. Cynthia is known for creating uniquely intimate, warm, multi-layered environments that transcend both time and trend. Through her thoughtful approach of balancing client desires, while carefully considering a home’s architecture and site, her projects take on a cohesive, seamless design that live and feel natural, not forced.
Cynthia’s specialty lies in weaving vintage treasures, family heirlooms, and legacy pieces from different time periods into her rooms. Eschewing placing a signature stamp on her projects, McCullough’s elegant style bends itself into inviting, gracious environments which reflect her unique clients, their histories, what they are passionate about and how fully those individuals live their lives.
Cynthia firmly believes that your home is a living monument that is constantly evolving. Your home should echo your past, guide your present and inspire your future.
Donna Mondi Interior Design
Donna Mondi – Principal Designer
Scott Grooms – Senior Designer
Acclaimed interior and product designer, Donna Mondi is known for her signature style which blends classicism with modernity, while always adding a touch of tension through unexpected elements. Known for producing avant-garde,bespoke interiors, the Chicago-based designer approaches each new home project with a discerning eye for detail, and an acute understanding of her clients’ lifestyle, vision, and taste.
DMID recently opened a second location in Denver and the team is currently working on interior renovations for two 1920’s coops on Chicago’s landmarked East Lake Shore Drive, residences in the Tribune Tower, interior design for a Bahaus-inspired Colorado residence and a D.C. relocation for a past client.
Donna was named one of the “Top 100 Interior Designers in the World” and the firm has earned ten ASID Design Excellence Awards in addition to LUXE Interiors + Design’s GOLD LIST for 2019, 2020 + 2022. Her work has been featured in top publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, The Wall Street Journal and more.
Ethan Allen Retail
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Denise Ziya, Jason Wilder, & Grace Nickelson
Denise Ziya tailors each design to the needs of the client, working with all trade professionals involved in a project to ensure the client’s space becomes more than a house. She works to ensure each design becomes a place her clients would love to call home. With over 30 years experience in the design business, Denise believes that form, function, and aesthetics form the foundation of great design. Denise used these principals when owning her own design business and over the last six years as part of the Ethan Allen team. She believes these principles are essential.
Jason Wilder attended Harrington College of Design, where he majored in residential interior design. He had his own interior design consulting business for fourteen years before joining Ethan Allen. His biggest passions as a designer are space planning—in particular, the art of making the most out of a small space—and creating beautiful spaces that function well for his clients’ needs. He enjoys helping his clients understand why a certain piece works in the setting. Whether he’s just adding a few pieces to a room to enhance its look or taking a room from empty to complete, Jason enjoys the design process; he loves to see his clients have a complete room that meets their needs.
Grace Nickleson believes that in every space, function and beauty go hand in hand. As an expert at space planning, she utilizes technology to show her clients that one space never has just one solution. Working together to achieve their vision, Grace helps her clients discover the best solutions for their unique lifestyles, aesthetic interests, and spaces. Grace joins the Ethan Allen Design Team after moving to Chicago from St. Louis. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Interior Design from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Ilene April Interiors, Ltd.
Ilene April- Principal Designer
Since 1994, Ilene April has been successfully designing homes throughout Chicago and the North Shore. She follows a philosophy of “good design”, whether it be a greystone in Lincoln Park, a traditional home in Highland Park or a sleek high-rise on Lake Shore Drive. While respecting the existing architecture, she also makes it a point to understand the client’s budget, timeframe and design aesthetic. Ilene believes the home should reflect the best version of ourselves. That may mean designing a room around a favorite treasure, shopping at the Mart or specialty shops or designing custom pieces.
Ilene is a graduate of the Harrington College of Interior Design and an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Ilene Chase Design
Ilene Chase – Owner & Lead Designer
With more than 18 years of experience in custom and high end design, Ilene Chase has been at the forefront of interior design in the North Shore. Starting as a passion to help friends and families improve their homes, Ilene started to lay the groundwork on what would ultimately become her company, Ilene Chase Design.
Along with her team, Ilene guides her clients through the process of what they can expect throughout the project. Attention to detail and care is what distinguishes Ilene from the field, expressing the same care and desire of bringing new life to the homes of her clients. Serving mostly the Chicagoland area, Ilene has also assisted her customers who have purchased homes elsewhere, creating that same comfort and specialized home feel to vacation homes and working spaces.
Outside of work, Ilene is a loving wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys reading novels and rustic meals, while never passing up an opportunity to snuggle up with her little dog, Oakley.
Intriguing Interiors, Inc.
Elaine Teitelbaum – Principal Designer
Home is a sacred space for your life to unfold, and that’s the heart behind my work. As an interior designer, I have designed countless spaces working with everything from remodels to complete custom builds. My goal is to work with each individual client to give them exactly what they envision for their lifestyle.
I was raised in the design world. Growing up I studied Design at Northern Illinois University, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree. Through my experience as a designer, I’ve learned that a beautiful space is only part of the picture. A well-designed home should be a reflection of the people who live within its walls—a space where an individual or a family can grow and converge each day around the happy moments that make our lives rich, meaningful, and soulful. Reach out to learn more.
Jacob Lukas Design
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Kurt Jacob Miller – Principal Designer
S. Lukas Mack – Principal Designer
Chicago-based and midwestern at its core. Jacob Lukas Design has quickly ascended the ranks of today’s most well-known interior design firms. Led by energetic design duo Kurt Jacob Miller and S. Lukas Mack, this youthful firm has fast garnered a reputation
for vibrant and elegant interiors that bring layered practicality to residential projects across the country.
Supported by backgrounds in Interior Design and Visual Arts. Miller and Mack are antique and decorative art aficionados, frequently drawing upon classic design elements and weaving them into contemporary narratives that reveal the story – and style – of their clients. In addition to Jacob Lukas Design. This forward-thinking team has partnered with North Carolina-based Alden Parkes Furnishings for a collection of globally inspired case goods and is set to introduce the Jakob & John family of decorative
hardware in Spring 2022.
Jennifer Marie Morrow – Founder & Principal Designer
Jennifer Marie Morrow is the founder and principal of JenMarie Interiors, an interior design firm specializing in residential commissions and custom furniture.
Prior to establishing JenMarie Interiors, her multifaceted background includes over 15 years experience in kitchen & bath design and architectural interiors. Jen began her kitchen and bath experience at deGiulio Kitchen Design and Ernestomeda before becoming the Director of Design for luxury custom home builder, Environs Development.
Jen attended the Harrington College of Design, where she graduated with high honors with a degree in Interior Design. Jen resides on the North Shore of Chicago with her husband Jim, son James, and daughter Jordan.
Jen Talbot Design
Jen Talbot – Principal Designer
Jen Talbot is the founder and creative director of Jen Talbot Design, a design firm established in 2011 to focus on all aspects of luxury residential and boutique commercial design. She credits her history as a former installation artist and product designer as the source of her distinctive point of view and forward thinking aesthetic that has drawn a large social media following and has become known as a micro influencer within the design community.
With the love of clean lines and nuanced color, Jen Talbot Design is motivated by curating modern interiors for clients nationally in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. The firm’s collaborative, highly personalized approach frequently involves collaboration with artisans and vintage dealers from across the country to provide tailored service to a distinguished list of clients in the fashion and entertainment industries.
JTD’s work has been featured in national and international publications, including ELLE Decoration Turkey and Indonesia, Living ETC, Modern Luxury Interiors, and LUXE Magazine.
Joyful Designs Studio
Joy Williams – Principal Designer
Joy Williams is the Principal Designer and Creative Talent behind Joyful Designs® Studio, a nationally recognized, full-service residential interior design firm with offices in Augusta, GA and Chicago. The firm’s design process bends towards functional artistic beauty. Joy’s work has been featured in various outlets including Elle Decor, Sheridan Road Magazine, BHG, and Forbes, among others. Her recent accolades include being named to the Board for the Design Influencers Conference and the Sheridan Road Magazine’s “2021 List of Power Women,” as well as being a 2021 HPMKT Design Influencer, an Ambassador for the NYDC’s WNWN Conference,” and one of the newest members of the DLN whose membership includes titans of design and architecture.
Katherine Elizabeth Designs
Katherine Wozniak & Kathleen Glynn
Katherine Elizabeth Designs is an award winning team of professional luxury residential and commercial designers offering a wide range of design and consultation services to homes and businesses around the country, with their office located in the greater Chicagoland area. Founded 16 years ago by Principal Katie Wozniak; KED specializes in making wishes and dreams come true. Katie and her team truly believe that the big picture is important, but every detail must be tied together. You will feel at peace working with Katherine Elizabeth Designs knowing everything is taken care of with beauty, elegance and intelligence.
Kaufman Segal Design
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Reneh Valdez, born and raised in Chicago, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree from The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. Joining the Kaufman Segal Design team in 2020 with over a decade of valuable experience in working at high-end showrooms and top residential design firms, Reneh brings the experience and knowledge in managing client projects.
Tom Segal received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Master of Architecture from The University of Illinois at Chicago. He also served as former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Harrington College of Design in Chicago. He started his own firm in 1995.
Tonya Wojciechowski joined the KSD team in 2017 as our in-house project expeditor and her role quickly grew to Business Manager. As an integral part of our team, she strives to make sure our projects run as smoothly as possible. After studying at Purdue University, she spent several years working in both the commercial and high-end residential design industry.
Lindsay Angyus received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago, IL in 2007. After managing a multi-line showroom at the Merchandise Mart, she was a design assistant at Scott Arthur Yerkey Design before joining Kaufman Segal Design in 2014.
David Kaufman received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He started his own firm in 1990 and merged with Tom Segal in 1996. He has been an Illinois Licensed Interior Designer since 1989.
Chase Wombacher grew up in Iowa City, IA. After attending Kirkwood and Harrington College of Design he received his Associates Degree in Applied Science and Interior Design in 2009. He has been working with Kaufman Segal Design since 2019.
Tom Kehoe – CEO
CEO of Kehoe Designs, The Geraghty, BlackOak Technical Productions, and Floral Exhibits — Tom has had a passion for design since he was a child, launching his floral career at sixteen. Upon graduating from Florida International University with a double major in business and hospitality management — his career continued in small business entrepreneurship, luxury hospitality, and interiors. Tom’s knowledge, experience, and unique style, combined with the need for an all-inclusive event décor company, paved the way for Kehoe Designs and the family of brands.
Kehoe Designs will be co-designing the dining room at the Adler on the Park Showcase House with Yvette Cusack of BJC Designs.
KS Palm Design
Karen Solomon – Founder
Karen Solomon, Founder of KS Palm Design, is an interior designer and lifestyle creator located
in both Chicago, IL, and Palm Beach, FL.
With ongoing projects in Chicago, its North Shore, Palm Beach, and beyond, Karen has created timeless and beautiful interiors for her clients over the past 20 years.
Karen’s passion for design has been heightened by continuous exposure to its elements. Her leadership roles at Calvin Klein Couture and Aeffe’s Moda and Company sharpened her professional skills at merchandising, branding and sales. From her partnerships with leading the US and European design houses to her interpretation of color as a design medium, Karen has gained a successful following.
Laura Zender Design
Laura Zender ASID – Principal Designer
Laura Zender Design is a full-service residential and commercial design firm based in Ann Arbor, MI with projects nationwide.
We think the most interesting rooms look like they have lovingly been tended to over time. Our interiors always contain a mix of treasured pieces and new furnishings, an abundance of color and texture, and elements from many eras. We like warm, art-filled spaces that are just a bit eclectic as they inevitably will tell the tales of our clients’ journeys while leaving plenty of room for adventures ahead. This formula leads to unique spaces every time, with the distinct style of each client the shining star in the end.
I began my career in Chicago in 2005 upon graduating from The Harrington Institute of Interior Design and continue to shop for my clients from the abundance of great resources here. I am delighted to be back in my favorite city for this showcase event!
Lori Lennon Design &
Lisa Wolfe Design
Lori Lennon – Principal Designer
Lori Lennon‘s interior designs are an expression of her genuine and sincere desire to utilize her knowledge and experience to fulfill her client’s vision. She is dedicated to attaining the highest level of achievement and producing memorable, highly defined interiors.
Lori specializes in Interior Architecture and total interior design services. Most recent projects are
remodeling sophisticated kitchens and stylish basements.
Lori loves the challenge and ability to create all styles of interiors; in the Chicago region and many other
projects around the country. Also, designing exciting exotic locations in Los Cabos Mexico and Glyfada,
Greece. Additionally, Amsterdam, Holland cruise ship interiors on France’s River Rhone and a wonderful
Balinisian style interior in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Lori Lennon is Past President of the American Society of Interior Designers, and served 25 years as Showhouse Chairman. She has participated in over 70 showhouse rooms, including two Lake Forest David Adler Homes. She can be reached at email@example.com or by cell (847-951-8772).
Lisa Wolfe is the definition of “twisted classic interiors”, bringing her own bohemian spirit and colorful spin to every project. She’s a mixer of styles and periods, and a master at layering patterns, textures and colors. Her Clients that know her well will tell you her sweet spot is bold color, wallpaper and lighting — the more the better! Most every Client she works with is beginning a new chapter in their lives – bigger house, smaller house, first home with a baby, single again, new partner, new remote work office – and her and her team work to understand and solve their design problem with flourish.
Her service offerings range from whole home renovations and new builds to room-by-room makeovers to 90 minute DIY consultations. She’s built her almost 20-year business with repeat Clients and their gracious referrals, with projects spanning from Chicago and the North Shore to the tranquil beaches of Michigan and balmy Miami. As the new owner of an Adler-renovated home herself, she’s thrilled to be a part of this showcase house!
Morgante Wilson Architects
Elissa Morgante AIA – Principal Designer
When you engage our services, you trust us to transform your aesthetic and personal viewpoints in a way that complements and highlights who you are, and how you want to live.
Our design work shares a single characteristic: Livability. We work comfortably within a multitude of style conventions, from contemporary to classic, and everywhere in between. We use design to introduce a welcome sense of ease into daily life. The equivalent of spatial hugs, comprised of rooms that calm, organize, gather, inspire, and comfort. We believe good design is most beautiful when lived in and enjoyed.
We travel freely and easily between the worlds of Interior Design, New Construction, and Renovation. This allows us to provide holistic solutions to our clients’ needs. From blueprints to surface finishes, the entire house, in the end, sings a uniquely unified harmony of proportion, texture, light, and beauty.
Our team is excited to engage in an energetic exchange of ideas to achieve a unique and personalized design solution just for you.
Maggie Winshall – Principal Designer
Maggie Winshall is the founder of MW Interiors, a design firm based in the North Shore of Chicago. She and her team create timeless, sophisticated spaces with an edge. You can expect the unexpected from Maggie. Influenced by her world travels and background as an art educator, her style fuses together functionality with layers, colors, patterns, and texture.
Recognizing that all projects are totally unique, Maggie collaborates with her clientele to create truly livable and lovable spaces. Maggie is dedicated and passionate about her work, focused on designing spaces reflective of each clients’ personality and lifestyle. She and the MW Interiors team manage the entire process, from conception to installation, creating custom design and delivering exceptional, personalized experiences.
Rae Duncan Interior Design
Rae Duncan – CEO & Creative Director
Rae Duncan is passionate about creating environments that reflect the unique personalities of her clients. She founded RDID to bring her bold, eclectic tastes and a high level of sophistication to the luxury residential and commercial markets.
Rae works closely with her clients to carefully understand their vision and aspirations. Her spaces are both very personal and highly functional, reflecting her commitment to elevating function and practicality into an aesthetic art form. Rae prides herself on being able to accommodate any aesthetic and is fluent in a range of styles from traditional to modern.
Rae has a background in the creative arts and earned a master’s degree in interior design from Harrington College of Design. She has been called a force
in the Chicago Interior Design Industry by Chicago Business Journal and recognized on multiple media platforms for her bold aesthetic and innovative style.
Staci Munic Interiors
Staci Munic – Principal and Creative Director
Staci comes to interior design with a unique perspective, including a diverse work background with her roots in hospitality. Staci is bilingual and not only has her undergraduate degree in business and hospitality management but also a master’s degree in education. She’s not just about the pretty, though she’s good at it, she strives to create spaces that reflect her clients lifestyle, proactively managing each project while keeping their health and wellness top of mind.
Melissa Benham, Jennie Bishop, & Kristen Ekeland
Established in 2014 by co-founders Melissa Benham, Jennie Bishop, and Kristen Ekeland, Studio Gild draws inspiration from the principals’ shared love of clean architecture and subtle beauty. Their combined experience in commercial, retail, and residential design allows the collective to deliver refined interiors with enduring style.
Having fine-tuned a collaborative eye that Architectural Digest deemed versatile and sophisticated, the trio’s design approach fosters unique artisan and client relationships while embracing an emphasis on thoughtful detailing. It is the meticulous gilding of each project that serves as a reflection of the firm’s trademark aesthetic and namesake. The resulting environments are curated, provocative, and timeless.
Studio Gild has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Domino, Dwell, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New York Times. With offices located in Chicago and Los Angeles, the design firm currently accepts projects from coast to coast.
Warehouse 55 offers a unique collection of vintage finds, repurposed furnishings, mixed with many one-of-a-kind accessories. Here you’ll find something for every aesthetic – from MCM, rustic farmhouse, cottage chic and modern contemporary. Shop a variety of hand selected vendors in our newly renovated industrial space. We have two locations, Chicago (1819 W. Grand Avenue) and Aurora (55 S. Lake Street). For more information on our products please check out our website!
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