Lake Forest, IL Interior Designers and Decorators

The work of a professional can make all the difference. Whether your home has 10 bedrooms, or your apartment is 800 square feet, it can be tricky to create a cohesive look that is representative of your style. That's where a local Lake Forest interior designer comes in. A home decorator will help distill your tastes and ideas into a design that suits the needs of your space. Whether you need help creating a functional space plan, rearranging existing pieces, designing the inside of a new home, or simply sourcing amazing furniture and decor, seeking the help of professional interior designers and decorators in Lake Forest, IL is a must. More
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Award-winning interior designer creates individual and sophisticated interiors that you will love to come home to... Read More
North Shore's Premier Interior Design Firm Best of Houzz 2017
At Elizabeth Scott Design Group, understanding and listening to our client's desires is our priority. Each...
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Lake County Area's Award-Winning Interior Designer
We bring design excellence & business acumen to your interior design projects which translates to great value for...
Lisa Wolfe Design, Ltd is synonymous with creating sophisticated classic interiors with a bohemian spirit and a... Read More
Lake County's Most Experienced Interior Design Company
LRS Interiors has been designing beautiful homes for over 30 years. We create spaces from the foundation to the...
CLASSIC INTERIORS FOR A MODERN LIFE Jeannie Balsam Interiors is an award winning interior design firm based on... Read More
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Southeast Wisconsin's greatest selection of high-end furniture brands & accessories. We offer much more than just...
Hi! I am Tiffany Brooks is a HGTV Host and Designer for my name sake firm Tiffany Brooks Interiors. I... Read More
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"Best of Houzz" award winner in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013, Steffanie Danby Interiors, offers a full... Read More
Chicago & North Shore's Elite Interior Design Firm | 2X Best of Houzz
Catherine Schager Designs assists clients who want their home to reflect who they are without the stress of how...
Amy Kartheiser is a Chicago based Interior Designer. She has an eye for detail, layering and infusing traditional... Read More
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With industry relationships that span decades, Belden Interiors presents innovative ideas in a way that frees...
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Expressive Interiors is a full service luxury residential interior design firm. We have been recognized as one of...
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Lake County's Preferred Interior Design Firm Best Of Houzz 2014-2018
At Decorating Den Interiors we specialize in one thing – YOU! It’s our goal to design spaces that reflect your...
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Featured Reviews for Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
Tina Dann-Fenwick Interiors
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"Tina is a very clever and astute designer, certainly the best I have come across since moving to this area. I have had several consultations with her and she will be my designer when I am ready to proceed."
- yorkshiremum
Interior Design Partnership
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"I am an interior designer working for a high end home furnishings store and have worked with Vicki Murphy @ Interior Design Partnership for over 10 years. We have a great working relationship b/c she is fun, organized and so thorough in what she does - not to mention that she is very talented with her interior design ideas! Vicki has developed some very long time clients who continue to come back to her with every residence they purchase in addition to new referrals that come her way! Her attention to detail and the client's needs is extremely high which I believe is the secret to her many years of success. I hope to continue to assist Interior Design Partnership in many projects to come!"
- Kathleen Peacock
Lisa Wolfe Design, Ltd
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"I have dealt with Lisa with quite few projects. From very contemporary, to nice traditional, refined spaces. Easiest person to deal with. Huge attention to details, along with great communication. Works extremely well in pressure, and gets everything done right away. I can honestly say that I haven't really dealt with anyone as involved in their projects as Lisa. Personal attention is what really makes a difference. Without a doubt, i would recommend Lisa Wolfe Design to anyone that is either remodeling small room, or building a whole new house. I'm sure that she can exceed your expectations, and some."
- mbstarshak
Jeannie Balsam Interiors
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"My husband and I liked Jeannie from the get-go. She is down to earth, professional, and fun! In our initial meeting, Jeannie really took time to get to know our personal styles, understand our budget, and make a plan for moving forward. Last year, our family moved from a small city condo into a more spacious suburban house. Jeannie has helped us with everything from small details, like choosing just the right shade of beige paint, to much larger projects, like gutting and redesigning our entire lower level. Jeannie has a wealth of resources to share with her clients, and she expertly collaborates with outside professionals (general contractor, architect, etc.). She worked with us to design beautiful custom cabinetry for our study and select unique pieces of furniture for our kitchen, living room, dining room and family room. She has a fantastic eye and has skillfully integrated my husband's and my disparate design preferences and translated them into great living spaces that really reflect who we are as individuals and as a family. Her thoughtfulness and professionalism make her a joy to work with. I highly, highly recommend her."
- bsm34
Tiffany Brooks, HGTV Host & Interior Designer
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"We have worked with many, many design and decorating firms since we built our house in 2001. Many have been okay, but none have delivered service, quality and satisfaction like Tiffany Brooks. Her approach is easy to plug into. Her expertise is balanced with both her personal opinion as well as industry expertise. Her execution is extremely professional and results oriented. I am extremely happy with everything she's done in my home and receive constant compliments from everyone who steps into my home. Your journey with Tiffany begins with a need for comfort and class in your home and ends with extreme satsifaction in your investment and a wonderful friend."
- ljschevi
Steffanie Danby Interiors
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"Steffanie is very professional, is well organized, and has great ideas. She completed several decorating projects for us over the last several years, and we have been pleased with the results. She does a great job of keeping her clients updated on the status of ordered items and scheduled carpentry services. Steffanie is a pleasure to work with too. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to redecorate or stage their home for sale."
- Julie Kalainov
Amy Kartheiser Design
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"AKD provided my wife and I with design and consultation services related to our kitchen and family room. AKD was also our resource for the general contractor we engaged, as well as the architect and cabinet maker. We could not have expected anything better. AKD exceeded our extremely high expectations. We highly recommend AKD to our friends."
- dmchugh72
Renaissance Interior Designer of Chicago
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"I worked with France for over a year to completely redeorate my living room, dining room, foyer, powder room, master bath, guest bath, master bedrom and guest bedroom. France is not only extremely creative, she was able to quickly intuit my tastes and preferences. She is also an expert at a multitude of design elements (from fabrics, to hardware, to paint and on and on). I was especially impressed by her forethought as to how to incorporate new elements that I never would have thought of, with respecct to lighting, use of space, and color. She is extremely diligent in following up with contractors and suppliers and I never had to do any of the legwork myself."
- joosborn
Randy Heller Pure and Simple Interior Design
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"Randy create amazing livable and personalized spaces for every occasion. She has an amazing eye and she really connects with her clients! She listened to my needs and spiced one of a kind exquisite pieces for my home. Everyone should hire her she is amazing!!!"
- elyssa2315
Elizabeth Drake of Drake Interiors Limited
Interior Designers and Decorators in Lake Forest, IL
"Elizabeth has worked with me on two houses, each quite different and has come up with great design ideas on how to make them cool without breaking the bank. In one case, she helped me transform a 1892 Victorian with fresh, contemporary furnishings that gave it a cool, surprising look. In the second case, she's helped me style a country farm house in rural MI that's all about comfort and coziness.. She also came up with a great compromise solution for finishing our farm's basement that made it a fun, liveable space. Probably the highest praise I can give her is that my husband trusts her judgment explicitly. When she says something is worth spending money on, he listens and believes her!"
- jmclaren
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What does an interior designer do?


A good home design professional will hone your style down to its very essence and be able to choose a functional layout that feels natural to you. Interior design companies can be involved as much or as little as the client desires. Many clients who hire an interior decorator in Lake Forest, IL — particularly those who are remodeling — have a good sense of how the room should look and what products they should use. Often clients will insist that interior decorators use the products already present in the house. Other times a designer will need to start from scratch — especially if this is a newly purchased or just-built home. An interior design company will need to figure out exactly what the client needs, which includes organizing rooms, picking flooring and wall colors, and finding furniture to complement it all. Sometimes that means he or she will have to recruit help from other Lake Forest, IL home professionals to help create the perfect look for your renovation. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of interior designers & decorators: Architects & Building Designers, General Contractors, Home Builders, Design-Build Firms, Photographers.

Do your research before meeting with an interior designer or home decorator in Lake Forest, IL. Ask yourself what you want your space to become and what it will be used for. Figure out the extent of what you need help with, what your must-haves are and what your budget is. Interior design services can add up fast, so be up front with a potential design firm or individual from the beginning. Also, pick an interior decorator that fits your style. Browse through the portfolios of different Lake Forest interior design firms and decide if you would live in those houses. Just because you like something doesn’t mean you could live in it. There's a big difference! You can find more interior designers & decorators in Chicago, Waukegan, Arlington Heights, Evanston and Palatine.

Questions to ask when you meet with local Lake Forest interior designers:


  • Can you give me a referral? (It makes a big difference to talk with a client who's worked with the designer before.)
  • Can I see your design portfolio?
  • When will the home renovation be done?
  • Do you charge an hourly rate or a flat rate, or use the cost-plus method or a mixed method?

Find an interior designer or home decorator in Lake Forest, IL on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section to find Lake Forest interior designers near you. You can also look through Lake Forest, IL photos to find a room you like, then contact the design firm who designed it.
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