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Handman Associates

Interior Designers & Decorators

About Us

Highly Published & Acclaimed Interior Design - Space Planning Firm. With over 35 years of experience Shelly Handman heads a team of uniquely talented Interior Designers & Architects. Well, it's not really about us, is it? It's about you. Discovering your needs, defining your wants, and designing interiors to complement your lifestyle. Our goal? Rooms filled with beauty, grace, and personality (yours, of course - not ours). At Handman Associates, we believe that while an interior designer's good eye is critical to achieving that goal, an open ear will take a room even further. And so we ask questions. A lot of questions. All intended to understand the nuances of how you live - or how you want to live. That's why every project begins with listening to both the things that are said, and just as often, for the things that go unsaid. We believe this critical first step is the foundation of all successful interior design. Under the direction of Managing Principal Shelly Handman, each member of our staff can claim that finely-tuned, open ear, along with an unparalleled wealth of knowledge, experience, and always-reliable professionalism. At Handman Associates, we also believe good design is a theme with countless variations. Style is subjective; taste is personal. Still, good design will always incorporate comfort, warmth, timeless appeal, and an equal balance of both form and function. This belief is the hallmark of every Handman-designed interior. The truest testament to the success of our work is our clients themselves many with whom we have enjoyed years-long, and even decades-long, relationships. To us, those relationships evince the true power of good design.

Services Provided

Art Selection, Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Closet Design, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Centers, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Murphy Beds, Custom Pantries, Custom Rugs, Custom Shelving, Custom Storage, Custom Walk-in Closets, Dining Room Design, Drafting, Entry Design, Feng Shui Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Garage Design, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Office Design, Home Theater Design, House Plans, Interior Design, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Mudroom Design, Nursery Design, Playroom Design, Space Planning, Sunroom Design & Construction, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Wine Cellar Design, Remodeling

Areas Served

Chicago, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Highland Park, Glencoe, Bannockburn, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Jackson Hole, Southampton, USA


Allied Member ASID Trends Publication Kitchen of the Year 2012Harrington College Board of Governors 2008-2011

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Contact Handman Associates
415 N. Lasalle St. Suite 615
Chicago, IL 60654
Typical Job Cost $100,000 - 5 million