Top 10 Chicago Interior DesignersDesign Guides
As an interior design company with offices in Chicago, we’re constantly looking to this city for inspiration. And it’s no secret that Chicago is full of interior designers. Here are the top 10 interior designers currently working in Chicago.
For traditional interior design schemes, Kaufman Segal is Chicago’s go-to interior designer. From hotel lobbies to Lakeshore High-Rises, David Kaufman and Tom Segal have been defining with a refined midwestern style together since 1995. The firms variety of projects have been featured in publications such as HGTV, Traditional Home, Time Out Chicago, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times Real Estate and Homelife, Chicago Life, Luxe Magazine, Distinctive Kitchen Solutions, North Shore Magazine, and Midwest Home.
Timeless, comfortable, elegant, personal: that’s how Michael Abrams describes his design philosophy. By balancing traditional and urban sensibilities, Abrams has been offering his design services to the city of Chicago since 1999. From cottages on Lake Michigan to Lincoln Park penthouses, Abrams’ designs are beloved throughout the midwest. His projects have been featured in publications such as Traditional Home, Inspired Home, Modern Luxury Interiors, Make it Better Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, CS Interiors, Luxe Magazine, Chicago Home & Garden, Better Homes and Gardens, and Lake Magazine.
When Kristina Curtis decided to form her own interior design firm in 2013, she already had over a decade’s worth of experience. Now, Curtis is currently working on one of the most sought-after interior design projects in Chicago: designing showcase residencies at the Ritz-Carlton’s Magnificent Mile luxury condo development. Offering her interior design services to both clients in London and Chicago, Curtis is known for her ability to generate custom-made pieces for residential projects.
Long know for her mastery of vibrant colors and patterns, Summer Thornton might be Chicago’s most colorful interior designer. She advises her clients with the maxims, “Do at least one thing your mother wouldn’t” and “If your neighbors are doing it, you probably shouldn’t.” With a maximalist yet tasteful aesthetic, Thornton has designed for a variety of Chicago-based clients, in addition to expanding her base nationwide. Her designs have been featured in a variety of publications, including House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors+Design, Domino, Lonny, Modern Luxury Interiors and many more.
Sarah and Whit
With a highly refined sense of color, and a penchant for combining pieces from different time periods, Sarah and Whit has been making a name for itself in the midwest interior design scene. What started out as two sisters, Sarah and Whit, has grown into a full team offering design services in both Chicago and Cincinnati. From historical homes to luxury condos, this firm brings its distinctive sense of color and style to every project. The firm’s designs have been featured in Elle Decor, Harper’s Bazaar, HGTV, Real Simple, Sophisticated Living, Inc., and CS Interiors.
Anthony Michael is a long-standing figure in Chicago’s interior design industry. Since 1983, he has offered a variety of discerning clients exceptional luxury design services. From downtown Penthouses to Hyatt Park residences, Michael has been at the forefront of Chicago’s interior design industry. Anthony Michael’s interior designs have been featured in a variety of publications, including Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Sheridan Road, Modern Luxury Interiors, Chicago Tribune Magazine, and Homes and Gardens.
Few designers in Chicago have a style that is as singular as that of Gemma Park. With an eye for balancing traditional and modern elements, her transitional design schemes incorporate bold uses of color and contemporary art. From residencies at the Ritz Carlton to Lake Shore homes, this firm’s distinctive designs are well-regarded throughout the Chicago interior design community. Gemma Parker’s interiors have been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury Interiors, CS Magazine, and Traditional Home magazine.
Since 1995, Nate Berkus Associates has built a sterling reputation for elegance and precision in the world of interior design. Based in Chicago, but with projects spanning the globe, Nate Berkus interiors combines modern and traditional design elements to create comfortable, yet elegant interior designs. The firm has also expanded into several furniture lines, and continues to exceed expectations. Nate Berkus’ designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Domino, Vogue, Paper Magazine, Rue, GQ, Good Housekeeping, Lonny, Chicago Tribune, O Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine, Luxe Magazine, People Magazine, Locale,
As a designer whose work is frequently showcased on HGTV, Tiffany Brooks is one of the nations leading designers. And even as her national presence has expanded, Brooks continues to design homes in the Chicago area. From vibrant, colorful suburban family homes to Northshore residences, Brooks continues to make a name for herself with the interior design community, both in Chicago and around the nation. Brook’s projects have been featured in Domino, Jet Magazine, HGTV, People Magazine, and the Huffington Post.
Amy Kartheiser has interior design running through her veins. In 2001, she partnered with her mother, who is also an interior designer, to form one of Chicago’s most reputable interior design companies. With an eye for traditional, transitional, and modern interior designs, Kartheiser has now beached out on her own, and continues to cater to luxury clients within the city’s interior design community. Her projects have been featured in a variety of publications, including Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury Interiors, Luxe Interiors and Design, and Home and Gardens.