I could not imagine having a more positive experience with interior designers than I had with Katy and Bill.
They worked around my busy work schedule and met with me on evenings and weekends. Katy quickly assessed my personal style and brought me a handful of fantastic options for each item that I requested. The paint colors and tile she selected were perfect, and she found an amazing convertible living room table that gets compliments from every guest in my home. Also, because Design Inside charges by the hour (rather than as a percentage of purchases), they had no incentive to ‘upsell’ me to more expensive tile, fixtures, or furniture. The total cost of my redesign was very reasonable and within the budget I communicated to Katy and Bill.
Perhaps most impressive, Katy managed the entire execution of the redesign on my behalf. I travel for work 3-4 days a week, so Katy received all deliveries and managed all subcontractors on my behalf. I would arrive home each week to see more of my condo transformed. It couldn’t have been easier.
Katy and Bill are consummate professionals, and I recommend them unconditionally – especially for first-time interior design users.
Design Inside was exactly what we were looking for when the need to do some interior renovations became evident. We knew we wanted a creative solution of high quality and good value. This was our first time working with an interior designer and we went in with some trepidation, not knowing what to expect to spend or how we should expect to be treated as a young couple in a nice yet modest two bedroom condo (rather than the wealthy owner of a single family home who was looking to overhaul an entire floor). The Chernes treated us like their one and only clients (though we knew we weren’t), were forthright about probable expenses (going above and beyond in their estimates when asked), and came up with a creative solution after only spending 10 minutes in our home. Along with their own expertise and just plain fun personalities, they also brought on board a fabulous husband-and-wife contractor team who were equally as excellent in the quality of their work. Without the Chernes, we never would’ve identified these contractors on our own. Kathryn added on some services midway through our project at my request, sleuthing out the perfect fabric for a chair I wanted to reupholster with all the seriousness of looking for the holy grail. We are so happy with their work and only wish we had additional needs on which to seek their expertise. Now how many people say that about their interior designers? I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Design Inside to someone looking for an inspired, kind interior design team who brings high quality and excellent value to the table.
Before I came across Design Inside I didn’t know that there was such a thing as affordable interior designers – I always thought that only the super rich with mansions filled with expensive furniture hired them. But Bill & Katy bring their impeccable taste to any project no matter the size. They are both super easy to get along with and you won’t find even a hint of “design snob” persona – and most importantly they create beautiful finished products.
Ready to chat with one of our designers? Give us a call at: 773.304.4133
910 West Van Buren Street, #240
Chicago, IL 60607
224 North Kensington Ave,
La Grange, IL 60525