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9 Chicago Interior Designers to Follow

Chicago is home to a number of talented and highly-acclaimed interior designers. From traditional to modern, vibrant and colorful, to muted and minimalist, there’s surely a designer to suit your style. Our team at Preview Chicago is keeping tabs on these top interior designers for major inspiration.

 

Here are 9 Chicago designers you should be following:

 

Summer Thornton

Summer Thornton is known for vibrant and charismatic “new-Traditional” interiors that have been featured by House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Modern Luxury Interiors and more. (Follow @SummerThorntonDesign and visit SummerThorntonDesign.com)

Kate Marker

Based in Barrington, Kate Marker is a go-to source (100K followers and counting) for classic interiors with a fresh, modern feel — and often a touch of rustic elements. (Follow @KateMarkerInteriors and visit KateMarkerInteriors.com)

Donna Mondi

As seen in Vogue and Architectural Digest, Donna Mondi creates spaces that are edgy, sophisticated, sexy and always captivating. (Follow @DonnaMondiInteriorDesign and visit DonnaMondiInteriorDesign.com)

Anthony Michael

Specializing in residential, hospitality, and even private jet and yacht interiors, Anthony Michael has earned a reputation as a top luxury designer since 1983. (Follow @AnthonyMichaelInteriors and visit AnthonyMichaelInteriorDesign.com)

SuzAnn Kletzien

Winner of Design Chicago’s “Ones to Watch,” SuzAnn Kletzien brings a sense of glam and sophistication to interiors — from luxe fabrics to gilded finishes. (Follow @SuzAnnKletzien and visit SuzAnn Kletzien.com)

Shelley Johnstone

Based in Lake Forest, Shelley Johnstone’s design philosophy is to create fresh, timeless, elegant interiors in keeping with a modern lifestyle. (Follow @ShelleyJohnstoneDesign and visit ShelleyDesign.com)

London Walder

London Walder designs with functionality and flow in mind, while building an impressive portfolio of spaces from midcentury to ultra modern. (Follow @LondonWalderInteriorDesign and visit LondonWalderInteriorDesign.com)

Leo Designs

Leo Designs is a Chicago-based design group, founded by Georgeann Rivas and Stephanie Wirth, delivering impactful and refreshingly original spaces. (Follow @LeoDesignsChicago and visit LeoDesignsChicago.com)

Elizabeth Taich

Elizabeth Taich creates sleek and sophisticated (yet livable) environments, often working with new construction, custom homes and remodeling projects in the Chicago area. (Follow @ElizabethTaichDesign and visit ElizabethTaich.com)

 

Which Chicago designer best suits your style?

 

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Luxury

Penthouse with 360-degree views hits the Chicago market

25 E. Superior – $5,995,000

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 6,5000 sq feet

A 50th floor penthouse with round about views of Lake Michigan and Chicago as a whole has just entered the market. The 6,500 square-foot space features upscale finishes and distressed walnut floors with custom cabinetry. The unit was previously owned by a Hollywood movie producer, with credits in two 2013 films Lone Survivor and 2 Guns. Get a glimpse at the luxury layout at the top of The Fordham.

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Top 5 Most Unique Chicago Properties on the Market Today

1. 1140 W Monroe St – $5,650,000

What We Love: Talk about space! This home boasts a total of 15,000 square feet, with the first floor acting as a garage able to accommodate 15 cars, a casino room, and a bedroom suite. Need more? Head on up to the second floor where you’re greeted with 7,000 square feet of open space, so go ahead and pre-order that huge couch you’ve always wanted but never had the space for. Oh, and did we mention there’s a huge patio with a hot tub? Look no further, because your dream home has arrived.

2. 11 E. Walton St – $5,350,000

What We Love: Everyone loves a good view, and this one will not disappoint. You’re guaranteed to feel like you’re looking out over the ocean in California, but instead you get all the city fun of Chicago! With modern finishes and an exquisite walk in closet, this luxury apartment makes us feel like we’re on top of the world.

3. 60 E. Monroe St – $4,500,000

What We Love: Endless windows. Forget about watching TV, watch the hustle and bustle of the city-goers high above the ground! You’ll be able to catch every sunrise if you’re a morning bird and, not to mention, you’ll have a world-class view to the summer fireworks launched from Navy Pier. All the adventure of the city without having to leave home!

4. 1848 N. Paulina St – $3,675,000

What We Love: They always say history repeats itself, right? Well Mid-Century Modern is back, baby! the layout of this home is absolutely stunning, but our favorite room might have to be that wood-finished office with floor to ceiling views out into the tree-lined neighborhood. From the sleek stylings, brick accent walls and sprawling patio, this home is perfect to fulfill all your Don Draper party dreams. We can already see a Mad Men party happening!

 

5. 1257 W Wrightwood Ave – $3,290,000

What We Love: Don’t be fooled by this being last on this list. This is by far our favorite home on the market right now, and we only have one thing to say: decks on decks on decks! Sure, the inside space is magnificent, but it’s hard to resist an outdoor patio and extended deck, perfect for those stifling Chicago summer days. Kick back, relax, host your Cubs viewing party and take in Chicago’s outdoors in the comfort of your cozy neighborhood. Who says cities are all concrete jungles? This bungalow is sure to make you appreciate the greenery!

 

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