You're a lifelong consumer, you already know what you like and dislike. You know what colors appeal to you and what styles make you feel comfortable, but knowing how to blend them into your home can be challenging. We've found that most of our clients are three quarters of the way to having the perfect interior design, they just needed us to provide that finishing touch and make it 100% them.
Our motto, "Focusing on the design that's right for you", isn't just a saying, it's a guarantee.
See Our Work
We started with an unfinished walkout basement and transformed it into an entertainment oasis complete with a guest bedroom suite, full wet bar, exercise room, secret kids room, hidden storage room, and media area with multiple TV's, theatre seating, and theatre grade audio system for a family that loves to entertain.
Typical cramped tiny main bathroom. Time for a much needed overhaul. Goodbye window in the shower, & hello walk in shower. Hello solar light tube for natural lighting. For extra comfort- heated floors throughout, including the shower. From dated 1950's main bath to a 21st century cozy retreat.
Clean, sleek, modern walk-in shower with an infinity drain and multiple shower heads help ease tired muscles after a long day of work, with a calming monochromatic palette to help ease the mind.
Playful Kid's Retreat
Sometimes thinking out of the box brings us to thinking over the garage. We created a fun multi-aged kids area in the bonus room above a 5 car garage. Generous playspace, storage, and full bath, make this a haven for years to come. The crowning glory to this space was the faux painted cloud ceiling complete with airplanes.
Master Bedroom Retreat Staging
Beautiful 3 story single family townhouse in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Original owners, original fixtures, and style from the 90's. With some simple updates, fresh paint, and some new furniture- it was staged to sell and it did in 48 hours for asking price.
Transforming Your Space One Design at a Time
Step one in every project, whether it is for space planning, staging, organizing, or pre-construction/renovation- we start with a consultation.
Consultations are open ended, a flat rate, and there isn't a time constraint. It's over when we cover everything, we have a plan, and you are satisfied.
After the initial consultation you may contact us at any time during your project to touch base, go over new developments, or to go back over our ideas and suggestions again- it's all included in the consultation fee.
Don't be afraid to add a little color to your living space. Did you know, the cheapest and most effective way to change up your space is paint?
We can help you wheedle down all those color options to find the one that truly speaks to you and looks best in your space with what you already own. You don't need to live with white walls or one of 50 shades of beige. Color doesn't have to be scary, color is your friend.
Feeling closed in? Can't find what you're looking for? We can help. Simply re-organizing and making a dedicated place to fit your needs can do wonders. A place for everything and everything in it's place. Let us help you.
One - Day Makeover
Already love what you own? Can't figure out how to best arrange it in your space? That's what a one-day makeover is for- we'll come in and use what you already have and give your space a fresh new look.
Occupied & Vacant
Ready to sell your house?
Let me ask you a question: would you show up to a job interview wearing sweats and fuzzy slippers? Would you sell your car without detailing it? So, if you're selling your house, why would you leave it as-is?
Staging is a necessity today when selling your home. A professionally staged house is proven to sell faster and for asking price.
We offer specialized programs for groups of any size covering everything from choosing the right colors, staging, organizing, to seasonal decorating.
Contact us and we'll come up with a package that is tailored to fit your target audience.
Ready to go? Contact us today to bring your design dreams to life.
Meet The Team
We offer a new look for less.
We use the term interior stylist, because we believe everyone deserves a comfortable and beautiful home filled with things that are loved, honored, and cherished. It doesn't matter if it's a North Shore lakeside mansion, a Chicago bungalow or a south suburban tri-level.
Most designers put their personality into a project, we put the homeowner's. Our specialty is taking what you own, rearranging it all, and giving the homeowner a new look and feel.
Ready to sell the building you've called home? We will reverse engineer it by removing your personality and rearranging the furniture in your rooms. This will make the house shine and ready to be bought by a new family so they can put their belongs and personalities into it. Staging is more than what TV shows or a Realtor will tell you.
Already moved out - empty doesn't sell well. We have access to a large inventory of furnishings, accessories and art to properly stage your house to sell it faster & for closer to asking price.
Our team is made up of Susan Powell, who has worked in the Interior Design field for over 20 years, was the former President of RESA - Chicago Chapter, and is a design graduate of Prairie State College. Her daughter, Sam Powell, has been working with her since she was old enough to hold a drill. As Sam would put it, " Mum's the brains, I'm the brawn".
From initial contact to finished project, Susan was a delight to work with. She brilliantly used what I already owned and made the house shine. We received 2 offers in less than a week on the market, and the feedback from EVERY showing included how well the house presented. Worth every penny!
Recently completed staging in an investment property we own. Susan came in prior to completion and provided room by room recommendations on color that would work best for our target market. When it was time to stage, Susan and her team did a great job for us. She even threw in a few extras. Susan knows design, she understands what buyers want, and she's affordable. Hope to use her services on the next project.
Susan with InFocus Design, has wonderful design skills, She has a vision like no other designer I have worked with. We use her repeatedly with our different investment properties. She works really well with the contractor. Truly a team player and works in the best interest of her clients.
I found Susan through an online search for interior decorators in northwest Indiana. Although based in Illinois, she covers this area as well. Her web page gave me an idea of work she had done for others, and it seemed compatible with my own tastes. I received a prompt reply to my initial email and we set up a date for her to come to my house. I was looking specifically for paint color ideas and arrangement of wall art in my great room...
-Hazrat Inayat Khan