{ABOUT MICHELLE}

Michelle knew from a very early age that she had the gift to “See things how they should be”. She immersed herself  into projects ranging from rearranging her childhood bedroom, high school work programs and even helping her parents renovate a cottage in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

While studying at a prestigious College in DuPage County Illinois, Michelle started her career as a residential designer.   She gained vast knowledge of the Interior Design industry ranging from showroom design to office management.  In 2000 she ventured East to Boston, Massachusetts to tackle Corporate and Hospitality Design. Not only did she work for the top commercial firm in Boston, she designed top retail settings at Crate and Barrel and Van Millwork and managed the project for The Balsams Hotel in Dixville Notch New Hampshire.

 

In 2003, Michelle opened her own firm and worked solely with established Boston clientele designing their residences and models for develpoments. In 2007 she landed the redesign of the Lobby at the Inn At Harvard, the boutique hotel to Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts. Then contracted in 2009 to work on the Presidents’ House at the Prestigious Columbia University in New York City. 

Her design aesthetic is simple yet elegant. “  I like to give new life to pieces that my clients have by incorporating them with new elements."

 

"Comfort and function is my priority." Michelle uses her sense of aesthetics, history of design and studies of Feng Shui to build a space.

 

Charity work has been a way for her “to give back”. After running the largest installation for The Room To Dream Foundation in Boston, Michelle decided to return home to Chicago to start a family of her own. “There was nothing to compare the joy I felt inside after giving that family the home they deserved”. At that point,  I knew I wanted my own family.

 

She now happily resides in Downers Grove, Illinois with her Husband, three boys and little girl.

 

 

 

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