Consultations • Home Furnishings • Renovations

Experienced Home Remodeling & Interior Design Advice

Are you ready to update your furnishings? Or, are you considering a complete remodel of your home? Experience and guidance will save you time and money. Why not get the advice of a seasoned, local Long Grove Interior Designer? We’ve been providing Interior Design Services in your neighborhood since 1991.

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Solving your Interior Design & Renovation Dilemmas

If you’ve already started the process of shopping around, you may have noticed the wealth of possibilities.

Taking advantage of the professional Interior Design Consultation from DF Design can help you save a tremendous amount of time and money, no matter the size or scope of your project. We’ll help you narrow down the products and furnishings that will bring new life to your kitchen, bathroom, living room, or beyond. What you envision for your home will end up looking the way you planned.

Solving your Interior Design & Renovation Dilemmas

What is an Interior Design Consultation?

Design Consultations are a simple concept that leads to powerful results. The meetings focus on each specific goal for your home improvement project. Is it time to update your furniture? Are you ready to remodel your kitchen? Would you like to create the bathroom of your dreams? DF Design will create a custom-tailored Design Plan for you. In addition, we’ll meet those goals in a way that fits your budget.

Custom-Tailored Design Plans

Our exceptional Design Consultation services suit a wide variety of situations. Are you ready to start your project, but aren’t sure where to begin? Have you hired contractors, but still need advice regarding product selections? Have you been searching for fully-managed design options? A quick and easy Design Consultation from DF Design can help.

Examples of popular Design Consultations:

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Consultation Fees | How Much Does a Consultation Cost?

How Much Does the Design Consultation Cost?

Fees for Design Consultation services will vary according to the scope of each project. After discussing your overall goals, we’ll be able to provide you with a quote.

Phone Consultations are FREE.   815-479-0047

This phone consultation is quick & friendly. Call Us! We’d love to discuss your home improvement. We’ll talk about your plans and address any questions you might have.

Let Us Create a Design Plan Just For You

Our team at DF Design can formulate a complete project plan from start to finish. Well select important features including cabinetry, flooring, tile and plumbing fixtures. In addition, when needed, furniture, lighting, window treatments and other necessities.

Kitchens • Living Rooms •  Bedrooms •  Bathrooms

Long Grove History

The Village of Long Grove, once a crossing of two Indian trails, was settled in the 1840’s by German Farmers. The town thrived in the 1900’s. Businesses included two general stores and a hotel. There was also a creamery, tavern and town hall. By 1945, post World War II rationing and economics left Long Grove a ghost town. Thereafter, farmers wives acquired corner stores in the town. They sold handmade dresses, desserts and antiques. Once again, Long Grove became a desirable place to visit. In 1962, the “Historic Landmark Ordinance” was passed. This ordinance was the first of its kind in the country. It requires that remodeling and new construction conform to established “Long Grove Style”. Today, many pre-Civil War buildings still remain in the Village. Plaques adorn each structure. They acknowledge original building owners. Strict building ordinances protect the history and atmosphere of the community.

Historic Covered Bridge

The town’s Historic Covered Bridge is located on Robert Parker Coffin Road in Long Grove. It was originally constructed in 1906. The structure is one of only two of it’s kind remaining in the greater Chicagoland area. For over 100 years, the bridge has stood as a symbol of this crossroads town. The Covered Bridge has made Long Grove the pedestrian-friendly, walking town it is know for. On June 15, 2018, the one-lane bridge was placed on the National Register for Historic Places. Unfortunately, just days after the designation, it was severely damaged when a box truck plowed into it. On July 11, 2018, the Daily Herald reported that Long Grove’s iconic covered bridge would be closed info the following year to accommodate repairs.

Long Grove Metro Area

The town of Long Grove is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. It resides near Routes 53 and 83, just north of Lake Cook Road. This Lake County community shares the same 60047 zip code with the Villages of Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods & Kildeer Illinois.

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Historic Long Grove Bridge

Long Grove Retains Its Charm

Long Grove is Illinois’ first historic district. It’s rural charm is distinctly real. The town still retains the character of its original farming community roots. With historic buildings and flowering gardens, visitors are welcome to stroll the brick pathways that wind through the lovely downtown. The town is now known for its quaint shops, eating establishments and fun festivals.  Long Grove is a “must see destination”. It’s many shops specialize in unique gifts. The boutique stores sell exceptional art and home decor. Visitors can indulge their tastes with a variety of food. Restaurants include bakeries, cafes and fine dining. And finally, Long Grove is know for fun. They have a full schedule of festivals and concerts.  

Long Grove Village Tavern
Long Grove Chocolate Festival
Long Grove Strawberry Festival
Historic Village Tavern

The historic Village Tavern was established in 1847. It is the oldest tavern/restaurant in continuous operation in the state of Illinois. The tavern seats over 200 customers and offers live entertainment 6 days a week. Seating is available in the “Presidents Bar” or the large dining room. The bar features a massive 35′ mahogany bar that survived Chicago’s “Great McCormick Place Fire”. The dining area boasts a large brick fireplace and solid oak hand hewn beams. This classic road house style restaurant has been a favorite for generations.

Favorite Long Grove Events

Historic Downtown Long Grove hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year. Each is unique and very well done. Many offer activities for adults and children. Two of our favorite events include the Chocolate and Strawberry festivals.

Chocolate Festival

The Chocolate festival kicks off the season every year with live music, local vendors and delicious Chocolate. There’s a Chocolate Scavenger Hunt for the kids and boutique shopping for the adults. It’s a fun festival where chocolate-infused creations and old-world charm meet.

Strawberry Festival

The homage to strawberry season is highlighted in the annual Strawberry festival. It’s three consecutive days of all things strawberry. In addition, there’s a classic carnival, great shopping and pop-up craft and merchant booths. Activities for the kids are held across from the Village Tavern. Three stages of non-stop music ensure there is “never a dull moment.” In addition, some of the areas best restaurants and chefs set up shop to serve unique strawberry-centric food and drink.

Is it Time for some Home Improvements?

We Provide Home Design Consultations, Furniture & Remodeling services throughout 60047

Proudly serving Chicago and surrounding communities around Long Grove, Illinois: Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer

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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.  Call today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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Real Testimonials

My wife and I purchased our retirement home in 2017. We wanted to customize it to our style. The problem we encountered was selecting an exterior paint color to compliment the multi-color reddish brick which was on the lower half of the house. Dennis was selected to assist us with the extensive painting project. He was most attentive to our concerns regarding the house color and complimentary trim and accent colors. After surveying the house Dennis suggested a couple paint color combinations. His insightful approach made it easy to make a final decision. We have received numerous compliments from neighbors, family and friends. We are exceptionally pleased with the final results and would highly recommend Dennis for any paint color selection assistance you may need.

Eric L.

Spring Grove, IL 60081

Dennis Frankowski is a fabulous interior designer. I called him this year to help us figure out what to do to get our house ready to sell. Dennis has provided interior design services to us for many years, so I knew he would be the best person to help. He helped us plan a master bathroom redo that was both really pretty and functional but also quite affordable. Before the renovation, our bathroom was an eyesore, and we didn’t want it to detract from the overall appeal of our home. Dennis managed the entire project from beginning to end, which definitely reduced my stress. He was often on-site to make sure the project moved ahead smoothly. Dennis not only has a great sense of color, style and function, but he is easy to work with. He listens carefully and patiently explains every step of the process. He treats everyone with respect.

Linda W.

Woodstock, IL 60050

Dennis has been our “go to” Designer for over 20 years.  He has done a beautiful job with the complete renovations of our basement, living room, family room, foyer, powder room and our children’s bedrooms.  We highly recommend DF Design for all home improvement and remodeling projects!

Cindy D.

Arlington Heights, IL 60004