Home Design Before & After Portfolio

Over the last 30+ years, we have completed some great projects.  Once thing we wish we had was more photos to remember them by.  Here are a variety of before and after photos.  Each was a unique experience.  We are very grateful for our years in business and the relationships we have had!    We provide Interior Design Services in Northern Illinois & Surrounding Phoenix Arizona Communities.

We hope you enjoy our Before & After Design Portfolio!  And please, give us a call to discuss your project when you are ready!


Rustic Kitchen Design

The existing focal points for this kitchen located in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois were the stone fireplace and wood beamed ceiling.  The Kitchen Design Plan was devised to accentuate the structure!  Click HERE to to see more photos!

Before/After Rustic Kitchen - 1
Before/After Rustic Kitchen - 2

Living Room, Family Room & Dining Room – Furnishing & Accessories

Furnishings & window treatments with custom fabrics, rugs, artwork, accessories were some of our Design Plan for this Arlington Heights residence.  To view more photos, please check out the Arlington Heights Portfolio.

Before After Arlington Heights | DF Design Inc
Before After Family Room | DF Design Inc

Dramatic Home Updates in Arlington Heights

It was time for a thorough update in this northwest suburban home.  Fresh paint colors, flooring, new furniture & rugs along with framed artwork and accessories complete the design plan.   See additional photos in this portfolio Neutral Color & Artistic Accents.

Foyer Before After Arlington Heights | DF Design Inc
Arlington Heights Livingroom Before After | DF Design Inc

Old World Meets New World Kitchen Design

Through the renovation process, the Kitchen Design Plan for this residence evolved in a pleasantly surprising way. It was time for this older farmhouse style home in Woodstock, Illinois to receive updates.  See more photos HERE.

Before After Kitchen Design Woodstock | DF Design Inc

What Used to be a Dark & Dingy Old Cellar – Updated for Family Fun

This older craftsman style home had a basement that had never been finished.  It was used as a cellar and storage.  Finishing the basement added much needed living space to the home.  The successful renovation added a family room, entertainment area, office, laundry room and storage.  See more photos.

Basement Before After | DF Design Inc
Basement Staircase Before After | DF Design Inc

Kitchen Design with an Office Nook

There was a time when some said that having an office area in the kitchen was outdated.   In our opinion, an office nook in the kitchen is a perfect way to keep the family organized and together.  Check out more photos here…

Kitchen Before After | DF Design Inc
Kitchen Office | DF Design Inc

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Serving Chicago’s North Shore, Northern & Northwest Suburbs of Illinois

Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Barrington, Bull Valley, Burr Ridge, Cary, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Deerfield, Deer Park, Elmhurst, Fontana, Geneva, Glencoe, Glenview, Glen Ellyn, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Huntley, Inverness, Killdeer, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Geneva, Lake Zurich, Lakewood, Libertyville, Long Grove,

McHenry, Mundelein, Naperville, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Riverwoods, Roselle, Schaumburg, South Barrington, St. Charles, Wheaton, Wilmette, Winnetka, Woodstock.


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Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Mesa, New River, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise,  Wickenburg, Wittmann and vicinities.