You Won't Find Anything Else Like Checkbook

  • Nonprofit and independent
  • Takes no advertising or referral fees
  • Ratings and reviews by surveyed Consumers' Checkbook and Consumer Reports local subscribers
  • Undercover price comparisons
  • Complaint counts from local consumer agencies and attorney general offices
  • Advice to help you get the best service and value

Subscribe and see 53 Chicago area interior designers

Page 1 of 353 results
Business Distance Ratings What is this? Most Recent Comment

A Rea Design

864 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60622310-940-2973

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Designs In Context

1585 N Milwaukee Ave #5
Libertyville, IL 60048847-367-7817

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Interior Effects

1526 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201847-866-6250

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Details in Design

Burr Oak Ct
Wheaton, IL 60189630-462-0254

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Dolly Cipolla

Glenview, IL 60025847-322-8583

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Eclectic

132 S Parkside Ave
Chicago, IL 60644773-720-4136

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Walter E Smithe

1501 16th St
Oak Brook, IL 60523630-285-8015

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

2 Point Perspective Architect + Design

1030 W Chicago Ave Ste 300
Chicago, IL 60642312-268-1822

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

A Ha Designs

2051 N Whipple St
Chicago, IL 60647312-225-9294

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

A Springer Interiors

633 N Lombard Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302708-848-6240

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

A-Best Decorating

36 S Fairview Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068847-696-4337

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

A-Better Home Decorating

841 Theresa Ln
Chicago Heights, IL 60411708-898-1851

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Afx Design Group

1635 Louis Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007847-871-5777

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Andrews & Olson Interiors

33 E 5th St
Hinsdale, IL 60521630-655-4388

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

ANI

111 S Garfield St
Hinsdale, IL 60521630-323-1800

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Arlington Home Interiors

224 W Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004847 255-2789

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Auer DesignsIida

2368 N Westwood Ln
Palatine, IL 60074847-991-2050

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Avaunt Designs

1433 S Prairie Ave #I
Chicago, IL 60605312-945-0202

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Banks Decorating

3942 N Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60634773-283-3815

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Beyond Interior Design

4343 Woodward Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515630-434-9107

?
?%    
?
?
?%    

Sign-in or Subscribe for Comments

Methods and Limitations

Most of us have made unwise furniture purchases that a bit of planning would have prevented. Before shopping, evaluate your budget, how you’ll use the furniture, how it fits in with your other furniture and tastes, and other considerations.

Buying furniture means spending lots of money and making lots of decisions. Style? Fabric? Pattern? It’s enough to make you want to keep your old stuff. Which might not be such a bad idea. A skilled upholsterer can make old pieces look new again.

A good piece of furniture deserves a second chance. But if you’re thinking of having a furniture piece reupholstered, first take a dispassionate look and decide whether it will last long enough to justify the cost of reupholstering.

You’ll want to do your shopping at stores where you can get good advice, good selection, quality installation services, and honest business practices—at reasonable prices.

When it comes to decking out your windows, you’ll find so many choices, optional features, and price ranges that it’s easy to get blindsided by the process. Here’s our advice on how to buy the right stuff.

Plantation shutters. Roman shades. Curtains. There are so many ways to cover your windows that it’s tempting to just tape newspaper over the panes and be done with it. Here’s a primer on the best options to block the light, keep prying eyes at bay, or just dress up the joint.

For many types and brands of window treatments, it really pays to shop around. We report here costs quoted to Checkbook’s undercover shoppers when they sought prices for several types of window treatments at a sampling of local stores and online outlets.