Best Interior Designers in Chicago
2016 Houzz Design Award 2019 Houzz Service Award
  • Lisa Wolfe Design’s full range of interior design services include:

    • Entire home or single room transformations
    • Architectural plans & renderings
    • Kitchen and bath renovations
    • Space planning & elevations
    • Color palette & wall textures
    • Furniture & lighting specification
    • Architectural detail & millwork design
    • Custom furniture & built-in cabinetry
    • Outdoor spaces/rooftop decks
    • Kids rooms
    • Custom window treatments
    • Move in & Install
    • Art & accessory selection
    • Financial/budgeting
    • Project management

    Consulting Only

    Perfect for Clients who need a little help pulling together rooms that are ‘almost there’. For a premium fee ($350/90 minutes), LWD will walk through problem spaces and provide direction/design tips or give feedback on Client’s own plan.

  • Lisa Wolfe Design is a full service design talent, offering interior design, architectural, construction and custom-build services for the residential market. Lisa approaches every project with an open mind and the experience and passion to work with her Clients on every level.

    Lisa focuses primarily on residential interiors, working on projects that range from single room transformations to down-to-the-studs home renovations. She works with several different architects, design-build and construction companies who bring different levels of experience, price points and specialties to the table.

    Together we ARE your team. A one-stop shop where collaboration, insight, experience, and a spectacular set of knowledge and eyes will carry you through the process from beginning to end.

  • After our initial meeting, Lisa Wolfe Design presents each Client with a Letter of Agreement.

    • The Letter of Agreement serves as our contractual agreement (along with the FAQ document). We work on a Retainer basis. Based on the general scope of the project, an initial Retainer is determined and collected to make the working relationship official. Essentially, the project is billed hourly (Lead Designer $175/hour; Assistant Designer $90/hour; Office Manager $55/hour).
    • The flexibility of a Retainer lets the Scope of Work evolve and change — often projects are added as time goes on. Clients seems to appreciate this fluidity. Project is complete when both parties mutually agree the job is done!
    • As time is spent against your project, the Retainer is credited, reflecting each one of the LWD team members. A Monthly Retainer Statement is issued at the end of the month that reflects total time spent and the Retainer balance. If the Retainer dips below a certain level, LWD issues an invoice for an additional Retainer.

    Once the Design Concept is finalized, the Client can enter into a separate Purchasing Agreement with LWD to purchase all the final selected items.

    • LWD charges a Purchasing Fee of 35% on our price of the product to purchase, track and manage the entire order process – including resolving any customer service issues – all the way thru to delivery. This fee covers all our time to manage the order from beginning to end. No other design fees or hourly fees are billed.

    The same fee approach is taken with construction. If the Client chooses to have LWD oversee the work and installation of the tradesmen/contractors, they can enter into a Project Management Agreement.

    • LWD charges a Project Management fee of 35% on the trade estimates to manage custom projects (i.e, windows treatments, built-ins) and light construction (i.e., painting, light electrical). For projects that are more complex, LWD encourages Clients to hire a GC and to utilize us to answer questions, etc along the way. If LWD is needed in this capacity, we will initial a Construction Retainer.

    Consulting Only. If all one needs is some quick professional direction, LWD charges a one-time consultation fee of $350 for the first 90 minutes ($175/hour after that). Payment is requested at end of session. Drive time applies.

    LWD charges $90/hour for drive time if round trip is greater than 45 minutes.

  • We realize not everyone wants or can afford a full time designer to help them bring their vision to life. That’s why we created our e-design service – the Revisionists. It’s virtual interior design from the comfort of your home. With some information from you, we custom tailor a concept designed with you, and your budget, in mind. Also makes a great gift!