Our Team

The Design Coach, LLC is a full-service interior design, decorative contracting and creative services company with studios in Harvard, IL and Lake Geneva, WI. Featuring a unique combination of services and expertise few firms possess, we design, create and install one-of-a-kind environments and signature elements for residential and commercial projects. The national scope of our valued clientele includes homeowners, architects, builders and other design professionals in search of the ideas, inspiration and information that help interiors reach their full creative and functional potential. As one of the design industry’s most comprehensive creative services firms, we connect our clients with the limitless artistic and decorative applications that have made difference in their designs for over 20 years. Dedicated to an instructional, inspirational, and client-centered approach to design, we understand that the only style that really matters is the one you can call your own. Connect with us today…and let’s find your design!


Philip Sassano

Principal of The Design Coach, LLC


Keely Donaghy

Director of Interior Design (Team member since 2009)


Jonathan Sara

Director of Creative & Project Management (Team member since 2021)


Amber Benson

Showroom Coordinator (Team member since 2021)


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