Our Services

Since our first day in business as a decorative contracting company in Chicago over 20 years ago, we’ve loved using our minds…and our muscle…to bring one-of-a-kind ideas to life. Our hands-on approach, wide-ranging services, and attention to detail make us a very different kind of interior design and creative services company. And it’s all by design. In an industry that can be obsessed trends, our focus is to help each client find and refine the only style that really matters…the one they can call their own.

Homeowner Services:

“The depth of our signature residential interior design service is unlike anything most clients have ever experienced. Specifically designed to meet the unique needs of new construction, remodeling, and decorative projects of all kinds, our process is rooted in a common sense-couture approach to design, materials selection, and decoration. But beyond the style and selection, our comprehensive service involves a genuine desire to understand, implement and showcase the unique lifestyle aspirations of our clients.”

-Philip Sassano, Owner of The Design Coach, LLC



Interior Design/Building & Remodeling Selections:

  • Custom architectural plan reviews: Electrical/lighting, space planning and preliminary materials selections.
  • Final materials coordination and selection for new construction homes and remodeling projects of all sizes.
  • Complete kitchen and bath design.
  • Color scheme development.
  • Specialty design: Residential bars, home theaters, wine cellars and other entertainment environments.
  • Interior finishing packages for trim work, doors, cabinetry, tile and flooring.
  • Design in support for exterior landscaping, pools, patios/porches and exterior environments.


  • Customized makeover strategies for existing spaces.
  • Advice related to maximizing your existing decoration.
  • Custom furniture selections from nationally-recognized industry and online resources.
  • Textile and color packages for window treatments, accent pillows, area rugs and more.
  • Art consultation, family archiving, custom framing and accessories placement.
  • Space planning, flow and function for both interior and exterior environments.
  • Design in support for exterior landscaping, pools, patios/porches and exterior environments.


Architects, Builders & Designers:

“The workshop is where we help trade partners take their designs to the next level. It’s where we explore and develop the original ideas and artistic applications that make interiors truly original. Always in search of the next big idea…this is the place where we help architects, builders, and design professionals discover the details that make the difference in their designs.”

-Philip Sassano, Owner of The Design Coach, LLC


Additional Workshop & Studio Services:

  • Installation and sourcing of wallpaper, fabrics, decorative metal, and other specialty materials for walls, ceilings, and floors.
  • Hand-detailed finishes and artistic applications for ceilings, walls, floors, cabinetry, and furniture.
  • One-of-a-kind artistic installations, custom artwork, & creative elements for commercial environments.
  • Custom found-object light fixtures and sourcing of vintage, reclaimed, and salvage elements.
  • Design and fabrication of residential bars, home theater environments, including retail and restaurant.
  • Concept development and implementation of themes for branded environments including retail and restaurant.
  • Custom furniture pieces, mantel, and shelving for commercial and residential projects.


To tell us about your project…please visit our contact page.

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