CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS, A JOURNEY OF CREATING BEAUTY
Decor Designs is celebrating its20th Anniversary!
We are thrilled to share a very special occasion with all of you– In 2024,
It’s hard to believe how time has flown since we hung the proverbial shingle out in 2004. Over the past two decades, we have grown, evolved and achieved milestones we could only dream of when we started.
Reflecting on the Journey
Looking back, we are so thankful for the support and trust you, our valued clients and partners, have placed in us. From the big plans and dreams of the early days until today when we enjoy the reputation of a respected local, industry expert, each step has been a result of our commitment to quality, service and excellence.
For those who remember, our original offerings only included decorative painting & faux finishing. After a couple years and feeling somewhat limited, we wanted to do and create even more beauty. After careful thought, research and consideration, we made the decision to transition into a more full-service interior decorating firm.
To that end, in 2007, we trained with the then Staging & Redesign Academy, completing certifications in Redesign, Real Estate Staging & Color Specification.
Since then, we have continually grown in experience and knowledge in almost every area of interior design & home renovation. We have worked with well over 600 clients, in some capacity, from simple design & color consultations to complete home renovations, design & decorating.
Over the years, we’ve nurtured lasting relationships with others in the industry, from retailers to contractors, which continue to benefit both us and our clients. We also have power partners in the real estate industry who depend on our vision and expertise when it comes time to stage a property for sale.
All our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. We have been honored by the community with three Best of the Fox reader’s choice awards in the area of Interior Design as well as nine Best of Houzz honors. Our work has also been featured in numerous online & area publications.
Praise from our Clients
Again, we couldn’t have done any of this without the confidence and trust of area homeowners. Highly satisfied clients are and continue to be the backbone of our success. One such couple recently shared,
“We highly recommend Jeff (Decor Designs) to work his magic in your living space. His experience and talent are exceptional. His services were on time, on budget and it’s refreshing to have a vendor who communicates well! My only regret, if I can call it that, is that I’ve run out of rooms!”
A Message from Decor’s Founder and Chief Creative
“Twenty years ago, I embarked on a journey fueled by a need for more. I craved more creativity, satisfaction and fulfillment than my full-time job, at the time, provided. I’d always had an interest in interior decorating and design and wanted to share my vision with others. I’ve come to call my process “fixing ugly”. It sounds a tad harsh, but it’s the simplest way to convey what I do. After all, no matter how attached we are to our current decor, there’s almost always room for change & improvement. The phone keeps ringing. So, our clients must agree.”
“It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come, and none of it would have been possible without the incredible individuals who have been part of this journey—our employees, clients, and partners. Thank you for believing in us and being a crucial part of our success.” — Jeff Rice
While we celebrate our evolution and success, we are also excited about the future. Decor Designs remains committed to our abiding principals of Honesty, Integrity, Quality and Value. As we step into the next chapter, we are eager to continue helping homeowners with their decorating aspirations, dilemmas and the evolution of their own living spaces. Our goal is to provide as many clients as possible with the services and products needed to address their decorating goals in a fun, friendly, timely and professional manner. As we say time and time again, “If decorating isn’t fun, you’re not doing it right!”
Special Announcements and Events
To mark this special occasion, we are planning series of year-long events to celebrate and thank you, our clients and supporters.
We’re also excited to share a brand refresh in the coming months which will include a stylish, new logo and updated website. We’ll also be exploring other tools and growth opportunities which will help us to better serve our clients.
Finally, a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you who has been a part of our journey of creating beauty. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or joined us recently, your support is truly appreciated. Here’s to the challenges, achievements and created beauty that lie ahead.
Jeff is a Certified Interior Decorator & Redesigner, Real Estate Stager & Color Specifier.
His award-winning work has been featured in publications including From House to Home™, Home Improvement™ and Crystal Lake City Lifestyle™ magazines as well as other local and online media sources.
Jeff is a nine-time recipient of the Houzz.com 'Best in Service' Award as well a three-time winner as One of the Best Interior Designers in McHenry County in the Northwest Herald's "Best of the Fox" Reader's Choice.
He lives in Crystal Lake, IL and has been serving the greater Chicago area since 2004.