Dundee Interior Design2024-06-23T16:13:21+00:00

Dundee Interior Design


At Decor Designs, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful home! We provide a wide array of solutions to address most decorating challenges and help you create your own stunning spaces.

No matter the size of your project, we’ll customize a plan that fits your needs, style, and budget.

Whether you’re decorating, redesigning, or staging your space, we specialize in repurposing and reusing as many existing elements as possible.

Dining Room makeover - Interior Design Crystal Lake


Family Room design makeover

Interior Decorating

While we make the most of what you already have, our Interior Decorating Service also gives you the opportunity to replace old, worn-out, or outdated items, or simply add a few new ones. We collaborate with you to create a personalized vision for your space, tailored to you and your family. Then, we’ll help you source the perfect additions to bring your vision to life. With access to exclusive resources and discounts, we offer you an even greater opportunity for detailed space planning and a more cohesive design.

Whether your decorating project involves starting from scratch or just replacing certain items, we help you optimize your budget by sourcing items based on your style, plan, and budget.

Decorating projects may include one or more of the following: new wall colors, flooring, fixtures, finishes, window treatments, lighting, furniture, artwork, and accessories.

Interior Redesign

Our Interior Redesign service offers the “designer” look you’ve always wanted by reusing, repurposing, and restyling items from your home.

You might already have everything you need to create a stunning look for you and your family. Our Redesign Service maximizes your existing decor by reusing what’s on hand. If there are a few missing pieces, we’ll help you identify them and determine where to add them.

To complete your redesign, our team of well-trained and experienced professionals follows a tried-and-true system. First, we completely clear your space to better evaluate its hidden potential. Then, we reconstruct the room using a step-by-step process. The result is a more welcoming, beautiful, and functional space that reflects your family’s taste and lifestyle.

Interior Redesign is fundamentally eco-friendly, helping protect our environment. With millions of tons of household items dumped into landfills or burned every day, keeping things out of the waste stream has never been more important.

Redecorating with what you already own helps you see your home in ways you may have never considered. Repurposing your collected treasures gives you a fresh, new-to-you look while saving you money!

Seating area makeover

Real Estate Staging

Real Estate Staging goes beyond neutralizing, de-personalizing, and de-cluttering; it’s about “getting them in the door” by intentionally decorating to market and sell your home.

Our Staging Consultation provides direct, constructive feedback about your house, telling you what most buyers won’t. We then offer suggestions on how to highlight your property’s best features and enhance its visual appeal to attract the largest group of potential buyers.

Our Professional Staging Service, typically completed in one day, brings hands-on expertise to the process. Our team will implement everything covered during your consultation and more. By maximizing your existing decor, we put the finishing touches on your listing. Using many of the same techniques retailers use, our Professional Staging service ensures that the best aspects of your home are showcased and not overlooked.

Color Consultation

Choosing the perfect color story for your home is one of the most challenging decorating dilemmas homeowners face. Our Color Consultation service takes the guesswork out of this daunting task.

We help you select the ideal colors for your home and recommend the proper finishes and products to ensure the long-term health and enjoyment of your newly painted space. After your consultation, you’ll feel confident in the palette we’ve created, complete with complimentary large samples for your records or to share with family, friends, and contractors.

We proudly specify Sherwin Williams™ and Benjamin Moore™ paint products, but we are also happy to work with any other manufacturer you prefer.

A great paint job with the perfect colors is the easiest and most cost-effective way to coordinate your look!

Look what our clients from Crystal Lake are saying…

Susan Korpan
Susan Korpan
April 24, 2024
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So much to say! Jeff exceeded our expectations in every way. He is creative, collaborative and patient while also methodical and detail-oriented. And just so much fun! As we had requested, he gently set us straight and back on course when necessary, keeping us out of trouble and saving us money. Our rooms are stunning and came in under budget. Can you tell we are thrilled?!
January 3, 2024
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We want to express how happy we are with the decorating service provided by Jeff at Decor Designs. From the very first consultation, Jeff made us feel comfortable with his knowledge and professionalism. He was able to grasp our traditional style and work with that instead of pushing his ideas on us. He is very up to date with the current trends and made suggestions that we love and wouldn’t have thought of ourselves. We also appreciate Jeff’s ability and willingness to work within our budget and he utilized items that we already owned, thereby saving us money. Thanks to Jeff our house now feels like a home with a wonderful combination of style and comfort. Jeff is fun to work with and we would highly recommend him.
December 8, 2023
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I first met Jeff through a paint color consult for our house. We quickly decided to hire him to help us with what he accurately deemed "identify crisis" in several rooms, ok, all of them! His style is to incorporate old and new and he really helped us take it up a few notches to refresh rooms individually, yet have common, subtle threads throughout. I gravitate toward an eclectic style and he incorporated that side of me, in a very tasteful way. Who knew decorating could be so much fun?! I cried tears of joy when the first bedroom was completed and thought, WOW, this man really gets me! Both my husband and I learned a lot about layering, colors and textures. It was a collaborative process and we highly recommend Jeff 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! :)
Allison Clarke
Allison Clarke
September 5, 2022
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Jeff was absolutely wonderful. He came out and gave us direction, which we desperately needed. We are going to make the changes he suggested and have him come back out. I highly recommend.
Erin O'Keeffe
Erin O'Keeffe
June 29, 2022
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Jeff was amazing to work with from our initial phone call to the final staging. He made sure my husband and I were comfortable and informed through our the process. We LOVE how our home looks!!
Antonia Savarese
Antonia Savarese
June 16, 2022
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Loved our experience with Decor Designs! We met Jeff when we bought our first house and needed to get it painted. The painter we used offered a free consultation with a designer (Jeff) and we hit it off with him right away. The way he approached color selection was so thoughtful and he was so open sharing his knowledge with us that we knew he would be wonderful to work with for design services. Because we had purchased our first home we had a lot of work to do to fill the space and we knew it would take forever to do it all ourselves. My husband and I have very strong opinions about design, so we were initially hesitant about entrusting the look of our home to someone else, but we were busy with our jobs and family and felt like we needed the help. We needn't have worried. Jeff was amazing right from the start. He took the time to really listen to not just our preferences for design but also our day-to-day needs (we have young children, so some things we would have loved wouldn't necessarily have been practical right now). He involved us in all major decisions (big furniture pieces) and was so patient while we were being selective, and then he kept us informed when there were delays in shipments. He also responded quickly to any questions we had throughout the process. For all of the smaller items, he did the shopping and selections himself, and when it was all ready he did a big reveal where he staged our home HGTV-style. I was shocked that he was able to nail our styles so well. He managed to balance practicality for our young kids with elevated style and I genuinely don't know how he did it. Oh, and he stayed within our budget! I cannot say enough good things about the entire process, about working with Jeff, and about the final product. We will definitely use Jeff again for all future design services and will recommend him to everyone we know. Thank you, Jeff!
Thomas S
Thomas S
May 28, 2022
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We purchased a brand new home and asked Jeff to help us. We could not have had a better experience. We had never had someone decorate our homes before and we were so impressed! He took the time to find out what we would like, which made our experience even more wonderful. Each room was decorated with such care - and - for US! We highly recommend Jeff and Decor Designs. Inc. Definitely 5 Stars!
Kimberly Mueller
Kimberly Mueller
May 20, 2022
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Jeff decorated our dining room, living room, and master bedroom. The rooms look just beautiful and even better then I imagined. He not only has such an eye for design, talent and great taste, but he did an amazing job listening to our wants and needs in terms of style and it couldn't have turned out better. We are a elated!!!! Thank you so much Jeff! We’re so excited to live in such beautiful rooms that look like they could be in a magazine!.
October 15, 2021
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Jeff is extremely talented and professional. He delivered a pottery barn look at a home goods price which is exactly what I needed. He even reused a few pieces to make it as affordable as possible. I am so impressed with how the space turned out and he even came in under budget! I highly recommend Decor Designs and will be using them again for another room!
June 30, 2021
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Jeff did a fantastic job with help in picking out some new items for my house and with the total styling of my living spaces. I highly recommend using Decor Designs!


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Interior Design FAQs

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First, the cost of hiring an interior designer can vary widely depending on several factors such as experience, location, scope of the project, and level of customization required.  While every design professional sets his/her/their own pricing, here’s a breakdown of typical pricing structures:

  1. Hourly Rate: Many interior designers charge by the hour. Rates can range from $50 to $200 or more per hour, depending on their expertise and location.  Keep in mind that some designers may also have a minimum number of hours required for a project.
  2. Flat Fee or Fixed Rate: Some designers prefer to work on a project basis and will charge a flat fee or fixed rate for the entire project.  This fee is usually determined based on the size and complexity of the project.
  3. Percentage of the Project Cost: In some cases, designers may charge a percentage of the total project cost.  This percentage typically ranges from 10% to 30%, but can vary depending on the designer and the specifics of the project.
  4. Consultation Fee: Some designers may offer an initial consultation for a set fee, which can range from $100 to $500 or more. This fee may or may not be applied towards the total cost of the project if you decide to hire them

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Meet the Designer

I trained with the Staging & Redesign Academy completing Certifications in Redesign, Real Estate Staging & Color Specification.

I’m Jeff Rice, Owner and Chief Creative at Decor Designs where we believe everyone deserves a beautiful home!  Thanks for considering us for your decorating and staging needs.

With over 30 years of customer service and decorating experience, my other accomplishments include:

  • I trained with the Staging & Redesign Academy completing Certifications in Redesign, Real Estate Staging & Color Specification.
  • I served as Executive Member & Administrator for The Greater Chicagoland Decorators Coalition.
  • I have a Certification in “Green” Interior Design from and have been a guest presenter at Chicago’s Center for Green Technology.
  • I am a NINE time recipient of the Best of Houzz “Service” Award.
  • My work has been featured in the Northwest Herald’s video series Restyle with Jeff & Judy as well as in From House to Home and Chicago Home Improvement magazines.
  • I am an author and administrator for the The Decorating Voice Facebook page and am currently working on a new decorating advice blog.
  • I sponsor a special community outreach program called “Healing Touches by Décor Designs™” where deserving individuals affected by chronic, life-threatening illnesses are selected to receive pro-bono interior redesign and decorating services.

Thanks again for your interest in Décor Designs. I hope you will give us the opportunity to “Make the Most of Your Good Taste™”!

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Whether you’re choosing the perfect paint color, selecting new fixtures and finishes, rearranging or replacing furniture, hanging artwork or styling with cherished accessories, we help do it all!

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