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January 13, 2020

We are so in agreement with these design trends expected for 2020 as featured in the Wall Street Journal:

throwaway furniture is out and classic pieces are in, grey is out and color returns!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-top-6-interior-design-trends-for-2020-11577460...

January 20, 2018

New residents often move to Oak Park/River Forest because they appreciate the true architectural design and sound construction of the homes in the area. Once we settle into these homes, we are faced with the wonderful opportunity to decide to what extent we want to hon...

January 3, 2018

In our first post on Accessorizing Your Home Part 1, we offered Fringe Home Design tips on different styles and locations of accessories in your home. Now let’s look at their placement.

Accessories, whether they include art, table top collectibles or candles, should be...

November 21, 2017

A definition of accessorizing: the art of placing and arranging objects to enrich the style of a room, add personality, humor and most importantly, create visual interest.

Think of accessorizing as the final touches on a great interior design project, the icing on the c...

November 8, 2017

You’ve met with your Fringe interior designer, selected all the design elements for your new room and placed the order.  What happens next?

 Typically design projects take 8 to 10 weeks from order to installation.  Why so long you ask? 

Many elements of our design p...

October 19, 2017

What does an interior designer do and how do we work with clients?  This blog post will probably help newcomers to the design process understand what to expect.

An interior designer is professionally trained to create a functional and quality interior environment in you...

October 4, 2017

Fringe is happy to provide all interested new design clients with a complimentary in-home consultation to discuss your needs and offer initial design considerations. Before contacting us we encourage you to think through the following questions to make that consultatio...

September 22, 2017

We're delighted to have owner Leeann Heininger's interior design approach featured in Voyage Chicago magazine. Click here to read the entire story.

Leeann, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I graduated f...