Jessica Lagrange Interiors LLC

Inspiration

On every project, we aim to do meaningful, creative design work. Along the way to reaching our goals, we draw inspiration from many sources—our clients’ lifestyles, the creations of a master furniture craftsman, a stunning sculpture from an up-and-coming artist. Interior design requires an intimate knowledge of many different disciplines and resources, to which our eyes are always open. In our aptly named Inspiration blog, we share the products, trends, artisans, muses and merchants we encounter, and hope they fill you with discovery, delight and, most significantly, knowledge to help you lead a more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing life.

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5 Ways Luxury Interior Designers Look at Homes That You Don’t

5 Ways Luxury Interior Designers Look at Homes That You Don’t

How do we make choices when we’re doing a home?  As interior designers, we often use ideas and elements that our clients would never think of trying on their own, so they assume that we have an innate talent for pulling things together.  Some of us do, but it takes much more than inborn talent to think like a luxury interior designer. Read more


Why Are Design Trends Important? Our Take & Our 3 Top Trends

Why Are Design Trends Important? Our Take & Our 3 Top Trends

Trends come and go with lightening speed in every field, from fashion to tech.  But in luxury interior design, trends often involve a huge price tag and we create interiors that are meant to last. That means we embrace ideas and items that allow us to craft timeless interiors. So why do we care about design trends? Read more


Anxious and Stressed? 5 Ways to De-stress with Design

Anxious and Stressed? 5 Ways to De-stress with Design

If you head for the movies, book a massage or hit the gym when your stress is at an all-time high, it’s time to re-think that strategy. “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort,” wrote Jane Austen in “Emma.” Today, scientific research shows Jane was way ahead of her time. Our homes play a major role in our health and happiness. That’s why they should be designed to reduce stress and anxiety. Read more


What Do Luxury Buyers and Renters Want In Their Homes?

What Do Luxury Buyers and Renters Want In Their Homes?

In the real estate market, luxury homes aren’t necessarily huge, lavish or exorbitantly expensive today.  From our work with developers on the interior design of their projects’ lobbies and model apartments, we’ve seen the concept of luxury become far more personal—and even quirky.  It can mean proximity to family and friends; features and amenities that make life easy; and more. Read more


Gardening 102: How I Made My Garden Grow In Impossible Conditions

Gardening 102: How I Made My Garden Grow In Impossible Conditions

Gardening is hard work. It wreaks havoc on backs, knees, manicures and muscles you never knew you had. But the results (your own little paradise!) are well worth the effort and expense. That’s why I slaved away on my yard, a nice piece of land but gets little sun, for years. I spent thousands on hardy perennials. Yet everything died—until landscape architect Doug Hoerr came up with a brilliant way to make my garden grow. Read more


Turning 20—With More Than A Little Help From My Friends

Turning 20—With More Than A Little Help From My Friends

Only 30% of businesses survive their 10th year in business, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So what does that have to do with luxury interior design?  I started Jessica Lagrange Interiors 20 years ago. I’m not sure of the exact date, but I’m picking Valentine’s Day as my anniversary because it’s the ultimate time to celebrate friendship, romance and passion.  For me, these three concepts hold deep meaning, and aren’t limited to just my significant other. Friendship is everything in life; without my friends—who often started out as my clients, competitors, suppliers, vendors and team members—Jessica Lagrange Interiors wouldn’t exist today. And I think we need to find romance and passion in everything we do—from relating to our friends and the rest of the world to our professions.   Read more


Sweet Treats For Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Sweet Treats For Valentine’s Day and Beyond

We’re romantics all year long. But come Valentine’s Day, we share the love with our annual card, a work of art in its own right by the renowned Chicago graphic design collaborative Thirst. We also gift sweets that reflect our discriminating palettes, playful sense of humor and savvy style as luxury interior designers. With help from Cupid himself, these choices may delight long after the day has passed—with self-control!  Read more


The Lowdown on Luxury Interior Design Fees

The Lowdown on Luxury Interior Design Fees

Everybody loves to know what things cost, from the condo that just sold in their building to that fabulous pair of pumps on their best friend’s feet. So not surprisingly, the one question we hear again and again—not only from clients, but friends and strangers—is “how do you charge?” And for good reason—interior design fees are confusing and not especially transparent, particularly at the luxury level. Read more


It’s That Time Of The Year Again: Considering Colors Of The Year

It’s That Time Of The Year Again: Considering Colors Of The Year

Color is a highly personal choice. Yet since 2000, experts at The Pantone Color Institute have annually anointed a hue its “color of the year,” picked to focus trends and influence and inspire consumers. Industries that rely on color trends followed suit, with their soothsayers selecting annual stars. Despite the chance that very different trends could have emerged, there has always seemed to be a thematic consensus. Read more


2017 Holiday Gift Giving Simplified: Go For The Gold

2017 Holiday Gift Giving Simplified: Go For The Gold

Look around, take a whiff. The magic of the holidays and freshly cut evergreens fill the air. But along with the season comes deadlines to decorate, cook and shop for everyone on your holiday gift-giving list. There’s no need to fight crowds or search countless online sites. We’ve done the advance work for you and found what your potential recipients will treasure: special home accessories in the season’s most dazzling hue--glittering gold. Read more


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