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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My Home Renovation: Where to Splurge & Where to Save

My Home Renovation: Where to Splurge & Where to Save

I’m into scenic wallpapers, sculptural chandeliers, gilt encrusted mirrors, veined marble and striking insects and snakes on anything, from cast bronze door pulls to silk taffeta drapes. And like most homeowners, I want a state-of-the-art kitchen, spa-quality bathrooms, statement-making architectural features, great flow from room to room…you get the picture. But as the saying goes, “you can’t have it all.” Read more


My Home Renovation: A Deco Apartment on the Park

My Home Renovation: A Deco Apartment on the Park

Anybody who’s ever renovated a home has tales to tell of cost overruns, scheduling glitches, contractor clashes, unexpected oversights and sheer errors. As a luxury interior designer, I’ve not only heard them all but stepped in (with my fabulous JLI team) to successfully prevent or resolve them. Read more


Velvet Rules Today, So Bring the Trend Home.  Here’s How

Velvet Rules Today, So Bring the Trend Home.  Here’s How

Velvet— a textile synonymous with luxury, quality and class—is having a moment.  It’s everywhere—from the New York Fashion Week runways last month to swanky restaurants and hotel lobbies to the floors of every furniture store in existence. Read more


It’s Valentine’s Day, So Bring It On 2019!

It’s Valentine’s Day, So Bring It On 2019!

Acclaimed (and adored!) Chicago designer Rick Valicenti has it right in the Valentine’s Day card he created for us this year. As the card suggests, we’re ready for love in every incarnation—be it witty banter, romantic intrigue or just the warmth and support of loving relationships with our families and friends. Read more


5 Ways To Show Your Home Some Love—All Year Long

5 Ways To Show Your Home Some Love—All Year Long

Valentine’s Day makes us wonder why we reserve love for just one day a year. So, since luxury interior design is our forte, we’d like to suggest using the proverbial “day of love” as a reminder to show our homes affection all year long.  Here are some of our favorite ideas on how to do so quickly and easily. Read more


Shop in the Name of Love

Shop in the Name of Love

We admit it. We’re in love with love. So when it comes to great Valentine’s gifts, we’ll always bypass the obvious (think candy or flowers) for something not only spectacular but also timeless to remind us of our favorite holiday long after it’s over. For this Valentine’s Day, in true JLI fashion, we’ve made it our mission to think outside the proverbial heart-shaped box. Get ready to shop in the name of love with our savvy edit of swoon-worthy indulgences—all guaranteed to be as intriguing to gift as get for yourselves. Read more


Clutter Kills. Seriously. Here’s Why We Care + What To Do About It

Clutter Kills. Seriously. Here’s Why We Care + What To Do About It

Most of us have too much stuff.  We accumulate things we admire or cherish.  Then we move them from shelf-to-shelf, room-to-room, home-to-home and finally into storage—sometimes rented. No wonder the average American home reportedly has over 300,000 items.  But too much of a good thing is bad for us; a cluttered home is usually a stressful home, the New York Times reported a few weeks ago. Read more


How To Beat The Winter Doldrums? Embrace Hygge With A Touch Of Lux

How To Beat The Winter Doldrums? Embrace Hygge With A Touch Of Lux

A Chicago winter’s cold, blustery days and long, dark nights can put anyone in a gloomy mood.  But we have a solution:  do as the Danes do and add hygge—the concept of finding comfort, contentment and joy in the little things in life—to your daily lives. The practice has clearly made them happy—so happy that they consistently rank at or near the top of the United Nations’ World Happiness Report. (In 2018, the U.S. was no. 18 while the Danes were no. 3!)  Read more


Our Annual Gift to You: Our Treasured Secret Sources

Our Annual Gift to You: Our Treasured Secret Sources

All interior designers have their trusted secret sources—especially those of us who focus on luxury projects with exacting needs, as we do at JLI. We scour Chicago and beyond to find them, and vet them with great care to make sure their work meets the high standards we set in our luxury interior design practice. While they work directly for us, we believe in sharing when possible. Read more


5 New Year’s Resolutions For Our Homes—And Yours

5 New Year’s Resolutions For Our Homes—And Yours

A new year, new start, a new you!  When a new year rolls around, most of us are so busy thinking about all the ways to improve ourselves that we forget about our homes—a very important place given all the time we spend in it. As luxury interior designers, there are so many things we wish we could do in our own homes, from trading up on key pieces to taking more risks.  So here are five resolutions we have for our homes this year that can work in your homes too.   Read more


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