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My husband & I have used Stephanie on several projects; offices, flip houses, & our own home. We have always been amazed at how she can design a layout, she always seems to be able to see what needs changed to make the design work, always comes up with something we would never think of on our own. She is fabulous I have referred her to family & friends. If you want something fresh, beautiful and functional, Stephanie is the designer for you!!Read More

I had never used an Interior Designer in the past, and now I will use Stephanie any time I have a new project. I had multiple rooms in my house that I wanted to change and really did not have a clue where to start. Stephanie came to my house and immediately started giving me ideas and suggestions. She was always quick with responses when I had questions. It was a very pleasant experience working with Stephanie!Read More

Stephanie has helped us with the design of several homes for us, over the years. She recently advised us during a major remodel (actually a rebuild) of our current home. Stephanie was such a huge help with making decisions on building design, choosing paint colors, flooring (saved me from making a big mistake on floors!), fixtures, countertops, furnishings...everything actually. Our home is beautiful, and I am so happy with all the choices. She helped with the kitchen layout/design, which saved me from mistakes the kitchen designer had originally planned. We trust Stephanie with all phases, and highly recommend her. Her help turns a stressful situation into a fun project, with great results!Read More

The expectation when hiring an interior designer is that the person can provide professional advice while taking into account the customer’s personal taste, existing home furnishings, latest “trends”, budget, and schedule to name a few. Sometimes those expectations are not only met but can only be described as exceptional. That was the case working with Stephanie. She entered the task with what I would describe as an open book and then quietly though purposefully, listened, suggested, listened some more and then recommended how to put the final product into action. She worked closely with the construction crew, participated in meetings with the suppliers, and made sure throughout the entire process that everyone was on the same page. Stephanie is a credit not only to herself but the entire profession. I will definitely use her services again if the need arises and highly recommend her to anyone needing help with interior design.Read More

I have done several woodworking projects for Stephanie, the last one in September of 2017. I find her very easy to work with. She is quite professional and has very innovative ideas. I also find that she is most willing to consider the wants of her clients.Read More

As a commercial furniture provider, I appreciate Stephanie's knowledge and understanding of commercial furniture, finishes, and fabrics. Stephanie has an excellent grasp of spatial layout, a keen eye for details, and the talent and resources to bring together a cohesive and beautiful design!Read More

I met Stephanie as a contractor hired to work on a commercial remodel of dozens of 900-1500sq ft units inside of an upscale retirement and nursing home. Her ideas have absolutely brought a modern and proper touch to the building, which was built in the early 1980's. The building has had 3 additions, and the needs in each building are very different from one another because of the way they were built. Stephanie has done a wonderful job noticing what can and cannot be done, and is conscious of cost. She doesn't force the issue on impossibilities like many designers do! We both try to the best of our ability to make certain ideas work but when they won't work because of the structure of the building, she's only a phone call away to discuss it and make a decision as quickly as possible so work can continue to flow. There are no road blocks on projects from this designer! She has the insight and knowledge to understanding every phase of construction. The functionality of each unit is seamless and comfortable for the elderly. Every resident or family of the residents that have seen the units are always extremely pleased to see the class that she has brought to the building. Her ideas have really set the standard of what a retirement home should look like in this day and age. Stephanie is also keen on weekly meetings to see progress and to check over form and function of certain rooms. She has overseen every project from the beginning to end. Very easy to work with, great ideas, and an amazing eye. Trends come and go, and I have no doubt she will continue to grasp the ever-changing world of interior design. I would absolutely recommend her to any customer in need of a designer and I look forward to hiring her on future projects. Great job Stephanie!Read More

From the time she walked in the door, I was very impressed with her ability to gather information about my space, my current décor, and my desires... and she added her own expertise to the bland and transformed my house into the home of my dreams. She always presented options to chose from and the finished product is a work of art. It is a pleasure to come home to a Stephanie Deckro collaboration!Read More

We have had Stephanie Deckro work for us several times over the years and she has always been professional, friendly and knows how to find out exactly what her clients need. Figuring out styles and colors for her clients is right on and makes it an enjoyable experience. We have always been pleased with the final product and will not be using anyone else as our interior designer!Read More

Initially contacted SDI on referral from professional associate from the financial sector. Being located in rural northwestern Illinois, the opportunity meet and receive guidance from a highly qualified professional designer, with both college degrees and national certifications, was an amazing boost to the project. Ms. Deckro was able to create top end designs, with architectural precision, and bring the entire project to successful conclusion by working with contractors and suppliers. The result adds tremendous value to property and led directly to the next project for upgrades and improvements. It is a challenge to say enough good things about this lady and her energy. Contact SDI with your ideas and design needs. You will be both impressed and completely satisfied with the results...something you can appreciate every day you enjoy your property and the way it reflects your lifestyle.Read More

Very thorough and professional. Knowledgeable with a good grasp of what is required to complete a project on time. Good communication about the progress.Read More

We had a consultation with Stephanie regarding window coverings for our 4 season room. The room has numerous windows and we did not want to lose the view of our backyard. Stephanie showed us several options and colors choices She was very professional while working with us to find the style and color. She listened to what we were looking for and was able to guide us in making our decision. The end result is that we have beautiful blinds and the installation was perfect.Read More

Stephanie has worked with us on several remodeling projects through out the years. Each project we do together amazes me in the end. Her knowledge of fabric, color, balance/size and her follow up is excellent. She has taken our thoughts and implemented everything in our house and made it our home. Stephanie is detail oriented, responsive, creative and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a professional designer.Read More

Stephanie Deckro was our interior designer for a new home at Oak Crest retirement center in DeKalb. She organized the entire move-in experience: closet configuration, appliances, furniture placement, book shelf placement and design, house plan, etc. She was effective, creative, and wonderfully helpful. We could not have done this project on our own.Read More

Stephanie Deckro was recommended to me by two friends who had recently hired her to help with their home decorating projects. Stephanie helped us design a new kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, and update flooring in our hallway. She had great ideas that completely reconfigured our former floor plan. She worked very well with us, the contractor, and all other subcontractors that were involved. She was able to assess our tastes, and come to us with a narrow selection of colors and styles, which made decision-making easy. She was accessible by phone or e-mail for quick questions throughout the project, was on-site when needed, and everything was completed on the schedule that was promised at the start of the project. She was very knowledgeable and professional.Read More

Throughout many years, Stephanie has worked on a number of projects for me. The first time we met, she was given the task of looking at 2 houses and a floor plan of an apartment my mom was moving into, asked to take items from the houses and use them to create homes for the two of us who were in transitional times in their lives, and keep things practical and affordable. WOW! Who would have ever guessed how wonderful everything would turn out?! My mother’s apartment was a beautiful, calming place that she was proud of. Stephanie took items that were special to her and designed the space around them. The design layout, colors, and decorating made her apartment one that was used as an example of what an assisted living apartment could be. Stephanie made sure that the design was safe for my mother and that it truly felt like her home. It was warm and welcoming and made the transition for her much easier. As far as my home, Stephanie's vision and design took the home that I grew up in and transformed it to a home I truly love. She took my items, ideas, personality, and lifestyle, opened up some spaces and created a place that I truly feel is my sanctuary. It always amazed me how Stephanie could take items, ideas from pictures, colors- all from a variety of places, put them together, and create a picture perfect space. She has a true gift! Throughout the many years and multiple phases of the process, Stephanie has been a true professional. Her quality of work and professionalism has been noted by many- me, contractors, neighbors, family, and friends. She always had things done in a timely fashion, communicated well, and was available when we needed to meet with or without contractors. I also thoroughly enjoyed our shopping trips to accessorize and finish off a space. Her skills really shined! Her genuine, warm and caring personality made me feel comfortable and I always knew she had our best interests in mind. I am already thinking about the next space that she could put her touch on!Read More

For more than a decade, Ms Deckro has done and continues to perform extensive work for our retirement/nursing community. She is always professional, organized, sightful and demonstrates a thorough understanding of our community's unique needs. She has also worked closely with a umber of our individual clients within our community and is held in high esteem. Excellent design and structural knowledge. Works well within established budgets and is a problem solver. She has excellent taste and I highly recommend her.Read More

Stephanie did a fabulous job taking my ideas and bringing them to life! She helped me think outside my comfort zone when we were designing my new kitchen and it is fabulous! She is professional, creative, and easy to work with. I would recommend her to everyone! I will definitely be working with her again.Read More

Who knew remodeling could be fun . Stephanie listened to all our likes and dislikes. She used that information to create spaces we love ! Her ideas we tremendously creative . We have colors in our homes we never thought we would have and love them . We have done 4 residential projects with Stephanie . Two residences and two vacation homes . The last project was a Condo in Palm Springs Ca.. She " rocked it "... There is no doubt our Condo is now the nicest in our association there . The neighbors all have all told us that We never had issues with construction because Stephanie took care of any problems or issues that arose . I will never use another Designer .Read More