Best Interior Designers in Chicago | Rae Duncan Interior Design

The Reviews

Dana Dion

November 23, 2020

Rae Duncan is the most talented designer and phenomenal renovation partner with whom I have ever worked. My husband and I are working with Rae on a near complete gut rehab of a home we recently purchased and could not be happier with the results. First, she took the time to understand and help us refine our vision for the home and, after just one initial meeting in our new space, she was able to intuit and articulate how to make our vision a reality. Rae brings a deep and talented network of contractors and craftspeople to the fore to create truly custom spaces, within tight budgets and against tight timelines. And she does more than interior design; she creates transformative interior environments. I have worked with other designers, and none have worked as creatively and efficiently as Rae. She exhibits a rare brand of patience and empathy, expressing her creative vision and point of view while treating her clients as true partners in the design process. She also conceives of brilliant solutions to the design challenges inherent to older homes like the one we recently purchased and smaller spaces like the one she helped us stage and sell. Rae’s spatial and aesthetic brilliance, coupled with her sensitivity and responsiveness to her clients’ needs, make her a truly incredible designer. I would highly recommend working with Rae; she has truly transformed our space in a way we never could have imagined based on our experience with other designers, and helped transform our lives in the process!

Josh Perkins

November 23, 2020

Have been working with Rae for at least a year now for multiple projects in my house. I can’t say how PERFECT everything has been.

I needed someone from start to finish, and everything in between. If you are busy and do not have time to check in on the job, or check anything, Rae and her team is ON IT! They text and call with ANY changes, updates & ideas throughout the process. In a busy life, this is EXACTLY why you hire a professional interior designer. They are your project manager, which leaves you with zero question with ANYTHING. I never had a doubt, question, or second guess when it came to anything coming to the updates in my house. We would have weekly meeting regarding our vision for the end product and Rae and team knew EXACTLY what we were thinking.

If you are looking for someone to start, execute & finish a job to absolute perfection, hire this team. I cant wait to start phase two in my property. Rae, thank you and your AMAZING team (Alyssa, Sarah + Kelly) for EVERYTHING! you guys are the best!!!!!

Josh, Cory, Spinnaker & Jib

Jeremy Vosco

November 23, 2020

Last winter we purchased a new home that needed some updating. After meeting with several designers and contractors we chose to work with Rae Duncan and her preferred contractor. Not only was her quote very reasonable but she also made us feel much more comfortable about our project. Over the course of our renovation (6 weeks or so) Rae went above and beyond to make sure that things were done correctly, efficiently, and beautifully. If there was any issue, design or contractor related, Rae and her team were on it immediately. They were a pleasure to work with and we would not think twice about hiring them again.

Dan Nettesheim

November 23, 2020

RDID is a superb design firm! Rae has a passion for bringing a space to life with her artistic vision and quest for making each design unique. Most valuable to me is her collaboration with the client to ensure the customer is happy, participates throughout the process, and loves the outcome. I’ve so enjoyed working with the RDID team. I can’t wait to design our next space!

Tim Campbell

November 23, 2020

Rae Duncan and team took on a large and seemingly overwhelming project. Our entire home had been designed & built…but was awaiting a designer’s touch. Every detail from window coverings, furniture, area rugs, paint colors, lamps, art, etc., had to be selected. Rae was able to capture the essence of our style and put it all together in a comprehensive plan. We collaborated every step of the way and her team worked on our behalf to solve problems and come up with real solutions. The end result is absolutely stunning. Our home is now a place where we will happily host friends and family for years to come. It truly feels like “the home” we always dreamed of having! Bravo and well done to Rae and her entire team. You did it!

Alexandra Groot

November 18, 2020

“Rae and her team at RDID are fantastic to say the least! They managed my entire remodel from layouts to furnishings, and the space is perfecttt, just what I was hoping for. They took my inspiration and style and hit the nail on the head. I can’t say enough good things about my
experience working with them. Highly recommend!”

Brooke Schrager

November 18, 2020

Rae and the team at RDID have incredible taste and have guided us new homeowners through the challenging process of decorating our first home as a young, married couple! It’s been a
wonderful journey and we’ve learned so much about ourselves and our style along the way! There are many things that are difficult and out of everyone’s control in the interior design industry but Rae and her team ALWAYS have a solution and a fix for anything and everything that may come up along the way. We’re so excited to continue and finalize our current project as well as work with the RDID team for our future homes

Sean Bina

November 18, 2020

Rae helped us renovate two bathrooms. She and her team handled everything: the budget, the design, and the day-to-day installation — even through COVID-19. Overall, we were very happy with her and the team. I would definitely recommend using them for a project.

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