4 Up-and-Coming Chicago Designers

Laura Hine | March 25, 2020 | Home & Real Estate

These fresh young creatives have caught our eye with their fun Instagram feeds and even better projects. Follow them now for their fresh takes on what looks good. When you need a great designer, you’ll know who to call.

OutlineInteriors3112-0001.jpgWith an unfussy, fresh aesthetic—evidenced by this model unit in River North luxury building 3Eleven, from developer The John Buck Company—Laura Tribbett’s Outline Interiors is a fast-rising force on the city’s design circuit.

1. Jenny Brown
Not only does this talent tackle residential projects, she also has several commercial spaces to claim as well. Check out the fun vibe at Tortoise Supper Club for an example of her witty style.

2. Claire Staszak
Starting with the idea that every client has a unique style (but not everyone knows what that is!), Staszak designs homes to be a sanctuary as well as a beautiful and functional space.

3. Laura Tribbett
With serious cred from her New York days (she worked at both Thomas Juul-Hansen and Thom Filicia), Tribbett moved to Chicago and shortly thereafter founded Outline Interiors.

4. Wendy Labrum
This designer’s sweet spot seems to be creating a well-curated family home—some full-scale renovations, some new construction—that are highly personalized and the polar opposite of cookie-cutter.



Photography by: Nathanael Filbert