Wendy Labrum is a Chicago-based interior designer. Her passion for interiors was born during two years living in London and traveling throughout Europe to study the art, architecture, and fashion that comprise the building blocks of modern design. Along the way, she realized that interior spaces are often the place where all of that creativity lives.
Over the years, Wendy and her team have completed a number of comprehensive, large-scale projects in Chicagoland and select locations around the country. Wendy specializes in custom homes, working closely with talented architects and builders to design and refine every detail. She has completed contemporary new construction and historical preservation projects, large and small-scale remodels, and redecoration.
Upon returning from Europe in 2007, Wendy opened her namesake firm. Her focus is on creating spaces that evoke a sense of timelessness by combining elements from various periods – a way of learning from the past with a view toward the future.
As a mother of two young children, she also believes in developing intelligent interiors that enhance the way families utilize their homes without sacrificing the elements that inspire.
Fundamental to her design approach is a belief that a home is a backdrop for our most precious memories. As such, designing them is not an “off the shelf” endeavor, but rather an individualized process resulting in one-of-a-kind environments.
Living spaces should be curated, not installed. She is deeply committed to client service and believes the best outcomes are always driven by a collaborative effort between client and designer.
As a business owner, Wendy believes that the design work is the easiest part compared to the challenge of running a business.
Lincoln Park Flat
This one is Wendy’s favorite project since it was her first comprehensive project. It is a contemporary large-scale construction home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The firm had the responsibility to design every detail of the interior architecture from plan to completion. Wendy pushed her boundaries in order to create a project that represented both of their different personalities.
Fundamental to her design approach is a belief that a home is a backdrop for our most precious memories. Living spaces should be curated, not installed. She is deeply committed to client service and believes the best outcomes are always driven by a collaborative effort between client and designer.
Lake Forest Traditional
Wendy designed this green lacquered room from the Lake Forest Showhouse I blogged about in 2017. It’s inspiring with its combination of traditional and modern details, color and neutrals, and casual and formal finishes.
North Shore Elegance
Combining her work with architects and builders, Wendy’s specialization is custom homes. They work as a team to design and refine every detail.
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