Client Comments

"I am so grateful to Stephanie Wohlners expertise. She has transformed our home make a lasting impact on our lives.

I now understand the importance of enlisting the help of a decorator...

someone who can bring their unique vision and talent to create a space that goes beyond what we could have ever imagine on our own."

"My husband and I are currently building a ranch home in Glencoe, IL. The premise of the project is "senior living." Our designer, Stephanie Wohlner, has been selected again to infuse her very high level of talent and expertise to create a modern, state-of-the-art, sophisticated home for aging in place. The decision to rehire her was the most effortless of the plethora of decisions that such an endeavor requires. Once again, Ms. Wohlner has presented as a sensitive, capable, responsive professional whose talent precedes her.

To observe Stephanie designing a custom home is to experience a true artist at work.

She is able to envision a space at a level that is rare. In her process, she operates with a confidence that is not often witnessed. She senses how to achieve just what the client is seeking and can overcome several obstacles and win over other professionals in her quest to succeed. And she is never wrong! Often Stephanie will hold her ground when a complex, novel, or expensive decision is central to what the client is requesting of her. She has the courage of her convictions, and she trusts them as she should. As a Northwestern-educated educator, I returned to my university in recent years. I was seeking a certificate of advanced studies in giftedness. What I learned about the subject is that individuals who are truly gifted often come to terms with their giftedness in a circuitous manner. Stephanie reflects exactly the profile of a truly gifted person. In her design process, her abilities reveal themselves dynamically as she travels along each project's path. My husband and I feel very grateful to have the opportunity to work with Ms. Wohlner as a professional and person dedicated to each project. We are certain that Stephanie's artistic abilities will radiate throughout our home for many years to come."

"I have worked with Stephanie on two homes, one in Chicago and one in Aspen. One home is traditional and the other I would describe as mountain chic. Both styles are very different yet Stephanie was able to effortlessly tailor each home to my desired look. Best of all, both homes look like “me.”

Stephanie takes the time to understand the needs and tastes of her clients so that each home she works on is unique and a reflection of the client.

She has been a joy to collaborate with repeatedly over 19 years. I would work with her again and again."

"We lived in our house for nearly 40 years. We worked with several interior designers over the years. But we never felt that we “got it right.” We moved out for six months for a total facelift and refurnishing of our home and fortunately hired Stephanie. She got everything right.

6 years later, we still love every single selection she made.

The house has a totally different feel and is just what we wanted. Stephanie coordinated all interior modifications with our GC. Stephanie and her team were a pleasure to work with. She was totally responsive and it was obvious she “really cares”. We think she’s the best."

"I love my house and I feel extremely fortunate to be able to say that. Steph has designed every room.

She is perceptive in understanding the style of her clients. My house is beautiful and it’s mine.

Stephanie is a pleasure to work with while she exhibits exquisite taste, knowledge and creativity."

"We wanted our kids to feel comfortable in every room in the house. They love playing hide-and-seek in the living room, and all the furniture Stephanie selected has held up over the years."

"Every little detail is perfect—I wouldn't change one thing after four years of living in this house."

"To complement our vintage building, Stephanie was able to come up with a new traditional look that juxtaposed comfortable textures with luxurious, unexpected accents."

"Little tweaks she made to the architect's plans—like outlet locations, the size of the powder room, the focal point of a hallway—helped us get exactly what we wanted from the start, instead of having to retrofit after the house was built."

"The previous designer we had worked with was so formal, and I felt uncomfortable letting her know how I really felt. Stephanie was recommended by our architect, and I immediately felt comfortable."

"Our home was a rehab, and Stephanie was able to modify some of our existing pieces while mixing in new furniture and details to really capture our family's personality and lifestyle."

"If I ever have a second home—or a third or a fourth—I will definitely work with Stephanie again.

Working with her was phenomenal, as comfortable as being with an old friend."

"She has an incredible sense of style and color...I love my home."