Michelle Rohrer-Lauer, one of America’s most accomplished and versatile interior designers, is widely recognized for her luxury residential design expertise, and her extraordinary custom furniture designs.
Michelle is an award-winning interior and furniture design professional with more than 30 years experience providing innovative design solutions to prominent clients nationwide. She has designed unique, one-of-a-kind residential interiors for Fortune 500 company executives, CEOs, successful entrepreneurs and others in Chicago’s downtown, Gold Coast, North Shore and western suburbs, southern Wisconsin, and around the U.S.A.
In addition, she has won considerable acclaim for her special projects and furniture pieces. Michelle designed the game rooms that Kraft Foods Group awarded as grand prizes in a national sweepstakes. She also created an award winning desk, a submarine bed, a bunk bed based on a skateboard theme, a “Rat Pack” card table, retro media centers, and a variety of customer baguettes.
Michelle has mastered her craft through the experience gained from working with more than 700 residential clients, and by designing several small commercial projects. These experiences have contributed to her understanding of a wide range of cultures and lifestyles, and enabled her to handle the most difficult design challenges.
Michelle’s work has been featured in trade publications nationwide, Chicago newspapers, Martha Stewart Radio, and TV outlets ranging from WGN and local NBC and ABC affiliates to HGTV.
Two years after launching Michelle’s Interiors in 1983, Michelle became co-owner of an upscale juvenile furniture boutique that specialized in custom bedding, furniture, window treatments and design. During that period she also was the co-author of a best-selling children’s book, The Smart Approach to Kids Rooms.
Michelle worked early in her career at upscale furniture retailers John M. Smyth in Chicago, and Porters in Racine, WI., after earning her interior design degree.
She has contributed her time and talent to a number of charitable causes. She has raised money for the past 15 years for the American Cancer Society and has done considerable work for the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids.