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About

The big picture + the smallest details

It all adds up to cherished moments. From start to finish, we are committed to excellence and unmatched service for every project we touch. We take care of each detail, big and small, to transform your dreams about the way you want to live your life into reality. It’s why many of our clients come back again and again.

About

The big picture + the smallest details

It all adds up to cherished moments. From start to finish, we are committed to excellence and unmatched service for every project we touch. We take care of each detail, big and small, to transform your dreams about the way you want to live life into reality. That’s why many of our clients come back again and again.

We’ll turn your home into your sanctuary.

We design the surroundings that are the backdrop of your life. To begin, we take time to get to know you, your dreams, your lifestyle and how you want to live in your space. Whenever possible, we use sustainable, eco-conscious materials for a healthier home. Luxurious interior design is about creating an environment where you can feel and be your best.

Everyday luxury

Over the past three decades, we have designed one-of-a-kind homes for hundreds of discerning clients throughout the Chicago area and across the country. These projects range from complete kitchen and bath renovations to whole house designs.

michelle rohrer lauer looking at trim pieces on work bench

Meet Michelle

Interior design has been a life-long passion for Michelle Rohrer-Lauer, the award-winning founder of Michelle’s Interiors. She has dedicated her career to creating extraordinary lifestyles through luxury home design.

A graduate of the design program at Gateway Technical College, Wisconsin, Michelle has an innate sense of style and a conviction that each home should embrace the spirit of the people who live there.

Her inspiration begins with her clients’ personal stories, but she draws on decades of experience
working with the essential tools of design: color, texture, scale, function and most of all, creativity.

Function before form.

Michelle believes that the best spaces can transform you. Her aesthetic is inspired by  fashion, architecture, luxury automobiles and the history she discovers during her travels here and abroad.

Learn more about Michelle

I love luxury cars. They remind me of a custom home where the exterior design draws you inside. When you sit in a finely engineered car, the seat hugs your body. The controls are within easy reach. The details and tailoring are superb, and you don’t hear outside noise. It seamlessly combines beauty and purpose, like a professionally designed home.

She is dedicated to connecting her clients to sensible, eco-friendly interior design solutions, such as sustainably harvested and fast-growing woods for furniture, natural wood alternatives, natural fabrics, water-based finishes and much more.

Michelle is known for her energy, creativity, attention to detail and talent for making each home perfectly fit the people who live there.

Memberships
  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • Certified GREENleader
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
  • PowerHouse SMART, a networking and educational community for the luxury design-build market
  • Sustainable Furnishings Council
  • Vistage Worldwide

Getting to
know you

We take the time to understand your dreams, your yearnings and your lifestyle. Equally important for us to learn: What’s not working in your home? What makes you crazy? By truly getting to know you, we’re able to create surroundings that perfectly fit how you live today and in the future.

Creating the vision

We translate your dreams into a clear concept, scoping out all of the elements and pieces. We will show you our step-by-step process for translating your vision into reality.

Making sure you don’t lift a finger

We decide upon every partner, oversee all collaborations, manage every single vendor and carefully examine every single detail. From beginning to end, we are more than your creative partner, we’re your full-time management team.

You watch it come
to life

The installation process begins. We coordinate all aspects, from scheduling and production, all the way up to installation date. We manage every piece of the process to ensure flawless results.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area with Stone Fireplace and Floral Window Treatments

Welcome home!

It’s time for you to live life beyond the way you’ve envisioned it.

Fabulous design is what we experienced with Michelle's Interiors. Michelle and her Team developed a beautiful design that exceeded our expectations! Our project was extensive from powder room renovation, re-design of a family room, offices, dining room and multiple bedrooms. We loved how Michelle and her Team developed the designs with consideration to our personalities, style and comfort. The colors, fabrics, lighting and accessories that Michelle used in her design has now made our house a home!
— Skalkatos
We enjoyed working with Michelle's Interiors as we did an interior project on our home. Michelle is easy to work with, listens to her customers ideas and is creative. For instance, she helped us explore new color schemes which enlivened our interiors while working with some existing pieces. We recommend without reservation Michelle's Interiors.
— Linda Andrews
My experience with Michelle's Interiors was amazing! We started with my master suite in my suburban Chicago home, which was spectacular! Due to Michelle and her staff's professionalism and the beautiful result in the Master suite, I moved on to finishing the entire lower level. From the cabinetry, to fabrics, to the stair case to every detail it was perfect! My lower level was transformed into a wonderful Tuscan pub, media room and game room that was enjoyed thoroughly by my family and all of our friends. Of course then we moved on to "touch up" a few rooms on the first floor, adding Michelle's magic to my kitchen, office and great room. To say the Great room 2 story fireplace is magnificent is a gross understatement. I also engaged Michelle to assist in the design of my home in Florida, providing me with full electrical schematic and furniture placement. To list the attributes of Michelle, her staff and any contractor she provides, every person is professional, highly skilled, polite, trustworthy and treats you and your home with the utmost respect. In a word "perfect!". (Note that my projects began in 2004 and continued through 2009)
— Debra Campbell
Michelle has a terrific eye for design and applies it towards reflecting the the client's own style and personality. I made a big investment in my residence and wanted it to feel like 'my home'. Michelle and her team were patient and collaborative enough to go through multiple revisions until we found the solutions that were just right. By the end of our project they were making suggestions to me that helped push the boundaries and make choices such that I feel excited every time I walk in the door. What more can you ask for from a design team? Highly recommended.
— Mike Dolan
The interior designers at Michelle's Interiors have a wide range of style abilities and deliver a contemporary twist with a unique ability to create something special for the client's home. They often use custom furnishings that add a distinctive touch. They are highly motivated designers who have a fabulous eye for color, scale and harmony. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a very special room or are needing direction in a remodeling or new build project. I enjoy working with Michelle, Erika and Kelsey!
— Julie Dasher

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