What my clients say

One of your best attributes is that you understand how real people live and design accordingly. You know what will wear well, how to incorporate that really odd piece in the attic and how to put together a house that won't look dated in two years.

Mary Sacoff, Glenview, IL

Michael has decorated four different homes for us. We wouldn't use anyone else. He has beautiful taste and we trust him implicitly.

Barbara Hill & Ancelmo Lopes, Baltimore, MD

Michael McNamara has worked with us on extensive projects at four homes (one from the very beginning of construction planning). All of his work rests upon the rapport he establishes with his clients at the beginning of every project. He is extraordinarily attentive to the client's desires and ideas, and resourceful in presenting options that will bring those ideas to life. He is extremely effective in working with architects, contractors and suppliers at all phases of a project, from design through execution. His deep knowledge and professionalism have kept us coming back to him repeatedly for over fifteen years.

Philip & Nina Martin, Sullivan, IL

I was very fortunate to find Michael. I have worked with him for over twenty years. Michael is very quick to grasp personal style, and translate it effectively into pleasing livable interior design. He makes every attempt to incorporate pieces that you own. He has worked with me on a vintage, pre-war co-op, and a new construction condo — and I was equally pleased with the results of both projects. I have and will continue to highly recommend him.

Cindy Polayes, Chicago, IL

Michael transformed our house into a home in which we are proud to live and entertain. He has an impeccable sense of style, coupled with an appreciation for practicality. We will not consider working with any other designer for our future projects.

Jenni Alexander, Evanston, IL

When working with Michael, he uses his skill and experience to create designs that suit our taste and our house, rather than convincing us to agree to designs that follow his own taste or current trends. He will suggest options or steer us when needed, but we always feel united in our efforts to achieve the goal we want. As a result, the process is fun, the end result is wonderful and we smile when we see it everyday!

Judy Steele, Evanston, IL