I pride myself on my intrapersonal skills; in creating a relaxed, collaborative environment for my clients. My design work is "ego free"! I do not preach a "one-design-fits-all" gospel. My goal each and everytime is to leave my clients with a cohesive design that perfectly suits their needs, personal stlye, and budget. I consider myself exteremly fortunate to love what I love for a living! I look forward to meeting my next client and share with them my passion!
Design challenges! I love it when a client says that they've never been able to figure out how to use a particular space, or that they never use a certain room, as it's not comfortable or functional. I make it a personal goal to change their perceptions and perspective about these spaces. I love hearing clients say "I would never have thought to do it that way!"
Jim is a gifted designer and a wonderful person. When we moved into our West Loop loft a few years ago, Jim transformed the space into a beautiful yet livable space. I particularly liked the fact that he was willing to work with our furniture and our treasures. He placed things together in new and interesting ways. Our loft was true to its history but also “looked like us,”. I will use Jim’s services again and highly recommend him to other. Smart, resourceful, creative, flexible, kind - he is all of this!
Jim Malone makes the process fun and the end result is so creative. He is adept at facilitating an entire home project or a room vignette . A gem!!
Beyond his impeccable design sense, Jim is high energy, fun and has a can-do attitude about everything. Also, he’s a great negotiator and problem-solver when things go amiss.
Simply brilliant & unexpected design solutions in every corner of every room. I get so many compliments on my home! I have worked with Jim over more than 10 years and three different homes and successfully referred him to many friends over the years. He gets to know each client and interprets your taste in a way that is “you only better”. With each project he worked within my budget and was timely and responsive throughout. A true joy to work with!
My process begins with a consultation with a perspective client. I typically don't assign a timeframe to this intitial meeting. It is more a opportunity for us to chat and get a little better acquainted. During this time we would discuss client design needs, expectations, budget etc. I always like to layout a potential plan for the client's project(s)as well. Clients receive a followup email, with an overview of the topics discussed at the consultation. I find this helpful in organizing a client's thoughts and priorities.
I am a self-taught, avid disciple of design, in a multitude of forms. I started my career in visual design and merchandising for venerated giants, Ralp Lauren and Brooks Brothers. After departing the corporate world I went into business for myself, opening a 6000 sq ft seasonally themed gift store called Seasons Remembered, located in tourist mecca Galena IL. Since, I have continued my work in commercial and residential interior design.