Dean Alan Design
Chicago Interior Design & Decorating
We’re Dean Malambri and Alan Sills, the friendly and obsessively detail-oriented interior designers behind Dean Alan Design. With over 15 years’ experience solving interior design and decorating dilemmas around Chicago and the Chicago suburbs, we’re here to help and guide you through your project, whether you simply need a bit of updating, or a complete renovation.
Starting a interior design or decorating project can sometimes be intimidating- how to begin, where to look, where to spend and where to save. Our job is to make the process easy, straightforward, and within budget. Our goal is a personal space that you love coming home to.
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