Interior Design Reviews- Dean Alan Design

Dean and Alan are talented and creative and truly care about my opinion and budget! They work hard for me to find amazing items at fair prices. Plus, they’re fun to work with and flexible. They never force their opinions or ideas or get offended if I have a different opinion of something they’ve suggested. I wouldn’t work with anyone else…..they’re awesome at what they do and they really care about the customer!

Laura G.

St. Charles, IL.

Dean and Alan really took the time to get to know our likes and dislikes and gave us so many creative options without a bit of pressure or persuasion. We are so happy with the results! From the drapes to the bed frame to the linens to the furniture… we now feel like the space represents who we are. We feel so confident calling on Dean and Alan to respect our tastes our budget and our time. I highly recommend Dean and Alan and look forward to working with them in the future!

Ann M.

Sycamore, IL

We did our first project with Dean and Alan in 2011–a dining room/lounge. They also helped us select a custom table and custom drapery for our kitchen. We sold that home FSBO last year in 21 days, and the staging of those two key rooms played a major role. Those rooms paid for themselves and we got to take our beautiful furniture with us! Onto the next home–great elements, but lacking style and polish. Dean and Alan have guided us through all of our major furniture purchases, giving helpful advice on where to invest and where there was a stylish inexpensive fix.  We feel as though Dean and Alan take a personal interest in helping their clients. Highly recommend!

Karen W.

Sycamore, IL

Dean and Alan helped us to design a color scheme, including paint and flooring, for the main living areas in our home. In addition to great taste, their expertise helped us to find our personal style *and* to avoid expensive mistakes. This was our first time working with designers; Dean and Alan’s “customer-friendly” approach made us feel surprisingly comfortable. We will definitely work with them again for future projects that we have in mind!

Lisa G.

Aurora, IL

To date we are working on the living room, dining room and kitchen. They are very professional and also very friendly and down to earth. I wanted an updated transitional look without being too contemporary. We worked together, but they really gave me good feedback when I was not quite sure what to go with. They are very easy to work with, and very good listeners. Always prompt and good with calling or written correspondence and follow up. I am so excited to see the finished rooms. Sometimes you have a vision in your head but it is hard to describe to others.I can’t sing their praises enough.

Glynda L

St. Charles, IL.

Not only were my husband and I completely impressed with the results, but every single person who’s visited our home has commented on how warm, inviting and attractive our new furniture and arrangements have made our home. The eye for colors & quality and the attention to detail were all superb.

In fact, I loved the work so much, I’ve hired the company again to do our city condo!

Molly M

Elgin, Chicago, IL

Dean and Alan are a full service design team. They renovated our 2nd home in a high-rise in the city, sleek and chic; they designed cozy and comfortable living spaces at our home in the burbs. I really appreciate their ideas, access to fabrics and furniture and wit and wisdom (and humor) to boot!

Most of all, we continue to share ideas and they provide recommendations on what we can do to keep our look updated and complete.


St. Charles, IL.

As a type-A person, I thought I didn’t want or need help with making over my bathroom. However, once the project got started, I realized I needed help bringing it together so that the reality would match the vision I had in my head. Dean and Alan were wonderful in helping guide the decisions that needed to be made. From the grout color, to the paint, to the vanity top and sinks, their help was just what I needed! They didn’t take over or try to change my vision, as I feared in enlisting the help of a designer. It was a pleasure to work with them, and I know the room turned out that much better for their professional and tasteful assistance!”

Kelly W.

South Elgin, IL

“Dean and Alan recently helped us pick out our dining room table. This was a first for me and my husband as we just got married and choosing a style and theme was overwhelming. Dean and Alan’s expertise helped us pinpoint our style, stain of wood, size, etc. We are so happy with our table and know we will enjoy it for many more years to come. While, our project was small my dad has been working with Dean and Alan for years and his place is absolutely beautiful”

Hilary F.

San Diego, CA

I have worked with Dean and Alan exclusively during the past 9 years for my residential design needs. They are fun to work with and always have ideas that are classic, yet up to date. The furniture vendors they recommend are of the highest quality at a fair price. I’ve been extremely happy with the result of their design work and attention to detail.

Marybeth F.

St. Charles, IL

We started working with Dean Alan Design in 2012 and have been with them ever since. The team is very versatile and creative. Great follow through too. Always respectful of budget limits. Extremely resourceful too….introduced us to various artists for special order requests including painters and carpenters. Super fun to work with too!

Janice L.

Chicago, IL.

My son and I downsized from a large home to a smaller apartment. Nothing was working. The furniture we brought with us did not work.  We needed help! Dean Alan Design saved us. They listened to our stories and all the while they were sizing up our situation.
It wasn’t long before they had suggestions and I stress suggestions. In no way were any of their ideas forced on us. Little by little, we began to experience a sense of peace in our little place. They advised us how to use old items that carried many memories and put them to good use. Purchases were made on an as needed basis, and blended favorably with the old pieces. 


Pat K.

Schaumburg, IL

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