CI Design + Build is a Chicago-based boutique firm specializing in full-service custom renovations and luxury residential interior design ranging from single-family homes to high-rise condos. For more than a decade, clients have trusted CI’s team of in-house licensed architects and designers, project managers and craftsmen to understand their vision of home and deliver innovative solutions to make it a reality.
We’re revolutionizing the art of building by offering the full range of design, construction and furnishing services all in one firm. We have the versatility to capture a wide range of aesthetics, from classic and elegant to sleek and modern, so our transformed spaces will look and feel like home from the moment we hand over the keys.
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Designing and building a home is a deeply personal journey. When you partner with CI Design + Build, you get one unified team of specialized experts to be your advocate, guiding every step of the way to simplify a daunting process. We begin with a genuine understanding of your lifestyle, personality, aesthetic and goals. We tailor every stage of the project around your schedule and budget. We let you be as hands-on or as hands-off as you want, giving you access to every bit of information through our client portal. And when it’s time to turn over the keys, we provide a comprehensive closeout and maintenance manual so you know just how to use and care for every feature. Our process isn’t complete until you’re fully satisfied and seamlessly settled into your new home.
Our team offers a full suite of custom design solutions, from comprehensive site surveying and space planning, to creating full drawing sets and 3-D renderings with finishes and furniture selections to give a clear vision of what finished spaces will look like. Our elegant and refined yet chic designs are tailored to reflect your personality and fit your lifestyle. And if that means we need to redesign your entire floor plan to give you an extra bedroom or the open-concept kitchen of your dreams? Let’s do it! We will ensure every part of your home feels inspired.
Every inch of your build-out is handled in-house with expertise. Our project management team uses the latest technology to meticulously prepare and schedule every task before a single nail is driven. Our skilled artisans and craftspeople are chosen for their commitment to perfection, and they work hand in hand with our design team from the very beginning of each project. Although we love surprises, we work diligently to eliminate the possibility that they’ll appear on a job site.
Your home should be harmonious. CIDB’s concept-to-completion service allows us to design your interior spaces holistically, keeping your furnishings in tune with the architecture—and your lifestyle. We consider the aesthetic, scale, function and placement of furniture and accessories from the earliest stages of design. This way, your must-keep pieces perfectly complement our fresh finds in a comfortable, cohesive way.
Our turnkey design solutions include incorporating carefully curated fine art pieces into our clients’ homes to create a coordinated, truly bespoke living environment. CI Design + Build has partnered with Dallas-based Samuel Lynne Galleries to bring a satellite gallery into our Chicago showroom, and introduced cutting-edge digital fine art into our repertoire with Apollo displays. Apollo allows clients to digitally rotate their art offerings with ease through a proprietary app, creating a gallery in their own home.
Discerning clients in the luxury market expect top-tier homes but don’t always have the time to invest in shopping the market or hiring the architect, designers and contractors to renovate. CI’s innovative partnerships with developers and brokers produce move-in-ready homes with distinguished design. We offer a full range of services to developers and brokers looking to make their unsellable properties more desirable to prospective buyers, including space planning, construction estimation, finish selections and furnishing plans.