Deerfield Animal Care Center is designed to be the premier pet care center of the North Suburbs serving the surrounding community by providing 24/7/365 care of pets in an aesthetically pleasing environment using sustainable materials designed to promote health. The new facility is designed for visitor and pet comfort and good health. The facility will […]
Our client desired to repurpose a loft area formerly used as a toy room for young children. The kids have grown up and needs have changed prompting the client to update their home. We incorporated invisible speakers in the ceiling and worked with an A/V company to select and position a large screen TV for […]
The previous deck was aging wood with a wood railing that blocked the view. By selecting maintenance free Trex decking with contrasting colors and lighting details and a clear glass railing, the deck feels more spacious and the pool is now an integral part of the entertaining experience We designed an arbor over the seating […]
Our client desired to update their home, especially the kitchen and bathrooms to prepare it for sale. By adding a crown molding surround over the kitchen sink, we created a dramatic, stately kitchen that increased the value of the home. By updating each bathroom with contemporary fixtures, tile and lighting, the home sold within 3 […]
The client rarely used the Living Room – only when they had visitors and was due for an update. The client wanted to keep the existing navy draperies and increase seating. During the visioning stage, we agreed on adding a fireplace with built-in bookshelves to create an East Coast Williamsburg style room that would complement […]
Our client desired to build out their third floor to have a get-away space and more fully utilize their attic. They reached out to us on a neighbor’s recommendation. We developed a concept vision with an open, durable, airy, casual feel; full of storage and complete with a secret passage and door! The open area […]
Our client desired to update their home and better utilize the space for relaxing and entertaining. We completely transformed the living space by designing a tall fireplace backdrop in charcoal grey and re-cladding the stone with granite complement the space. We had the existing large dark wood-framed brick fireplace that was overwhelming in the space […]
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Our client desired to update their home with current amenities and incorporate accessibility features throughout. We selected Alder cabinets, quartz counter tops and glass tile to create a space that is inviting and beautiful as well as fully accessible. We re-designed the kitchen and two bathrooms to be fully accessible We designed accessible under cooktop […]
The client wanted a more open space with larger vanities that look like furniture. By removing one wall, converting the tub area to a make-up counter and adjusting the entrance location, our design dramatically expanded the master bathroom, creating a spa like getaway for the client. By removing one wall, converting the tub area to […]
Winner 2019 ASID Design Excellence Award- Ceiling Design The client wished to update their master bedroom, which hadn’t been done since the 1980’s. We dramatically transformed the space by using reclaimed barn board in a white washed finish in a carefully orchestrated pattern on the ceiling. The ceiling creates a stunning overhead accent that draws […]
(American Society of interior Designers, Illinois). On Thursday, Sept. 13, the American Society of Interior Designers – Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL), held its 15TH annual Design Excellence Awards and Celebration of Design Gala. The 2018 Design Excellence Award winners were announced during the celebration at Marshall’s Landing in the historic Merchandise Mart. Joan Kaufman, FASID as […]
This project transformed a 1970’s master suite with a small 3’ x 3’ shower, a large 6’ whirlpool tub that was rarely used, into a contemporary, spa-like oasis. Backlit mirrors with invisible TV’s allow for flexibility and connectivity. Glass adds to the open, airy feel. A two-person shower with rain heads, body sprays and handhelds, […]
The design concept was to create a more open, sunny home, increase living space, update the kitchen and first floor. To accomplish this goal, the and kitchen was transformed by adding structural support to facilitate widening the opening to the family room from 8′ to 23′ and remodeling the kitchen. The kitchen incorporates state of the art stem […]
This project involved remodeling the entire first floor of the home. New wood floors were put in the living room, dining room, foyer area, and kitchen. These rooms were updated with new lighting, crown molding and fresh paint colors. The kitchen was completely transformed from a 1971 kitchen into a modern kitchen with new cabinets a commercial cooktop, […]
Naperville Interior Designer Joan Kaufman receives 2016 Designer of Distinction Award. The Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently announced Joan Kaufman as the recipient of its 2016 Designer of Distinction Award. Every year, ASID honors those who advance the interior design profession and, in the process, demonstrate and celebrate the […]
Showroom, Reception and Offices Mazda Dealership, Naperville, IL For this project, we created a dramatic, yet comfortable space to promote corporate identity while catering to the needs of patrons. We worked with a car dealership to design and build a more functional and welcoming waiting area. This encompassed updating the reception seating area, adding a casual […]
Lobby, Reception, Lab and Exam Rooms Springbrook Animal Care Center, Naperville, IL Springbrook Animal Care Center is the premier pet care center of the Western Suburbs. The facility is a state-of-the art amenity center for pets and their owners. It serves the surrounding community and provides 24/7/365 care of pets in an aesthetically stunning environment constructed […]
Join Joan Kaufman and other industry experts in a panel discussion about the real world challenges of green home design! The panel is hosted by ASID-IL and USCBG Illinois on Thursday, August 3, at @ExquisiteSurfaces in the Merchandise Mart. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-not-easy-being-green-join-asid-il-usgbc-il-for-a-conversation-about-the-real-world-challenges-tickets-35578371868
The space was updated to be elegant and timeless. The fireplace was re-clad and a new mantle designed to update the space. Custom bedding and drapes complete the ensemble.
Interior Planning & Design, Inc. has been awarded the 2015 ASID Design Excellence Award. Ryan Hill Realty Ribbon cutting: You can see a little of the space with the led colored lighting and soffits in the background… Ceremony honors interior designers
We created casual elegance for this longtime client and helped them transition from a previous home we designed for them to a senior living community. The client wanted to keep their existing furnishings and heirloom rugs, and have them re-arranged and re-tooled for the new space. We selected the pieces to keep, and embellished those […]
This project involved remodeling the entire first floor of the home. New wood floors were put in the living room, dining room, foyer area, and kitchen. These rooms were also painted. The powder room was completely gutted and remodeled. The shower was updated, patterned tile was installed, bronze fixtures and accents were added along with a vanity cabinet. […]
The client sold their large home and moved to a retirement community. For the remodeling, they desired a comfortable relaxing but durable atmosphere with 2 dogs and visiting grandchildren. The first challenge was the soft wood flooring which showed the scratches from the dogs. After researching new flooring, a high durable lament wide individual plank […]
The client wanted to take a dated master bedroom and remodel it to have a peaceful, relaxing, end-of-day “get away” bedroom that provides bright light during the day and dark blackout for sleeping. The client couple have differing tastes. The wife desired a sophisticated soft Moroccan pattern, while the husband preferred clean lines with […]
The client loves the look and feel of a Moroccan style and wanted that flair to be incorporated into their home. This project gave us the opportunity to custom design many items. The project encompassed remodeling the family room and powder room, bringing in Moroccan details and elements. We added crown molding that features two layers, one of […]
The design concept was re-capture wasted space in an oversized family room by expanding the kitchen area to create an open, sunny family center. To accomplish this goal, the and kitchen was transformed moving the patio door and step to facilitate expanding the kitchen island. We updated the entire kitchen and first floor adding new […]
Reception, Atrium & Conference Remodel Distribution Enterprises, Glenview, IL Some unique features of the 112,000 sq. ft. facility (35,305 Sq. ft. office space) include a 2-story atrium reception area with a 17′ high curved glass block wall backlit with colored neon lighting. The neon lighting provides a spectacular backdrop to the entry of the facility. The […]
Reception and Meeting Room Chicago Wolves Headquarters, Glenview, IL Located in Glenview, Illinois, The Chicago Wolves headquarters office houses the marketing, ticket sales, sound booth, recording studio, and full administrative staff. The Chicago Wolves Professional Hockey Team practice facility is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and was also designed by Interior Planning & Design, Inc. […]
Yoga Studio, Meeting Room & Retail Area Journey to Wholeness, Oak Lawn, IL The goal was to create a soothing, harmonious, and peaceful space that promotes healing. The client rented commercial space on a very busy, four- lane, retail- centric street. We started with a single, open, dated space, tight budget, and the ability to only […]
“The 2015 ASID Fellows are recognized for their significant contributions toward improving the built environment and its effect on the human experience,” said Sonya Dufner, FASID, chair of the ASID Council of Fellows and principal and director of workplace strategy at Gensler. Joan Kaufman, ASID Principal of Interior Planning & Design, Inc., Kaufman is a […]
We are pleased to announce that Interior Planning Design, Inc. has won the 2015 ASID Design Award in the category of Contract Project by a Small Firm for the innovative design of the Springbrook Animal Care Center in Naperville, IL. To see this complete project click here!
Joan Kaufman joins team ASID IL for the Little Friends Step up for Autism Walk Little Friends hosted its seventh annual Step Up for Autism walk on Saturday, October 24 2015 along the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville.
Cat Friendly Area Naperville Animal Hospital, Naperville, IL For this project, the goal was to create a “Cat friendly” area. An energetic yet peaceful space was created for the cats with a theme of nature with natural spring green colors. This area is within a private entrance exclusive to cats within the animal hospital. In order […]
Cat Friendly Area Springbrook Animal Care Center, Naperville, IL For this project, our goal was to create a cat-friendly area. This area is adjacent to the seating area in the animal hospital, but the two rooms are kept separated. In order to be cat-friendly certified, a space must have a separate entrance for the cats, must […]
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The American Society of Interior Designers bestowed the National Presidential Citation Award to Joan Kaufman, ASID for Outstanding Vision, Dedication, and Commitment to Excellence as a Director of the ASID National Board. Kaufman, the past President of the Illinois Chapter of ASID, currently serves as the chair for the Illinois Interior Licensing Board.
Joan Kaufman was selected by WGN Radio to be featured in their “Ask the Experts” segment of the Bill Moller show. Bill asked Joan to explain Feng Shui and also share her knowledge of green products with the audience. Listen here.
After months of online polling, Interior Planning & Design, Inc.has been selected the winner of the 2014 Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Interior Designer. Thank you to our loyal supporters! View announcement here.
Joan Kaufman designed the interior of Springbrook Animal Care Center in Naperville with the emphasis on eco-friendly products and materials. The walls are painted in soothing bands of color earth tones and the flooring is designed to resist scratching from dog paws and accidents. Joan Kaufman is a Naperville-based LEED certified interior designer and space […]
The project stood out among the entries not only for the aesthetically pleasing interplay of the architectural lighting and ceiling elements as well as the creation of individual spaces within the setting, but also the color palette, materials selection, and grid patterns in the rugs and bookcases. The space incorporates a variety of lighting sources, […]
Interior designer Joan Kaufman, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, was honored by the organization with the Chapter Medalist award. Kaufman served on the society’s national board of directors for 2012-13 and is chairwoman of the Illinois State Board of Interior Design. The ASID Chapter Medalist Award is the highest award bestowed […]
Feng Shui consultant and Interior Designer Joan Kaufman, of Naperville, IL firm Interior Planning and Design, Inc. and Chicago Feng Shui, Ltd., continues the tradition of creating a holiday display to benefit the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet. The designer has participated in the event since its inception by creating trees and wreaths to benefit […]
Interior Planning & Design Inc. designed the open space with ample natural lighting and sustainable materials. The Springbrook Animal Care Center in south Naperville is intended to soothe both pets and owners, while offering an environmentally friendly working space for staff and doctors. Read full announcement here.