Catherine Schager Designs was formed on the premise that the design of your home- your most important space- affects your quality of life.  Our goal is to create the home of your dreams by listening carefully to your desires, and transforming them into the place you want to be at the end of the day.  A place that welcomes, soothes, comforts and functions in a way that reflects what’s important to you.

We offer services designed to fit your needs- from consultations for color or furniture placement through large remodeling projects and new home construction. Our clients are those who want a beautiful result without the worry of how to accomplish it. Our knowledge of design and expertise in adhering to a budget allows our clients to enjoy the process of creativity.  Allow us to assist you in creating the home you’ve only dreamt of.

For more than twenty years, Catherine Schager has created some of the most beautiful homes from the North Shore to Indiana and Wisconsin.  As a showroom manager for Orren Pickell Designers and Builders, and manager and designer at Walter E. Smithe, Catherine has crafted beautifully designed homes and offices for CEO’s, major sports players, and renowned universities.

She considers her major accomplishments the relationships formed with her many clients who have returned time and again through different stages of life.  “I feel that great design is a collaborative process and the client’s needs and desires are what form it.  They entrust me with their dreams, and I bring the alchemy to turn those dreams into a home that brings them comfort, functionality and joy, and reflects who they are.” She also believes that being able to listen carefully and empathically to those dreams allows her to create fabulous design while keeping to a budget.

Catherine is a graduate of Harrington College of Design, has been certified as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer through the National Kitchen and Bath Association, is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and constantly adds to her knowledge of the practice of interior design through seminars and lectures.

Catherine resides in Northbrook with her husband and enjoys cooking, entertaining and gardening.

You may reach Catherine at (847) 361-4358 or c.schager @comcast.net


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  1. Marion Lucero says:

    I can tell from your series of projects posted here that you really know how to connect to the clients dreams and wishes for their homes. I work with clients to Organize and Feng Shui their homes and it’s key to create the kind of home that makes them feel comfortable and safe and enjoy coming home to spend time there. It’s great to hear of an Interior Designer who takes that kind of approach– instead of bringing in their own style and tates to the project. Keep up the great work!!

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