“Cheryl is a joy to work with and her ideas, talent and work style are top notch. The bottom line is that the end product is spectacular. We contracted with her to work with our home remodeling company to update and design an 800 square foot greatroom. She was instrumental in every step of the process, including through custom cabinetry design, custom furniture selection and purchase and even purchase and location of pictures and sound system. We met with Cheryl on a regular basis at the house to go through options and ideas. We already have recommended her to family and friends for larger and smaller projects and she will be on the team for our next one.”
Jill and Bill Factor, Northbrook
“Collaborate Design has done several projects for me throughout the past few months. I have been very pleased with every individual on the design team. The creativity of the designers and the efficiency of the work flow make them an absolute pleasure to work with. The designers incorporated my tastes as well as introduced me to an array of new concepts which added beauty and decadence to my home. I highly recommend Collaborate Designs for any change one wishes to make to the interior of their home.”
“Collaborate Design is a uniquely wonderful Interior Design organization. “Our” designer, Linda Eisenberg, has a terrific sense of style, and a great eye for color and detail. She is a good listener and does not impose her style on us, but instead understands what we want and then uses her considerable talent to translate that into something beautiful. Linda has created rooms for us that are warm and livable, and in each case, just what we wanted.
“Process” is important when you are dealing with people who are creating your home environment, and Collaborate Design’s collaborative process works well. Linda will occasionally ask for input from her design colleagues, and no one seems to have a sense of ego about it. Everyone is trying to help the client. And finally, while it can get frustrating waiting for furniture that takes weeks to arrive, the “business side” of this company works very well.”
Nadine Muchin Prosperi, Northbrook, Illinois
“It has always been my dream to be able to have an interior designer really “decorate” my home. Cheryl Kling and Collaborate Designs have made my dream come true. My new home is beautiful. Cheryl guided me through the design process. The palette selection was so much fun. And the fabrics Oh My God, people walk into my house and can’t believe the fabrics! The drapery, the bedspreads, the pillows, the upholstery on the furniture, one more beautiful than the other. I have 20 foot ceilings and numerous windows in my family room. Cheryl (and her team) custom designed a wall unit around my 7 foot flat screen TV and then complimented the windows with gorgeous draperies that are floor to ceiling. And then there is my fireplace, Cheryl designed a marble fireplace that is absolutely fabulous. My master bedroom is my sanctuary, my friends say it is nicer than any 5 star luxury hotel rooms they have ever seen. I could go on and on, room by room. Cheryl is awesome, and her partners and colleagues have the same sense of style as well as professionalism. I recommend Collaborate Designs to anyone who is looking for a great design team to work on their new home.”
Shelly Paolercio, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
“I began redecorating my home for the first time in over 16 years! Linda was a stranger to me and yet she took the time to LISTEN to the “mood” and “feelings”, I wanted to be represented when you entered my home. She carefully listened and observed what things in my home were important to me, and made that the starting point. She had wonderful ideas and creativity and included me in all decisions. Linda added a wonderful designer flare while still keeping my home my OWN. I’ve seen other work she’s done which is wonderful, but not necessarily my taste. This showed me that she designs for her clients and THEIR tastes, all the while using her expertise and outstanding style. Linda made me feel that she cared about me as a person, not just a client.”
“I recently expanded and remodeled my dental office. I hired the contractor and I oversaw the entire operation, which was a big mistake. I was very displeased with the contractors and their sub-contractors. When it came to the interior designing part, my wife and I attempted to make all the decisions. The only thing we decided was that our tastes were actually more at extremes than we had ever imagined. We also decided that if we continued to attempt to make these decorating decisions on our own, we would be hiring divorce attorneys. I then made one of the best decisions I ever made. I asked Linda Eisenberg for an opinion. She ended up overseeing the operation and bringing in different subcontractors and directed my wife and I toward decorating decisions that appealed to both of us. At one time I did not think that was possible, I can’t thank Linda enough for her help and the headaches she prevented. I strongly recommend discussing any decorating needs with Linda or having her settle disputes between spouses!”
Keith Mellovitz D.D.S.
“My husband and I have used Cheryl Kling of Collaborate Designs for two of our homes. She is fantastic. She helped us figure out the styles and colors that worked best with our lifestyle without imposing her tastes on us. Her designs and furniture selections were so on target that when we moved we picked a house that just happened to ‘go perfectly’ with our furniture and colors. We didn’t do this on purpose, it just happened. This speaks volumes to Cheryl’s ability to work with our tastes and to make a house truly a home. Cheryl’s work on our first place was so stunning that we were able to sell our home at a nice premium and without a realtor because it showed so well. Not only is Cheryl fabulous but the staff at Collaborate Design Studio is great as well. If there were any questions the staff at Collaborate Design was helpful and cordial. I highly recommend Cheryl and Collaborate Design Studio.”
Debra O’Shea, Vice President Corporate Planning, Focal Communications
“Collaborate Design Studio creates the interiors for our spec homes, and their work truly enhances the overall appeal of our homes. We get wonderful comments from clients who have seen several houses and say the interiors of our homes are truly beautiful. In fact, many of our clients hire Collaborate Design Studio after they close a sale. Their designers have great ideas and are accommodating and easy to work with. They get the details right, such as making sure color schemes are coordinated properly and fit with the exterior of the house. Collaborate Design Studio would be a valuable asset for any home builder. They are critical to the success of our business because their designs play a major role in helping us sell homes.”
Helen Logarakis, Premier Custom Homes, Ltd., Northbrook, Illinois