interior designers in chicagoCDS consists of Designers with an array of backgrounds and expertise.


Linda Eisenberg, ASID, IIDA

Linda Eisenberg has over 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial interior design. Furthermore she is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) and a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). In October of 2005, Linda won two Design in Excellence Awards from the Illinois Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Design). One award was for a Singular Residential Space and the other award for a Residential Space over 3,000 square feet.

After graduating with a degree in Interior Design from the Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada, Linda was a junior designer for Paul Saunders Interior Design. Linda then worked as a senior designer for the Canadian Federal Government, where she was responsible for redesigning office spaces and facilitating large relocations for organizations with many government office buildings, including executive offices and the Ottawa International Airport.

In more recent years, after relocating to the Chicago area, Linda has become a prominent residential designer. She has completed many projects in private residences on Chicago’s North Shore. Her interiors vary from single rooms to entire homes, encompassing all aspects of design from floor plans to furniture, fabrics, and finish selections through final installation. She works with builders on their spec homes; finalizing every element for the finished product, from adjusting the architectural drawings through selecting cabinetry, flooring, light fixtures, tile and paint. In addition, Linda has taught adult interest classes in Interior Decorating. Most recently provided pro bono interior design work for the Hadassah office in Highland Park, IL.

Linda believes that the space belongs to the client and should reflect their lifestyle and personal preferences. She prides herself on her ability to provide her clients with as little or as much direction as they desire. She finds it fascinating to begin new interior design projects and watch them develop into new and exciting spaces. Linda makes it her business to stay current and attend furniture markets. Her expertise, professionalism and personality makes clients comfortable and confident.

Affiliations & Organizations
ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
Contributor, Emily Dorfman Foundation
IIDA (International Interior Design Association)

Cheryl Kling, ASID

An award winning and published designer, Cheryl Kling has over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial interior design. In October of 2004, Cheryl won the Illinois Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Design), Design Excellence Award for Singular Residential Space. Also, in 2005, she won the Illinois Chapter of ASID Award for a Residence over 3000 square feet. Cheryl’s diverse design expertise includes retail, healthcare, hospitality, daycare, commercial and residential design.

As Director of Design for Sterling Inc, the $2 billion parent company of Kay Jewelers, Cheryl created all store interior concepts, as well as the design for 300,000 square foot corporate facility. She was recognized for her innovative designs and received many awards for her work. Cheryl transitioned into residential interiors by consulting with Sterling’s executives on their homes. Cheryl is an Allied Member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designer).

As a residential interior designer, Cheryl embraces creativity, exploration and growth for each client. She designs interiors that result in a unique home, reflecting the client’s personal style and taste. Drawing upon her years of experience, Cheryl is able to create interiors that are visually exciting and comfortable. With emphasis on detail, Cheryl is able to build her client’s trust and successfully combine design and innovation while balancing creativity and practicality.

Cheryl’s expertise allows her to influence all phases of design projects from conceptual plans and interior architecture, to finished concepts and interior decor. She is open minded to different design solutions, and is ready to transform her client’s visions into reality.

Cheryl’s eye for color enables her to provide an array of exciting combinations in furniture, fabrics and other materials for all of her clients’ contemporary, traditional and transitional interiors. Cheryl seeks original interior design options which lead to creative solutions for her clients. Her dynamic personality and communication skills, along with her collaborative approach to design. This allows her to form long-term relationships with her clients.

Affiliations & Organizations
ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
Contributor, Jeweler’s Charity Fund

Kim Pesavento, Allied ASID, IIDA

Kim is an Allied member of the ASID (American Society of Interior Design), and a member of IIDA (International Interior Design Association). Kim comes to Collaborate Design Studio with a passion for Interior Design and a belief that one of the most important aspects of design process is building relationships with her clients. It is through these relationships that she can interpret a client’s needs and wishes.

And as a result of the trust established, Kim creates a space that is not only beautifully designed, but also a reflection of the client’s personal style.

Although most of her work has been in the field of residential interiors, Kim has worked closely with architects and builders on a number of commercial projects, including most recently, veterinary clinics, medical offices and jewelry stores.

Kim’s diverse background also includes her career as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, with a focus on the developmental needs for children. This love for children has enabled her to design interior spaces from infants to teens that will meet their ever-changing needs and desires. Most recently, Kim was instrumental in creating a fantasy bedroom suite for a chronically ill 15 year old girl.

Prior to obtaining a degree in Interior Design, Kim worked for a number of years as a buyer for a small gift and home furnishings shop. She has traveled to furniture shows from coast to coast, which enabled her to understand and appreciate the different design styles that can be found in many parts of the country.

From the design concepts through completion, Kim employs interior design solutions that are livable and inviting, whether the client’s style is traditional, contemporary, or transitional. As a designer, Kim is able to exercise her creativity and enjoy the challenges in this ever changing field.

Affiliations & Organizations
ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
IIDA (International Interior Design Association)
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