We decided to seek advice from an interior decorator before repainting the interior of our home.  We were not looking for an extensive remodeling, but simply a short consultation to get ideas for colors and how to use our existing furniture and accessories to better advantage.   We were completely satisfied with every aspect of the service, including scheduling.   Mary was very pleasant and easy to work with, and provided exactly what we were looking for from a short design consultation.   We would not hesitate to use Mary's services again, or recommend her to others. Amy, Schaumburg


Mary, from In-and-Out Design, provided decorating services to us during our kitchen/house remodel. She also provided us with the names of contractors to complete the project. She went with us to various vendors to help us make color selections, and also did some leg-work on her own to bring us different options. Mary was very helpful during the process of remodeling our kitchen and changing the color scheme in the house. The number of decisions one has to make during such a remodel is overwhelming, and Mary was very helpful in providing advice and helping us narrow down our choices. She was alert to our tastes, and helped us greatly. She was also very flexible about accommodating to our schedule in terms of meeting at the house or at vendors. I would highly recommend Mary to anyone considering using a decorator. Karen, Arlington Heights


In and Out Design helped my husband and I redesign our kitchen and family room area.  The engagement included both the redesign of the kitchen island, the refacing of the cabinets and all of the hardware, selection of backsplash material, redesign of the family room mantel and the design and selection of furniture and furnishing for both rooms. I'm not very good at design as I'm a numbers person....  Mary was able to take what I wanted and translate it into design.  She provided a lot of ideas and alternatives for me to choose from to arrive at a pretty cohesive and comfortable space.  Our kitchen turned out better than we expected and we are very happy with how it looks.  We're still finishing up the work in the family room but we are happy with the work that Mary has done with furnishings.  She helped us narrow down a sofa that would work well for our very odd family room space, incorporated my favorite art work into the design of the room and selected tables that fit our unique style. Sherrie, Vernon Hills


Created a comprehensive landscape design plan for a flat fee, including drawings and photos of our home as well as photos of all the plants she recommended. Then personally selected all the plantings and coordinated with her landscape contractor to have the work done, overseeing the entire project.  Everything went great!  Her contractors were professional, fast, and thorough, taking away all our old shrubs and plantings, retilling the soil, and planting all the new materials complete with compost and mulch in just one day! Mary was on site the whole time overseeing the work and making sure that we were involved in any decisions that needed to be made. Mary is professional, easy to work with, and has great design ideas. I'd highly recommend her for any landscape design project!  Jennifer, Glenview

“This was an amazing experience from beginning to end. Mary listened to all my needs and implemented them seamlessly into our new landscape design. She has an amazing talent and knowledge base when it comes to plants and design. She was very good with communication and email response time. She never made me feel rushed, and was very willing to make changes as needed. The day of the installation went perfectly. Mary handled everything and had a very professional crew of landscapers. Mary always showed up when we had appointments and was punctual. She gave me a time and cost estimate, and stuck to it. Mary and her crew turned my empty, weed filled, muddy landscaping into a beautiful oasis of flowers, trees and ornamental grasses. The investment I made with Mary in our landscaping will surely increase the value of our home in years to come.” Katie, Hawthorne Woods


“Mary helped us decorate our family room from scratch. She helped us select paint color, designed the room layout, helped with furniture selection and finally with all the accessories. She listened, took her time to choose the right pieces for the room that fit our personal style. Mary is a positive person which makes her easy to work with. She is always punctual. We will definitely use Mary again!” Ruth, Lake Zurich


“What a difference a day made! In & Out Design beautifully transformed our front entry way and terrace in one day. After meeting with Mary for a consultation, I immediately knew she was the perfect manager for our job. She was always kind, professional, and punctual and her suggestions were honest and reasonable. She worked hard to meet our needs while considering our budget and lifestyle. We won't hesitate to call her again!” Sari, Lake Barrington


I hired this firm to design the remodel of my home and to act as the general contractor. They were well worth the money! The design, color scheme, design elements look great and I am pleased with the result. They recommended contractors, oversaw the work, were available for deliveries, handled any issues that arose and addressed them efficiently, shopped for all of the materials, even arranged for a cleaning lady when the projects were all done. I would hire them again! Sarah, Arlington Heights