Paula Winter Design — Interior Environments


Press & Testimonials

Voyage Chicago
July 2017

Paula Winter is interviewed by the VoyageChicago. Read Article

Glencoe Anchor
February 2015

Paula Winter is interviewed by the Glencoe Anchor. View Image

Chicago Sun-Times
October 2014

Designer Paula Winter brings family together in a Highland Park space. Read Article

Make It Better
March 2014

Paula Winter gives her thoughts on living room style in the March issue of Make it Better. View Image

Make It Better
October 2013

Paula Winter was selected and interviewed for an article about residential interiors in the October issue of Make it Better. View Cover | Read Article

Chicago Home & Garden
October 2011

Paula Winter and local professional designers panel the American Society of Interior Designers event. Read More

Make It Better
October 2011

Make It nominates Paula Winter as a Chicago-area Local Treasure

Chicago Tribune
March 6, 2009

Maybe it’s the current economic situation, but more people are choosing to entertain at home these days. Whether it’s a great room that combines gaming areas with a wet bar or a home theater room, home entertainment spaces are increasing in popularity. Read More

North Shore Magazine
November 2008

A second home is like a personality makeover, a space where you can express a completely different side of yourself. We go inside one north shore family’s Chicago pied-a-terre, a sleek, contemporary condominium that allows them to go from suburban life to urban chic all in one 30-minute drive. Read More

Midwest Home Chicago
November 2007

Changing lifestyles also factor into the evolution of the powder room. Once their children have left the nest, homeowners often invite more friends and business associates into their homes. They want “wow” for the powder room, says Paula Winter. “We wanted to make her powder room formal but transitional, to give it a sense of connection to the to the other rooms”. Read More

Chicago Luxury Home And Condo
September 2006

“Thoughtful design inspired the soothing synergy of convenience and luxury in this ADA compliant master bathroom. A warm color palette and sophisticated, low maintenance materials were chosen to gracefully express a barrier-free environment. As a bonus, this type of form and function will benefit the lifestyles of our aging population.”
— Paula Winter comments on a universal environment

“Homeowners appreciate design that creates a layered effect, paying attention to details that invite you into a room and encourage you to stay...”
— Paula Winter on rooms created for family living

Chicago Tribune’s ‘Ask a Designer’
Winter 2004

Chicago Tribune Magazine interviewed Paula Winter in a question and answer format for professional expertise.

Working with Paula was great! She has an amazing feeling for color, and helped us make our home a very beautiful - and practical! - place to live."
– K.S.

"As a high-end furniture manufacturer selling exclusively to the Trade, I have had the pleasure of working with Paula Winter. She is an excellent designer demonstrating an exceptional creative talent, understanding of furniture history and constructions, and unwavering commitment to her client’s satisfaction. Paula and her firm exhibit high standards regarding product quality and customer service levels, and she has a nice personality which makes working with her easy and enjoyable."
– P.D.P.

"You are great to work with and your clients love you. Very special combination."
– T.S.

"If you want it done right by someone that really cares about the details, have Paula do it. Trust me, I’ve worked with lots of very good designers over the past 40 years, and it is her ability to stay focused on the details of a job that make it turn out the way that it does. That is what brings in repeat business and referrals."
– D.S.

"As a tradesperson who has been in the industry for over 13 years, I have worked with a lot of interior designers. What impresses me about Paula is her ability to connect with the client on many different levels. There seems to be an inherent level of trust that the client has for Paula and her abilities that I've rarely seen. Paula is a very capable designer with an incredible vision. She is a pleasure to work with and I think that if a client decides to hire her they will be very happy!"
– L.B.

"Love love love the paint colors. The laundry room looks great and the family room is terrific. Success all around. Thank you so much for your help!"
– J.G.

"Working with Paula was a complete joy. Her creativity, consummate professionalism and caring attention to the smallest of details made the entire experience a thrilling journey. Every artisan or craftsman she involved in the project was skilled and respectful. I would heartily endorse each and every one of them. The wonderful feeling of living each day in the environment she fashioned for us has truly made our new house 'our home'. We could not be more pleased. Paula is class, pure and simple."
– S.L.S

"We began working with Paula nearly 4 years ago to get some crucial design advice during the blueprint process for our new house. Since then, we have turned to Paula again and again to help turn our new home into a wonderful living space for our family. Paula's cheerful and hardworking approach has been invaluable to our many projects, both big and small. We have benefited from her sense of style, design of functional living space, and her contacts within the industry. Thank you, Paula!"
– P.I.

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