Testimonials

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We have used France a few different times for window treatments, room accessories, and paint plans. We loved the window treatments that she designed for us, and appreciated her finding great looking fabrics at a price point that fit our budget. Her paint plans have also been excellent in helping us get a scheme that flows nicely and suits our taste.

Sarah Holcomb

Project Budget: $1,000 - $9,999

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France has been a great resource for my living-room and dining room project. She was respectful of my budget, was very prompt with fabric choices, pricing information and researching options. She changed options as my ideas changed for the rooms and understands that I could not complete all of the changes at once. France has a great eye for color and was patient when I was hesitant with her recommendations. Of course everything looks great as the project is coming together! France has great energy and is very passionate about design!

pch1719

Project Budget: $10,000 - $49,999

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We have been working with France since we bought our house in 2009. We initially wanted a designer to consult on paint colors and were so pleased with France and her work that we’ve engaged her services repeatedly over the past 5 years – for everything from furniture selection and window treatments to the design of custom office built-ins to the remodeling of our basement. Each and every time not only are we thrilled with the final product, but we truly enjoy the process along the way. France really listens and works with her clients’ individual tastes and budgets. She brings her own impeccable taste and unique vision to a project but is also a wonderful sounding board when we’ve been looking for feedback on our own ideas. She also has contacts to terrific vendors and service providers. We have recommended France to several friends, family, and colleagues and they have all been equally pleased. We love our home and are so grateful to France for helping us make it such a beautiful place to live!

mariala78

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Renaissance Interior Designer of Chicago – headed by France Lefebvre – has provided outstanding interior design advice to my husband and I. France has worked with us on four homes in Chicago, Ontario and Sedona, Arizona. Her projects have included stunning wall unit designs in two of our homes and all furnishings, flooring and wall paint/paper for homes in Arizona. France has a very keen eye, sense of proportion and style, and fabulous use of texture and layering to make any room interesting and inviting. Most importantly, she first understands the design style of the owners and is very good at working with you to find the best solutions. Execution of orders is excellent and work is done on a timely basis. A great testament to our work with France is that we love living in our homes and our guests love to visit.

mcgillivray55

Project Budget: more than $100,000

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France, owner of Renaissance Interiors, worked with us to update our house in preparation for listing the house for sale. We painted the Master Bedroom and Bath, added new window treatments, linens, throw pillows and pictures We added new pillows and accessories in the family room. She was respectful of our budget and met all deadlines. Her personality is very outgoing and she is sure of her decisions. We worked well together and it was obvious her workers respected her. She had many resources and did not depend on the Merchandise Mart for product. Prior to France helping update the house, she worked with us in 2006 and 2007 helping us choose paint colors, add accessories, window treatments and linens for several rooms in the house.

mwebber225

Project Budget: $1,000 - $9,999

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I have worked with France at Renaissance Interior Design of Chicago on several projects, but last year we tackled a complete renovation (down to the studs) of my kitchen. France was both the designer and manager of the project, and I cannot be more complimentary of her work. She was on top of the process from start to finish ensuring that it moved as quickly as possible and within budget. I was na├»ve about the process and had no idea how to plan and live without a kitchen. France estimated how many boxes I would need to pack all my cabinets and even accompanied me to the self-storage center to show me what I needed to buy. She also ensured that the appliances I needed were disconnected for the shortest time possible. Once we got started, all of the workers she brought into the project were excellent craftsmen, while being courteous and clean. France’s designs were outstanding, and she made the kitchen both more functional and attractive while overcoming several obstacles. I constantly receive compliments on the renovation, and I know it is due to France’s excellent design and project management skills as well as her attention to detail.

mhinchman

Project Budget: $50,000 - $100,000

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Loved France’s ideas and creativity. She was able to work within our budget and pick fabrics and furniture that fit exactly the measurements to the room. Very pleasant and easy to work with and really made a great change in our living space and beauty of the rooms.

susan0520

Project Budget: $1,000 - $9,999

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France has excellent taste and guides you to what your decor needs while respecting your own tastes. She offered us a few choices in redecorating an existing room and we are very happy with the results.

popogirl

Project Budget: $1,000 - $9,999

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I worked with France for over a year to completely redecorate my living room, dining room, foyer, powder room, master bath, guest bath, master bedroom and guest bedroom. France is not only extremely creative, she was able to quickly intuit my tastes and preferences. She is also an expert at a multitude of design elements (from fabrics, to hardware, to paint and on and on). I was especially impressed by her forethought as to how to incorporate new elements that I never would have thought of, with respect to lighting, use of space, and color. She is extremely diligent in following up with contractors and suppliers and I never had to do any of the legwork myself.

joosborn

Project Budget: $100,000