When Sir Terence Conran says, “Intelligent design is exceedingly important… It has a huge effect on the quality of life.”, Donna Aylesworth agrees. And improving the quality of life for her clients has been her goal for many successful years

Donna began her design career in Oak Park, and then moved on to open her retail home furnishing store in Hinsdale. In 1999, she left the retail business to continue in design with her partner, Sophie Eldred. For ten years together, they honed their approach of creating comfortably refined interiors by balancing color, texture, and furnishings. In 2012, Sophie left the partnership to attend to the needs of her growing family, and Donna continues on her own.

As always, Donna brings her contemporary philosophy to each project, blending it with a love of classic interiors and furnishings. The result is an innovative mix of modern and traditional elements that have long been a part of her design.

Donna approaches design projects from a practical and methodical viewpoint, meeting the needs of each client by focusing on their lifestyle, the architecture of their spaces, and their budgetary guidelines. The goal is to develop a design plan that is achievable and realistic.

Personal attention is a hallmark of her approach, with a focus on making the design process collaborative and enjoyable. The final result is a signature color palette and a unique mix of furnishing that makes a space truly personal, livable, and stylish.