Lakeside Interiors, Inc.   1129 McDaniel Avenue   Evanston, IL 60202   847-512-5045   info@lakesideinteriors.com

"Fern Allison, Lakeside Interiors is an absolute joy to work with! We first contacted her in 2007, at which time we redecorated our living room/dining room and bedrooms. We were so pleased with her professionalism and creativity that we readily contacted her again this year on kitchen and bathroom updates.

On both projects I have been impressed with how Fern is able to incorporate our wishes and needs, while opening options for us to consider. It may be a unique wall mural, contemporary fabrics to update our traditional furnishings, beautiful light fixtures, to finishing touches such as high quality accent pillows or picture arrangement.

Fern respects budgets and deadlines, and is consistently positive and enthusiastic in her efforts. I highly recommend her!"    Donna K.

"Well my home is simply stunning! The chaise is gorgeous, I hung my chandelier last week and my bedroom is now certainly "the princess room". I can't even tell you how much I love the sconces and oh, the zebra chairs. I know I will love them for the rest of my life!! Thank you so much Fern for all your help and good taste. I consider it my very good fortune to have wandered into your store a few years back and met someone who seemed to either know or have my same taste!" Kelly G. 

 Just a few of the rave reviews we have received from our clients

"Thanks so much for all of your design work for the store. I really think it looks great and I truly appreciate all of your great ideas! I especially like the glass panels by the windows....good-bye peacocks! What a difference!

I truly love the carpeting now. Sometimes it takes me awhile to appreciate true beauty...but I usually come around!" Terri V.


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"I have to first and foremost compliment you on the beautiful job you did at Diane's condo. It's beautiful and she is so happy! thanks and kudos for your exquisite touch and professionalism" Ruth A.

"Fern is a fabulous decorator who understands your needs and tastes and makes them better! Her help was so appreciated when we built a major addition on our home, and she helped with everything from paint colors to light fixtures to window coverings. I would recommend her highly."     Liz L.


"While I still have any number of finishing touches to accomplish, I can't tell you how pleased I am with the over-all appearance of my condo. You are responsible for getting me out of my conservative ways and introducing me to the joys of color and the combination of colorful patterns. Though I admit I relish the compliments from my friends, it is I who love it the most. The moral of the story is - when you need to have something done well, hire a true professional, electrician or home decorator. Many, many thanks." Ginny L.

"I have been working with Fern since July on numerous projects in our home. We added a new family room to our first floor and created kids' bedrooms on our third floor. I showed Fern a few pictures from Houzz and she found fabric samples and colors that were perfect. Her follow-through and professionalisn are admirable. Fern also helped complete pillow and window panels for living room that were never finshed by a former decorator! I highly recommend Fern/Lakeside Interiors." Cathy G.

"Fern is simply great. She really listens to you, works within your budget, finds you solutions and partners. She's approachable and honest. And she'd do just about anything for a client. And in the event that something's not perfect, she makes it right. For example, she helped us get some custom cushions. The day they were delivered, she took the initiative to check in and make sure everything was perfect. A few of the cushions were sized a bit awkwardly (not her fault or doing), but I told her I'd be happy to live with them a bit. She insisted on coming over to check the cushions personally, took them back to the fabricator that day and got us new, perfect cushions in less that four days. Amazing. And honestly, it was a minor detail I'd never have even bothered about. That's what you want in a design partner. We'll be working with her again for sure!"   Laura J.

"Fern helped me with the conversion of a bedroom to a home office. Small project and most of the consultation was on window treatment and lighting. Fern is very easy to work with, her taste is impeccable and her sense of budget is also excellent. I am so comfortable and productive in my home office."  Nancy R.