Mary Lou Kalmus, Principal
ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Professional Member
Mary Lou Kalmus has over 20 years experience as a professional, licensed ASID interior designer.
innovative design and willingness to listen has resulted in repeat business among her
Based in the Hinsdale and greater Chicago area, she
recently obtained her
license to practice in the state of Florida and has established a presence in the Naples area.
Dedication to excellence is apparent in her
nationally recognized award winning designs (see In the News).
has shared her
expertise as a speaker throughout the Chicago area and has been featured in a variety of publications including This Old House
, Chicago Magazine
, Distinctive Kitchen Solutions
, I-4 Design
, Window Fashions Magazine
, the Chicago Tribune
, Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Business, Chicago Home Book, and Builder's Profile Magazine.
is one of a select group of Chicago area designers chosen by Chicago's Merchandise Mart to be included in their "Designer Portfolios" and assists visitors as a "Designer On Call".
professional dedication is apparent in her
involvement with the American Society of Interior Designers
As recipient of repeated Outstanding Service and Presidential Citation Awards, she has served as a Board member and Officer for the Illinois chapter and as co-chair of the ASID Program Committee for Professional Development.
is one of the founding developers of Design Summit, an annual conference for design professionals and industry related trades.
Mary Lou currently serves as a juror for the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) examination.
As ASID chairperson of the Community Service Committee, she saw transitional housing for homeless women become a reality at Deborah's Place and the Rebecca Johnson Apartments.
continues to lend her
expertise to organizations such as Southwest Women Working Together
and Chicago Children's Advocacy Center