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Mary Lou Kalmus

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Interior Designer

Designing Edge Interior Design
Phone: (630) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.com
Designing Edge
109 Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills , Illinois 60514
United States

Company Description: Designing Edge Interior Design | Chicago and western suburban area full service residential and commercial interior design service aimed at nurturing our clients...   more

Employment History


  • BA degree
    Northwestern University
37 Total References
Web References
About Mary Lou - Designing Edge Interior Design [cached]
With a BA degree from Northwestern University, Mary Lou Kalmus entered the design field when a change in career direction led her to interior design classes (and an eventual degree) several years after graduation. After gaining experience working for local design firms prior to founding Designing Edge, she has enjoyed over 25 years as a professional licensed interior designer. Based in the Hinsdale and Burr Ridge area of greater Chicago, she is certified by NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and also licensed to practice in the state of Florida, establishing a presence in and around the Naples area. Featured in a variety of publications, Mary Lou's dedication to excellence is also apparent in her nationally recognized award winning projects (see Press).). Mary Lou is also a featured designer and "Designer On Call" with the Merchandise Mart Design Center in Chicago.
Suzanne Maviano Designed Interiors - Chicago Area Interior Designer Volunteer Community Service Projects [cached]
Susan Fredman, ASID - Design for Dignity of Heartland Alliance, Suzanne Maviano, Community Service Liaison ASID and Design Chair, Mary Dluzen, ASID - Design Co-Chair, Janet Debits, ASID - President of ASID 2002-2003, Mary Lou Kalmus, ASID - Team Designer, Shelley Hughley - Executive Director, Southwest Women Working Together, Beth Grushkin - Design Coordinator with Supporting the Spirit Foundation, Jody Gruel, ASID - Team designer, Mary Murtaugh, ASID - Team Designer, and Maren Nelson - Executive Director Supporting the Spirit Foundation
Top left: Volunteer ASID Design Team -- Installing carpet tiles in Main Conference Room - Mary Dluzen, ASID, Co-Chairman, Mary Lou Kalmus, ASID and Mary Murtaugh, ASID.
Bottom: Mary Lou Kalmus, ASID, Suzanne Maviano, ASID, Beth Grushkin laying carpet tiles.
Mary Lou Kalmus, ASID
Designing Edge Interior Design Project Team - Hinsdale & Chicago Illinois Area Full Service Interior Design Firm [cached]
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. Her innovative design and willingness to listen has resulted in repeat business among her loyal clients. 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).
Mary Lou 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, Decorate with Paint, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago Home Book, and Builder's Profile Magazine. She 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".
Her professional dedication is apparent in her involvement with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). 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. She 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. She continues to lend her expertise to organizations such as Southwest Women Working Together and Chicago Children's Advocacy Center.
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Mary Lou Kalmus, ASID of Designing Edge
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Mary Lou Kalmus, ASID of Designing Edge
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