About Erica Lugbill


Erica Lugbill is the founder and creative director of Lugbill Designs. Her passion for design was cultivated through her education, a love of travel, fashion, and her years spent working as a lead designer at several high-end design firms. Recognizing a need in the market for a better, more bespoke residential design service, Erica and her husband, Justin, established Lugbill Designs in 2010.

Never one to shy away from projects that require a gut renovation or the coordination of construction, Erica is passionate about making clients homes work for them in a way that only true customization can achieve. Her relaxed and energetic approach lends itself to a fun and collaborative design process. This consistent and approachable communication makes working with Erica a distinctive experience and results in a space that truly embodies a client's personality and lifestyle.

Erica Lugbill


Erica thrives taking client ideas, tastes, and lifestyles, then designing spaces that reflect the individual(s). Her experience working with a variety of residential spaces, styles, and budgets in the Chicago area makes Erica and her team a versatile fit for any project. Good design is never put ahead of functionality and she designs with the belief that great comfort and attainable luxury is not only possible, but an essential part of elevating everyday life.

"My job as a designer is not to tell you what your space should be.
My job is to listen to you, give you confidence, and guide you through the design process until your vision is a reality."


About Lugbill Designs

Erica’s experience as a lead designer for two design/build firms after college left her wanting more. Her and her husband Justin, with his entrepreneurial background, knew they could provide better results for clients. Lugbill Designs was formed shortly after (2010) and has been providing clients a tailored, streamlined design/remodel experience ever since. 

Contributing factors to the firm’s success include exceptional talent, tight systems and processes, and a curated network of contractors, architects, and vendors with which to collaborate with.

LD has worked on-camera and behind-the-scenes for the HGTV, DIY, and Bravo networks, as well as been featured on multiple Top Interior Designer/Interior Design Firms in Chicago lists throughout the years.


Our Process

LD is a seasoned group of designers and project managers. Our comprehensive, yet flexible approach to design/build makes us the perfect fit to turn what’s your head into a reality in as seamless a way as possible.

We simplify design and remodeling projects for clients. Our bespoke approach to projects means high adaptability depending on client wants/needs, and the specific project or task at hand.

Choosing Lugbill Designs also means access to our wide network of independent companies, trade people, and vendors. This allows for trusted results, project prioritization, competitive pricing and streamlined billing - all of which create a more cohesive and low stress design/remodel process.


Interior Design Consultation

1. Consultation

During a complimentary in-home consultation, we'll work with you to identify wants and needs, in order to determine how best to move forward in creating a space that optimizes form and function within your budget. During this visit, we'll get everything we need to provide you with cost estimates upfront.


Interior Design

2. Design

From there, we get to work on the details of your project. Mood boards, CAD drawings, product spreadsheets etc. will be shared with you as we collaborate to ensure your vision for the space is coming to life.


Interior Design Installation

3. Installation

We manage your project from start to finish (if desired). From ordering and receiving, to vendor bidding and management, our team has the expertise, experience, systems, and processes to take care of all the heavy lifting for you, as efficiently as possible.


My partner and I had some necessary corrections made to our condo unit which caused us to have to adjust some of the layout of our living space. We had to relocate a wine refrigerator that had lived in the living room for years. We wanted to relocate it into our kitchen but was overwhelmed with the task.

Talking with Erica Lugbill was the best thing that could have happen for our place. She visited us and immediately understood what we wanted. In talking to her, we told her that we might want to change a couple other items in our kitchen at the same time we had the refrigerator installed in our kitchen. She took pictures, measured the entire kitchen, and told us that she would start designing a "mini" makeover. Within 3 days, she came back to our house, and showed us a 3D rendering of a couple ideas for the placement our wine frig within our kitchen. We loved both choices, and settled on one of them. She also suggested several options for the other concerns we had with the kitchen. Erica helped us pick the products for our "mini" makeover and couldn't wait for the process to start.

After wards, Erica introduced us to her construction crew, when they all came over for a review of the work order. This was something I didn't expect, but truly appreciated.

The work began within a week, and her crew was completely professional with the entire scoop of work. They spent half a day just preparing the work area and protecting all the other rooms from dust and work debris. Since we have a loft, our kitchen is open to the dining room which is open to the living room, the crew understood this, and completely insulated the rest of the house.

Erica visited daily to check on her crew and on us, making sure to work out the smallest construction details and to answer any of our questions or concerns. Once the process was completed, the crew spent another half a day cleaning and removing everything that they brought into our condo.

We ended up with a one of a kind kitchen compared to the rest of the building, a perfectly incorporated wine refrigerator, new back splash tile, new pendant lighting system, new brushed nickel wall switch & outlet plates, and to finish off the project, a fancy industrial kitchen faucet.

Before hiring Erica, I always thought a interior designer would be an expensive proposition, but we were pleasantly surprised that this wasn't true. Erica is extremely talented, kept with our budget, and was completely professional. She is a great listener and didn't push her own choices when it came to material options. Not only did everything come out wonderful, put she suggested a different color for an accent wall, and it is amazing how it transformed the adjoining room. She is amazing, pick up the phone and call her!
Joe - Winnetka, IL