About Erica Lugbill

Chicago Interior Designer, Erica Lugbill

Erica Lugbill is the founder and creative director of Lugbill Designs, a Chicago interior design firm. Her passion for interior 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 in Chicago. Recognizing a need in the market for a bespoke design service specializing in both decor and full renovations, Erica 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 loves creating a vision for clients resulting in a truly livable and lovable space and believes that challenge is where creativity is born. 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

Choosing Lugbill Designs means access to their network of independent construction companies and vendors, which allows for competitive pricing and streamlined billing, which creates a more cohesive and low stress design process. With clients requiring anything from a home decor refresh to the entire gutting of a home, Lugbill Designs prides itself on taking a bespoke approach to every project and is known for its ability to adapt to challenges as they come.

Lugbill Designs offers complimentary in-home design consultations, and their transparent pricing ensures the cost of the project is communicated upfront. The company has consulted for the HGTV, DIY, and Bravo networks and are proud to have been featured on Realtor.com, HGTV.com and Dig This Design.

Our process

Interior Design Consultation

1. Consultation

During a complimentary in-home consultation, we work with you to determine your style and learn what you're drawn to in order to determine an aesthetic direction as well as what the practical needs of your space are.

Interior Design

2. Design

From there, we get to work on the details of your project. Mood boards, CAD drawings, 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 which means all installation coordination, contractor management and payment is handled by our team. All you have to think about is how much you're going to love your home!


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