Diane Matthews is an Interior Designer who has merged her life-long love of fabrics and fashion with her experience in costume making, drapery design, and kitchen and bath renovations. Her ability to create distinct and classic interior settings has driven her career as a designer, while simultaneously defining her as an expert in the field of stitching and draperies.
With a B.A. in Marketing from Kent State University, and a Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from the Illinois Institute of Arts, Diane also has a keen awareness of engineering and design construction. Her space planning abilities and product knowledge allows her to provide imaginative and creative design solutions for her client’s homes.
A native of Ohio, Diane’s early career began in a corporate setting, and helped to provide the organizational and management skills that she would eventually apply to her creative design work and the start of her own drapery workroom. Shortly after that, a job transfer would take the family to London, England, further fueling Diane’s creativity and love of the arts.
Upon her return, Diane gained experience and training at design firms in both Chicago and Naperville, which led to her current role at Designing Interiors, Inc. Her approach to each project is one of enthusiasm and dedication, with a clearly defined objective: to provide fully functional, aesthetically pleasing and completely beautiful spaces for every client, every time!