Testimonials

When we decided to invest money in updating our home, we wanted to get it right. We wanted to make our home a place we would love spending time in and sharing with family and friends without costing a fortune. Hiring Bobbi was the first step in making that happen. Bobbi has experience and expertise in knowing how to make something ordinary turn into a work of art while making it cost effective. Throughout the process, she guided us in making decisions without ever forcing on us her style or opinions. She gave us suggestions working with our style and what we already had in place to enhance our home and turn it into a showplace. The best financial decision we made was hiring Bobbi.

Sharon – Geneva, Illinois


I have worked with Bobbi for 8 years – on projects ranging from space planning when we moved from a much larger home to a smaller one to the overall kitchen design for our historic arts and crafts home. She is able to interpret/decipher what I am looking for – design, color, fabric, framing, window treatments and everything in between – which makes the decision-making process effortless. She is also sensitive to budgetary concerns which is something not all designers respect. Most importantly, she is a delight to work with making the design process even more rewarding.

Betty – Geneva, Illinois


Having built a new home, my husband and I decided to take our time decorating – always searching for the perfect antique or just the right accessory for just the right spot. As a result, decorating our home evolved over 10 plus years. I had worked with two decorators previously but never felt a connection I thought was necessary when working on something as personal as decorating a home. I decided to move forward without the guidance of a professional. Unfortunately, the results were nice, but never had the “Wow Factor” I was looking for.

Several years ago I was introduced to Bobbi and was skeptical, since previous decorators never quite understood my passion for authentic French Country. What started as a window treatment design for my dining room has progressed into a whole house affair. Bobbi brought to these rooms ideas I never would have considered on my own, and subsequently we have now achieved the the “Wow Factor” I desired. Her eye for detail results in a polished and unique look not typically seen in other people’s homes.

Since we love to incorporate antiques that are beautiful and functional, we have used many of Bobbi’s craftsmen/workrooms, who have the same level of expertise and quality I know I will receive when using services through Lifestyle Designs. Since I don’t always have the best visualization skills, it is reassuring to know that when Bobbi says something will look fabulous, I know to trust her. What started as a frustrating solo decorating act so many years ago has evolved into a fun experience and a beautiful end result. All it took was the right designer!

Mary and Greg, St Charles. Illinois


Hi Bobbi,

Just sending a big “thank you” for all your work. I really love our “new” old family room. Your advise, as always, is right on. Trust your decorator! The rug is perfect and always looks so pretty in the morning light when the reds and blues are even more apparent. The couch and pillows give such a fresh and restful look–a room to relax in for sure! Thank you!!!

Linda – Batavia, Illinois


Our project with Lifestyle Design involved transforming our 1-1/2 attached garage into a formal dining room and butler pantry and the reconfiguration and gutting of our kitchen to a more open concept with our family room.

Bobbi’s ideas and consultations always included us and took our concerns and/or suggestions into consideration. She worked well with our architect and contractor and was always checking the progress of our build.

When construction was completed, Bobbi on numerous occasions came laden down with fabric books, tile, granite examples, wallpaper samples, and lighting fixtures for us to choose what worked well with our style. This even came down to bringing vases, flower arrangements, rugs, artwork etc. to complete the look. We met several times at furniture stores to go over couch, chair styles and fabric choices for the newly renovated dining room, kitchen and family room. We could not have possibly done this project on our own without Bobbi’s guidance and help.

Bobbi does all the leg work for you; she is truly a treasure and a wonderful designer, very easy to work with in achieving our complete satisfaction.

We highly recommend Lifestyle Design and Bobbi Alderfer.

Sharon & Tom – Schaumburg, Illinois


It has been a pleasure to work with Bobbi over the course of years. She helped us decorate and stage our home in St. Charles to sell. She helped us with almost everything in our home that we built in Lincoln Park. Bobbi also helped us with a 2nd home that is in the country. All three homes have very different styles and she was very diligent with taking the style and incorporating it into the home. Her eye for design and her patience for finding just the right combination to make everything look beautiful is unmatched. Bobbi’s open personality and listening ear make her the best. We highly recommend Lifestyle Design to anyone who is looking to make a home their own with a special flare.

Andy and Sara – Chicago, IL