Passionate Design & Relaxed Elegance
Renaissance Interior Design of Chicago is a full service residential design firm founded in 2006 in Lake Bluff, IL on the North Shore of Chicago and serving the greater Chicago area.
France Lefebvre is the designer/owner of the firm. Originally from Montreal, France moved to the United States in 1997 with her husband and two children, where she lived in Memphis, TN for three years. Her exposure to design started at an early age when her mother, who was travelling abroad asked her, at age 16, to complete the selection and purchase of furnishings and fabrics for their newly acquired lake house in the Laurentian mountains, during her mother’s absence.
“That was a very empowering experience that gave me the confidence later on to follow my instincts and start a second career as an interior designer.”
Because of her French Canadian roots and world travels, France has been able to apply all the visual experiences to which she was exposed and translate them into her own unique style that sets her apart in the Midwest region. When looking at her portfolio you will see her love of flowing colors and layered textures that have produced designs with a relaxed elegance and a unique flair that is evident throughout all of her projects. What you will also see is a desire to please by welcoming any size project and providing solutions to the client’s design needs based on their budget and within the client’s current style, while maintaining what matters to the client. She embraces all design styles – traditional, transitional and contemporary modern, and will recommend the style that best fits the client’s lifestyle.
France is also very passionate about food and cooking. She loves to entertain, read and collect cookbooks in her spare time. This is another way she channels her creativity. She also has taken cooking classes in Paris and Montreal and given several cooking seminars. She loves kitchen design and has many ideas as to what really matters. You may want to follow her food blog or download some of her recipes from “What is France cooking?” to discover unique recipes and food trends.
When it comes to her approach to design, she will first listen to the client to get a feel for their family’s lifestyle and objectives. She will then develop a plan and recommend selections. She will start with a color palette and then move on to fabric, furniture, window treatment, hardware choices and wonderful accessories to create a space with added value and timeless style.
France has a solid business background being in sales and management in Canada for 15 years, this has helped her transfer those skills into the execution of successful interior design projects. Driven by a true passion for results she will be able to find solutions to all your needs and will handle the purchasing of goods, finding and managing trades people, act as a general contractor, and monitor deliveries and all installations to meet your timetable. Whether you need a consultation for a paint plan or you need a room or house make over she will make it happen. Your dream can come true…