Industry Spotlight: Michael Abrams with Michael Abrams Interiors

Chicago-based interior designer shares his path to finding inspiration in design.

While born and raised on the East Coast, the Midwest is where Michael Abrams of Michael Abrams Interiors would establish his career as an interior designer. Working independently for nearly two decades now, Abrams’ portfolio includes projects ranging from nestled cottages along Lake Michigan to luxury condos on Chicago’s north side. Beyond the midwest, Abrams’ work can be seen in homes across the country, including in Miami, Park City, Utah, Kansas City and Delaware.

Abrams also supports a number of local and national organizations, providing pro-bono services and financial contributions to Aspire Chicago, Cycle for Survival, Designs 4 Dignity and Heartland Health Outreach.

Read on to learn a bit more about the Chicago-based designer.

How did you get started in interior design?

I have a degree in architecture and transitioned when I turned 40 to focus on my passion, residential interior design.

How do you stay motivated?

My clients motivate me; knowing how excited they are about a project keeps me motivated.

Do you have any advice for up and comers in interior design?

Follow your passion, you will never regret it. Put yourself out there. This is a very social and personally-engaging profession.

Is there a fellow interior designer that you look to for inspiration?

I greatly admire many of my peers and like to see what they are doing.”

How do you spread the word about your business?

I partner with LUXE magazine and I am active on HOUZZ.

How do you make yourself stand out in a saturated market?

That is tough; there are so many young designers starting their own practices. However, my longevity, reputation and brand set me apart from many.

What's exciting about the future of interior design?

So much, our industry is constantly bringing new product to market. The lighting industry is changing rapidly based on the latest technology.

What are some trends you are seeing in interior design for 2019?

More wallcovering is being used. People are appreciating how much can be done with wall coverings, not to mention the durability of so many products.

Where can people find you?


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