Bigger and Better this 2016!

Mountain Climbing

Well this is awkward.. sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I feel like I have been in survival mode for 5 straight years. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined all of the work it would take to run a business before I started my Chicago Interior Design business.

2015 was a challenging year for me both personally and professionally. I typically thrive in challenging situations, but last year took my stress to a whole new level. I felt like a ghost of a person and was constantly an overwhelmed walking ball of stress.

I will be the first to admit that a lot of it was self-induced. I am constantly on a mission to achieve perfection in both my personal and professional life. Another part of that was the insane workload I had created for myself with the Chicago interior design business. I finally realise that I cannot do it all (nor do I want to). As a result, after having a great part time employee for a year, I decided to take the leap and hire someone full time. Best. Decision. Ever.

Taking Chicago Interior Design to the Next Level

The past few years have had their challenges, but I am better for it.  Plus, I got to engage in my favorite past-time – traveling! When I am super busy, I feel like the only way to unwind is to literally escape the country. Traveling is so good for my soul and refreshes my creativity. Here are a few photos from our experiences. (We are soaking up every opportunity to travel before we start a family!)


Enchanting Castle

A Trip to Stonehenge

Traveling with Loved Ones

Beautiful Travel Spots

Mountain |Trip

In 2016, Lugbill Designs is taking big strides to take the business to the next level.  For example, we’ve worked a lot on systems and processes as of late.  I am thrilled to finally have the things in place that are needed to grow my Chicago interior design business.  

In addition, I am excited about having more time to share more of my experiences through social media. You can check some of my latest posts on my Facebook and Twitter accounts .   I have a lot of fun interacting with clients, vendors, partners, and the wider community.  Plus, when I’m having fun, I am naturally more creative and inspired.

So…can we start 2016 with a clean slate?!

I currently have some amazing clients and I am excited to walk you through the journey of their home transformations.

As I continue my journey, I’d love your thoughts & comments. Feel free to share.

This entry was posted in Interior Design, Other and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


  • RSS RSS Feed

    • How Do I Choose an Accent Wall Color for Interior Painting? March 13, 2018
        In this video, Erica Lugbill, owner of Lugbill Designs–a high-end residential remodeling and interior design firm in Chicago–covers some tips on how you can pick a color for your accent wall. Before anything else, the first thing to evaluate is the size of your room. Erica said that if your space is small you […]
    • 9 Shelving Ideas to Free Up Your Space February 26, 2018
      How do you turn a blank wall into a useful one? Simple–install a shelf system. This wall piece, or a furniture as you may call it, can be as beautiful as it is functional. There are a lot of shelves that could fit any kind of interior design. And there are many ways than one […]
    • How to Lower the Brightness of a Color Painting? February 19, 2018
      In this video, Erica Lugbill, owner of Lugbill Designs, a high-end home remodeling and interior designs firm in Chicago, shares some professional advice on how to lower the brightness of a color painting to ensure that it blends well with your home’s interior design.   1. Use a Steel Wool or Sandpaper You can use […]