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Our Manifesto

We believe that good planning and design doesn't need to be expensive or complicated. Let us help you brainstorm how to make your space better, pick finishes that compliment your style, and design places for you to love and live.

Our Story

DEW Design Company is a small (growing!) residential architecture + design firm living and working in Chicagoland. Our founder, Ellen Whitehead AIA started DEW in 2020 after working for several years in custom single family residential architecture in Chicago's North Shore. Since then - we've grown into a small team of creatives who work hard to make our client's home dreams come to life.

We would love to help you brainstorm how to make your space better and pick finishes that compliment your style. Our design style is casual, comfortable, bold, and colorful. We always ensure we are bringing our client's taste to the table, enhancing their ideas, and creating incredibly usable spaces.


Featured Project

Color Forward


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We offer an array of design services - whether you are planning a bathroom renovation, or have plans for new construction - our team will guide you from early design through construction, move-in and beyond.

Client service and communication are at the forefront of our company goals. We are drama-free, problem solvers, 

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