The Designers Are In

If you haven’t already caught Civility Design’s Don Raney and Jaymes Richardson on HGTV’s New Spaces, you’ll probably hear about this duo soon enough.

Since moving to Chicago from Indianapolis two years ago, the partners have landed a devoted group of clients who like their fresh, colorful take on classic design and their designer-as-therapist approach. “We really talk to people about what inspires them and what holds them back,” says Richardson. “Did their mom do things a certain way and they feel they should, too?” The partners also have a licensing agreement to launch a line of updated classic furniture that’s scaled to fit smaller spaces. “For smaller condo dwellers, there’s West Elm, Ikea, and little else; we’re filling that gap,” says Raney. Richardson adds: “A small space doesn’t necessarily mean an inexpensive place. People who have a 1,200-square-foot condo overlooking Lake Michigan want their home to look amazing.” 312-640-9529;



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