These creative counterparts, Dana and JJ, stumbled upon one another while working at a previous design firm. Through the years they developed an exceptional working dynamic. Similar to finishing each other’s sentences, the synchronicity of starting and finishing tasks throughout projects was seamless. Together they share strong work ethic, dedicated personalities and creative passion for all things design related. As each left the previous firm, it was a no brainer to team up once again.

Our Experience

RESIDENTIAL - 18 years
COMMERCIAL - 7 years
ARCHITECTURE - 2 years
INTERIOR DESIGN EDUCATION - 8 years
Dana Lundin

Dana Lundin

co-founder, principal designer

Dana is a creative, multidisciplinary designer with a knack for design vision and resolution. Though you will seldom find her without her phone and laptop, ready to work, her idea of a relaxing vacation involves anything near water. While intolerant to most things, Dana can definitely handle binging on “Orange is the New Black”, “Law & Order”, or most dramas for that matter.

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Jessica Johnston

Jessica Johnston

co-founder, principal designer

JJ grew up all over, thanks to her slightly nomadic upbringing, but has called the Chicagoland her home for the longest amount of time. She graduated with honors from Harrington College of Design with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. Prior to launching this rock star design company, she acted as Lead Designer at a boutique design firm.

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Desa’s Principles

Integrity

Forthcoming with project updates. This includes both good and bad news. Every project has bumps along the way and we help to minimize those bumps by acting as an advocate for our clients. We are in constant communication with our clients to ensure they are in the loop on their project status.

Creativity

Applying unique design concepts and solutions to create spaces tailored to our clients.

Transparency

Developing a strong and trustworthy relationship with our clients. This includes project time reports, up-to-date interactive client project access, and an easy to reach design team.

Knowledge

Traveling to various trade shows throughout the year to build relationships directly with manufacturers. We view the products and gage the quality first hand, reducing the time it take to source selections. We also stay on top of industry trends and attend continued education seminars tailored to the design field. We strive to provide the best for our clients.

Efficiency

Beginning with a 3D model to provide visual of how the items will fit and function within the space. Filtering through clients “likes” and “dislikes” to refine their design aesthetic. This gives comfort to our clients in knowing we are all on the same page prior to sourcing any selections. When it comes to proposing selections, our clients are provided with 24/7 digital access to their project. There they are able to review, comment, approve, or reject items proposed.