“As a visual artist, I am always looking for strong concepts behind any creative work – this makes me a very difficult client and hard to please. However, Dane’s work in our place was astonishing! His professional experience in trends and vision for great style and functionality produce the perfect balance between artist and designer.”
“Dane has a great talent for combining existing items with new acquisitions. He helped to make some great selections to go with items I purchased in Europe and Asia. The look he produced between old and new is outstanding. ”
fort Lauderdale, FL
“I hear everyone who comes into my home say, “Wow! Your apartment is beautiful!” And it is all due to Dane’s talent.”
– Fred Bates.
“When we moved out of the state and needed to sell our house quickly, we decided to hire DANE AUSTIN DESIGN to stage the house. Dane did a great job making it look warm and inviting with the few items we left behind and by bringing in his own designer collections. Both my husband and I felt completely comfortable leaving him in charge while we lived six states away. Our house sold in one month! Now we are in Chicago and he is helping us decorate our brand new home!”
– theresa g.
“Dane is a consummate professional. He brought “my vision” to life with great ease and made the project enjoyable. I highly recommend hiring Dane Austin Design! Thank you, Dane!”
– Lisa Gosling
“DANE AUSTIN DESIGN took our dysfunctional living room and disparate dining room and made both look amazing and cohesive! Dane listened to what we were looking for in both spaces and created a space that my family and I love and appreciate living in. The best part is that most of it was achieved utilizing furniture and accessories we already owned!”
– Shane C.
“DANE AUSTIN DESIGN offered creative concepts and ideas to incorporate my soul into my home, and he even stayed within my budget!”
– J. A.
“I hired Dane Austin to design and implement an updated redo for the lobby and multi-level floors of a condominium building in Dupont Circle, Washington DC. Using a limited budget, and considering input ideas from our board of directors, Dane was able to modernize our space while retaining the original art-deco feel. He found creative and unique vendors that fit our fund ceiling, and pulled everything together on budget and on time. In the end, everyone was very happy.”
– Pierre Condominium Chair.
“I can’t believe we live here!”
– James S.
“Working with DANE AUSTIN DESIGN has been a pleasure. I moved from a three bedroom row house to a one bedroom w/ den loft-condo and was overwhelmed with furniture, accessories, white walls and small spaces. Dane walked right in and offered great arrangement and color ideas while having an ability to understand my style and functional needs for the space. He is a great listener and always considers my opinion but is also able to push me to try new concepts. He helped me downsize into a great space that I’m happy to come home to!”
– Tracy L.
“I hired Dane to redo my living room last year and he did an excellent job. Once I started I ended up almost completely renovating my condo. Dane has an excellent eye for how to best use the space and how to bring in colors. I’m very reserved about color choices, but Dane’s approach made me completely comfortable with color and material choices I would have never made on my own. -”
– Paul E.
“DANE AUSTIN DESIGN did a wonderful job on our home. He designed it from top to bottom. Our living space is elegant but has a sense of comfort. One of the rooms I want to mention is my son’s room. Since he was a baby he loved his room, and the best part is that it is a room he can grow into. We envision not having to change anything for many years to come. Dane has the ability to listen to what the client wants and make their visions come true. My family and I would recommend him to anyone.”
– Maria C.
“Dane has recently finished our Chicago home. It is not only beautiful, but comfortable for my family and our two dogs! He is very flexible with everyone’s busy schedule and he truly loves what he does.”
– Theresa G.
“There are not enough stars to give Dane Austin Design. Dane himself is that rare kind of talent that comes along once in a great long while. Here are a few standouts for me among too many to possibly list here.
1. Dane is NOT a style dependent designer. Meaning, he isn’t stuck doing “one look” If you like a few items, concepts, or designs Dane Austin can in fact blend them into something not only exquisite but PERSONALIZED to exactly that vision you may have in mind.
2. Dane and his team have expert knowledge of many resources for all design related purchases making him an asset regardless of budget. This is simply a must in someone deserving of a 5 star rating.
3. Lastly, timely in his delivery of project timeline deliverables. In other words, he is reliable. I, and those who work with Dane, are truly benefiting from his unique talent and the team he has built to facilitate that talent.”
– N. Stewart
“Dane helped me tremendously with colors and details on my small 800 square foot apartment. I have very clean, white, modern taste, and Dane came in, took the time to understand what I liked, and focused on the small details. We made a list of priorities and we targeted them one by one. He took me out of my comfort zone, but I trusted him and I have received great feedback on all his recommendations!”
– Colby C.
“After moving into a new condo completely overwhelmed, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Dan Austin. What an amazing wave of good fortune, I have never been so happy to simply stay at home and enjoy my delightful new place. It has been transformed into a warm, sophisticated and tranquil condo I am proud to call home.
I hired Dane to do a consultation about a room in my house. He did a superb job – he was full of ideas all the way from the big picture to go for, down to specific suggestions of paint colors. He was practical and helpful about how to work within our budget— including how to use our current furnishings to their best advantage, and what additions were needed. Dane is clearly very up to date on trends without proposing ideas so trendy that they will look dated next year. He struck a good balance of both respecting our tastes and suggesting new approaches.
Dane is personable, fun to work with and highly conscientious. I would trust him with any interior design job.”
– Lucy M.
“Dane is a true interior artist. I hired him to help me with the interior design of a new condo, and he was somehow able to realize the best version of what my style could be. He understood exactly the feeling I wanted to create in my home, and applied his talent, sharp eye, knowledge and artistry to turn that into a beautiful design scheme that I would never have been able to imagine or create on my own. His suggestions were sometimes slightly outside of my comfort zone, but literally every single time, I quickly realized that he was exactly right, and that his eye is just so good. I recommend him very highly.”
– Laura Godine
“I hired Dane for professional critique and advice on several rooms in my home. He provided his frank and thorough opinion, while helping me identify and build up my own style. Dane also made specific recommendations about color, function, and furnishings for each room, including repurposing or relocating some existing times. I cannot be more pleased with the results. Simply said, Dane has a gifted sense of aesthetics. He is highly talented and delightful to work with. Look forward to working with him again.”
– Sonia A.
“Dane Was able to creatively stage my home for sale by incorporating his own unique collection of artwork and furniture into the existing, and somewhat disjointed, pieces I already owned. The result was a beautifully cohesive and flowing design and layout that I believe was a key factor in selling my home within one month.”
– J. David
“Dane’s sense of color and space are perfectly complementary within his designs. His material selections are made to highlight this trait, without announcing it.”
– Scott H.
“Dane Austin helped me redecorate my living room. He listened to my general ideas but was able to suggest numerous improvements, and the final result was much more attractive room that I could have done without him. He is especially good at fabric selection!”