Our Story

haywoodmade interiors is a full-service design studio located in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago. 

Through purpose filled design, we create meaningful spaces for our clients. We believe that life informs design and form follows function. 

The haywoodmade aesthetic draws inspiration from elements found in nature. Through neutrals and saturated color, we curate multi-faceted spaces that evoke feeling. Streamlined furnishings, performance fabrics, mixed materials and thoughtful touches are our specialty. 

haywoodmade is led by Kelsey Haywood, a start-up business maven turned entrepreneur, who values beautiful relationships as much as beautiful design.

Kelsey grew up in a small town in Indiana and comes from a family of builders and makers. That background instilled a deep work ethic and trained vision at the core of her being. She now lives in a 1920s bungalow with her husband and three children.

Email: hello@haywoodmade.com

Phone: +1 312-380-9311

studio + the shop: 4942 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL 60641

"You can probably tell from photographs that she has a keen eye for design and listens to her client's vision. In addition, she is respectful of budget and timelines, always explaining our options so that we know what to expect. She is extremely organized. Best of all, she's a very nice, congenial person -
the kind who leaves a place better than how she found it.

While we initially hired her to help us finish our house, we have found ourselves continuing the relationship as we fine tune each room. In short, we definitely would recommend Kelsey and haywoodmade interiors!"

Light up your life 💡Part of the role of an interior designer is to ensure that your home is laid out intuitively… and that the lighting is paired perfectly😉Whether you’re looking for ambient lighting through a chandelier, table lamp or sconce, there are no shortage of options and we ❤️ them ALL.Are you team sconce or table lamp? Be sure to save this one for future inspo!#statementlighting #bespokelighting #customlighting #featurelighting #homelighting #chicagointeriordesigner #chicagointeriors
Meet the newest member of haywoodmade🍾 I feel so fortunate to have amazing people on our growing team. Today, I’m so excited to introduce you to Sam. Here is a bit more about our new Junior Designer:1. What's your favorite design element?: Color 🎨2. Old, new or a mix of the two? A mix꩜3. You can only change ONE THING in a space and you have an unlimited budget--what would you do?: Lighting💡4. What do you enjoy most about haywoodmade?: Each and every project is different, they have their own personalities just like our clients❣️5. Ideal weekend plans?: Pizza a movie on Friday. Pilates shopping and drinks on Saturday. Yoga brunch and binging tv on Sunday📺#interiordesignteam #homedesign #homedesigning #interiordesignchicago #chicagosmallbusiness #designteam #chicagointeriors
✨ Client testimonials make our hearts happy✨ “The haywoodmade team is amazing! From the beginning, Kelsey and team worked with me to understand my wants and needs and come with options that integrated my style and choices along with their recommendations. They will work within your price points and have a great perspective on where to invest more or less for long term value, what existing things to use and incorporate new ideas. They have an amazing suite of third party providers, tradespeople and vendors - all were professional, on time and all details and logistics totally organized by Kelsey and team and with the highest quality. Definitely recommend and would use them again.”We are SO grateful to each of our clients, and love when our collective vision results in a home that will be cherished for years to come! Have you been feeling that it’s time to invest in your home? haywoodmade has one spot open for 2023! Head to our website to get started📩#houzz  #chicagodesigner #chicagointeriors #chicagointerordesigner #chicagosmallbusiness #smallbusinessreview #chicagointeriordesign #chicagobusinesswomen
When it comes to patterns, we ♥️ the magic of the mix 🪄These are just a few show-stoppers from past projects. I always know it’s going to be a special project when we have the opportunity to pattern play. Which of these catches your eye? #wallpaper #wallpaperpattern #statementwallpaper #wallpaperinterior #interiorwallpaper #wallpaperdesign #interiordecor #interiorinspiration #chicagointeriordesigner
🎙Coming soon to earbuds near you…Me, talking about being a small business with ((@heartbeyourguide))!This was such a beautiful conversation where we talked about what it’s like to navigate the inevitable ups and downs, balancing work and home life, and what I wish I’d known in the first few years. Keep an eye on my stories for when it goes live! #chicagointeriordesigner #interiordesignbusiness #interiordesignbusinesstips #womeninsmallbusiness #womanownedsmallbusiness #chicagosmallbusiness
Our Queen’s Lane project received some press in @thespruceofficial! Here’s what they had to say about the Benjamin Moore Alabaster paint color: “White walls will complement any color sofa quite nicely, whether you opt for a vibrant piece or embrace a monochrome look. In this living room, the warm white walls are adorned with framed art and a circular mirror. The rest of the room is accessorized with lamps, woven baskets, brass candle holders, and more.”We loved this project and are thrilled to share it with a wide audience. Join us in celebrating! 🥂📷: @margaretrajic⁠styling: @jennyofficer_#thespruce #chicagointeriors #glenviewhomes #wilmetteinteriordesigner #benjaminmoore #benjaminmoorepaint #northshorechicago #chicagonorthshore
9️⃣ years! The most perfect day in August there ever was. We are older, wiser, and have more life experience under our belt than we could have dreamed 9 years ago. Lucky to be doing life with you @mikehaywood ❤️
We are introducing the new role of PROJECT COORDINATOR at haywoodmade💫 If you're someone who loves to dig into the details and operations of design projects, we are looking for you! Here's what we are looking for in the ideal candidate:⁠⁠- Extremely detail oriented⁠- Excellent time management and ability to pivot when presented with conflicting priorities⁠- Excellent organization, project management and problem-solving skills⁠- Excellent verbal and written communication⁠- Professional and polished demeanor⁠- Self-driven and takes direction well⁠- High motor, high through-put⁠⁠Sound like you? Great! Apply via our linkin.bio🥰
The Thayer dining room ceiling got a glow up yesterday and it’s SO good✨#wallpaper #interiordesign #wallpaperceiling
SNEAK PEEK👀 The magic of a bedside vignette when your bedroom is a cozy oasis. Head to our portfolio (linkin.bio) for more from our Oakley project that will inspire sweet dreams😴⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠styling: @jennyofficer_
We are hiring! Apply through our linkin.bio✨ We can't wait to hear from you.
SNEAK PEEK👀  A sneak peek of the Asbury sunroom install earlier this week! Can you tell what is old vs. new?🤓 Let us know what you think in the comments below!
PROJECT REVEAL✨ We are big time lovers of a sofa arm vignette especially when it includes a blue and blush moment.⁠ Noticing a trend in the feed?😉⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠styling: @jennyofficer_
REEL big recap of last week's Door County adventures coming tomorrow, until then...🫣⁠⁠
Photoshoot days are the best days💚 Can’t wait to share more of our Oakley project soon. All the grounded and earthy tones make it feel like a big hug🤗 #bedroomdesign #interiordesign #earthycolors
Girlfriends + lake + walking in the woods + antiquing = a much needed weekend away❤️ It still surprises me how all (or one) of these things is like pressing the reset button😌
Thayer Progress ➡️ Freshly carpeted stairs make for a lovely, functional and safer stairway for our clients with two young boys💙 So much more goodness coming soon!⁠⁠
Happy 4th, friends🎆 Stay safe and have fun😉⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠styling: @jennyofficer_
With several upcoming bathroom projects, we thought it was time for a trip down memory lane🚶‍♀️The Leclaire primary bathroom was completed in 2019 and the horizontal stacked tile layout following the roof line still stands up as a classic detail in this space. More of what we love:⁠⁠〰️ Custom oak vanity⁠〰️ Marble geo floor tile⁠〰️ The abundance of light that the skylights let in⁠⁠📷: @petra_ford_interior_photog⁠
PROJECT REVEAL✨ A navy blue pinstripe isn't just for a suit💙 A custom 100" sofa for all the movie watching, lounging, napping, reading and straight chillin' in the Queens Lane family room🛋️⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠styling: @jennyofficer_⁠
PROJECT REVEAL✨ Double swivel goodness was made for a slow Saturday morning☕️⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠styling: @jennyofficer_
BEFORE + AFTER💡 Do you recognize this as the same corner?? I see it every day and have a hard time remembering what it once was. Let there be light🤩⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠
THAYER Living Room✨ The concepts for this repeat client will play off the symmetry in their gorgeous Evanston home. Can't wait to share their final selections soon! Which one would you choose? 1️⃣, 2️⃣, or 3️⃣?? Comment below👇️
Happy Father's Day to @mikehaywood 💖💙💙💗 Our kids are SO lucky to have this guy hold them, love them and fill their bellies with restaurant quality food on the regular🥰
Keep your 👀 peeled for a new HOME TOUR series hitting the feed starting next week🗓️⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠
Beyond excited to start a new project with our repeat client at Kingsbury😍 This time: it's a full gut of the primary bathroom! We will bring saturated colors, crisp white in with hard finishes and brass plumbing fixtures💛⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠
✌️years in the @haywoodmade studio and we are SO grateful to have a space that prompts creativity. We are in the process of evaluating and assessing our space to make it work harder for us and our clients. Which is why we are THRILLED to be partnering with @claffeyresourcesolutions to reorganize, optimize and streamline our resource library. Keep an eye on stories for BTS!⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠
Going to dip out for a few days while we take care of Remy. Tomorrow he will have a quick surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids🥺 Please send good vibes and love his way! This kid hates the doctor and I'm super anxious about the whole thing. If you've been through this or know someone who has, any tips/tricks for post-op would be much appreciated❤️⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠⁠
Thayer Progress➡️ The custom window treatments are finally installed and our clients (adults and kiddos alike!) can sleep better thanks to the beauty of a blackout liner😴 Blackout drapes or a blackout liner are key for window treatments ESPECIALLY during these longer days of summer☀️🌙
Even on a long holiday weekend, we wouldn't mind a teeny, tiny bit of work in the Talman office😄 Happy MDW, all!⁠⁠📷: @margaretrajic⁠
💖 Team appreciation post💖 This business would not be what it is without the amazing @sophia_rose94 She is coming up on her 2 year anniversary with haywoodmade (where does the time go?!) and I am grateful for her calm presence, willingness to dive in, and design talents💫 I and our clients, are so lucky to have her!⁠⁠Not pictured: our intern @uh_layy_nuh that joined us earlier this month who is also straight killin' it for @theshop_haywoodmade🤩 I love our team so much!
A progress shot where the shadows are🤩 A texture filled dining room for our lovely clients at Oakley🤍
BEFORE + AFTER🔥 We are on a roll in the feed showcasing how our house has evolved through the years. Painting original wood work can be polarizing. What camp do you fall in? Leave it alone or paint? Comment ⬇️⬇️📷: @margaretrajic #home #interiordesign #beautiful #trustworthwallpaper
The @lfshowhouse was a STUNNER🏡 So many inspiring spaces and truly cool designs. Reel coming next week, but until then, I’m going to leave this bathroom dripping in @relativitytextiles pattern riiiight here🤩#lfshowhouse #beautiful #interiordesign #wallpaper
BEFORE + AFTER🤯 Six years in the making, the Leclaire Family Room is finally complete. There were many iterations of this room from 2016-2022 that we are breaking down in today's blog post. PLUS for the first time ever, we are sharing the sources used 🗒️ Save this post and head over to our linkin.bio for the deets!⁠⁠📷️: @margaretrajic
Progress makes perfect👉️ The Parlor at Asbury in all her glory with two pieces by the extremely talented @annehstevens💜 Just pillows to go and the first phase of Asbury will be complete!#interiordesign #design #architecture #beautiful #homedesign