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!"

📣Excited to share our interview with @skyline_wc sharing ALL our secrets on our approach to window treatments, interior design in Chicago, and what's in store for haywoodmade this year📣 Linkin.bio to read the full article❣️⁠
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From arch to arch in the Thayer dining room😍 Swipe for this gorgeous dining room transformation. Let us know in the comments what element you love the most and tag a friend who needs some design inspiration💫⁠
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Progress shots from our Oakdale main floor project😍 Vintage rug, tweed texture and a Taj Mahal ledge helping the onions thrive🥬⁠
Same chair, new corner✨ Thayer in 2023 > Briar in 2022🤍⁠
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👋 there, shout out to all the awesome new followers who've hopped on board in 2024! It's great to have you here with us. ⁠
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We are so excited to share what we wrapped up last year and what we are hard at work creating now. Is there anything you’d like to see more of? Design tips? Home tours? We are all ears❤️ Comment below!⁠
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It's going to be a little quiet on here for the rest of the week, but stories will be busy with my husband and I traveling to London for a quick getaway🇬🇧 Keep an eye out for all the treasures🥰 ⁠
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We only refer to a "formal" living room using air quotes😉 Because really, there is nothing formal about it when all of our designs are meant to be lived in🏠️⁠
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Transforming my pantry with a 🦚 wallpaper and custom cabinetry was one of the best decisions we've ever made. Who said organizing had to be boring?? Not us😉 Swipe to see the befores of this jewel box space✨ ⁠
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Have you seen our recent feature on biophilic design in MARTHA STEWART? It provides ideas on how to integrate this concept into your home. Cliff notes: add 🪴 like this massive monstera and your mood will thank you. Check out our link in the bio and stories😍⁠
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So excited to see these haywoodmade bedrooms featured in MARTHA STEWART 🎉✨ Swipe right to a few of the rooms featured and linkinbio for the full read and the paint colors we used. Feeling so grateful for both recent features in Martha 💕 ⁠
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Seen in @marthastewart and thanks to @alexandra_r_kelly🥰
An unforgettable ceiling wallpaper moment in the Thayer dining room🤩 Swipe for the shot right after the wallpaper went in ⁠👉⁠
We are SO close to finishing up the selections on the Ephraim bathrooms and it made me think back to our primary bathroom gut in 2018. Note: classic materials can be interesting AND stand the test of time😁
Door County project progress💫 Right before Christmas we had a site visit for the final electrical and plumbing walk through which means walls are coming SOON. Scroll for the double queen guest room, sketch of what's to come and the primary sitting room floor to ceiling windows😍
Cheers to a cozy corner for ✌️ No matter the Chicago weather, this corner in the Thayer living room is the perfect spot to snuggle up with a cocktail and or a good book. What have you been doing to relax so far in 2024?? Let us know below!⁠
Before + After at Thayer🤍 Our repeat clients from Briar purchased this beautiful Georgian in November 2022 and I was thrilled to work with them again. The house was nearly perfect, but it needed their aesthetic layered in. We added the layers with a vintage rug from @theshop_haywoodmade, stair runner, and an explosion of baby's breath. Now the space matches the welcoming feeling of this home!
✨ 2024 BOOKINGS ✨We are really excited for a fresh year and feel so grateful for our project calendar filling up. haywoodmade has just a handful of openings remaining and I would love to add you to the list! DM or email hello@haywoodmade.com to get started ✉️

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Check out our lovely Lincoln Park project and the concepts we presented a few weeks ago🥰 Swipe to see the options and the inspo for a custom murphy bed in the office! Which one would you choose?? Let us know below👇️
NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK🤍 Over the past few months, we have been working hard behind the scenes to revamp our branding and we are thrilled to reintroduce the haywoodmade brand.⁠
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My goal was to create a fresh logo and emblem that captured the timeless essence we strive for in our projects. A color palette of dusty jewel tones, light typography, and purposeful touches was just the ticket.⁠
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To align with our rebranding, our website got a fresh look too. Take a moment to swipe through and let us know what you think below🥰
Before ➡️ After in the Asbury entry🤩

Talk about a transformation! Sometimes, the simplest things - like paint, a chandelier swap and a vintage rug hit the high notes. Swipe for the before ➡️

Thinking about making 2024 the year you improve your home? Let’s chat! Head to our website or link in bio to get started☺️

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A sneak peek of two new reveals and a few of my favorite shots from the year❤️

With the new year around the corner, I'm reflecting on 2023. It included amazing clients, stunning designs, and an awesome team. I feel so lucky to be trusted with the homes we work on and cherish the relationships we build in the process🏠

Let me know your favorite project below ⤵️

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Oakdale kitchen update❣️ Spoiler alert: antique mirror is always a good idea💡

We are still hard at work to ensure that this wonderful family has a warm and welcoming space to gather. If you’re thinking about an update soon, be sure to save this one for inspo! 

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Sharing some more client love today from one of our favorite big boy rooms😍 

Truly, we are fortunate to work with the most wonderful clients. We are all about developing a long standing relationship with our clients to get to know them, their needs and how we can improve every day life no matter what space we are tackling. Here’s a testimonial from a happy client (and friend!) of haywoodmade:

"haywoodmade delivered on all of the design criteria we discussed, making the final space both beautiful and functional for our lifestyle.  I really appreciated the clear communication and frequent updates as the project progressed, as well as the efficiency.  I was impressed that the team really listened to our vision and even incorporated several of the existing pieces and artwork we already loved.  I am so happy with my choice to work with haywoodmade and highly recommend working with the team!"

Have a project in mind that you’re ready to make a reality in 2024? Head to our link in bio to start your journey!

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Happy Thanksgiving 💕🍂 I have so much to be thankful for, today and every day. This Thanksgiving I'm extra grateful for our clients who trust us with their homes, my team for their support and talents, and our vendors/trades for their partnership. Wishing love and warmth to all!

#thanksgiving2023 #sothankful #givingthanks #gratefulheart #cherishedmemories
We love a new build. There is something extra special about being part of a project from the very beginning and being able to inform every decision with the client in mind. And that is just what we’re doing over at Ephraim in Door County🪵

Swipe to see more of our first walk through➡️ As you can see, things are REALLY starting to take shape. We still have a long way to go and we have so many exciting plans for this home. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon😍

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TSWIFT Team Outing💎 Last Friday we left the studio early to see @taylorswift Eras Tour and it gave me CHILLS. It injected all of us with a full dose of female empowerment which sometimes you just need, right?? So grateful for this team and the women who are a part of it❤️ 

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Our team introductions wouldn’t be complete without introducing myself! If we’re just meeting, I’m Kelsey, the Owner & Principal Designer at haywoodmade and @theshop_haywoodmade🥂 Here’s a bit more about me: 

1. What's your favorite design element? I am torn between form and pattern. I always promote visual movement in our designs and adding pattern to soften or highlight the forms in it〰️

2. Old, new or a mix of the two? Mix. We so frequently use vintage rugs in our projects that it's become a signature part of our designs. A vintage rug brings such a grounding element, it's hard to beat😉

3. You can only change ONE THING in a space and you have an unlimited budget--what would you do? Wallpaper. EVERYWHERE☺️

4. What do you enjoy most about haywoodmade? I love our clients and team so much. I cherish each relationship we have and how they have allowed this business to grow. I feel so grateful to help a client's home function better and feel more like them❣️

5. Ideal weekend plans? Sleeping in, leisurely drinking a HOT latte, reading a design magazine or @heidicaillierdesign new book and shopping with friends. I would also sneak in a walk outside and kiddo snuggles🥰

I love sharing our work with you 💕 Thank you all for being here!

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A question I get often as an interior designer: “What’s the ONE thing I can do to enhance my home?” And honestly, my answer depends on what “home” feels like to you❣️

Is it sinking into a plush sofa to watch your favorite show after a long day? Or is it enjoying the morning light while sipping your coffee? Is it having a dedicated space for you and a separate space for the kids? Which I COMPLETELY get btw! Whatever home feels like for you, haywoodmade is here to talk design, details, and planning to make that feeling a reality. We’re now booking projects for 2024. Get started via the link in bio and swipe to see my top 4️⃣ favorite spaces in our house!

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So grateful for repeat clients who are amazing people and for all the vendors who we work with that make the Thayer living room SHINE🪩

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Rounding out the haywoodmade team introductions! 🍾 I’m thrilled for you to meet Colleen, our project coordinator AND the newest member of our team. Here’s a bit more about her:

1. What's your favorite design element?: Texture and lots of it〰️

2. Old, new or a mix of the two?: I like a solid blend of the 2, everything old is new again, right?!❣️

3. You can only change ONE THING in a space and you have an unlimited budget--what would you do? Lighting! It can totally transform a space. With an unlimited budget it would be so fun💡

4. What do you enjoy most about haywoodmade?: I love the camaraderie of creative women and trading inspirations with the team🫶

5. Ideal weekend plans?: Lake house, fireplace, nature, wine, family and friends🍷

We are SO grateful for all that you bring to haywoodmade, Colleen! 

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Beaming over another client testimonial🤩 This time from our Oakley project:

“We worked with haywoodmade because we wanted to make our home more beautiful, but were overwhelmed by all the options and had no idea where to start! Kelsey did an amazing job helping us to create a lovely, comfortable space that works for a family with young children. 

As part of her process, she presents multiple options and explains her design choices and why certain ideas will "work" or "not work." She has a team of vendors she works with to paint, do electrical work, and deliver and assemble furniture; they are all consummate professionals and I didn't have to hire or vet any of them. Kelsey is extremely patient, communicative, and fun to work with.”

It is such a joy to be part of each client's home journey and this was no exception🥰

Wondering how you could freshen up your beloved home? haywoodmade is now accepting projects for 2024! Head to our website to get started📩

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