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Mary Kalesz

color consultant , home stager , interior decorator , interior redesigner

Mary Kalesz

Lake Zurich, IL

Every budget deserves a beautiful design, contact us and we'll make it happen.

I am the “me” in McKenna & Me Design. The birth of my daughter McKenna inspired me to pursue a career that not only gave me the flexibility to spend more time with her, but to also follow my passion for creating beautiful spaces.

My approach is really very simple. I get to know you.
I create a vision of design possibilities based on your needs, dreams and budget and I am with you every step of the way.

Our goal in every project, no matter how big or small, is your total satisfaction.

I have formal education, certifications in Staging & Redesign and 10+ years experience in project management for a Fortune 100 Company. This means when you work with us, you’ll deal with one, fully qualified person who is accountable for your project from conception to final sign-off.

Of course a beautiful design is only as good as its execution. This is why I have assembled a team of Professionals who share my mission is providing flawless design solutions on time and within budget.

Nothing is purchased or executed as part of the design plan without your complete agreement, so you are always in control.

And when we leave you each day, we leave you with a clean, livable home, not a construction mess.


Here are just a few of our comprehensive design services:
De-cluttering and Re-organizing
Re-purposing existing furniture, artwork, photos & accessories
Room configuration
Staging to sell
Consultation & Purchase: Wall color, woodwork, flooring, furniture, lighting, window treatments and accessories
Curb appeal, decks and outdoor rooms
Whole house renovations: this involves updating “builder-grade” amenities


“I used McKenna & Me Design to redesign the family room and sunroom in my home and they turned out amazing. Mary was able to create a warm environment that was much better suited for the entertaining I do and truly maximized the space while staying true to my contemporary taste. They look like they came straight from a design magazine and my guests have all raved about the transformations.”

Karen Allegretti

"Mary spent about an hour touring my home and getting to know me, my likes and dislikes. From that brief introduction, she was able to put together a bath redesign proposal that was amazing. She knew what I wanted before I did! The design was everything that we asked for, was in budget and works well with the rest of our home. She was a pleasure to work with and I would absolutely work with her again."

Lisa & Bob Gurskis

"I live in Commerce Michigan. McKenna and Me Design started decorating my 4000 square foot home from out of state. Paint colors, furniture, drapery etc was decided upon before Mary arrived in Michigan to finish the rest of the decorating. She would ship samples for us to decide upon. After she arrived in Michigan, my entire home was completely decorated in 4 days. I receive endless compliments on my beautifully decorated home. I would without a doubt highly recommend McKenna and Me Design."

Julie Lingenfelter

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