When Linda Hutchinson opened her design firm in 1992, it was the culmination of a long-time interest in decorative arts, interior design and architectural history. Her earlier careers, as an English teacher and librarian, honed her communication and research skills and have been integral to her success as a designer. While living in Oak Park, Illinois - a historic Chicago suburb boasting Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway as native sons - she was fortunate to serve as president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation (now the Preservation Trust). She also was part of a three-person team which oversaw the historically correct restoration and furnishing of Ernest Hemingway's 1890 birthplace home. (See www.EHFOP.org.) Her design practice is wide ranging. She has been involved in new construction, redesign and restoration of residences and small commercial spaces. In 2005, Linda and her husband moved to a Northwoods home outside of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Although the majority of her clients are in Wisconsin and Illinois, she has also worked on projects in Michigan, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Currently she writes a bi-weekly interior design column for the Rhinelander Daily News.
Linda believes that good design involves more than creating pretty spaces. She strives to use her talents, resources and experience to provide functional, timeless and cost-effective solutions to her clients' decorating goals. Her approach is a collaborative one in which both designer and client share in the decision-making process. Because she is sensitive to her clients' taste, current furnishings and budget, the resulting spaces beautifully reflect their style and vision.
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