“Dear Gail & Team, We are thrilled with our new kitchen. It fits our house wonderfully and is exceptional in beauty, quality and function. We smile every time we walk in to it. Having never done a kitchen before, we felt fortunate and grateful you were doing this project. As far as we are concerned, you are Chicagoland's premier kitchen and bath design studio. We will be sharing that with everyone who sees our kitchen and powder room.”

Ed & Sheila Stassen
Wheaton, IL

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Gail Drury, CMKBD

Gail Drury


As the president of Drury Design, Gail brings her 35 plus years of experience and expertise to bear on the creative efforts of Drury Design and is nationally recognized in the kitchen and bath industry. A former National Kitchen and Bath Association instructor, Gail holds the industry’s highest professional design designation: CMKBD, certified master kitchen and bath designer. 

Natural materials warm Gail’s rooms in styles that complement the home’s interior architecture. Contrasting materials and textures enriches each room’s visual presentation. Gail extracts her design influences from diverse palettes:  classical architecture, transitional, eclectic, and Asian. 

"For me, the real pleasure in my business is determining my client’s goals and conceptualizing unique architectural design solutions by optimizing space and function with beauty. The work, of course, is getting all of the details correct.

"Our clients often expect us to start the design process by choosing colors or cabinetry. Because designing a kitchen is the most complicated project many of our clients will ever undertake, we begin by gathering information – about your space, your family’s lifestyle and your cooking personality. Then we detail it all into concepts, allowing you to select the elements you like from each. The final design reflects who you are as a chef, entertainer, parent or home manager. Your kitchen becomes your home’s signature.”

In addition to serving as Drury Design's president and creative director, Gail works directly with clients creating numerous beautiful custom kitchen and bath design projects each year. Check out the recent client kitchen design project, co-designed with Janie Petkus of Janie Petkus Interiors, Hinsdale, IL, awarded Trends Publishing's Top 50 American Kitchen Kitchens for 2012-2013.

Recent Projects by Gail Drury