Drury Design Featured in Luxe Magazine Interiors + Design Chicago
Recently featured in Luxe Magazine Interiors + Design Chicago, is an interview with Gail Drury, CMKBD on what it’s been like to be apart of the western suburbs community for so long.
According to Drury Design president and creative director, Gail Drury, the clientele in Glen Ellyn and throughout the Chicago metro area vary from project to project. Generally speaking, the common thread is that they understand the benefit that professional design, installation and service brings to the finished project and the overall remodeling experience. “Kitchens and bah are the most complicated rooms of the house to design and remodel,” she says, speaking of her firms specialty. “Every project is a new adventure. Design solutions are always driven by the individual client’s personal style and goals.”
Drury began her foray into the world of kitchen design in 1977 as a designer for St. Charles Kitchens. Five years later, she opened her home-based kitchen design studio in Glen Ellyn with one employee. Today, she and husband Jim Drury, sudio manager and co-owner, are in their fourth and current, 8,500-square-foot location on Main Street in downtown Glen Ellyn, with 20 team embers and counting.
They key to the company’s success lies in its philosophy: ask clients a lot of questions, educate them by providing multiple design possibilities, then assist them throughout the entire process, from beginning to end. “At first, the level of detail and planning that we put into our design work, whether it be a custom kitchen, bath or other space, surprises many clients,” Jim Says. “When we deliver the completed kitchen or bath of their dreams, it all falls into place.”