Testimonials & Press


“I have known and worked with Catherine for over 12 years now as a custom cabinetry fabricator in the North Shore. She has a remarkable understanding of her clients and how to incorporate their needs into beautiful designs that are both simple and concise and yet a pleasure to construct. Her straight forward approach towards customer relationships is likely her strongest asset.”

– Architecturally Speaking

“When we decided to build a custom home from the ground up I knew I had to hire Cathy. She is the consummate professional: she gets things done when she says she will, she knows her business and her products, she has impeccable taste and she is a pleasure to work with. Cathy is my go-to person for anything design related!”

– Alaina M.

“I have worked with Catherine for about 10 years now both professionally and personally. She is very attentive to our clients needs. She listens, offers recommendations and consistently follows through on her promises. I would recommend Catherine!”

– Michael Menn Ltd.

“We have collaborated with Catherine Schager Designs over the years on various remodeling projects. Cathy truly cares about her client’s wants and needs. She listens and makes recommendations based on her extensive knowledge and design experience. As General Contractors, we always enjoy collaborating with excellent designers. We look forward to teaming up on many more wonderful projects together.”

– David, Callahan & Peters, Inc.

“Working with Catherine Schager Designs was a smooth sailing experience. Cathy provided a Master Bath vanity for my client and we could not be happier! Cathy’s approach is calm, patient and very organized. I was extremely impressed with the spec book she provided to me and my Contractor so that we could easily install and expedite the process for my client. I love her cabinetry lines as well. They run the gamut of price range and style so that it was easy to select the perfect finish and style for my project while adhering to my client’s budget. Both my client and I loved working with Cathy. She is simply wonderful and I can’t wait to work with her again.”

– Rebecca, GOGO Design Group

“We used Catherine to help us remodel a kitchen and update the first floor with new wall colors, new mantels and surrounds for the fireplaces, and new window treatments. Working with Catherine was an incredibly positive experience. She took time to get to know our color and design preferences then brought her wisdom and design skills to the table offering suggestions and guidance. She has excellent resources, but was also open to exploring and using a couple of resources we had. She has an eye for detail and made sure the work was meticulous through every step of the process. Cathy was on schedule with her work and was always responsive to our communications. We are thrilled with the finished project and will definitely use her for future projects.”

– Julie & Rich Milne

“Catherine is a great designer to work with! She is very responsive and takes the clients needs into consideration. She has a classic style and we enjoy working together and recommend her!”

– Juliette, Marble Emporium Inc.

“I would strongly recommend Catherine. She has helped me on several homes remodeling projects. She came up with many ideas that never occurred to me and turned out to preform as she intended . When ever I need help, Catherine Schager is my first and only call. I like her thoughts and I trust her.”

– Earl S.

“Catherine was so helpful. She came over and helped me pick the perfect paint and carpeting for my home. Ideas i would have never thought of on my own. She really had great advice on what would look good with my taste and décor. She seemed very knowledgeable on what looked good together and what didn’t. She was very efficient and we got a lot done quickly. I felt like she really cares about her clients!”

– Ruthe S.

“We had a great experience with Catherine Schager Designs. Cathy helped us decorate several rooms in our home. She has a great eye for design. We found her to be every bit as professional as she was fun and easy to work with.”

– Jinny B.

“I have had the good fortune of working with Catherine on several interior design projects. She has creative ideas and is a true professional. Catherine’s clients are always pleased with her designs and love working with her.”

– A. Klein Interior Design

“It was a pleasure to work with Catherine! She is very knowledgeable, and always have a few suggestions that will go in accordance with our project expectations. She had prompt replied to our questions and concerns, and was happy to accommodate our needs. I’ll certainly contact Catherine for future home design projects in my house.”

– Raquel Teixeira

“Everything! I can’t get over my living room. It’s better than I could have imagined.”

– Susan Shulman

“Cathy did a tremendous job helping me make selections for my new kitchen. I am thrilled with the results. I definitely recommend Cathy!”

– Diane Gordon

“Catherine is the ultimate professional. She’s smart, creative, reliable, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Our new bathroom is beautiful and Catherine did it at our price range with no problem.”

– Lisa Kaplan

“Cathy’s taste is impeccable. Also, she communicated selections to us in a clean and concise manner which made our job 100% easier. I look forward to the next project with her, and the next, and the next…..”

– Rob Oldenburg

“Love her! We refreshed our entire second floor — walls, floors, hardware, closets, furniture, lighting — and she was there for us every step of the way. Without her advice, we would have made many mistakes. With her, it went smoothly, and it was lots of fun!”

– Alanna Gordon

“We enjoyed working with Catherine on our remodel project. She was well organized, efficient and brought good ideas. She also made it fun!”

– Betsy Goltermann

“Cathy provided a top notch design for our bathroom remodel. She was always available to us for any questions or concerns we had. She has a wonderfully warm personality and was easy to work with. We are very happy with everything she did for us.”

– Michael Schrage

“Designers with merely an excellent eye may satisfy some homeowners.  Cathy Schager possesses not only state of the art vision that will give you a beautiful home but the ability to both listen to your lifestyle needs and adhere to your timeline and budget as well.  It was truly a pleasure working with Cathy.”

– Susan Ardell

“We engaged Cathy to assist our opening of our new corporate office.  Cathy made the entire process seamless and has given us an office that we are proud to show our clients.  She met with our associates to make sure she included their ideas and work habits and was able to make a space they will enjoy working in for years to come.  We still plan to pull Cathy in as we begin plans for our employee kitchen and the associates are now looking forward to what she will do for us next.”

– Don McKevitt, President, Thirteen Pillars

“We retained Cathy to help us with our master bathroom remodel. We already had a basic plan, but needed Cathy’s expertise to put the design to paper – and to scale. She had excellent ideas, improved upon our plan  and stayed within budget. Our end result is beautiful!  Thank you, Cathy!”

– Catherine E. Goldhaber, Esq.

“The truth is, in the 30 years I’ve lived in this house I’ve spent maybe the total of one full day in this room.  Now I spend most of my day here.”

– Miff Ardell

“Cathy did a wonderful job with the remodeling of two bathrooms, a bedroom and stair case. Her vision, creativity and efficiency saved us considerable time. She was respectful of both our taste and budget. We are very pleased with the end result.”

– Margaret H.

“Cathy recently helped me redecorate our living and family rooms, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I especially appreciated how well Cathy listened to my ideas for these rooms and then applied her creativity (and persistence!) to translate my vision into a beautiful reality. Cathy also has great communications skills and was sensitive to our budgetary needs.”

– Trish W.

“I am lucky enough to have worked with Cathy on a number of projects and continue to be amazed by her creative talents.  Not only can she create a beautiful scheme, but her diligent project management ensures completion on time & in budget.  It’s always a pleasure to work with a true professional who is personable, likable, and above all, talented.”

– Justin Oliver, owner of Justin Oliver Inc., maker of fine, handcrafted custom furniture and cabinetry


See Cathy featured in Dwell Magazine, Chicago Home Improvement, Kitchen Trends Magazine and on ESTATENVY.

Catherine Schager Designs - Testimonials & Reviews