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Residential Interior Design

Residential Interior Design

We specialize in designing environments that appeal to your unique style. We can enhance positive features, designing your new home or redesigning your existing home with your personal and unique style.

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Commercial Interior Design

Commercial Interior Design

Our team can produce the drawings necessary for permitting and construction. On larger commercial and new-construction projects, we focus on the interiors and work in tandem with architectural and engineering teams.

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Window Treatments

Window Treatments

Preparing decorative window treatments (draperies) are comprised of three steps: the window treatment design and fabric selection, the fabrication and installation

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Furniture and Accessories

Furniture and Accessories

From new furniture to reupholstery of your vintage heirlooms to identifying the window treatments, bedding, accent pieces and floral arrangements that fit your new decor, White Oak Interiors is able to add a special touch to your residential or commercial space.

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At White Oak Interiors we take pride in ensuring that every interior design we create is customized to meet the individual needs of our clients. This viewpoint takes on even greater importance, however, when implementing interior designs for…

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Onsite Consultation

Onsite Consultation

White Oak Interiors Owner Carmen Boyer takes the time to understand her clients’ individual needs, and it’s why she begins every interior design project with an in-home consultation.

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About our Company

Creative People. Forward thinking.

A Message From Carmen Boyer

A Message From Carmen Boyer

When you hire White Oak Interiors, you benefit from the expertise of a comprehensive design team who can solve problems, save you time, help you avoid costly mistakes, and most importantly, create an attractive, affordable space designed specifically to meet your lifestyle needs.

Our Experience

In addition to in-depth knowledge of products, materials, and finishes, White Oak Interiors has the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage projects from start to finish. We know and work closely with many vendors, contractors and other service providers to coordinate and orchestrate the entire design team. We also provide exclusive connections to procure materials, furniture, accessories and art – some of which you might not be able to find on your own.

Working with White Oak Interiors involves some give and take. You will share ideas, and we will contribute insights and advice based on our talents, knowledge and experience. You will have many details to consider and many decisions to make. Your concept may grow and change as you undergo this process. The key to a successful project outcome is good communication. The more direct and specific you are, the easier it will be for us to successfully meet your needs and expectations. Never hesitate to ask questions about any aspect of the project!


She is our favorite designer

"We have worked with Carmen on a number of commercial projects, both locally and as far away as California. Carmen’s creativity, decisiveness and professionalism has made every job run smoothly, on schedule and without “last minute” changes. She is our favorite designer." — Jim Williams

Great eye for even the smallest details!

I have worked with Carmen for a number of years and have always appreciated her ability to provide her clients with room designs that are not only beautiful but livable. She has a great eye for even the smallest details that make her customers comfortable and proud of their homes. I have and will continue to recommend her to my customers.”
— Cathy (www.idlewoodelectric.com)

Carmen has a great eye!

I worked with Carmen to select new colors for my home during a renovation project. I did not want to buy all new furniture, fixtures or decor. I explained that I wanted to keep the majority of what I had, but select a fresh new color palette to brighten and open up my space. The colors Carmen suggested were nice on paper, but the final effect was fantastic. Carmen has a great eye and can envision a full project in less than 30 minutes. I highly recommend Carmen and her team at White Oak Interiors for your home remodeling and interior design project! — freshlybaked

We absolutely love the results!!

“Carmen Boyer helped me with a consultation in my home, we were giving my home a ‘facelift’.
Within one hour we totally rearranged the furniture in my library and we picked out flooring and colors as well as a floor plan for my basement redo.
Carmen has a wonderful eye, is very attentive, easy to work with and will work within your budget.
We absolutely love the results!!”
— rechisholm

Carmen’s service is outstanding!

“I have worked with White Oak for several years in many different rooms of my home. Carmen’s service is outstanding and always very personalized. I will continue to use White Oak Interiors and highly recommend their incredible service!”
— Melodee

Carmen makes every project … feel complete!

“I’ve worked with Carmen on many projects and trust her judgment on every décor. The bottom line is that no matter the décor or budget Carmen finds and makes the right choice for the space and function. Carmen makes every project small or large feel complete!”
— Brett (www.ydnt.com)

…the results incredible!

“Working with Carmen has been a wonderful experience. Her taste is fabulous and the results incredible! Thank you so much!”
— Jan

Prompt, professional and organized!

“Carmen helped decorate two of our homes, and did a wonderful job. She was always prompt, professional and organized. Carmen is very talented, and was very helpful in finding my “vision” for our home.”
— brukfam

She commands the space she enters!

“I have only recently met Carmen in the past year, and I have to say that Carmen is a truly gifted professional. She commands the space she enters with such quiet dignity and charm. I look forward to doing lots of creative things with her in the new year.”
— Meg (megfinearts.com)

..gave us the best results of any previous individuals we have used

“My husband and I have lived in our 1930’s cottage home for 13 years. In that time we have done a number home improvement projects, some DIY and others we contracted. Without hesitation, I can say that Carmen Boyer and her very talented team were the most professional, most efficient, and gave us the best results of any previous individuals we have used. Carmen’s creative ideas along with her amazing group of craftsmen, resulted in a truly unique and wonderful space which we will forever enjoy. We highly recommend White Oak Interiors to anyone considering a home improvement project, large or small, and intend to use her services again in the future. ”
— B. Baughman

I recommend them for any residential and commercial undertaking!

"Carmen Boyer’s pleasant and thoroughly professional approach to her work ensures her clients of the very best results and value. I was among her first customers over ten years ago and have recently used her services once again. She transforms interiors with her eye for both the large and - most importantly - small details that can make a space truly unique and beautiful. I will certainly continue to use White Oak Interiors’ services in the future and definitely recommend them for any residential and commercial undertaking."
— Linda

Professional in every sense!

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Carmen since she started her business more than 15 years ago. Professional in every sense and always timely, I’ve never been disappointed. She’s helped me with window treatments, furniture, rugs and color schemes in both our previous 4 bedroom home and now again in our two bedroom condo. I’d recommend her firm to anyone!”
— lbw1795

I would definitely hire her again!

“I hired Carmen to help me with redecorating and ideas for my small condo. She is great in providing ideas, hiring the right professionals, and ensuring all goes according to plan. She’s helped me with two different projects and I would definitely hire her again.”
— gst2601

Carmen is a true professional

“I have been installing draperies since 1987, and installing for White Oak Interiors for 15 years. Carmen is a true professional in the interior decorating field.”
— David's Installations

the perfect balance of color, texture and style…

“We found Carmen Boyer of White Oak Interiors over 15 years ago through a recommendation from a painter who had seen her amazing work. “Your home is beautiful!” is the the first thing people say when they enter our home. With each project Carmen takes the time to listen to exactly what we want and gives us so much more! She is able to bring the perfect balance of color, texture and style into any room. Not only is Carmen a skilled and creative designer and home remodeling professional, she is also a warm, caring person and easy to work with. Carmen goes above and beyond to make sure every project is done perfectly and stress free. She will work within your budget every time and will bring a unique style and comfort to your space. Thank you, Carmen!”
— powersbjjt

I look forward to our next project!

“Carmen is professional, organized and prompt and I look forward to our next project together. I appreciate her outstanding talents and service.”
— Jeff Sheets (www.TrustNotDust.com)

She listens to what you have to say…

“I had a wonderful consultation with Carmen. She had great suggestions on how to move things around, update my colors and make my home look fresh and new. When you have lived in a house as long as I have you just don’t see the possibilities. Carmen has a keen eye and I appreciated her using the things I already have and supplementing with some new. She listens to what you have to say - your likes and dislikes, and creates an environment that you will love to live in.”
— JSKDesign

We are very happy…

“The result of Carmen’s attentiveness to detail in our home resulted in a smooth, free-flowing atmosphere which includes all-new hardwood flooring throughout the first floor, refinished kitchen cabinets, new granite countertops, appliances and fixtures, new colors throughout on walls and ceilings, several new window treatments, and of course, better placement of pictures, wall hangings and other accessories.

We are very happy with the results of Carmen’s vision and without question would recommend White Oak Interiors for any home remodeling or decorating opportunity.”
— adaircj1

I highly recommend!

“Carmen was wonderful to work with. She is very flexible with her time and helped us find furniture, many accessories, window treatments, carpet, and area rugs. I really liked how Carmen helped us incorporate many of our existing items (artwork etc.) in a creative tasteful way! I am thrilled that many of our previously unhung pictures are now on display.

I am so happy that Carmen was able to help us. Our home turned out to be a pretty large project, but the timing was right and Carmen was the perfect person to help us!!! I highly recommend White Oak Interiors!”
— GussieJane

Carmen Boyer is the consummate professional!

“Carmen Boyer is the consummate professional. She is a very talented designer - extremely creative and knowledgeable. Carmen really listens to her clients and creates designs that are not only beautiful but unique and functional. It is always a pleasure to work with Carmen and we at Honquest are happy to assist her and her clients with any design needs.”
— Maureen (www.honquest.com)

My advice; start your project with Carmen!

“My advice; start your project with Carmen Boyer at White Oak Interiors, Inc. Only the rich can afford to get it wrong. Carmen’s experience and resources save me time and money the first time on every project while producing the immediate “wow” results I want. When I receive compliments on the beauty of a redecorated space I like to say it’s been “Carmenized!””
— Jeff

The kitchen is even more beautiful than we ever could have imagined!

"We hired Carmen to remodel our 23 year old kitchen this past summer. We had some delays due to personal issues and Carmen and her contractors were very accommodating.. The complete project took just 4 weeks once we started. Carmen was on the site everyday to make sure everything was being done professionally and correctly. It was great to have her expert advice and the finished kitchen is even more beautiful than we ever could have imagined!" -Kkathe

We couldn’t have been more pleased!

“My husband and I recently hired White Oak Interiors to upgrade our kitchen and powder room, to carpet our upper floor and to add some finishing touches to our first floor. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the beautiful results and the expertise provided by Carmen and Shelly. All efforts were made to stay within our budget. This is the second time we used White Oak Interiors, since we were so pleased with the custom-made draperies installed two years ago.”
— jhbevevino

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171 S. Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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