Panache Home Interiors, LLC
Panache Home Interiors, LLC

Panache Home Interiors, LLC

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Introduction: Hi - I'm Dee. The reinvention of myself began when I returned to school and completed my formal studies. I graduated with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Interior Design and I am actively involved in this ever-changing industry. I am an active member of ASID (American Society of Interior Design) as well as co-chair of the South Suburban ASID chapter. I will provide my knowledge, experience, and support when you are ready to take on your home improvement project. Our initial telephone conversation will be used as a discovery call. We will discuss your project in-depth. Step two will be a scheduled in-person site visit - meet and greet. During the second meeting, we will discuss in-depth the vision/thoughts you have for your home. I will assist you with project planning, coordination, implementation, and completion. The most rewarding part of my job is when a client enters their home after a delivery or installation and the expression of satisfaction on their face says it all! I look forward to working with you on your next project.

Hired 15 times

Serves Merrillville, IN

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1 employee

9 years in business

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Cash, Check, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and value.

Excellent 4.9

7 reviews


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Gayle d.

Interior Design

I admired how Dee just took over and showed me her talents. Every simple suggestion turned out fantastic. We shopped, decorated, talked, and laughed. I would recommend Dee Nickels over and over again. Delightful person!
Panache Home Interiors, LLC's reply
Thank you Gayle for your kind words. When I arrive at clients homes, I never know what to expect. On the day we meetand after a short time, I felt comfortable and was able to express my creativity. I am looking forward to the next phase of your project in May!
Apr 8, 2019
Monica N.

I am building a new home and Dee was extremely helpful in helping me put cabinet colors with the right flooring, even pointing out better options that I had not originally thought of. She knows the difference between tile and porcelain, which I did not! lol So, I learned some things from Dee too. Dee is very professional and very knowledgeable about all aspects of design and building. I would definitely use her again! Monica Nagy
Panache Home Interiors, LLC's reply
Thank you Monica - it has been a pleasure working with you on your new home project! Looking forward to the next phase.
Jul 24, 2018
Valerie M.

A friend of mine had her living room done by Panache Interiors,and I was so impressed I contacted Dee to see if my great room could be changed into something more interesting. I am so pleased with the results, my new color scheme, and layout makes me happy every time I walk into the room. My wish to have this space somehow elegant but casual was realized.
Jul 19, 2016
Karen j.

Interior Design

Overall the suggested colors for cabinets were right on target.
Panache Home Interiors, LLC's reply
Karen, thank you for your review. Providing me with your color ideas before our meeting helped me to select colors that complimented your colors for your cabinets. I am looking forward to seeing the end results!
Sep 14, 2019
Alice O.

My kitchen needed to be remodeled because it was so out of date, etc. I contacted Ms. Nickels and she came out to my house to see the space we had to work with. She then accompanied me to a nearby store where I had perused their kitchen's area. Ms. Nickels was very helpful in telling me the plus and minuses of cabinets, placement, installation issues, etc. She spoke with my handyman at various times during installation and worked well with him. She was knowledgeable, a good listener taking my concerns, etc seriously. The Kitchen Turned Out great and I have called her as I made some small changes in some rooms, etc. I would recomend her to others without any reservation.
Aug 19, 2016
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Ladean Nickels


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My fees are based on an hourly rate. Our initial phone conversation is the discovery time. We will talk about your project. I will ask questions about what you are needing for your home. When an appointment is scheduled, I will visit you and your home for a meet and greet. I suggest that the client have a budget in mind about how much they want to invest in their project. Within the budget, the designer fee needs to be considered.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The initial interview with a client is important. I have an opportunity to listen to the client and the client has an opportunity to interview me. I find a project moves along smoothly with a good working relationship between client and designer.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Interior Design from Prairie State College. As a designer, I am required to maintain Continuing Education Units (CEU's) requirements to maintain my ASID (American Society of Interior Design) accreditation. Many vendors offer informational seminars with CEU's which enables me to continually learn about new products and stay updated. I am also involved with ASID Peer Groups from the western, northern and southern suburbs of Chicago. Networking with my peers provides me with a wealth of resources.

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