Platinum Coast Designs, Inc. is an award winning, full service residential and commercial interior design firm. Although we are based in Chicago, we travel nationally to create beautiful interiors for our clients.
Colleen Kinder, ASID, the principal of the firm, has earned the Ones to Watch award in recognition of her talents as a leading interior designer in Chicago and one of her bar/restaurant designs is a four-time "Nightclub of the Year" recipient from the Academy of Country Music.
Colleen Kinder, ASID, and her designs have been featured on NBC's "Open House" as well as Ovation TV's "The Art Of". Check out the videos below!
Colleen Kinder, ASID, is an award winning residential and commercial interior designer. She founded Platinum Coast Designs, Inc. in 2005, with offices in Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois.
A registered interior designer with the state of Illinois, Colleen currently is an active member of ASID (American Society of Interior Design), the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification), the LPCI (The Landmarks Preservation for the State of Illinois), the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a founding member of the CDA (Chicago Design Alliance), and a recipient of the Ones to Watch award in recognition of her talents as a leading interior designer in Chicago. She also grades candidates for the NCIDQ exam.
With the creation of her firm, Colleen has worked on a wide array of amazing projects with her clients. Some current residential ventures have seen her travel to Charleston, South Carolina; Phoenix, Arizona; Delray Beach, and Admirals Cove in Jupiter, Florida. Midwest projects include Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Prominent commercial clients include Pepsico, Kraft, Quinnox, Seaman Corporation and Revival Social Club. Colleen’s design work at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street, a 29,000 square foot bar and concert venue, led to a 5-time winning streak of the Academy of Country Music’s Nightclub of the Year Award. This project included customizing aesthetics for musicians from Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Keith Urban (a lover of boho-chic), Sugarland and Miranda Lambert. Upcoming exciting new and current projects include a nationally famous historic theater, a historic mansion in Evanston, Illinois, a historic home and barn in Michigan, and an 18,000 square foot ocean front home in Delray Beach, Florida. She has been repeatedly featured on national television shows such as Open House on NBC and The Art Of on the Ovation Channel.
Colleen has extensive experience in residential (homes and multi-unit condos) and commercial design. She specializes in kitchen and bathroom design, historic preservation, full home rehabs and additions, model home design and construction project management. She is also a certified lighting consultant.
Colleen was born and raised in Lake Forest, Illinois and began her interior design career at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She earned a BS in Interior Design with an emphasis in Historic Preservation. She was presented the Outstanding Senior Award in her major. Colleen currently splits her time between the city and suburbs.
As an avid devotee of all design disciplines, she can work within any style to achieve her clients’ vision. Everything from a love of old Hollywood cinema, vintage jewelry, contemporary fashion, cooking and entertaining has shaped her as a designer. Colleen brings a tremendous amount of energy and joy to her projects and maintains lasting friendships with all of her clients. With her vast experience, education and technical background, Colleen is able to fulfill her clients’ needs in a collaborative and creative working environment that seeks to truly realize expectations while maintaining consistency in today's ever-changing world of interior design.
Colleen's personal bio
Colleen creates a spa bathroom with the help of Delta faucets on Ovation TV's "The Art Of"!
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