About Us



Paper Chase Interiors is an award-winning, full-service design firm providing creative, functional design solutions for busy professionals and their families. Proudly serving as the only mother-daughter design team with 25 years of experience in the Chicagoland area, we bring a fresh, yet studied approach to interior design. We specialize in décor for the entire home, providing everything from space planning and project management to kitchen and bath design and furniture selection.

At Paper Chase Interiors, we are dedicated to creating sophisticated interiors that are polished, approachable and distinctively yours. Whether it’s a treasured family heirloom or your childhood model car collection, we embrace the challenge of giving well-loved pieces new life. With access to more than 150 vendors, we are able to thoughtfully select décor to compliment the individuality of each homeowner’s style, personality and budget.

Paper Chase Interiors - About Us

As a full-service design firm, we understand the unique challenges of living through a home transformation, which is why we rely on our expert communication skills and meticulous attention to detail to help our clients save time and avoid costly mistakes that many homeowners make when updating their space. Through our experiences in completing over 200 renovation projects to date, we have built a network of some of the region’s most reliable, quality-driven contractors and industry professionals. These trusted relationships enable us to provide superior design advice, realistic completion dates, and the most competitive pricing available.

For us, the ultimate compliment is seeing our clients walk into their finished space and looking right at home. No matter what your design project entails- a remodel, new construction or a one room refresh- we are here to make the process fun and as stress-free as possible.

Let us take care of the details, while you enjoy the results!

LAURIE PLUMB Founder & Principal Designer

After finishing her first career in the fashion industry, Laurie decided to launch Paper Chase Interiors as friends and family sought out her expertise in selecting wallpaper for their homes. Quickly moving from selecting wallpaper to managing full scale home renovations, Laurie has sustained a successful business based solely on repeat and referral clients for more than twenty years. Now that wallpaper is back and better than before, Laurie appreciates her company’s namesake even more than ever.

She splits her time between her home in the suburbs and her Chicago pied-à-terre / design studio. Laurie loves mixing high and low pieces and firmly believes that all rooms need something from a vintage shop or even more preferable, your grandmother’s collection. If she’s not working or playing in Chicago, you can find her with her four grandchildren picking or canning fruit from her orchard in Bozeman, Montana.

STACEY PLUMB HANDAL - Partner & Senior Designer

Stacey has shown an eye for design from the moment she insisted on hardwood flooring and a Juliet balcony in her bedroom at the age of five. After her first career as a high school English teacher, Stacey decided to join Laurie at Paper Chase Interiors, merging her love of teaching with design. Stacey’s passion for design is driven by working closely with her clients to view their own space from a completely new perspective. Building trusting relationships with her clients, Stacey seeks to teach that good design should not be intimidating. Stacey studied interior design at The Art Institute of Chicago where she holds a Certificate in Interior Design.

When she’s not picking the perfect white paint or out hunting for that unexpected flea market find, you will most likely find her walking her goldendoodle or sharing a meal with her husband in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.