"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new."

-Henry David Thoreau


Good design lasts a lifetime and then some. Our goal at MI Designs is to help you create interiors that are current yet classic. We don't want to create spaces that you will want to change next year with the new trends but rather a beautiful classic interior that feels up to date yet references the past. We believe great design should respond to the client's needs for both form and function. Every detail should be managed and planned thoughtfully taking into account the client's ultimate dream for their environment. It's about listening and offering ideas, guidance and organization to make each project run smooth and be an enjoyable experience. Great design is about helping a client realize the visual they have in mind.

Current Design Rates are $150 per hour. For more details on pricing and contract please contact us.


Jennifer Martell

Jennifer Martell opened her namesake firm in 2003 and is best known for her well-edited interiors that combine modern and traditional elements. Jenny studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and later received her interior design degree from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago, IL. She is a lifelong resident of Evanston and has a wonderful client base in and around the Midwest. Her design Philosophy is rooted in comfortable, classic interiors that feel timeless but up to date



Becky Cochran

Becky Cochran, former 3rd Grade and Kindergarten teacher, graduated from Marquette University in 2004 receiving her degree in Elementary Education and Communication Studies. Becky taught in the Chicago Archdiocese School system for seven years and in 2011 she earned her Master's Degree in Reading from Concordia University. During summer break, Becky began working with her sister Jenny on interior design projects. Becky's laid back approach to design and unique style became a great asset to Martell Interiors, soon a partnership was born. Becky resides in Evanston with her two boys and husband and has loved learning and growing her interior design skills.