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Yvette Cusack, President, founded her company, BJC Designs in 1986 and has been recognized as an interior design force in Chicago for over 30 years. Her refined and elegant aesthetic embraces both art and design to create luxurious and livable interiors. She has earned a stellar reputation as a designer and project manager with an unerring eye for attention to color, detail and the beauty of natural materials. Her projects are personalized and managed from start to finish with her client's goals and objectives as her top priority. She is highly respected for her exacting attention to all levels of design with the goal of exceeding her client's needs and expectations. The results are invariably sophisticated and timeless.

Yvette's portfolio includes residential, commercial and luxury transportation environments in Chicago, New York, Florida, Colorado and Michigan. Her unique expertise makes her one of Chicago's most sought after designers. 


Karen Echt, Chief Curator, Karen's well trained eye and passion for art, founded in her art history degree, have been at work for over 25 years of curation experience helping designers, businesses and private clients to build art collections across a diverse global network of independent artists. Karen loves working with our clients to bring the joy of art to life.

In addition to her vast experience with all types of art medium, Karen founded Echt Gallery, a premier glass sculpture gallery, thriving for over 20 years in the River North gallery district. She is also a member of the Art Alliance of Contemporary Art, the Chicago Art Dealers Association, and a regular participant of the River North Design District Annual Chicago Gallery Walk and preeminent international modern and contemporary art fairs.


BJC Designs is a boutique firm of accomplished individuals with a well- balanced background in design, architecture and art curation.  Our collaborative style, comprehensive presentations and creativity, keep our multi-disciplined team at the forefront of our industry. With passion and global inspiration, our team provides a full concierge service.  We create exclusive interior spaces unique to each client’s specific taste and lifestyle, delivering a luxurious and livable environment.  Through our artistic sensibility, our goal is to combine the best elements of art and design for our clients.  


We proudly collaborates with the internationally recognized design firm bKL Architecture and highly acclaimed interior design photographer and visual stylist, Michael Alan Kaskel.


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Chicago Residences

The St. Regis

1 Mag Mile

The John Hancock Building

600 N Lake Shore Drive

The Pinnacle Penthouse

250 & 270 East Pearson

1811 North Cleveland

1660 Hudson Avenue

The Residences at Riverbend Penthouse

Various Gold Coast Single Family Homes

1333 Waters Edge, Northbrook

Florida Residences

The Ritz Carlton Residences, Sarasota

The Oaks Club, Osprey

Various New York & London Townhomes

Various Lake Homes & Private Residences in Michigan

Luxury Transportation

Citation 10 Private Jet

Bombardier Private Jet

Hatteras 68' Fishing Yacht

Chicago Commercial Space

680 N Lake Shore Drive

1 Mag Mile

980 N Michigan Avenue



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Tel: 312-909-5353

Chicago, Illinois

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