About Design Studio
Illustration by Sigita Balzekas

Carol King and Paula Buttel are Illinois Artisans and best friends who combined their creative talents and created Design Studio in 1983. The artistic energy that is result of their design collaboration is reflected in their unique style and passion for detail. We are artists, dreamers, designers and collectors.

Our Studio is where the magic happens and it’s a fun place to be creative and pursue our passion, which is designing original seasonal decorative accessories. Our inspiration comes from a love of textiles, ribbons, trims, textures, colors, and collecting.

We surround ourselves with all of these beautiful inspirations and Voila! A Collection is born! We especially enjoy combining vintage looks with contemporary patterns. Our distinctive "Design Studio Style" is what sets us apart from others by our ability to create timeless products made out of unique materials that promise to be cherished heirlooms in the years to come.

Years of design collaboration, manufacturing and retailing experience combined with our creative energy inspire us to offer many of our best products to you at our Design Studio Retail Shop in Western Springs, IL and also on our web site www.ShopDesignStudio.com

Please frequent our ever changing Shop for the latest trends and fresh ideas in Seasonal decorating, personal accessories and outstanding gift giving selections. We are the place to find unique one of a kind treasures for your Home, Garden and Personal needs.


Carol King receiving the Torrance Campbell Spirit of Hope Award from the MMRF

Carol King receives the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Torrance Campbell Spirit of Hope Award in conjuction with The MMRF Ann Landers 5K Race for Research on Sept 7, 2008

About the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Design Studio "Cause"
Or "Just Because"!
Private Benefit Events

There is a hidden power that each of us possesses, a power to touch and inspire many hearts and many lives. Pick a cause that is close to your heart and true to your passion, because when you are passionate about something, there is a natural drive to do good things and go above and beyond. Let us help you make a difference and spread positivity by helping others and having a wonderful time in the process. Read more >>>

Design Studio Garden Retreat

Spring through fall, escape to our "Garden Retreat". Reserve this beautiful and tranquil outdoor room for your next meeting, intimate gathering or "girl time out". We will provide your guests with a wonderful setting and you provide the food, beverage and necessary serving accessories. $50.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum Hosts and their guests will receive a 10% discount on any Design Studio purchase during their visit. Contact us for more information.



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Design Studio 917 Burlington Ave., Western Springs, IL 60558
Tel. 708-784-9799 / E-mail: info@shopdesignstudio.com

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