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Interviews with four top interior designers in Madison

Denise Quade

Denise Quade

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Denise Quade

Owner of Denise Quade Design

What do you like best about working in the Madison area?

I began working in this industry in Janesville while I raised my kids and when I made the move to Madison nearly fifteen years ago, I noticed immediately that people treated me as a professional. Being in Madison has been an enlightening experience for me, and this market has really helped me to explore more of my talent and has essentially changed the entire direction of my career.

What projects are you working on now?

I’m currently working on a home remodel where I’m specializing in cabinetry, countertops and tile. For this project, I’m also teaming up with another designer and that collaboration has been really fun!
Generally, my clientele is made up of individuals who want to remodel kitchens, bathrooms, studies, laundry and mudrooms—wherever cabinets are.

interior designed by Denise Quade of MadisonWhat materials are currently popular?

Cabinetry-wise, painted finishes are really coming back. Painted white is really hot right now. As far as countertops go, brushed finishes in granite are also very popular.

Have you noticed any trends in termsof clientele over the past years?

With the economy, I’ve noticed that people are more cautious about what they spend their money on. Also, my younger clients are really into technology. Many of them use different websites such as Pinterest and houzz.com to show me what they’re interested in.

How would you describe your signature style in three words?

Creative, passionate and experienced. 


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