Marilyn P. Akins, ASID
School: Harrington Institute of Interior Design
Company: Marilyn Akins Interiors
424 S. Garfield Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521 map
Phone: (630) 325-3355
Marilyn Akins Interiors has been in the business of creating beautiful and timeless interior design for the discerning and quality conscious client for over 40 years. Akins is a leader of excellence in luxury design with an unparalled level of service and dedication to the clients she serves. "Our clients' positive experience through the design process is as important to us as the design itself". Akins works as a team with her daughter, Shary Akins. Their work includes an incredible sensitivity to color, texture, and fine craftsmanship.
Marilyn is a graduate of Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago and the pair also expand their design knowledge via frequent design study tours throughout Europe and Asia. They apply a keen understanding and appreciation of historic, period and cultural design to creative concepts that have been featured in many of the most widely recognized decorating magazines. In addition their designs have been selected for 18 designer showcase houses.
Marilyn Akins Interiors provides its clients with a wide range of interior design services including but not limited to, space planning, renovation, color, materials and furniture selection, window treatments, kitchen and bath design,accessorizing down to the last detail, and exterior plants. With her many years in the interior design business, Marilyn has acquired an extensive list of highly skilled craftsmen, laborers, and furniture and accessory resources.
Awards & Publications
Marilyn Akins' work has been recognized, awarded and featured by many prestigious publications and associations both local and national.
Awards include: 1993 Traditional Home Design Award; ASID Design Excellence Award, 2010 1st place in large bathroom category: Chicago Kitchen & Bath Association.
Better Homes & Gardens
Chicago Home & Garden
Kitchen and Bath Concepts
New York Times
Window Shopping with Kirsch
New Ideas for Decorating
Showcase of Interior Design- Midwest Edition II and III
West Suburban Living