Judy Pelinski is among America’s most versatile and multi-talented decorating and staging professionals.

She has nearly 15 years experience providing decorating, design and staging services in the homes of prominent professionals throughout Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. In addition she has gained a reputation as one of the region’s leading renovation experts.

“I love to give new life to an old house,” says Judy, whose clients have included CEOs, business owners, professional sports team executives, surgeons, doctors, attorneys, engineers, scientists, and others. Clients appreciate the way Judy involves them in the design process, and creates customized design solutions based on their specific needs. They rave about her “amazing skills,” “incredible vision, and “attention to detail.”

Judy provides a one stop shop for home interior services, offering everything from redesign and home staging to color consultations and move in services. Her company, Fresh Look Interiors, is backed by a team of some of the area’s top contractors, painters, kitchen specialists, window treatment experts, landscapers, furniture and fabric vendors, and other professionals.

Judy’s work has been featured in national publications like Decorating Spaces magazine and on local TV, and she has contributed to home decorating books. She has trained hundreds of professionals from coast to coast on home staging and redesigning, and has presented seminars to groups of homeowners and industry professionals, alike.

Earlier in her career, she earned industry awards, and interior redesign, real estate staging and color specialist certifications through professional organizations with which she was involved.

Judy, who is active in a variety of local business organizations, has won numerous community service awards. Her recent designation as one of McHenry County’s “Women of Distinction” is the latest in a series of awards she has received for her leadership role in her field and in the community. She has also been honored as a “McHenry County Everyday Hero” for her work as the chairwoman of a local charitable food drive.


Judy is a founding member of the GDCD, a founding member of the Midwest Redesign Association, and owner of Fresh Look Interiors.

She has trained hundreds of students including men, women and realtors to "Turn Their Passion Into A Profession™" and flourish as entrepreneurs in this fabulous industry. The SRA is women owned business and is located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.




Interior Design Society - IDS



Interior Redesign Industry Specialists - IRIS



McHCAR (McHenry Co. Association of Realtors)



Professional Business Women of Illinois

Board of Directors


Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors




Crystal Lake Chamber "Presidential Award of Excellence"
Winner 2008-2009


Partnership Award

Turning Point, 2007


Member of the Year

McHenry Cook Professional Women's Group, 2006


1st Place Room Redesign

IRIS Conference, 2005


2nd Place Mantle Display

IRIS Conference, 2005


1st Place Room Redesign

IRIS Conference, 2004


2nd Place Wall Art Display

IRIS Conference, 2004


Board's Choice Award

McHenry Cook Professional Women's Group, 2004


Business of the Year

Premier Business Associates, 2004




ABC - Home Improvement Friday

National Television Segment


Decorating Spaces Magazine

National Publication Featured Business Photos


ProSynergy Magazine

Business to Business Publication Featured Business and cover story


Chicago Tribune

Newspaper Featured Articles


Daily Herald

Newspaper Featured Articles


Business Journal

Local Publication Featured Article


McHenry County Magazine

Local Publication Featured Article







The Staging & Redesign Academy, in conjunction with the GCDC, held their first annual conference June 25th entitled "The Future is Now". Sherwin Williams and Home Decorators were just two of the sponsors for this tremendously popular event.


Attendees, sponsors and presenters are all asking to sign up already for next year's event to be announced. Matt Fox of HGTV's Room by Room was not only our special guest and keynote speaker, but an inspiration to everyone he met.



Judy and National Speaker and  Domestic Violence Advocate, Denise Brown at benefit dinner in Chicago, IL 2008


Judy consulted on Historical project with nationally recognized designer John Bruce, of TLC's "While You Were Out" in 2005.


Judy was able to spend time with nationally recognized designer Lee Snijders, of HGTV's "Design on a Dime" at an industry conference and again at a local home show in 2006.


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