A Warm Welcome to Our New Digs

In the true fashion of ringing in a New Year, the HMR Designs Team welcomed 2017 with a full relocation to our brand new design studio. We couldn’t be happier about moving on up, as they say, and thought it high-time we share a peek inside our handsome new home.

HMR Designs new location on Bryn Mawr Avenue

All images (unless otherwise noted) courtesy of the always impressive Kent Drake Photography.

HMR Designs new location

Located just northwest of our former Goose Island home, our new space is larger, brighter, and up to our rather high standards of aesthetic. After all, a design firm designingdesign studio is about as good as it gets.

Inside the HMR Designs Studio
Sitting Pretty: one of several salon areas for visitors to take in the view.

The hope is that our space invokes inspiration, both by what’s on the walls…as well as by what goes on inside them (at the hand of our tenacious team).


a conference room at HMR Designs
Full coverage: a glimpse into several of our front-of-the-house conference rooms.

HMR Designs Studio decor

The HMR Designs Floral Studio and floral team
Buckets of love: our fragrant, day-brightening floral studio.

Gorgeous garden roses in the HMR Designs Floral Studio

HMR Designs chicago waiting room
Look up, look down, eye candy is all around in our salons and conference rooms. Image: HMR Designs



HMR Designs chicago studio decor
Image: HMR Designs


We couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome to our new locale than a recent visit from our Alderman and the Director of our local business council. We had a great time meeting them and showing them around…

Bob Mertzlufft at HMR Designs with Alderman Laurino and Janita Tucker
L to R: Alderman Margaret Laurino, HMR President Bob Mertzlufft, Janita Tucker in our entryway.

An undoubtedly loyal lifelong resident of the 39th ward, Alderman Margaret Laurino has devoted her career to championing an impressive assortment of causes including increasing education spending, reducing crime, and supporting local businesses like yours truly.

 Alderman Laurino and Janita Tucker visit the HMR Designs studio

The Alderman was joined by Janita Tucker, Executive Director of the Peterson & Pulaski Business and Industrial Council. Co-founded by Alderman Laurino, this local organization aids in attracting and engaging new industrial businesses to the area–one that Tucker considers a unique, peaceful and park-rich pocket of the city.

What better place to begin than a stroll through our always-refreshing floral studio…(where we learned that the Alderman favors Hydrangea…while Janita is partial to Lilacs)…

The HMR Designs Floral Design Studio in Chicago

Inside the HMR Designs floral studio with Alderman Laurino

Alderman Laurino in the HMR Designs Floral Studio

…followed by a trip through our Atelier, where our ever-expanding inventory is open for exploration…

HMR Designs decor and furniture atelier
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Bob Mertzlufft in the HMR Designs Atelier with Alderman Laurino and Janita Tucker

…and the visit wouldn’t be complete without a glimpse into our prop-ulent Art Production Area…

A tour of the HMR Designs Art Department

A tour of the HMR Designs Art Department

production artist carmelo samano in the art department

We want to thank Alderman Laurino and Janita for stopping by, for their sincere curiosity in learning just what the wonderful world of event design looks like from behind the scenes; for meeting our team; and of course, for stopping to smell the flowers.

Alderman Laurino and Janita Tucker in the HMR Designs Floral Studiothe HMR Designs team in floral studio at new location

Happy Summer from the HMR Designs Team!
Stay tuned as we continue to reveal more from within our walls soon.