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Marshall Erb 2018.2 - Marshall Erb Design Inc

From an early age, Marshall had a gift for creating spaces people love. Since launching his firm in 1998, he has been able to turn his passion for design into a thriving business with a diverse list of satisfied local, national, and international clients. His attention to detail and easy-going nature let him take away much of the stress associated with most construction and design projects.

A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Marshall brings an architect’s eye to all his projects, literally working from the ground up to help realize his client’s vision. From new construction to whole house renovation and remodeling, he is able to leverage the best of current technology and construction techniques while creating timeless designs that balance scale and proportion with function and comfort.

An expert in art, antiques, and textiles, Marshall creates carefully curated rooms that provide a perfect reflection of their owner’s taste and lifestyle. His knowledge of architecture and design allow him to create custom furniture and mill work to fit any space or period.

Marshall’s work has been featured in Traditional Home, Luxe, Chicago Tribune, CS Interiors, Décor, Renovation Style, and Sophisticated Living, among others. He has been lauded as a Top 10 Designer in Chicago by Decorilla and a Top Influencer by Fixr.com. Additionally, he has been named to Traditional Home’s “20 Young Designers to Watch,” the Merchandise Mart’s “Ones to Watch” list, and the LUXE Gold List.


Marshall is a licensed interior designer in Chicago with a degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. His interior design practice was established in Chicago in 1998. He incorporates his architectural background with a vast knowledge of furniture, antiques, artwork, textiles and period detailing in each project - resulting in creative, lasting environments.


Bachelor of Architecture (BArch); Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Featured in:

LUXE, Décor, Renovation Style Magazine, Traditional Home Magazine, Chicago Life Magazine, Kitchen Trends Magazine, Dream Home Chicago, Chicago Tribune, CS Interiors, Modern Luxury, and Sophisticated Living

Freshome - "The Best 20 Interior Designers in Chicago"


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Cara Adamski 2018.1 - Marshall Erb Design Inc

Cara Adamski

Project Manager

Cara dreamt from an early age of being an interior designer. She brings over 10 years of experience in high-end residential interior design to the firm along with her tireless dedication to her clients. As the firm’s second designer and project manager, she collaborates closely with clients and works side by side with Marshall to turn their client’s vision into reality. With design tastes that run the gamut from antiques to modern, she loves embellishing, pops of color, carving, and gilding. A graduate of Illinois State University, she has a BS in interior design. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their dog.

Judy Herbst 2018.1 - Marshall Erb Design Inc

Judy Herbst

Office Manager

As the office manager, Judy is the one who makes the details come together. With over 15 years of experience managing projects and offices, there isn’t a problem she can’t solve. She loves helping Marshall and Cara create unique spaces for their clients, anticipating everyone’s needs and making sure that things run smoothly.

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