Doing space planning over 35+ years means I bring a great deal of experience incorporated into the designs for my clients.  I have a BA in Interior Design and am a Licensed Interior Designer. Over the years I have had many NKBA classes along with cabinet & manufacturing training courses. I’ve also had affiliations in ASID, IDS, and NKBA.  

  I use my training and experience to coordinate them into each one of my design projects. Many of my projects have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, KBB Design magazine, Pioneer Press, and the Glenview Journal. 

In the initial phase of meeting a potential client, my first objective is to actually “listen” to my client’s needs, along with their desired outcome. I incorporate those desires, along with functionality and beauty, into their specific design project. Getting all the details correct is my job. No detail is too small, and each job is uniquely different. From the initial brainstorming to the final review, It’s all part of my process.

My goal is that it turns out exactly as they had imagined it. In today’s world, one’s kitchen becomes their signature. 

My greatest joy and purpose are to have a happy, satisfied client."

Here’s what my clients have to say…

Nancy Henry was helpful all the way through my kitchen and master bath remodel project. She is much more than a cabinet salesperson: she is a design professional. She is up to date on trends in materials, lighting, and furnishings, as well as appliances. This is my second DDK kitchen, but, since the first was approx. 17 years ago, it was my first experience with Nancy.

– Barb S. (Wilmette)


Working with Nancy from DDK was such a pleasure! She expertly guided us through all the steps in our total kitchen remodel. The general contractor she suggested, E.D. Enterprises, was the perfect match for us. The few questions/issues that came up during the construction project were quickly answered by Nancy. I would gladly recommend Nancy and DDK.

– Linda D. (Evanston)


We recently completed a full kitchen remodel. Our previous kitchen was outdated, cramped and dark. Nancy Henry from DDK designed a most beautiful kitchen that is updated, roomy and bright. Nancy is great to work with and very creative. She provided advice on everything and was always a step ahead of us. She also visited the local appliance store to confirm all our new appliances would fit. Nancy also recommended a great contractor whom she and we worked well with. Overall, I give DDK and especially Nancy Henry a high five. We are so proud to call this kitchen our own.

– Mary K. (Glenview)


Nancy Henry of DDK was my designer. She created an absolutely beautiful space, making use of every inch of my galley kitchen. Her creativity in envisioning the space really made all the difference. People that see it cannot get over how lovely it is. Nancy also went above and beyond as the process was an entirely new experience for me. She and the team at DDK were responsive at a moment’s notice at every turn, as I needed them to help me to understand something or to work out the inevitable kinks of a remodeling project. I can’t say enough about this company and Nancy Henry!!! I am truly grateful and happy with my result – so much more beautiful than I could have imagined. It almost makes me want to cook!!!!!

– Mary G. (Lake Forest)