Built on a love for creativity and a desire for visionary design planned with precision, the Brynn Olson Design Group is comprised of talent with differing creative backgrounds who found themselves drawn to the art of the interior. Based in Chicago and serving clients nationwide, our team takes pride in bespoke design curated specifically for each individual client.
Founder and Design Principal
Trained as an artist from childhood, Brynn began her design career creating large-scale indoor and outdoor painted murals for commercial spaces and residences. After attending Vanderbilt University and pursuing an academic-oriented career, her love for art and design re-ignited years later and she joined Nate Berkus Associates in 2008. She furthered her education in Interior Design at Harrington College of Design while working full-time with the NBA family and managed and designed projects for commercial and private high-end residential clients and celebrities featured on/in The Nate Berkus Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Elle Decor Magazine, CS Interiors Magazine, and Chicago Home + Garden Magazine. She also assisted with development and rendering of original room designs for major publications and TV programs including Chicago Tribune, The Today Show, and Family Circle Magazine. Her experience in the design process, project management and client relationships lead to the desire to open her own firm in 2012 under the belief that every environment should boast a timeless foundation infused with an edge that reflects the essence of each client. Brynn’s credence that “How you shape your space will shape your day™” is the cornerstone to which each project is approached. The power of a well designed interior is not only an immediate aesthetic transformation but also an incredible impact on the individual who lives, works or interacts with that space. “I’m honored every time a new client asks us to be a part of their life in such a personal way.”
Maize approaches design with the critical eye of a carpenter’s daughter. Attached to her father’s hip as a child, Maize had a front row seat to the trade of carpentry which sparked her keen interest in interiors and their details. She followed a career path to law school where her nostalgia for interiors rekindled and she left to pursue her passion at Harrington College of Design. Maize has since worked in the design field in a variety of capacities with a special interest and expertise in custom millworking as well as SketchUp design. Not surprisingly she has a particular affinity for well-made furniture and a particular love for antique items and found objects, which she believes are essentials for making a space unique. Maize brings an eclectic point of view to the design process which she says must “always be rooted with classic pieces, and given life with personal touches and travel souvenirs.” The most rewarding part of the process is ensuring “our clients have a space that is both functional and beautiful.”
Jennifer has had a zeal for design all her life. As a kid, Jennifer spent her weekends tooling flea markets; later on as a teenager she filled her summers studying design at Parsons School of Design in New York, focusing on painting and drawing. After graduating Indiana University in 2010 with a degree in Interior Design, Jennifer was eager to begin her career early and headed back to New York for an internship at Martha Stewart Living. In years followed, Jennifer moved on to assist in the design and launch of fabric lines and home accessories for companies Schumacher and Bergdorf Goodman, focusing her career on high-end residential design. Her style can be best described as bold, collected, and cheerful and to which she always says, “A space should be a reflection of how you live, not how you want to be perceived”.