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.”
Office and Operations Manager
Chantel discovered her love for all things creative as a young child in East Lansing, Michigan. As a part of a professional touring choir from age 11, she spent 7 years touring around the Midwest performing with some of the most renowned artists in the world, and is the recipient of two Grammy Awards. Deciding to take a hiatus from the performing arts, she enrolled at Central Michigan University where she majored in Business Administration while simultaneously venturing into the world of entrepreneurship. After spending a decade in sales, four of which were in the interior design profession, she was given the opportunity to join the BODG family as their Office and Operations Manager. While she spends most of her time handling the administrative side of the business, she loves nothing more than collaborating with her interior designers as a creative outlet. A recent newlywed, Chantel and her husband Neil live in Wicker Park with their dog Max where they enjoy exploring the Chicago restaurant scene and planning their next adventure; next stop the Maldives!
Interior Designer / Project Manager
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 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”.