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SG Gleichmann
Owner of Spiritcraft Design and Spiritcraft Furniture
Owner of Spiritcraft Design and Spiritcraft Furniture


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Our Madison Avenue Collection of Mid Century influenced furniture and wall units.  Our solid hardwood consoles, sideboards, headboards, sofas, chairs and nightstands are crafted to last for generations.  Our furniture and wall units are available in many hardwoods and in a variety of sizes and configurations.

The Madison Avenue Collection of furniture and built in wall ensembles offer dramatic interior design statements and are customize able to a clients utilitarian and design needs.  

All sideboards, nightstands, sideboards and other casework is crafted in our workshop and is available to view at our interior decor showroom and furniture gallery at 7 Jackson Street in East Dundee, IL.  Our Mid Century upholstered case sofas and chairs are influenced by Milo Baughman's designs and are available in many woods, sizes and fabrics.
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Madison Avenue Mid Century Style Furniture and Wall Units
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Transform a room with a modern built in wall unit of hardwoods that match your interior decor style. Form and function come together in any transitional, modern or contemporary design motif with the use of single or multiple hardwoods in a customize-able built in that allows your personal design style to radiate.  

Our use of modern influences from the Mid Century Modern era have allowed us to create an interior design product that can enhance our clients interior decor vision and provide a dramatic visual statement while solving space planning and storage issues.  Our Madison Avenue collection of built in modular wall units can be customized to enhance any room in your home or office and provide timeless eye appeal with customized function.

We recently installed this modular wall unit and media console in an Elmhurst, Illinois home.  The client has an eclectic style with many original pieces from the Mid Century Modern era that include furniture and upholstery by Adrian Pearsall, Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin, Dunbar and others.  They have previously installed pieces from our original Manali and Mod Century  collections of furniture and this installation for our new Madison Avenue Collection is another fitting enhancement to their personal interior design style.  

This installation consisted of a 15 foot wide floating Walnut plinth below a substantial and continuous wall panel made from sequentially matched veneers.  Our Madison Avenue Media Console rests on the plinth and offers adequate storage in a beautiful case of dyed African Mahogany with Ebony sliding doors.  

Our Madison Avenue wall units, plinths and casework are available in varying configurations for the bedroom that includes built in floating nightstands along with a vast array of choices for padding in differing shapes and fabric offerings.  The wall installations are also available in any custom size and length and in nearly any hardwood imaginable for office, commercial, bathrooms and any other living or work environment.  

Installations can be adapted to include shelving, cube arrays, floating plinth elements along with lighting options that include incorporated wall sconce and overhead LED spot lighting.  Our lighting options can be controlled with our original touch switch dimmers that are built into the consoles, night  stands, walls or shelving.

The Madison Avenue Media Console and Sideboard

The Mid-Century influenced console is 93.5" wide by 24" deep and high and offers three internal compartments for media and storage and two outer compartments that are covered in fabric to mimic a classic stereo console.  The case is made from solid hardwood while the doors are covered in reconstituted real wood veneer over Meranti marine ply for superb stability and ultimate longevity.  The four doors slide effortlessly and conceal adjustable Walnut shelves though open compartments and drawers are options in this console design.   

The media console is available in a vast array of solid hardwoods, depths, widths and internal configurations while the appearance can be drastically changed by the choice of veneers for the sliding doors and by adding open compartments or visually apparent drawers to the cabinet face.  The Mad Ave console is also available in various leg styles and heights that will adapt this Mid Century influenced case into a dining room sideboard, bedroom dresser or of course into a standalone stereo / media console. 

Several designs within our new furniture collection along with other collections, upholstery and window treatments will be on display at our new interior design showroom and furniture gallery, Interior Design Accents located at 7 Jackson Street in East Dundee, IL.  

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our Madison Avenue Collection or to inquire about enhancing your decor with our built in or free standing pieces of heirloom quality furniture and furnishings.  Call 815-893-6609 or email us at to discuss your interior decor transformation.

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An article about quality furniture in solid hardwoods, featuring our Mod Century Oval Dining Table.   This natural Walnut dining table offers timeless appeal in the Mid Century influenced design and is crafted to endure generations.  

#interiordesign   #walnutfurniture   #midcenturymodernfurniture   #hardwoodfurniture   #furniture   #customfurniture  
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We recently installed this custom made banquette for a Wheaton, Illinois client to provide attractive and comfortable seating in their traditional Irish pub basement.  We were commissioned to design and craft a fitting piece of fine furniture to fit an area 143" wide by 54" deep with a single large piece of upholstered furniture that would provide comfortable seating for eight people.  We designed and crafted a traditionally styled base and back in solid Cherry that would employ mortise and tenon joinery for heirloom quality that would be both comfortably upholstered and enhance the Irish Pub decor within the clients space.  The U shaped banquette was made to fit in the 143" space with a  .125" tolerance between to two side walls for a perfect fit.  

The upholstery was done in a very soft and durable commercial grade recycled leather that is a wonderful compliment to the warm Cherry legs and aprons.  The recycled leather appears to be genuine cowhide while offering additional durability in the order of 300,000 double rubs.  The cushions and backs are made from shaped high resiliency foams with outer layers of "super soft" foam and are then wrapped in layers of Dacron to provide a plush feel with the required firmness below.   The backs feature "soft tufting" with three rows of deeply seated buttons to provide further design appeal which enhances the traditional pub style.

The furniture was crafted from solid Black Cherry hardwood along with solid Maple support frames to allow for maximum strength in the backs.  The front and back legs were hand shaped to offer an opposing curve and were cut from a thick Cherry slab.  The aprons, legs, seat rails and outer back stiles and rails are all from the same storm downed tree to allow for exact grain and color match.  The base of this custom upholstered sectional required sixty mortise and tenon joints.  Employing  traditional joinery provides for a heirloom quality piece of fine furniture with decades of comfortable and worry free use being the benefit.  The Cherry hardwood was stained and then finished with our original oil and varnish mix that allows for protection while leaving the hardwood with a natural hand.

This custom made upholstered seating creation offers an attractive finishing touch to the genuine pub style in the clients space while being very inviting to the clients and their guests.  We were hardly finished with the installation and pictures before the banquette was fully occupied by the clients family and holiday guests.  The furniture and upholstery was accomplished in-house within our East Dundee, IL design studio and workrooms to exacting standards.   For information regarding our handcrafted hardwood furniture and upholstered seating, visit us at or call 815-451-9734.

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This installation of a large solid Black Walnut Island top was installed into a kitchen in Glenview, Illinois.  The long slab top was crafted in two seven foot by four foot sections to create a stunning 14" long top that features a stove cutout in the center.  The hardwood in this slab top installation is perfectly clear, without any imperfections and was crafted from thick wide boards from a single stormed downed tree that once lived in Galena, Illinois.  To reflect details in this kitchen, we created a stepped edge on both ends of this slab top which adds interest and an appeal that will stand the test of time.  Our custom natural oil and varnish mix  was employed to create an enduring and beautiful finish that offers silky smooth protection while allowing the feel of this beautiful Walnut to remain apparent to the touch.
Our island tops and slab table tops are made from wider boards and can be cut in nearly any shape, machined to be rectangular or left with a "live edge" which depicts the natural shape of the tree.  Many of our tops are made from book-matched slabs meaning that a very thick slab is sliced in half and opened to provide a beautiful mirror image of Nature's handiwork.  Our hardwoods are incredible and come from small local sawmills who give trees the respect trees they deserve.

Walnut, Maple, Ash and Cherry make for beautiful Island tops that will enhance any kitchen design and decor style.   Our slab table tops are crafted from local hardwoods and are made from slabs that came from large storm downed trees.  This provides a higher quality hardwood in terms of grain, texture and color being that the wood comes from larger and older trees that what is commercially available. We call these fine and very high quality hardwoods "rescued" as they are taken from trees that have lived a full life and are given the chance to live on while being fully appreciated for their unique beauty.
We offer slab table and island tops in a variety of local hardwoods and in any size imaginable.  As solid hardwood furniture makers, we know hardwoods and provide the finest quality tops available.  Our hardwoods are expertly kiln dried and our large industrial surfacing equipment allows for perfect glue joints which assure endurance and lasting beauty.  Our solid hardwood tops are available in our original collection of furniture and as conference, dining and restaurant table tops, decorative book-matched wall art and kitchen island and counter top applications.  

We ship our furniture hardwood tops nationally and deliver and install our products within our local service areas of Crystal Lake, Barrington and the greater Chicago area of Illinois as well as from our design center in Lake Geneva, WI.  Call us at 815-893-6609 or email to discuss your interior decor and how our solid "rescued" hardwood table and island tops can beautify your kitchen, home decor or commercial space.

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We are proud to announce a fresh and responsive design for our website,   The world is moving forward and we thought it would be helpful to our clients who browse our website with tablets, I Pad's and mobile devices.  We have added up to date content in terms of images and information and think that our existing and future clientele will be better informed about our services and products and have a more user friendly online experience doing so.  Feel free to read a bit more about us and to visit our new responsive website that adapts to your viewing device like magic.

Discover the benefits and added value that we can bring to your interior decor project and what the Spiritcraft Design Group can help you achieve.

We are a small and personally dedicated Woman Owned #interior design firm that is dedicated to personal service and to providing quality interior decor accents and furnishings.

We operate our own fabric and #upholstery workrooms along with our small furniture manufacturing operation which allows you to buy direct from the crafts person. We believe strongly in enhancing your interior decor aspirations and personality and in making absolutely sure you remain and satisfied and loyal client. We serve home, office and commercial interior design clients and provide ideas, aspirations and decor products to fully realize their decorative goals.

Our clients receive added value in their design investment through our personal service and thoughtful diligence from initial color and interior design consultation, to fabric selection through our expert craftsmanship and professional installation services. With Spiritcraft Design, you will benefit in that we are both the designer and the fabric and upholstery workroom which provides the opportunity to work with the crafts-person and purchase interior decor items direct. Our mission is to allow you the opportunity to enhance your interior design personality and home decor style.

Custom Made Window Treatments 

We believe that custom made window treatment, top treatment and drapery installations allow the greatest interior decor transformation within any interior design budget. We design towards our clients style and offer custom made window treatments, draperies, valance and cornice top treatments, swags, jabots and roman shades to enhance their home decor style and interior design personality.

Upholstery Services and Banquettes cushions & custom upholstered furniture

With our experience in crafting fabric decor and in furniture making, we provide our clients with the finest quality upholstery service. We offer upholstery services including custom upholstered seating, upholstered benches and chairs, custom furniture and, of course, Re-upholstery. We design and craft wonderful upholstered seating such as custom banquettes, benches and booths, dining and club chairs, custom made sofas and Mid-Century architecturally significant reproductions of rare seating designs by Dunbar, Adrian Pearsall, Thayer Coggin and of course, Milo Baughman.

Window Shades, Blinds & Shutters, window dressings for interior design, light control and energy efficiency

Discover the advantages of window shades, blinds and shutter treatments for your home decor. Window shades and blinds can enhance your interior design scheme while providing energy efficiency and light control. Combine shades, blinds and shutters by Graber, Hunter Douglas and Norman with fabric window treatments unrivaled home decor.

Our Mission and Service Area

Our mission is simple, to provide our clients with unmatched services and decor products from the design consultation to the finished product. We believe that we offer a unique opportunity for our clients as they buy locally while working directly with our small group of interior decor professionals. Our clients receive more for their investment in custom window treatments and home decor accents through our design expertise and our exemplary personal service.

The Spiritcraft Design Group is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois and serves the Barrington, Arlington Heights, Algonquin, Libertyville, Long Grove, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest, Cary, Lake Geneva and Glenview areas in the Chicago suburbs. We also have a long list of loyal national clients who have patronized us for window treatments, decorative pillows and furniture.

Our custom made window treatments, draperies, designer pillows, cushions, roman shades, valances and other interior design items are designed to enhance our clients style and are sewn to the highest designer standards in our Crystal Lake, Illinois and Lake Geneva, WI fabric workrooms.

We hope you will enjoy our new interior design website as much as we do and hope that we can be of service to you in the very near future.

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We are proud to announce a brand new Spiritcraft Decorative Pillows website.  We have launched a completely new and fresh online pillow boutique with many design qualities our home decor shoppers will find useful.  

We have narrowed the focus to only offering our handcrafted decorative pillows while adding a custom designed pillows category where a shopper can virtually build their pillow with size, backing velvet, trim and insert options.   We will continue to add fabrics and designs to our custom made pillows category so that our clients can order our decor accents that are perfectly matched to their interior design needs.

We have also made the site responsive, meaning that depending on the device your view the site on, the website responds and rearranges itself for easier browsing and shopping by adapting to your screen.  

And finally, we have added "refine pillow search" filters  in our categories that allow a site visitor to easily narrow choices by fabric type, decor style, pattern type, color and fabric name so that you will no longer have to scroll through hundreds of pillows to find a blue cut velvet pillow by Lee Jofa for instance.  Along with offering ease of shopping, we have boosted the sites speed and performance which is also important to our busy clientele.

We have always had the goal of offering the finest Decorative Pillows available and we think we are now on the way to having the most client friendly designer pillow site as well.

Thank you for your past and future patronage.

Malgorzata Gleichmann
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Discover custom made decorative designer pillows in various sizes, fabrics and trims.

Create the perfect set of decorative accent pillows in select fabrics and trims to your specifications. You can custom design matching decorative Designer pillows with our Accent Pillow Designer. Browse and design decorative throw pillows in many home decor fabrics, sizes, styles, colors and fabric trims. Enhance your home decor with custom designed and handcrafted traditional, transitional and contemporary designer pillows in velvet, brocade, woven, hand printed linen and silk fabrics direct from our fabric workroom. If these interior decor accents give you a design inspiration that you would like to pursue, feel free to contact us as the design possibilities are endless and vast.
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Introducing the latest addition to our original Mid Century Modern style furniture designs, the Mod Century Round Drink Table in solid Wenge.    The occasional table, as pictured, is 25 inches in diameter and stands 24 inches high.  The top is solid 2" thick African Wenge hardwood that was carefully grain matched upon glue up and is from a single thick board of this dense, straight grained hardwood.  

As with all Mod Century designs, the legs feature mitered joints that were splined with .25" solid Wenge splines for design appeal and added strength.  The crossing legs are joined with mortise and tenon joinery and measure 1.25" thick by 3" wide.  The legs  are substantial enough to support the heavy Wenge top while not overwhelming the design and leaving a nice airy space below the top.    The legs are of course solid Wenge hardwood as well.

This mid century style end table was finished with a handrubbed oil and varnish mix and then finished with a thin yet durable top coat that will allow years of regular use while allowing your to still feel the grain.  The Mod Century Drink Table is available in nearly any size imaginable and in a vast array of local rescued hardwoods such as Walnut, Cherry and Maple and in exotic hardwoods such as African mahogany, Wenge, Bubinga and Zebrawood.  Hardwood combinations would allow endless design possibilities.  This design can also be used for cocktail tables and round dining tables.

Spiritcraft Design Mod Century Furniture is an original and exclusive design based on Mid Century Modern furniture designs and is crafted from solid hardwoods to beautifully  endure decades of real use.

Contact us at for more information.

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Mod Century Round Occasional Table in Solid Wenge Hardwood
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