Roxanne formed Essex House Interiors with the philosophy to design a space where clients can live their dream and lifestyle in an environment as “unique” as them. Designing is much like a puzzle; the result must be assembled to be functional, and aesthetically pleasing. We believe that a well thought out home is a home with layers and is assembled over time. Roxanne believes in educating the client in fundamental design elements and sustainability to help them achieve their dream while maintaining a healthy environment. Essex House brings you an inspired vision, allowing clients to develop complete confidence in the direction of the project. The attention to detail is the basis to providing extraordinary service to our clients.
Roxanne is involved in community service. Roxanne is on the Board of Directors of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce, and a member and ambassador of the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce.
Roxanne received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute.
Roxanne enjoys being involved in the local Chambers of Commerce. She received the Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2019 from the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce at the annual dinner. Working with local chambers allows her to volunteer for different community events, promote new business that join the chamber by attending ribbon cuttings and chamber events. As an Ambassador for the YACC she welcomes new members by guiding them with the proper tools to help their businesses grow. Roxanne is also a member and on the Board of Directors of the Plainfield IL Chamber. “I love being involved in the community and to see new and established business grow” said, Roxanne. The rewards are wonderful to receive, it lets you know the community appreciates your participation.
ASID Illinois Far-West Suburban peer group co-leader Jean Charlton, along with ASID Illinois Gives Back committee members Roxanne Essex and Sue Colbert, present Kristi Landorf, president and CEO of Little Friends, Inc. funds collected at the peer group's recent Christmas party. The money will go towards Project Give-a-Hug, the pro-bono face lift of the reception area, kitchen, and board room at the Little Friends facility in Naperville. Nearly 20 ASID Illinois Industry Partners have donated products and services for the project which is slated to be completed by mid-February.
ASID Gives Back’s “Project Give-a-Hug” received a boost today when a check in the amount of $2,001.38 was delivered to Little Friends, Inc. in Naperville. The funds were donated by Kevin McKay, owner of McKay Custom Sports, as the proceeds from the Blackhawks autograph charitable event held recently at Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing. On hand for the presentation were Kristi Landorf President & CEO, and Kathleen Hausmann, Vice President of Development at Little Friends, Sue Colbert of Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing (ASID Industry Partner), John Scott, President of the Illinois Chapter of ASID, Roxanne Essex, owner of Maggie’s Place Interiors (ASID Allied Member), and McKay.
Thank you so much for all your help in designing our living room. The pillows look great and it all came together. It has a new look and we have received compliments on the room. It was nice to meet you and appreciate your help.
Dave & Lisa, Plainfield, IL
Roxanne is delightful. She was very respectful of design issues that I wanted to keep. The help with color choices (my weak area) was wonderful. I needed help with my laundry area, and now the area is bright and organized. Hiring a designer is worth the investment and time.
Judy, Plainfield, IL
We used Roxanne to update our window treatments. She treated us very well and was very dependable and followed up with us on everything. Our windows look beautiful, we are very happy with the results. I have already recommended Roxanne, you won’t be sorry- Roxanne was wonderful to work with.
RK & MK, Crest Hill, IL
I hired Roxanne because she was local. We remodeled to update our entire interior. I used her for color consultation, fireplace design, window treatments and custom bedding. She is very easy to work with, has good ideas and is cost conscious.
Debbie Dudek, Channahon, IL
I was always afraid to hire a designer because of cost. I thought the consultation would be expensive and I thought a designer would push me to purchase their over priced products. I also thought a designer would push their opinions on me. You obviously did none of this and I LOVE you for it and LOVED the experience. You helped us a ton and people are always commenting about how beautiful our house is. A little direction goes a long way…you saved me time, money, and frustration.
Kelly B., Orland Park, IL