Matte & Gloss Interiors
A concierge-style firm established in Glencoe, IL, with a fresh approach to sophisticated livable spaces.
Milena Fay is the founder and principal of Matte & Gloss Interiors. She embraces the concept of relaxed luxury, diversity and globally inspired interiors. Her aesthetics and vision for designing reflect an adventurous 22 year journey living and working in Asia combined with her deep knowledge of Latin influences.
Moving eight times within Asia has allowed Milena to become an Oriental style connoisseur who has developed an extensive knowledge of Chinese history, textiles and furniture. Along the way, she cultivated experiences and relationships with contemporary local artists in Asia and beyond. She expanded her passion for fabrics, and rare accessories.
Finding solutions and engaging with clients in a collaborative relationship is what Milena does best. Working with quality, dependable contractors and delivering on-time and on-budget is her vocation.
Milena is passionate about creating eclectic spaces with colors that are timeless and distinctive. Her goal is to create a hassle-free experience from start to end giving the client a sense of ease and close collaboration for successful results.
– Steve Jobs
• Milena is warm, professional, trustworthy, transparent and timely.
• She understands that this is your home, and the design has to fit your style and functionality.
• She is solutions-oriented—she will find a way to get you want you want—without compromising quality or breaking the bank.
• She will take your ideas and transform them into something that is even better than you imagined!
Lastly, this was our first experience doing any sort of remodeling/design work, and it was a learning process for us. The scope of the work was ever-evolving, and Milena was patient and respectful as we hemmed and hawed over what projects to undertake. She moved at our pace, which was sometimes a snail’s pace, and other times a “I need this done immediately” pace. When we thought something might be too onerous or costly to undertake, she always came prepared with an “easier” or more economical solution, and never pushed an idea on us. But, she never compromised on quality, and I’m thrilled with the end results. It’s very satisfying to walk into our house and feel like the space truly reflects our (sometimes quirky) tastes, and not simply a page out of a design catalogue. Designing/decorating your home can be full of ups and downs, and she handled all of that with grace and practicality, and I look forward to working with her again!"
I believe in the power of beautiful design to bring about joy. Matte & Gloss Interiors practices a philosophy balancing aesthetics and practicality for comfortable spaces. I am passionate about creating classic and eclectic spaces with color, finding unique accessory options that are timeless, distinctive, and reflect my clients’ polished lifestyles. I take great pride in creating one-of-a-kind interiors that are interesting, artful, and inviting while consistently delivering results on time and on budget.