With a focus on the balance between construction and design, Paul Schulman launched Paul Schulman Design in 2001 to offer a full range of redesign services to commercial and residential clients. From creating custom furniture pieces to remodeling and redesigning entire homes, Schulman’s specialty services include a combination of interior design and construction.
Before setting up his eponymous business in Chicago, Schulman ran his own design store and showroom in Milwaukee, Wis. He launched his namesake company after realizing his talents could be more useful on a broader scale. Embracing the roles and responsibilities of both general contractor and interior designer, Schulman produces projects that reflect a start-to-finish renovation process.
Schulman’s passion for design stems from his life-long interest and education in the fine arts. With a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing, Schulman approaches all projects with an eye toward history, architecture, and fine design. Schulman’s expansive knowledge of raw materials allows him to navigate projects so that when completed, they are relevant to the client’s vision and are impeccably beautiful.
Named Chicago magazine’s Best Custom Furniture Maker in its “Best Of Chicago” issue and selected one of ten men to watch in CS Men’s Book magazine’s “The New Boys Club” issue, Schulman continually garners attention thanks to his talent and hands-on approach to business.
Schulman is a Boston native who has called Chicago home for more than a decade. When he’s not tearing down walls or building a collapsible fountain, the designer spends time with his family, plays hockey, and researches the latest on politics, green initiatives, and technology.
Schulman credits the success of Paul Schulman Design to his transparency and commitment to his projects and clients. Schulman thrives on problem-solving and challenges that may appear impossible to most. With an acquired understanding of materials and an instinctual eye for aesthetically pleasing details, Paul Schulman will continue to be a name in the design world.