A style trendsetter since her grammar school days, Cindy Bardes Galvin's love of fashion prompted her tongue-in-cheek design mantra, "It's all about the outfit." Today, couture inspired layers of color, texture and pattern define her signature style – a modern take on traditional design. Her elegant, comfortable spaces are grounded in the classic, evoking a sophisticated balance of proportion and scale.
Cindy works in a range of genres, taking her cues from architecture and the environment while instinctively interpreting her clients' personalities in their decor. Her unique touch can be seen in the residential, retail and commercial interiors she has created in venues stretching from Chicago to Rhode Island, Manhattan to Vail and Florida to San Francisco. Her work has appeared on the pages of Chicago Home & Garden, CS Interiors, Luxe Interiors & Design, Mountain LIving, Quintessential New Trier, Renovation Style and Sheridan Road.
Through 30 years of travel searching for unique pieces for her clients, Cindy has assembled a carefully edited collection of French antiques and other one-of-a-kind furnishings and objects. Propelled by client demand to peek inside her "warehouse," she opened a pop-up store during the holidays in 2008. The sale, originally slated to last four days, extended beyond three weeks and quickly morphed into her chic design salon, MAZE Home Store.
Cindy is a wife and mother of two grown sons and, to her recent delight, became a grandmother. Originally from Cincinnati, Cindy received her bachelor's degree in interior design from Northwestern University and is a long-time resident of Winnetka, Illinois.