A NOTE FROM US
Staci Munic Interiors is a full service design build firm based in Chicago and Palm Springs, working on projects coast to coast. Melding a big city edge with the resort lifestyle, our design aesthetic is truly versatile. Approaching each project with a fresh perspective and a keen ability to listen, understand, and interpret our clients’ vision, we create and tell our clients’ story through our work. SMI’s goal is to create vibrant, harmonious spaces that promote a sense of well being.
Over the years, SMI has curated a community of trusted professionals including builders, architects, artisans, and specialized tradespeople. With decades of experience in interior design, hospitality and education, SMI infuses creativity, patience, and business savvy into our process.
We know that altering the environment in which you live or work in can be overwhelming; we help you make decisions and always have your investment top of mind, managing each project as if it were our own.
SMI // ABOUT // 2020
MEET THE TEAM
Staci comes to interior design with a unique perspective, including a diverse work background. She is an entrepreneur and an educator. Staci is bilingual and not only has her undergraduate degree in business and a master’s degree in education, but she is also studying neuroaesthetics and real estate. Staci has grit and has worked hard to build her business from the ground up. She’s not just about the pretty, though she’s good at it, she strives to create spaces that reflect her clients lifestyle, keeping their health and wellness top of mind.
Staci has a unique way of making her clients feel comfortable to make financially sound decisions and having bought and sold 9 homes herself, knows how to take the stress out of the home renovation process. She has become an expert in producing and managing projects, from helping her clients find the perfect dwelling to putting together the dream team.
Staci is an ASID Affiliate and is a monthly contributor to the River North Design District blog. Staci has been featured on Houzz TV Live, her home is featured in Palm Springs Modernism week, was selected to serve on Monogram’s Designer Council, and is an active Board member of Palm Springs ModCom.
PRINCIPAL // LEAD DESIGNER // ASID AFFILIATE
Three words to describe Chris? Organized, articulate, and approachable. Bottom line -- Chris is a sourcing master. He layers materials that define our designs. Chris does not leave a stone unturned! Working as a premier account executive at various upscale showrooms, Chris has integrated the resort lifestyle into his portfolio, curating spaces for luxury resorts, hospitality and residential spaces in Aspen, Jackson Hole, Santa Fe, to name a few. His degree in communication served as a gateway to his pursuit of his interior design certification through the New York Institute of Art and Design.
Chris has an impeccable way of conveying textiles and design elements to our clients. Chris’ vast understanding of materials and their function gives him the ability to quickly come up with solutions to any design obstacle.
Gintare is an artist. A dreamer. An explorer. An extrovert. Her innate curiosity and passion for all things architecture, fashion, and art, led her to the study of interior design. Born in Lithuania, having resided in Germany and Iceland, Gintare’s multicultural background exposed her to ways of life which have since translated into her design thinking development. Her degree from The University of Colorado-Boulder in Environmental Design, with a certificate in technology, arts, and media, was the perfect stepping stone to her career as an interior designer. Today she continues her studies through the New York School of Art and Design. Remaining close and in touch with Chicago’s rich bank of design resources, Gintare shares her latest findings with our team and our clients. Her tech savviness brings our projects to life through realistic photo renderings allowing our clients to see and feel their future home or work space.