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Meet Amanda Sacy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amanda Sacy.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was fortunate enough to be adopted into a family with mixed backgrounds; my father is from Damascus, Syria and my mother grew up in Orange County, California. The importance of travel and experiencing different cultures was instilled in me at a young age. Through travel is when I found my love of architecture and design. My parents each had a creative eye and nurtured my creativity at an early age by encouraging me to draw and paint. Throughout school, I would spend my free periods in the art studio, experimenting with different types of media. I knew my passion was to create, but I wasn’t sure how to turn that into a career. It wasn’t until my second year at Purdue University as a psychology major that I stumbled into Interior Architecture. I knew this was a perfect fit and several years later, one college transfer and plenty of unpaid internships later, I landed my first design job. Over the years, I have worked under many amazing designers on high-end residential and commercial projects. My design mentors taught me invaluable skills and continued to fed my creativity. In 2016, with the full support of my wife, I took a giant leap of faith and started my own residential and commercial design firm, Tailored Nest Design. My firm continues to grow, hiring my first employee last month. I am lucky that I love what I do and can share my passion for design with others.

Please tell us about your art.
I create beautiful and functional interior spaces by solving for how each client experiences their environment best. Our homes are sacred, and it is important to take the time to get to know your client and their needs carefully in order to provide the best result. I take great satisfaction in listening to a client’s needs and wants, then turning their dream into reality. Problem solving is 90% of design. I love to be challenged and finding creative solutions to spatial problems, while having fun with finishes and color. I want my designs to evoke emotion and encourage people to live their best lives.

Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
Creatives inspire, teach, explore and push the boundaries of society. The roll of artists and designers is more important than ever. Global warming is a major concern in my industry, and as designers, we are more aware than ever how our design impacts the environment. Through new technology and eco-friendly product options, I am able to specify materials and finishes that are globally and economically responsible. Reducing the amount of construction waste that goes into landfills is a top priority, and as interior designers, we have to be held accountable.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
We work on projects all over the city and suburbs. A great way to see the new and exciting projects my studio is working on is to follow us on Instagram, @tailorednestdesign. Check our website for upcoming open houses and project completion parties.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 5455 W Cullom Ave
    Chicago, IL 60641
  • Website:
  • Phone: 6308865044
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @tailorednestdesign

Image Credit:
Michelle Lytle Photography
Lynn Sorrentino

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1 Comment

  1. Patricia Neely

    May 31, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Finally! A designer who listens to her client’s desires!

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