Design No. 7 is a residential interior design business owned and operated by Kelsey and Austin Johnson. After several years with clients in the Effingham, IL area, we have relocated to Troy, IL to continue serving our clients. We believe that building relationships with our clients is the best way to design the perfect space for their individual needs.


We know that design can be intimidating, so we position ourselves as our clients' advocate throughout the entire process. Our ultimate goal is to help you create a space that looks and functions beautifully for years to come.

"Kelsey was fabulous to work with on 2 separate rooms in our home.  Her designs fit our personalities and our budget perfectly. She provided several options with visual aids for us to choose from.  She responded quickly to any questions that occurred during each remodel process.  We look forward to working with her again in the future!"

-Karen, Central IL

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Living elevated.

"We create beautiful, livable spaces for your family to enjoy for years to come."



Hey guys, thank you so much for considering Design No. 7 for your next home project! We want you to get to know us a little bit before we get to know you.


First of all, we are newlyweds! We are high school sweethearts that just recently tied the knot in July 2020. Kelsey has a background in interior design, graduating from Indiana State University with a degree in Interior Architecture Design in May 2020. She currently works for Remiger Design, a commercial architecture and design firm in St. Louis. Austin graduated from SIUE with a degree in education in May 2020. He currently works as a high school mathematics teacher and basketball coach at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto, IL.​

Kelsey started Design No. 7 while in college, primarily working on local, small-scale residential projects. As we both transitioned out of college, we began talking about using Design No. 7 in a more impactful way. We believe at our core that we were put on this earth to serve others, and designing homes that transform our clients' lives allows us to do just that. We value relationships with our clients above all else. The combination of Kelsey's design skills and Austin's heart of a teacher drives our very personal design process.

We understand the challenge of creating the perfect space for your family. We all want a space where our family can thrive, but busy schedules make fancy Pinterest DIY projects unrealistic. We totally get it! At Design No. 7, we believe in creating a simplified process for you that meets your specific design needs. Helping you bring your family and friends together is at the core of what we do here. We build relationships before we build spaces. We'd love the chance to bring your family back together more often.





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We want to get to know you! The best spaces are a true reflection of you and your family.

Conceptual Design

We take everything we just  learned about you and put together initial design ideas that we think perfectly reflect who you are.

Design Development

This is when the real magic happens. We present our design to you through technical drawings, finishes, and furniture & accessory selection.

Implementation & Completion

We work closely with your tradespeople to ensure a smooth construction process. We oversee furniture and accessory install to complete the space!


Signature Package

Includes the complete design of one room from initial consultation to the final installation

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Premier Package

Includes the complete design of 2+ rooms from initial consultation to the final installation


We'd love to get to know you.

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