Experienced Window Designer

Marisa is born and raised in the Chicagoland area and started working in the home industry in 1996.

BA Art Management, Columbia Chicago
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Relocation Specialist
New Construction Specialist
Buyer Agency
Professional Home Stager
Trained Extensively in all areas of Home Improvement, Inspection and Repair

Contract Acceptance


Empowerment  & Style

Marisa is born and raised in the Chicagoland area and started working in the home industry in 1996. Prior to her working experience Marisa studied and received a BA in Management (of the Arts*** Fashion and Design) at Columbia College in Chicago. She also danced all 4 years at the college level and earning a minor-in dance. Shortly after graduating , she started work at a Chicago based cosmetic company , H2O Plus. She flourished in sales and management becoming the #1 sales associate in the United States while moving the store she managed to the top spot within the company.

After years of sales and management she was persuaded to go into Real Estate. She started as an associate in 1996 and received the honor of being titled, “Rookie of the Year for Chicago.”, an award presented by the Multiple Listing Service. She was soon to be promoted to Head of Relocation and then to Director of Training. She has trained hundreds of agents and has a multitude of accomplishments in the Chicagoland Real Estate market including being recognized over 25 times at the National and Local level for production and quality service. Being a part of a high profile industry, she has contributed her success to being able to still practice her passions through design and making homes beautiful.

Always an avid lover of creating amazing space to soothe and calm the mind and spirit , Marisa combines her years of professionally staging to inspire and help all your design dreams come true. Her goal is simple; to help you love and enjoy your home. Marisa believes that creating this space offers you a sense of inner peace and a feeling of empowerment … which is a pure reflection and transfers to all aspects of your life.
She has been very fortunate to be able to merge her love of homes and design . Besides Real Estate she teaches Yoga and is completely integrated and dedicated to her family life, married for over 24 years and a Mom of 3 to Kaitlin, Nathan and Scarlett.



“Drapery Connection gave our home a beautiful set of window treatments that make our home beautiful. A designer came out a showed us many samples for us to see. She came to our house and matched samples to our windows, so we had a great selection. Our window treatments came in on time and were installed in a day. I was very satisfied with the workmanship what I received. I would recommend them to my friends and family.”

“All of our experiences with Drapery Connection have been 5 star. All of the window treatments in our house came from Drapery Connection. From custom valances to several styles of shades, all fit into our room decor perfectly. The decorators are easy to work with. I highly recommend them.”


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