Our Designers

One of the many things that makes Lippmann’s Furniture & Design stand apart from the rest is our team of highly skilled and certified interior designers. Our professional designers are knowledgeable and committed to customer satisfaction. At Lippmann’s we want to ensure that your vision is brought to life while also helping you make the right home-furnishing decisions for any room. What that dream looks like and how it comes to life, is completely up to you!

Design Team

bbladel@lippmannsfurniture.com

Ben “backed into” the interior design profession with a BFA from the University of Kansas in commercial art and illustration. Ben originally started at Lippmann’s illustrating and composing the store’s print advertising. With the encouragement of M. Walter Lippmann, Ben decided to give interior design “a try” to supplement his freelance illustration business. It was a good fit, and 30-plus years later, Ben still loves his work. “Every client and project is unique.” Although he stays current on design, color, and furniture trends, Ben believes an interior should reflect each client’s own style, taste and interests rather than mirroring the current fashion. His portfolio includes local and regional residential, healthcare and hospitality design projects.


“I TAKE A COLLECTOR’S APPROACH TO INTERIORS – BLENDING GREAT DESIGNS FROM THE PAST AND TODAY, FOR A LOOK THAT IS CLASSIC AND CURRENT. MAKING MY CLIENTS LOVE THEIR LIVING SPACE IS MY PASSION.”

jendress@lippmannsfurniture.com

Joan has developed her expertise from ten years in the furniture business. She considers it a privilege to serve each client. Joan’s approach begins with listening to the client, resulting in the transformation of his or her dreams and design visions into reality. She believes your home should provide comfort, inspire you, and reflect your style and color preferences.


“I BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO MY CLIENT’S DESIRES, NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS. WITH ALL THAT INFORMATION, AND WORKING HAND IN HAND WITH MY CLIENTS TOGETHER WE CAN DESIGN THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS.”

Lvanderburg@lippmannsfurniture.com

Lynne’s experience in the design world encompasses many disciplines of interior design. Working with builders and residential clients, she can enhance your home’s beauty and livability by addressing the needs for task lighting, proper general illumination, or ambiance and drama.

She has also been a design consultant for paint wallpaper and window treatments such as custom draperies, top treatments, pleated and roman shades and all the wonderful choices we have today to beautify our windows and control heat, cooling and light in our rooms.

Her twenty years of experience in furniture rounds out her life long history in design and interiors. She loves working with each client to assist them in fulfilling their dreams, express there passions and create wonderful homes that will enhance their life styles.


“Although the goal is to design beautiful furniture and spaces, the priority is to create a home that will express the client’s lifestyle, his design vision and provide a timeless comfortable home for him and his loved ones! Good design reflects the personalities that live there.”

iwiesehan@lippmannsfurniture.com

Inge’s skills, creativity, experience and emphasis on developing long-term relationships with clients are the hallmarks of her design career.

As both a highly valued interior designer and the company’s CEO, Inge is integral to maintaining the quality and innovation provided by five generations of the Lippmann’s-Wiesehan family. Inge is a member of the Interior Design Society.


“DESIGNING A PIECE OF FURNITURE, A ROOM, OR A HOME TAKES TEAMWORK WITH THE CLIENT. WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE “THE LOOK” AND “THE BUDGET” THE CLIENT WISHES. INTERIOR DESIGN HAS BEEN MY LOVE AND PROFESSION FOR 58 YEARS.”

mhess@lippmannsfurniture.com

Marci Hess is a graduate from Illinois Institute of Art (formerly Ray-Vogue School of Design) in Chicago. She continued her education in the areas of Project management (American Management Inst.) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) from Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL. She had been an affiliate member of A.S.I.D.

Marci has over thirty years experience in many facets of the design industry, including Residential, Corporate, and Healthcare design. She brings her vast experience and knowledge to the Lippmann’s team. Her work blends various styles – creating interiors that are unique to each client. She works in accordance with the client’s goals and desires, reflecting their interests & personal tastes.


“I LOVE design and I feel Blessed that I’ve been able to make it my career! My job is to inspire my clients to create a home they love – a favorite place for living, playing, cooking, sleeping, eating and working. It is deeply satisfying when a client is truly happy with their home – that is my favorite part and my goal.

I work with blending various design styles – creating warm, inviting interiors with an eclectic touch. To me, good design is a culmination of balance and making sure that the uniqueness of each client is reflected in the end result.

And above all, the design process should be an uplifting experience for everyone!”

Kaylie started her time at Lippmann’s as a summer intern where she got acquainted with the quality furnishings sold here and saw how they enhance the lives of our clients. Following her graduation from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, her career began.

Kaylie is passionate about design in all facets and the effect that it has on people.

Her dad is a carpenter, and she grew up seeing the transformations in the work he did and how happy it made people. This struck an interest in her. Her mom was always redecorating the home and soon Kaylie was taking over. The satisfying feeling of enhancing a room to improve one’s well-being is a rewarding one. She enjoys all aspects of the design process from the initial consultation, to the schematics and conceptual mapping, all the way to the final product. The ability to work closely with clients and have a part in transforming their personal spaces is an honor to Kaylie.


“Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a tribute to what you love, while also being comfortable and inviting. Design is not about what trends are in but who you are and what you need, then reflecting that in a beautiful and meaningful way. If you are true to your own interests, then nothing will ever go out of style.”

Ben Bladel
bbladel@lippmannsfurniture.com

Ben “backed into” the interior design profession with a BFA from the University of Kansas in commercial art and illustration. Ben originally started at Lippmann’s illustrating and composing the store’s print advertising. With the encouragement of M. Walter Lippmann, Ben decided to give interior design “a try” to supplement his freelance illustration business. It was a good fit, and 30-plus years later, Ben still loves his work. “Every client and project is unique.” Although he stays current on design, color, and furniture trends, Ben believes an interior should reflect each client’s own style, taste and interests rather than mirroring the current fashion. His portfolio includes local and regional residential, healthcare and hospitality design projects.


“I TAKE A COLLECTOR’S APPROACH TO INTERIORS – BLENDING GREAT DESIGNS FROM THE PAST AND TODAY, FOR A LOOK THAT IS CLASSIC AND CURRENT. MAKING MY CLIENTS LOVE THEIR LIVING SPACE IS MY PASSION.”

Joan Endress
jendress@lippmannsfurniture.com

Joan has developed her expertise from ten years in the furniture business. She considers it a privilege to serve each client. Joan’s approach begins with listening to the client, resulting in the transformation of his or her dreams and design visions into reality. She believes your home should provide comfort, inspire you, and reflect your style and color preferences.


“I BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO MY CLIENT’S DESIRES, NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS. WITH ALL THAT INFORMATION, AND WORKING HAND IN HAND WITH MY CLIENTS TOGETHER WE CAN DESIGN THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS.”

Lynne Vanderberg
Lvanderburg@lippmannsfurniture.com

Lynne’s experience in the design world encompasses many disciplines of interior design. Working with builders and residential clients, she can enhance your home’s beauty and livability by addressing the needs for task lighting, proper general illumination, or ambiance and drama.

She has also been a design consultant for paint wallpaper and window treatments such as custom draperies, top treatments, pleated and roman shades and all the wonderful choices we have today to beautify our windows and control heat, cooling and light in our rooms.

Her twenty years of experience in furniture rounds out her life long history in design and interiors. She loves working with each client to assist them in fulfilling their dreams, express there passions and create wonderful homes that will enhance their life styles.


“Although the goal is to design beautiful furniture and spaces, the priority is to create a home that will express the client’s lifestyle, his design vision and provide a timeless comfortable home for him and his loved ones! Good design reflects the personalities that live there.”

Inge Lippmann Wiesehan
iwiesehan@lippmannsfurniture.com

Inge’s skills, creativity, experience and emphasis on developing long-term relationships with clients are the hallmarks of her design career.

As both a highly valued interior designer and the company’s CEO, Inge is integral to maintaining the quality and innovation provided by five generations of the Lippmann’s-Wiesehan family. Inge is a member of the Interior Design Society.


“DESIGNING A PIECE OF FURNITURE, A ROOM, OR A HOME TAKES TEAMWORK WITH THE CLIENT. WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE “THE LOOK” AND “THE BUDGET” THE CLIENT WISHES. INTERIOR DESIGN HAS BEEN MY LOVE AND PROFESSION FOR 58 YEARS.”

Marci Hess
mhess@lippmannsfurniture.com

Marci Hess is a graduate from Illinois Institute of Art (formerly Ray-Vogue School of Design) in Chicago. She continued her education in the areas of Project management (American Management Inst.) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) from Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL. She had been an affiliate member of A.S.I.D.

Marci has over thirty years experience in many facets of the design industry, including Residential, Corporate, and Healthcare design. She brings her vast experience and knowledge to the Lippmann’s team. Her work blends various styles – creating interiors that are unique to each client. She works in accordance with the client’s goals and desires, reflecting their interests & personal tastes.


“I LOVE design and I feel Blessed that I’ve been able to make it my career! My job is to inspire my clients to create a home they love – a favorite place for living, playing, cooking, sleeping, eating and working. It is deeply satisfying when a client is truly happy with their home – that is my favorite part and my goal.

I work with blending various design styles – creating warm, inviting interiors with an eclectic touch. To me, good design is a culmination of balance and making sure that the uniqueness of each client is reflected in the end result.

And above all, the design process should be an uplifting experience for everyone!”

Kaylie Mccullough

Kaylie started her time at Lippmann’s as a summer intern where she got acquainted with the quality furnishings sold here and saw how they enhance the lives of our clients. Following her graduation from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, her career began.

Kaylie is passionate about design in all facets and the effect that it has on people.

Her dad is a carpenter, and she grew up seeing the transformations in the work he did and how happy it made people. This struck an interest in her. Her mom was always redecorating the home and soon Kaylie was taking over. The satisfying feeling of enhancing a room to improve one’s well-being is a rewarding one. She enjoys all aspects of the design process from the initial consultation, to the schematics and conceptual mapping, all the way to the final product. The ability to work closely with clients and have a part in transforming their personal spaces is an honor to Kaylie.


“Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a tribute to what you love, while also being comfortable and inviting. Design is not about what trends are in but who you are and what you need, then reflecting that in a beautiful and meaningful way. If you are true to your own interests, then nothing will ever go out of style.”