We’re knit tight—in people and process. We like knowing clients well, sharing real emotions and responding promptly. We’re passionate about our work because we’re selective about our projects. We make spaces that are comfortable and familiar and new and thrilling. We never accept boring.

About Avenir

Julie Purpura, owner

Avenir Creative stands as a prominent and award-winning hospitality design studio in Chicago, IL, dedicated to crafting influential spaces for design enthusiasts across the country.  Our mission is to enhance environments, celebrate diverse cultures, and enrich the lives of our clients through the captivating interiors we curate.

At Avenir, we hold a deep appreciation for human connection, allowing our client’s narratives to shape every facet of our work.  Our commitment is evident in the creation of functional spaces infused with delightful elements of the unexpected.  Central to our achievements is the substantial investment of time in the creative evolution of each project, coupled with our unwavering adaptability through the entire process.  

Founded in 2016 by visionary leader Julie Purpura, our team comprises highly skilled and diverse professionals with extensive experience and degrees in interior architecture and design.  Spanning various industries, including hospitality, commercial workplaces, hotels, retail and student housing, our approach is consistently geared towards crafting spaces that inspire and enrich lives.

Avenir Creative is committed to fostering an authentic and inspired culture, delivering boutique services that consistently embody industry-leading, innovative, sustainable, and inspiring solutions.  Our goal is to make lasting social and environmental impacts through our work, while meeting client budgets.

Internationally and locally recognized, Avenir has received accolades from prestigious awards such as Hospitality Design Magazine and Boutique Design.  We’ve also been featured in distinguished publications like Architectural Digest, Vogue Living, Hospitality Design Magazine, Boutique Design Magazine, Dezeen, etc.  

Avenir is the French word for “into the future” and that is where we’re headed.        


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We’re proudly based in Chicago and designed our space accordingly. Graceful, functional, raw—open enough for our broad shoulders. Maybe yours, too. Ask about a job at Avenir.

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