About Us


Prestige Faux Design started as Stencil & Sponge, and for 25 years has been providing innovative, quality decorative painting primarily to the Lincoln-Way area and Will and Cook Counties of Illinois.

Janelle Tague began in the decorative painting business after decorating her newly built church. She received so many requests to have the faux finishing and stenciling done in people’s homes that she printed business cards and never looked back. Prestige Faux Design now has three employees and a full schedule of faux finishing, plastering, hand painted paper installation, stenciling, and hand painting in residential and commercial settings.

All of our artists at Prestige Faux Design have been professionally trained and certified through the International Decorative Artisans League, Pro Faux, Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes, Atova International, and Faux Design Studio. We have gone from sponge painting in the early days to marbling, metallic finishes, texturing, plasters, embossed stenciling, damask, wood graining, hand-painted paper, and all the Old World looks.

In 2006, our company was chosen as a Creative Design Award winner for hand painted paper. Our work has been featured in the Home section of the Chicago Tribune twice, The Faux Finisher magazine, and in the American Painting Contractor Magazine as a 2007 “Who’s Who in the Painting Industry”. In 2010 Prestige Faux Design was chosen as one of the top twelve faux finishers in Illinois by the Architect Mall – proving that dedication to excellence has its rewards.

Our goal is to help our client decide upon a decorative finish, choose colors that coordinate with the room’s furnishings, create a sample so that the customer can visualize the end result, and finish each room with a high degree of perfection!