About Us


Lady Builder Shops offers a collection of carefully curated furniture, decorative accessories and unique gifts hand-picked by our team for their comfort, character and color. After 16 years of building award-winning custom homes (www.thomashomesofhinsdale.com) the team behind Lady Builder Shops launched a website to showcase their most favorite items, selected over years spent searching for the right chandelier, carpet, paint color and throw pillow to bring a newly built home to life. Our goal is to create a place where shoppers can find special items that will enable their home’s design to reflect a thoughtful and inspired collection of pieces that express taste and personality.At Lady Builder Shops, we seek to help you make your house a home.

Judy Linn

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The founder of Lady Builder Shops, Judy launched her building company, Thomas Homes, in 1997 and has been building and designing award-winning, high-end custom homes in the Chicago area ever since. Inspired by the beautiful items she encountered in her work, Judy launched Lady Builder Shops to create a collection of her most favorite pieces. As a mother of five, Judy’s specialty has been her ability to design a space that is not only beautiful, but functional and comfortable for her clients and their families.

Jadwiga (Jay) Wasilewski

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Jay joined Thomas Homes team seven years ago as the company’s project manager and executive design assistant. In the years spent working on homes of various styles, Jay developed a discerning eye for quality pieces that have both durability and flair.

Megan Linn

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New to the Lady Builder team, Megan brings a transitional, contemporary eye to the table, balancing the group’s more traditional skew with design ideas that appeal to the modern homeowner and the young mom.