About US

David Hopkins is cofounder  of Praed Projects. Prior to launching Praed, he was second in command at an exclusive interior design firm based in Chicago. 

David's design point of view has been described by clients as London chic, but in person he is a grounded and approachable midwesterner. He relies on an intuitive sense of style, rather than rules and trends, and has an appreciation for good design in every form. David believes strongly that the art and the objects in a home must reflect the personality and interests of the occupants. 

His work has been featured in Dwell Magazine, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, CS Interiors, Time Out Chicago, Chicagoist, Strange Closets, and Apartment Therapy's 2009 print book.

David is a 2002 graduate of the Harrington Institute of Interior Design. 

Aaron Miller is a cofounder of Praed Projects.  Prior to launching Praed, he worked for a small, exclusive design firm before launching his own firm in 2006. Aaron describes his own sense of style as "practical luxe", with equal emphasis placed on high style, quality craftsmanship, and a functionality that meets the demands of everyday use.  

Aaron believes a home should reflect the interests of it's occupants, often designing custom pieces to fill specific needs. 

Aaron is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he brings a studio artist's sensibility to all aspects of his design practice.  

 

David and Aaron joined forces and started Praed Projects in 2017, realizing that their style sensibilities were in sync and that each of their individual approaches to design were complimentary of the other's.