Art for Every Surface

Whimsical Wallpaper

Serene and Layered

Living Spaces

The Classic Cure-all

Color that Sings

BOUTIQUE COMMERCIAL

Spaces for Everybody

FORWARD FRUIT IS A FULL SERVICE, CHICAGO-BASED INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM, FOUNDED BY ELISE METZGER.

We serve residential and boutique commercial clients by creating  storied spaces that are immersive, beautiful, and inspire connection. We also design a line of painterly and expressive wallpapers.

MAY STREET

Step into this bright and charming city respite

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Painterly patterns with a story to tell

“Elise is fantastic to chat with and brainstorm, and I enjoyed the true collaboration. We love sharing the new rooms with our family, and seeing our children’s joy in having spaces that are their own and reflect their personalities”

Michelle, Lincoln Park

Elise Metzger, Principal

Elise Metzger brings a sense of rich nostalgia and narrative vision to her work, while centering the needs of daily life. Her studio Forward Fruit executes projects that are at once elevated, whimsical, and personal, with a measured coziness that prioritizes living.

A native Bostonian, Elise’s aesthetic is influenced by historic New England architecture, with doses of bicoastal classics and modern design elements.

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