Color that Sings
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.
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”
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.