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The Finishing Touch

415 E Vandalia St Edwardsville, IL 62025

About Us

The Finishing Touch Home & Office Interiors, LLC was established in 1979 by licensed designer Carrie Babington.

After eighteen years of continued growth, a beautiful Victorian home was purchased in 1997 and converted into the current retail showroom and design studio.

The retail showroom on the 2nd floor showcases a wide variety of furniture, window coverings, and accessories as well as our expansive design resource library.



Meet the Team

Carrie Babington

Founder & Owner, The Finishing Touch Home & Office Interiors, LLC

Carrie has over four decades of expertise as a licensed interior designer. She has had the privilege of working with a diverse clientele and has a portfolio ranging from mid-size commercial projects to intimate residential spaces. She seamlessly blends classic sophistication with an innovative flair.

Carrie’s approach for the company is both savvy and smart; making them essential partners in creating inviting residential and professional commercial designs. 

Gina Krebs

Gina has been a vital part of The Finishing Touch design team for over 10 years. She serves as their marketing specialist. Gina understands the design industry; being knowledge of the latest trends and how people react to them. In the ever-changing world of media promotion she has transitioned with ease.

Mary Droste

Mary has over thirty years as a designer working with The Finishing Touch. Mary specializes in turning dreams into realities. She brings a wealth of experience to every project. In the world of design, staying relevant is crucial. She is a seasoned designer who is creative with fresh ideas. Mary believes in marrying tradition with a contemporary twist, ensuring that each design is a unique reflection of her client’s vision.

Certifications and Awards

  • Registered Interior Designer of Illinois
  • 1st Place at Window Fashions Design Competition


We offer both Residential and Commercial Services.

Our Commercial Services include: Our Residential Services include:
  • Design Consultation
  • Concept Development
  • Project Management
  • Establish project time frames & budget guidelines
  • Color and Material Selections
  • Specifying, Purchasing & Installation
  • We work directly with the contractor on your behalf
  • Consultation – On-Site or In Shop
  • Color Selection & Coordination
  • Space Planning
  • Furniture Layout & Selection
  • Window Covering Design
  • Accessorizing
The Finishing Touch
Views: 7855 | Updated: Aug, 4, 2022 | Added: Nov, 5, 2013

200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200