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 first-floor retail shop showcases a wide variety of furniture, window coverings and accessories while the second floor hosts an expansive design resource library.



Meet the Team

Design Team – L to R: Gina Krebs, Mary Droste, Carrie Babington, Maren Hampton

The Finishing Touch boasts a design staff consisting of designers Carrie Babington, who enjoys thirty-eight years as a design professional and Mary Droste who has thirty years in design. Gina Krebs is a design assistant and library director, and Maren Hampton, design assistant and social media director.

In addition to the many years of experience and formal training, the designers pride themselves on staying abreast of new products, styles, and trends in the ever-changing world of design.

The Finishing Touch is “a seasoned firm with fresh ideas.”

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


April – Up to 30% OFF Area Rugs

May – 20% OFF Upholstery Fabric

June – 25% OFF Indoor/Outdoor Screen Shades

July – 20% OFF Custom Draperies and Top Treatments

August – 25% OFF Bedroom Furniture

September – Consoles and Credenzas 25% OFF

October – Cocktail Tables 25% OFF

November - 30% OFF Custom Ordered Furniture for 2020 Delivery

December – 40% OFF in Stock Merchandise - Cash & Carry

The Finishing Touch
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200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200