A little preparation can go along way towards creating a successful initial meeting. Prioritize your projects by focusing on the spaces that are most important to you. Identify the functionality of your living space, your time frame and budget. You are encouraged to look at magazines, books and online sites for inspiration and color. Providing these items at your consultation can help to jump start the process and show what your vision is. Not sure where to begin yet? We can help with that too!
Our award-winning designers listen, interpret your needs and desires, present creative possibilities and offer professional interior design advice to create your perfect solution. Design Destination provides trusted advice at every stage of the process. From concept development to placing accessory items. Our designers will work with your architect, provide space planning, custom window treatments and much, much more.
Each designer has a unique style and approach. Design Destination will connect you with an interior designer who will best suit your needs. A relaxed, open relationship with your interior designer is essential to achieving the end results you are looking for. Our designers strive to make you at ease with asking questions throughout the process.
Cathy is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BA in Interior design. She has experience in both residential and commercial design, which includes time running her own design business. One of Cathy's greatest strengths is providing assistance to customers selecting fabrics, colors and styles to complement existing furnishings or creating a dynamic new room fitting each individual customer's own unique design aesthetic.
Maria has over 10 years of experience as a design professional, working in Kitchen and Bath Design, Landscape Design, and Interior Design and Home Furnishings. As a self-proclaimed DIYer she often draws inspiration from websites like Pinterest, Houzz and This Old House. Working together with her clients to design spaces that are both functional and comfortable, is what Maria enjoys most about the design process.
From finding the right furniture style to adding rugs, accessories and beautiful wall art, Maria will guide you to a completed room that will leave you overwhelmingly excited and a place where you will love to spend time relaxing.
Diana, our Design Coordinator, trains and manages the Furniture Fair design teams. She has a degree in Interior Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and over 10 years of experience in interior design, merchandising and home furnishings. Diana's favorite part of the design process is creating spaces that not only support her clients' lifestyles, but also exude their personalities. She finds inspiration in travel, fashion, and trends, and most importantly, her clients' stories.
Together with a designer on her team, Diana will help see your projects through from concept development to delivery. Everyone deserves a beautiful home.
A graduate of the College of Mount Saint Joseph with a Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, her award winning talent has brought nationwide recognition to many of her models and residential projects.She has been the recipient of many prestigious awards for Homearama, National Best of the 50+ Housing, SMC award for best Interior Merchandising and the International Design Guild award. In addition, she has also been recognized in HouseTrends Magazine for her award winning designs.
She works as a team with her daughter, Kelly, who is also a graduate of the College of Mount Saint Joseph with a degree in Interior Design. Together they strive to work with clients to create warm and friendly home environments that are both functional and beautiful. Whether new construction, a total home remodel or revamping a cozy room, your project will be our priority.
Janah graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from The College of Mount Saint Joseph in 2005. Since that time she has offered design services to friends and neighbors both in the showroom and in their homes. She attends monthly training seminars on the most current trends in design, home furnishings and accessories. In your home we are able to analyze the space plan and layout of the room. In the showroom we are able to experience and select the most ideal furnishings and accessories to complete your new living space.
Whether you are looking for a complete room transformation or just a few pieces to complete your new interior environment, she looks forward to helping assist you in creating the home of your dreams.
Kelly is a graduate of The College of Mount Saint Joseph with an Associates of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She began working for Furniture Fair and Design Destination in 2005, where over the years has held positions such as Interior Designer, Interior Design Assistant and Assistant Design Coordinator. Kelly, alongside her mother, Jenny, works one on one with clients to create beautiful, livable interiors through our Elite Design Services.
She is highly skilled in space planning, color and fabric coordination and working with the client to help enhance their vision. She also works closely with industry representatives to stay up to date on current trends and styles. Kelly has participated in award winning events and shows such as: Homearama, Homearama Lifestyles Edition, Parade Craze of Homes, NKY Homearama and Cavalcade of Homes, Dayton.
Mindy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minors in Graphic Design and Marketing, earning her a thorough understanding of both people and design principles. She utilizes these skills to create functional layouts, balanced color schemes, and spaces unique to each client that they can be proud of and enjoy for years.
She believes inspiration is everywhere and imagination is key. Although she likes to keep her ideas fresh by paying attention to current trends as seen on design TV shows, publications, and websites, she has also created rooms inspired by only a color or even an object.
Mindy's friendly and trustworthy approach allows her clients to feel confident that their project and happiness is of the utmost importance. "The relationship we develop makes me proud to earn their lifelong business."
We would love to hear more about your design project. Please let us know where you are located and what is your nearest Furniture Fair location. We will contact you with an experienced designer ready to help you get your project completed on time and in budget.