The 15 Best Interior Designers in Columbus

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Who is the best Interior designer in Columbus? Here is a list of 15 interior designers who may be the one. Vote for your fave and suggest new ones too.


As the state capital of Ohio, Columbus is well known for its higher education, cultural milieu, and artistic communities. From the premiere historic restorations in German Village and revival of Victorian Village to the galleries of the Short North neighborhood, Columbus has a diverse variety of activities, architecture, and art to offer.

The interior designers of Columbus help make the most of the distinctive buildings and homes that define the city. Which interior designers have the most innovative approaches and creative solutions? We’ve gathered the top 15 interior designers of Columbus into a comprehensive list.

As always, we’d love to hear your comments on any interior designers you think should have made the cut. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite designer in the poll below!

restyledbyvalerie-2Valerie Esiso

A native Nigerian, Valerie attributes her love of color, pattern, and vibrancy to her African roots. With a degree in marketing and an MBA, Valerie took time off to start a family before completing her PhD. In 2012, she started her own business, reStyled by Valerie Interiors and Furniture Boutique. Her passion includes designing vintage and unique custom pieces.

Kate Wannemacher

Kate trained with the Sheffield School of Interior Design in New York. She continues her design education with travels to Europe and close contact with industry professionals.  Originally conceived as Wannemacher Designs, Wannemacher Interiors enjoys a well respected reputation for Kate’s thoughtful interiors. Her extremely personalized spaces reflect her clients’ stories, tastes, and lifestyles.

Eileen Saums McCandlish

Eileen believes that your home is your castle, and should be a place you are thrilled to share with the company of friends and family. She specializes in feng shui, remodeling, and project management. Her original company is Saums Interiors in New Jersey. Eileen developed McClandish Interiors 12 years ago at the request of friends who wanted to use her talents and services locally.

Meghan+Conrad_City+Park+Interiors_AboutMeghan Conrad

Meghan is a graduate of Ohio University and a longtime resident of German Village. Her fun approach to design, eye for color, and down to earth nature have earned her a reputation as a premiere designer. As the principal of City Park Interiors, Meghan collaborates with architects and contractors to help her clients achieve their vision. She also serves on the Franklin Park Women’s Conservatory Board.

Chris Kingchris king

This native Ohioan has been the president and head designer of Manifesto Inc. for over 20 years. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Chris got his start in design before graduating high school. At The Ohio Sate University, he studied design, sculpture, and painting. Chris’s experience combines interior design with the architectural aspect of remodeling for a a true full-service professional.

PaulaPaula Chamblin

Watching her parents work in their family-owned furniture business, Paula was inspired to pursue interior design from an early age. Today, she is the owner of her own firm, Paula Chamblin Interiors. With over a decade of experience, Paula has honed her design skills and developed an extensive network of resources. Mixing “high” and “low” pieces for a timeless look is a technique she has mastered.

colleen-a-loraColleen Lora

Colleen’s warm personality is such that a client once described her as a “decorating cheerleader.” Her passion for design is contagious, and she aims to negate stereotypes that interior design is only for the wealthy. Colleen grew up in Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Youngstown State University. Currently, she splits her home life between Ohio and Naples, Florida.

Derrick DavisDerrick Davis & Deana Rogers

The combined experience and design qualifications of Derrick and Deana make Davis Rogers Interiors an exceptional firm. Derrick graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. His work has been featured in publications like 614 MagazineHouseTrends, and Capital Style. Deana earned her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, and served on the board of the Columbus chapter of the International Interior Design Association.

beaumontErin Beaumont

Erin graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in textiles and apparel. Custom window treatments are her specialty, but Erin’s services range from space planning to seasonal decor. Her philosophy is that design is more than an investment, it’s a reflection of one’s style and personality. Erin takes this into consideration when working for clients, making the whole process enjoyable.

YostPamela Yost

Before interior design, Pamela spent 14 years in the financial planning industry. This experience has been a tremendous asset in managing her own design firm, Grand DesignGroup. She went back to school to study interior design at Columbus College of Art and Design, and hasn’t looked back since. Pamela keeps current in the field with continuing education and seminars, as well as travel.

tSleeTerri Slee

Terri’s philosophy is to build long lasting relationships with her clients. So it’s no surprise that her favorite projects are those where she developed trusting partnerships. She graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design and minors in business and architecture. Terri is an occasional guest lecturer at her alma mater.

Rhonda BlueRhonda Blue

Rhonda graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in environmental design. Her experience in the construction arena complements her design skills. Combine this with her 20 years in the industry, and you have a professional who can offer her clients a great deal of insight and expertise. Rhonda is the owner of Blue Designs LLC, which specializes in remodeling and new construction.

CherylCheryl Stauffer

Cheryl is the CEO and principle designer of Crimson Design Group. Founded in 2003, it combines Cheryl’s design expertise with her travels around the globe. She enjoys interpreting personalities visually, part of the decade of service she has provided her clients. Cheryl’s favorite room to design is the kitchen, because it is the heart of the home where families connect and communicate.

Snider MetcalfPeggy Snider & Bethany Metcalf

The co-owners of Snider Metcalf Interior Design are both extremely qualified. Peggy has been interested in design since she was 13, when she helped her mother renovate their 1920’s Federal brick colonial. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Art History and Interior Design, and has been in the business for 35 years. Bethany graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in interior design, and like Peggy, won the ASID Steven Ely Interior Design Award.

Anna LyonAnna Lyon

Anna has worked in the design field since 1979, but continues to remain relevant by staying up-to-date with the latest codes, styles, and trends. She received her bachelor’s degree in interior design from The Ohio State University, and has taken classes in Construction Management. Anna has completed projects from California to New York, as well as Ohio. She is a specialist in universal design.

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