The 15 Best Interior Designers in Milwaukee


Who are the best interior designers in Milwaukee? Here are 15 Candidates to consider. Vote for your favorite and tell us who we missed in the comments.


With beautiful architecture, views of Lake Michigan, and over 300,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum offers endless inspiration to the city’s art and design community. For interior designers, the design drawings of George Mann Niedecken are of special interest. The creative influences of the museum benefit the designers of Milwaukee, as well as those who wish to hire someone to revitalize or redecorate their home.

Almost any interior designer can help you with your project, but some are artists in their field. They live and breathe design, making them stand out from the rest. Listed here, in no particular order, are the top 15 interior designers of Milwaukee. Take a peek, and don’t forget to let us know who your favorite is by voting in the poll below!


Amy Carman
Five years ago, Amy Carman Designs started out as a one woman operation. In that time, Amy has grown her business into a successful young design firm. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Amy has a deep appreciation for fine art, furniture, and interior architecture. A licensed general contractor as well as an interior designer, Amy brings her construction experience, design discipline, and creative ingenuity to every project.

Mary Best

Mary Best
While attending the London College of Fashion during her time at Iowa State University, Mary fell in love with textiles. The Chicago native went on to develop a passion for interior design and home furnishings while working for the historic Merchandise Mart. She decorated home sets for a Chicago advertising firm, and mastered sewing skills while working for an interior design company in Portland, Oregon. In 2012, Mary received a Best of Milwaukee award.


Suzan Wemlinger
Suzan’s background encompasses interior design, furnishings, and decorative arts. She understands that cohesiveness, comfort, and traffic flow are integral aspects to design, while also appreciating the visual power of details like color. Her clients appreciate that Suzan designs specifically for them, and catches their personality in surprising ways. Suzan brings 18 years of experience and a fun approach to Suzan J Designs – Decorating Dens Interiors.

Stephanie Quinn-2

Stephanie Quinn
Stephanie’s passion for modern, contemporary, and midcentury design is apparent in her creative, uniquely designed spaces. As the owner and principal of Modern Edge Design, she collaborates with a talented team of tradesmen to provide full design and build renovation services. Her work has been featured in local publications such as M Magazine, Wisconsin Woman Magazine, and Milwaukee Home and Fine Living Magazine. She received a 2010 Mayor’s Design Award in the “Design That Grabs You” category.


Greg Holm
Greg is the lead designer at the full service design firm and furniture store, Peabody’s Interiors. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he studied interior design. With over 20 years of experience, Greg can mentally create a design plan upon walking into a room. His clients appreciate his attention to detail, listening skills, and remarkable aptitude for pulling together color schemes.


Marsi Black
Marsi fell in love with interior design after decorating her own bedroom at eight years old. She started out as the owner of an antique shop and art gallery before returning to school to obtain a degree in interior design. Marsi thrives on challenging design projects, and finds the collaborative creative process thrilling. A born designer, her enthusiasm helps her fulfill her clients’ vision and allows her to create unique environments that are both beautiful and functional.


Leslie Dohr
Leslie considers her profession a way of life, and her goal is to bring joy to her clients through thoughtful and artfully designed interiors. She believes that both residential and commercial spaces are part of the experiences that make up a balanced and gratifying life, which is why she takes on all types of projects. Leslie delivers solutions that are sensitive to budget, without compromising function or style. She is a past president of the American Society of Interior Designers Wisconsin chapter.

Andrea Farr

Andrea Farr
Andrea earned her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and studied at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She founded Farr Interiors in 2000, sharing her talented eye for design and color. She has also created custom residential interiors for Peabody’s Interiors, and commercial interiors for the design/build company BCI. Whether a commercial or residential space, Andrea creates a design experience for her clients.

Gregory Theiss

Gregory Theiss
Gregory is president of Theiss Interiors, a successful design firm based on 90% referral and repeat business. Gregory received his BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While possessing a strong understanding of the technical aspects of design, he enjoys creating environments that evoke a human response. His firm has won awards from the Wisconsin chapters of both the International Interior Design Association and the American Society of Interior Designers.


Hallie Cohn
After earning a degree in art history from Washington University in St. Louis, Hallie began her career at the The Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. She spent nearly a decade living in Europe with her family, where she studied garden design and established her own firm. Upon her return to the United States, Hallie studied and focused her attention on interior design. She specializes in luxury residential design and expert renovation.


Nicholas Konzal
A native of Milwaukee, Nicholas realized his keen interest in decorating, furniture design, and art at an early age. He founded Nicholas Carl Design in 2008. His first client asked him to redesign her living room, and eventually her whole townhouse, including a home office recently featured in M Magazine. Nicholas possesses a positive outlook on life, and gives back to his community through involvement with the Breast Cancer Show House in Milwaukee.


Diane Nelson
Diane has over ten years of experience in residential, commercial, and hospitality design. She is passionate about her work, and ensures that each space she creates is a reflection of her client’s personality. A thorough project manager, Diane completes projects on time and within budget. She is a consummate professional who understands her clients’ style, taste, and design needs.  For outstanding work in the field, Diane Nelson Interiors recently won a Wisconsin Remodeler Award from the Milwaukee National Association of Remodelers.


Jane Klein
Offering a wealth of experience in all aspects of design, Jane established Jane Klein Interiors over 27 years ago. Her firm has been honored with awards from the Wisconsin chapter ASID Design Competitions. Known for creating interiors that are livable as well as beautiful, Jane understands the infinite possibilities of materials, color, and furnishings. Jane received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, where she studied interior design and art.


Bill Koehnlein
Bill was born into the family business, Collaborative Design, following in the footsteps of his interior designer father. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry, and has built long lasting relationships with his clients. Bill has won multiple awards from Parade of Homes for best interior decorating. He graduated summa cum laude from the Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University.


Viki Murray
Schooled and trained in modern design, Viki’s designs blend modern luxury with affordable elegance. Her philosophy is that great design is in the details, and designs spaces for realistic lifestyles. A careful communicator, Viki takes care to produce rooms that are tailored to her clients’ needs and specifications. She combines lighting, color, and texture to create interiors that are sophisticated, yet warm and inviting.

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