Decorating Solutions - Designers
LAURA HOFFMAN - Appleton
Laura Hoffman has been designing homes for over 20 years. She has worked on homes in various stages, and on many different budgets. She has been involved in the building process from initial plans, to picking out every hinge and doorknob, to remodeling, to just giving advice on paint colors for that special room in your home.
Laura is well versed in all areas of design. Talk to any of her former clients, and they will tell you she’s able to connect on a personal level. She will take the time to listen to your thoughts and ideas. That connection helps her understand your style, bring your vision to life, and meet the needs of your family.
JULIANNE KANUGH - Appleton
Julianne loves the challenge in redesigning a space. With more than 25 years of experience, she is very qualified to assist in all areas of design. Her inspiration comes from art, nature, and the many places she has traveled and people she has met along the way. Her philosophy has always been, "Form follows function” and "Quality before quantity".
Whether you are building a new home, remodeling, or just freshening up a room with the newest trends - no job is too big or too small. Julianne will help remove the stress from a project and allow clients more free time with family and friends. She would love to be your interior designer!
MARI JOHNSON – Madison West
Mari Johnson has more than 25 years of Interior Design experience. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UW-Whitewater. Mari’s specialties are furniture, room arrangements, flooring, and window treatments. Mari continues to use her artistic eye to help choose paint colors, fabrics, and window fashions, and then she finds the perfect accessories for a complete, custom look.
Mari prides herself in asking questions to find the right solution for each individual client. Her key to success is something that she learned from her dad: “Love what you do”. Let her help you create your dream home today!
MICHELLE KAHL - Madison
Michelle Kahl has a degree in Interior Design from Madison College, and she likes to bring a fresh perspective to the latest trends and styles. Michelle is intrigued by every part of the design process--from selecting furniture and fabric, flooring, paint colors, window treatments and lighting... to creating floor plans and completing a space with accessories.
The most important part of the design process for Michelle is listening. Listening to her clients’ wishes allows her to create a design that will not only suit their design style, but their lifestyle as well. Her goal is to create a stress-free and smooth process that in the end is going to save clients’ time and money. It is important to her to work within your preferred style, and create a one of a kind space that you are happy to call home!
ELENA MORARU - Madison
Elena Moraru chose to pursue a career in the interior design field because she likes that designing a space is mostly about designing a human experience. A well-designed home is a space that supports a person's lifestyle, goes hand in hand with his or her personality, and contributes to a person’s well-being. Most rewarding to Elena is that moment when she truly understands her clients, and who they truly are by creating a space that is a reflection of them and their family.
Elena is capable of understanding how to successfully incorporate the management of different personality types with the scale of a project. Elena’s design services go way beyond just specifying a piece of furniture. She creates an integration of elements that when successfully combined bring to life a space that is comfortable, visually-appealing, and highly-functional.
PATTI STINDT – Madison West
Patti Stindt has been an interior designer for more than 14 years. She specializes in residential and commercial design, including new home construction and remodeling. Her design philosophy encompasses styles from contemporary to traditional, and everything in between.
She adds, “What I love about being a designer at Steinhafels is the ability to create a complete project. I can design a room from floor to ceiling with the countless possibilities I have with custom options. My job is to ensure all the elements are cohesive-including furniture and placement, wall treatments, lighting, art, accessories, and custom window treatments.”
DAWN ADAMEC - Waukesha
Dawn has been in the design business more than 20 years and she loves her job. She specializes in new construction and remodeling, and has done countless projects in both residential and commercial settings. Dawn really loves that Steinhafels has all the products she could possibly need to finish an interior design project - from furniture, to accessories, and everything in between!
She loves when a customer says at the end of a project, "You really got me, you really got my style". Dawn thinks that most important part of being a good interior designer is being a good listener, and finding out what a customer's needs and wants truly are.
RAY BUQUET - Kenosha
Rachel Buquet has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Stephen F. Austin University. Her design experience began in school, where client-based projects drove the curriculum. She then worked in a high-end residential community of Dallas for a few years, at a firm that produced enduring, distinctive, and bold spaces.
Rachel thinks that the practice of Interior Design is both an art and a science. Art can be whatever aesthetically pleases an individual. Rachel loves to play with contrast in texture and style. Rachel wants to make your space reflect the wonderfully dynamic person YOU are, and hopes to make you very happy with your investment of time, money, and trust.
LORI GREEN - Layton
Lori Green has worked at Steinhafels for more than 21 years. Her design experience includes residential homes, commercial businesses, churches and schools, and senior living facilities.
She explains, “I am an attentive listener and each project I do is unique. Decorating is not always instant. You need to go out and search for things you really like and fill your home with objects that have meaning to you.” She adds, “Great style is achievable on any budget!”
KRISTEN GREENE - Kenosha
Kristen studied Interior Design at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. Like many designers, her love of design came at an early age. Her father worked in construction, and she was constantly surrounded by blueprints and going to hardware stores!
Kristen has a well-developed sense of creativity and a natural curiosity that pushes the limits of design. Great design is more than just aesthetics, and she wants your home to reflect your personality and lifestyle, while providing an appealing, comfortable, and useful space. Kristen would love to help make your dream home a reality.
IDA GROSSMAN - Layton
Ida Grossman has been designing for over 20 years, and has worked on hundreds of luxury homes. Before moving to Wisconsin from Texas, Ida owned her own design firm. Her experience makes her uniquely qualified to help customers with new construction and renovation projects.
She says, “When your project is completed, I want to hear that you are inspired by the rooms that we’ve created. That you and everyone who enters your home will notice and appreciate them… a difference that sets your home apart and makes it special to you.”
BETH KEALY – Menomonee Falls
Beth Kealy has more than 10 years of interior design experience. She has successfully conquered challenging layouts and obstacles--resulting in unique design solutions catered to each individual client.
She explains, “With Steinhafels’ Decorating Solutions program, my goal is to customize your space to best fit your needs and budget. I can provide the total package from our massive warehouse of in-stock merchandise, to custom orders as unique as you are. I work with my design clients to create a design solution that not only improves comfort, organization and aesthetics, but most importantly a design that is an extension of their personality.”
AARON KELLER – Menomonee Falls
Aaron Keller knows that decorating can be overwhelming at times. He wants to make the process fun and easy, and help you express yourself in your home. He has decorated hundreds of spaces ranging from traditional to transitional, to contemporary and rustic.
He says, “I have access to over 100,000 square feet of furniture, which includes thousands of fabric choices and accessories. Our program also allows me the flexibility to utilize out of store resources to help you complete your home. I can help with paint selection, flooring, drapes, home remodels, and every other aspect of your home.”
JENII KLUVER – Oak Creek
Jenii Kluver has a degree in Interior Design from Gateway Technical College. She has plenty of fresh, new ideas to turn your house into the home of your dreams! Jenii’s favorite part of designing is the look on clients’ faces when they see the finished product. Her favorite style is rustic mixed with traditional. She loves reclaimed woods and distressed finishes mixed with nailhead trim and clean lines.
Jenii’s specialty is space planning. If you have a tricky space with obstacles, or not much space at all, she’s the designer for you! Whether you want comfortable and functional, or stylish and ornate, you will enjoy the stress-free process of working with a Steinhafels’ “Decorating Solutions” Interior Designer.
BETH LUDWIG - Kenosha
Beth Ludwig has been an interior designer for about 30 years. She has designed everything from dental offices to hair salons, and even a couple nightclubs, but her main focus has always been homes. She likes to break some rules, think outside the box, and bust people out of their comfort zones!
She explains, “Whether you are just starting out, building your dream home, or just ready for a change, I can help. I understand all stages of life because I’ve experienced most of them. I can design a beautiful space for you, whatever stage you are in.”
LINDA PATTI - Waukesha
Linda Patti has been with Steinhafels for more than 24 years, and has decorated more than 700 homes. From modest condos to mansions in Lake Country, she has done it all! Linda has also been featured multiple times in Parade of Homes, and has worked on new construction projects.
Linda has designed and decorated corporate reception areas, offices, and conference rooms ranging from doctors and lawyers, to restaurants and bars, and even retirement homes. She hopes you choose her for her expertise and experience. Linda’s goal is to see the smile on a client’s face after a job well done.
COLLEEN ROME - Layton
Colleen Rome has been designing for 15 years, and specializes in bringing color and vibrancy to a home that is victim to white walls.
Colleen explains, “A lot of times customers will come in and just purchase a sofa and loveseat, only to get it home and realize there is something missing, and everything else in the room looks very blah!” Colleen loves mixing different styles together to create a fun eclectic mix. No project is too big or too small!
ANNE SPERRY - Kenosha
Anne Sperry has been a designer for more than 30 years. She began her career in Chicago as a commercial designer, and later traveled the world doing theatrical set design. In the past 15 years, Anne has loved creating beautiful homes in the Lake Geneva area. She believes that every room in a home tells story, and like a Broadway show, your home tells the amazing story of your life.
Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or countryside, you deserve a space that makes you feel wonderful. Anne is dedicated to designing spaces that tell your story, while accounting for the functional needs of everyday life. Your home should be a place of peace and comfort--welcoming you back day after day!
TODD STENZEL - Oak Creek
Todd Stenzel has worked in both commercial and residential design for more than 25 years. Todd worked for art and design firms, as well as lease and property management companies. His forte is estimating, space planning, budgeting, and stylizing. Todd’s accreditation includes ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).
Todd’s areas of residential interest are: Space planning, period and style identification, paint and color selections, accessorizing, style blending finish and fabric selections, and budgeting. Todd will work to incorporate today’s trends with classic forms, while staying true to your identity as a homeowner. Together he’ll help you discover the best style and solution for your home, that best suits your dreams and needs.
JULIE THOMPSON - Waukesha
Julie Thompson has been a designer for more than 25 years, including 10 years as an Interior Design instructor at WCTC. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, and has been featured in various publications.
She has the ability to understand both her client‘s needs and wishes. Some of Julie’s favorite rooms start with a special piece that means something to the homeowner. She can then help create a whole new room design around that one piece! She loves that interior design is ever-changing. A designer must stay within the elements of design, but is not limited to color, style, scale, and balance. She looks forward to meeting you and creating beautiful designs together!
RHONDA VIVODA - Waukesha
Rhonda Vivoda has more than 12 years of design experience, and has worked on hundreds of homes. She has been featured in the Greater Green Bay Magazine, and the Racine Art Museum Designer Showhouse. Her favorite style is transitional because she loves mixing different styles to make a unique space.
One of Rhonda’s fondest memories is of a client who had a brand new home, but her furniture was old and she was embarrassed to entertain. Rhonda selected new furniture, and accessories. When the homeowner saw it, she was in tears. She couldn’t believe the transformation. Rhonda explains, “To me, seeing a client’s face light up after seeing their transformed space… is why I became a designer.”
ANNE HILDRETH – Vernon Hills
Anne Hildreth has been designing for more than 10 years. As a designer, Anne will look at what your architectural elements have to offer, so she can enhance the look of your home. She will help you select paint color, window treatments, lighting, accessories, flooring, furniture, and space planning.
She adds, “From multi-functional pieces, that will give you the flexibility of form and function when needed, to the eye candy pieces that really create the individual style you are trying to achieve, at the end of the project I want you to love what you come home to everyday!”
JIM MALLON – Vernon Hills
Jim Mallon is proud to be a designer with Decorating Solutions. His professional design background is in Architecture. Early in his career, he worked for architectural firms and developers. As the housing boom began in the late 80’s, he accepted a position with a national award-winning residential architectural design firm.
He explains, “My design philosophy can be best summed up in the iconic architectural axioms – “Less is More” (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe) and “Form follows Function” (Louis Sullivan). As your Designer, I will draw from your aspirations, desires and needs to help you create the room or entire house of your dreams.”
MICHELLE MICOLTA – Vernon Hills
Michelle Micolta is formally trained in interior design and furniture manufacturing and has worked on residential and contract installations around the globe-in cities like Las Vegas, Dubai, and Sao Paulo! She loves clean, sharp lines, and carefully chosen materials to both soften and strengthen spaces. Contemporary and eclectic styles suit her best. She also likes to develop new strategies of mixing and matching to bring life to an otherwise lifeless space.
Michelle specializes in 3D modeling and rendering. This tool allows clients to fully grasp the overall feel for spacing, ergonomics, and aesthetics-before actually having to commit. Design is Michelle’s passion and she would love to help explore the endless possibilities with you in your home.
BRIAN MUELLER – Vernon Hills
Brian Mueller is an interior designer with a degree from the Harrington College of Design. Opening the door to a client’s home for the first time is always exciting for him. He explains, “Sometimes clients think that some of their furniture is no longer usable. I love being able to repurpose some pieces, and help the client see the possibilities that they may not have been able to envision themselves. It’s like creating character within the space.”
He hopes to remove the stress of designing by creating a well-designed, comfortable, and pleasing space for his clients.
ANDREA ODISHOO - Vernon Hills
Andrea Odishoo has been an interior decorator for 14 years. She has a Fine Arts Degree from San Diego State University.
She explains, "Let's face it, the world around us can be noisy, chaotic and often times not very pretty. Our home becomes our sanctuary, the place we go to at the end of the day to get away from all that.... our home should be a reflection of who we are." Andrea's art background inspires her to create spaces that look and feel balanced and harmonious.