October 1, 2020
One of the favorite aspects of HOMEARAMA® is the chance to see interior designers pull out all the stops. The Pinterest-worthy design and decor of the show homes brings out all the “oohs” and “ahhs.” The designers for this year’s show represent a mix of newcomers and pros returning for an encore in the area’s premier custom home showcase.
All are excited to be part of Walworth Junction because it is a unique setting for HOMEARAMA: near downtown, with smaller lot sizes, vertical home designs and awesome river views.
At this year’s show you’ll see the work of Designs on Madison (for Sterling Homes), Aubrie Welsh Interiors (for Redknot Homes), RM Interiors (for JNB Custom Homes), KShiels Interiors (for Wieland Builders) and Interior Design Consulting (for Frazier Homes).
You’ll see the work of Designs on Madison, an East Walnut Hills firm that’s won numerous HOMEARAMA awards, at two homes: The Bella Vista and The Berkley. “Both homes have rooftop patios and views of the Ohio River, which has made designing the outdoor living spaces for the homeowners special,” says designer Amy Holt. “We also have these great views. So, some of the interior design, as far as layouts and window treatments, keeps the views in mind as a focal point.”
For Designs on Madison, the show offers a unique opportunity: “It’s conveniently located close to our design studio in East Walnut Hills,” Holt says. “Also, the show is geared towards luxury city living versus the traditional large neighborhoods in the northern parts of Cincinnati, which is a nice change.”
Watch for the work of Aubrie Welsh Interiors on display in two homes, as well: The Conductor and The Royal Blue. New to HOMEARAMA, the firm is located in downtown Cincinnati and was established in 2009.
“We’ve partnered with Voltage Furniture in Oakley to bring a modern look into The Conductor. It’s a more minimalistic approach,” Aubrie Welsh explains. “For The Royal Blue, we’ve helped the homeowners choose all their interior finishes and fixtures. From a decorating perspective, this home is more traditional and features a partnership with Everything But The House.” Welsh is excited to highlight a hometown favorite in both homes: Rookwood tile. “Rookwood is a timeless solution for both modern and more traditional spaces,” she says.
Welsh’s firm is thrilled to be part of this year’s show. “I’m really looking forward to seeing the mix of homes together in a smaller lot format,” Welsh says. “We love meeting new people and tackling a good design challenge. This is a project we couldn’t resist.”
RM Interiors, founded in 2007 and based in Mt. Adams, is another newcomer to HOMEARAMA. Renan Menniger and her team selected all the furnishings and interior and exterior finishes for JNB Custom Homes house, The Silverthorne.
“The riverfront setting with sweeping views of Cincinnati makes this a special home,” Menninger says. “We’re excited to showcase an example of a warm contemporary style, a growing design trend. We love the urban Columbia Tusculum location within the larger, growing Cincinnati real estate market.”