Debra Antolino Interiors is a full service residential interior design firm located in the Historic Van Aken District of Shaker Heights, a renowned residential community. For over thirty years, the firm has built long-lasting relationships with their clientele.
The Company’s scope of work includes new-build construction, full-scale renovations, additions and complete decorating projects. The firm’s careful attention to detail from a project’s origination to completion along with the dedication to upholding the integrity of classic design results in the creation of a timeless finished home.
Because of her classic training, certification and extensive experience Debbie has developed strong professional relationships with architects, contractors, landscape architects, lighting designers, and artisans of many disciplines. Debra Antolino Interiors always seeks to develop the best collaborative team along with the client to achieve and satisfy the client’s desired goals.
Debra Antolino Interiors seeks to bring the ultimate client service to each project with a detail driven approach during design, construction and installation, including any details necessary to create a turnkey service experience. The company’s range of work has also included professional office space and luxury apartment complexes.
While Debra Antolino Interior’s projects are predominantly in the Northeast Ohio region we have completed projects in New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Utah, California, Florida, and North Carolina.
Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design | Kent State University | College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Debbie founded Debra Antolino Interiors, Inc. to bring her vision of the creative design process and her belief in ultimate client service to the market. Classically trained and studied, her approach to design embodies multiple disciplines. For over thirty years, she has provided interior design services that reflect her unique understanding of the human experience and interior environments.
Debbie graduated with an accredited Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from the Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design. She is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. Debbie is a founding member and vice-president of the Lake Erie Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Debbie gets her inspiration from the design, fashion and the art worlds and has been an avid long-term observer of trends in these fields. She is constantly reviewing and cataloging design sources for new trends that will create a blend of modern and classic components resulting in a unique project for the client. Each individual project begins from the client perspective of what they envision as their lifestyle needs and requirements. Once determined, Debbie brings a discerning eye and extensive command of the market to the selection of materials, finishes, furniture, custom furniture, custom cabinetry, lighting, fabric, colors, accessories and works of art to create a distinctive environment for the client.
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture
College of Creative Arts
Anne has a decade of experience in the design world. She began her career as an architectural designer, working for an AD 100 firm in New York City. She pursued her interest of interior design and, in 2019, received her NCIDQ certification which is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession. With her diverse background, Anne has brought her knowledge and expertise of architectural and contract documents, drafting skills and CAD skills to the residential design process. In addition to these technical skills, Anne provides a constant contact to the clients, architects and contractors providing smooth and efficient communication. Anne enjoys the design process and evolution of the project from start to finish. She enjoys partnering to create a project that is functional, beautiful and perfectly tailored to each individual client.
Bachelor of Science, Interior Design
Illinois State University
College of Applied Science and Technology
Cheryl began her career with a large national retailer in their Interior Design department in Chicago working on various residential projects. Cheryl then moved to Cleveland and has been associated with Debra Antolino Interiors for over twenty years starting as a design assistant and office manager. Overseeing the day-to-day operations, Cheryl uses her organizational and detail-oriented skills to keep the office running smoothly. Cheryl is responsible for quotes, invoices, ordering from suppliers and manufacturers and scheduling installations to facilitate a smooth project from start to finish. Cheryl’s skills and knowledge in color and design, materials and finishes creates a supportive team environment.
Bachelor of Arts, Communications
John Carroll University
College of Arts and Science
Lauren is an accomplished marketing and communications professional with deep expertise in both corporate and nonprofit environments. Her interest in interior design and her diverse background make her an ideal addition to the Debra Antolino Interiors team. Lauren oversees marketing and communications for the studio including social media, brand identity and media relations. She enjoys collaborating with others to build consensus and inspire best practices. Lauren uses her inclusive leadership and strategic planning skills to unravel complex program challenges, forge targeted solutions and achieve business outcomes. In addition, Lauren will expand her knowledge of interior design by assisting Debbie and the design team on various projects, as well as serve as a liaison to the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art on programming and special events for the Ohio & Lake Erie Chapter.
We focus on every detail; interior design, interior construction, construction observation, finishes, fabrics, furnishings, accessories and art
to create a work of beauty for the client to live and enjoy.