Design Build / Inspire


The vendors are set for the upcoming 2015 DesignBuildCincy on Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at Cincinnati’s Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine. One hundred thirty of our area’s finest custom, high-end and luxury vendors will be on-site for guests interested in planning a home remodel or home design build.  New for 2015 will be even more kitchen and bath vendors and remodelers, more than any Cincinnati area home show. We have also added Friday night hours (5-8 p.m.)  so that our guests can make a night of it in OTR after the show.

Below is a full listing of this year’s vendors and our great new sponsors for 2015 with booth numbers:

(as of 9/24/15)


California Closets  (C)

Center Bank  (A)

Keidel Supply (G)

Rookwood Pottery Company (F)

Architects, Designers, Contractors

Acanthus Group LLC 34

Ammon-Jones Landscaping 16

Andrew James Custom Builders Inc. 1

Architects Plus, Inc. 111

Architectural Landscape Design, Inc. 4

Bair Properties LLC 74

Bauscher Construction 22 & 23

Stan Better Companies 87

Building Value 117

Center Bank, A

Corbin Custom Remodelers 97

DIGS|Real Estate|Design|Construction| (The DIGS Lounge)

Dwellings on Madison 7

Evolo Design B

Doni Flanagan Interior Design, 513-207-6571, 93

Finishing Touch Woodworking & Remodeling,  513-628-3861 15

Flourish Design 50

Fold & Form Architecture 106

Fullmer’s Landscaping, Inc. 58 & 85

H. Glasgow Construction 131

Gray & Pape 108

Green City Resources 110

Gustin Construction, Inc. 8

Haute & Humble 25

Kendrick & O’Dell Landscaping 116

Kepes Architecture 29

Kestner Waggoner Restoration Group, Inc. 115

Kunst Magazine/Kunst Development 14

Marilyn Kurelis Interiors 114

Maile, Tekulve & Gray 51

Tracey Meade Garden Design 116

Old World Plastering 69

Outside Influence Landscape Design Group LLC 124

Patterned Concrete of Cincinnati 65

Poolscape Designs LLC 52

RM Interiors 105

RWA Architects, Inc. 127

Rod Sidley Architects 91

Smith Scapes LLC 102

Ray St. Clair Roofing 135

William Tabberson, Architects 56

Timber Group 138

Aubrie Welsh Interiors, LLC 55

Werbrich’s Landscaping 54

Wethington Design Build 134

Wimberg Landscaping Inc. 13

WOW Windowboxes 118

Wright Design LLC 78

Furniture, Fabricators, Furnishings, Artists

1st in Design 6

Acsent 37

Aesthetic Metal Studio 31

Laron Algren Woodworking 70 & 71

Arya Design Ltd. 27

Bob Bayliss Fine Art & Finishes 36

Bockrath Custom Rug Studio 24

Bova Furniture 75

C-LINK Cincinnati Stage

Cincinnati Refinishing 119

Cincinnati Stair 6

Clinton Woodcraft Co./Lunar Laser Works 121

Cole and Sons Inc. 44

Deco Works Studio 79

Department 7 33

Elegant Iron Studios 64

Elizabeth Designs 19

Fireque, 139

Georarities, LLC 88

Mark Gilsdorf, Artist-Blacksmith, LLC 128

Hartstone, Inc. 133

Hawkins & Hawkins Custom 125

Hillger Furniture Company 2

IG Furniture 66

Isaacs Shaker Hill 48

Kitchen Cabinet PaintedFinishes 49

Gary Lord Wall Options 137

M Concrete Studios 129

Matthew Metzger Furniture 72 & 73

Metal Loft 41

Mohawk Design and Fabrication 98

Orange Chair, I

Palette Studios, Inc. 132

Renaissance Garden Ornament J

The Rug Gallery 53

Rustic Refinery 90

Stewart Iron Works 130

Studio Vertu 112

SunSpot Inc. 136

Switch Lighting & Design LLC 99

Sycamore Street Studio 43

Voltage Inc. 18

Wolf Custom Tile & Design 26

Kitchens, Baths, Woodworking, A/V, Closets

Artagain Woodworking Studios 92

Auer Kitchens 123

Bang & Olufsen Fountain Square 94 & 95

Basco Shower Enclosures 76

Bench Made Woodworking 89

Benner’s Woodworking Inc. 28

Bolton Woodworking 107

California Closets (SPONSOR) C

Cambria 113

Closets and More 40

Cooknee Euro Style Cabinets 32

Cornerstone Cabinets 3

Custom Distributors, Inc. 9

Eclettica Group 104

Ernst Custom Cabinets LLC 96

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 45 & 46

Greener Stock LLC 47

Hamilton Parker Company 68

Handcrafted Amish Furniture LLC 67

Hanson Audio Video 5

Keidel Supply (SPONSOR) G

Kemper Design/Louisville Tile 109

Mansion Hill Custom Floors D

Mark One Custom Cabinetry 126

Marsh Building Products 140

Masterpiece Audio-Video 12

NanaWall Systems Inc. 100

Nicoloff Cabinet Works LLC, 30

Pella Windows & Doors 10 & 11

Perfect Solutions AV 134

Rookwood Pottery Company (SPONSOR) F

Schumacher & Co./Carpetland 63 & 80

Stellar Cabinetry (Meyer Brothers & Sons) 77

Stone Design LLC 17

Tuscarora Wood Midwest LLC 38

The V Collective E

R. E. Wampler & Son Custom Cabinets & Furniture 39

Wiseway Supply 103


DesignBuildCincy 2015 will showcase all of the emerging trends in high-end interior design Oct. 31-Nov. 1. For a sneak peek of what’s hot now, we spoke with Matt Byer, principal and designer for Evolo Design, a full-service interior design firm providing design and installation services for finer homes and one of the many design firms returning for their second DesignBuildCincy showcase.

Why not walnut?
Walnut, especially American walnut, is showing up everywhere, on solid wood furniture, upholstered furniture, tabletops and even as an accent wood. Designers and customers prefer the wood in its natural state, a grayish-brown hue.

It’s all about that brass, that brass (No nickel).
Brass is back, but it’s not your parents’ brass. Today’s finish on light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware is a brushed, muted brass or antiqued brass.

Whites are whiter than ever.
In 20 years, Evolo Design has always done white cabinetry. This year, we are seeing crisp, paper white cabinetry. It’s a challenge to create a color with no pigment and make it opaque, but we are seeing our vendors pull it off.

50 Shades of Grey: The new neutral.
Greys continue to be the new neutral and are preferred over browns, tans and beiges. It’s a hit in fabrics, wall colors and wood stain in flooring. Take a bolder approach. Big, bold patterns are in on upholstered furniture, window treatments and tiles. We’re also seeing bold colors in accent areas and for wall colors.

Built in tubs are going down the drain.
Built-in tubs are vanishing. Our customers are replacing them with a larger shower or a freestanding tub. Or both. For clients who already had a walk-in shower, they are enlarging the shower and putting in a smaller soaking tub. Speaking of soaking tubs, jacuzzi tubs are out.

Pendant lights have been redefined.
Instead of small pendant lights over an island or peninsula, these hanging lights have been reimagined as big, bold, larger “pendants”–fixtures so large they aren’t really true pendants.

Quartz is replacing granite in the kitchen.
Quartz countertops continue to be very attractive to clients in lieu of natural stone countertops. They like quartz’s durability and lack of porosity compared to granite or other natural stone. Suppliers have developed more natural looking styles to create a marble look or added recycled materials to create a wow factor in countertops.

Houzz and Pinterest are the rule, not the exception.
Our clients can’t quite put into words what they like, but they can identify with an image on Houzz or Pinterest. Houzz has over 6 million images. They can immediately identify with that image. It’s a great tool in design.

Wallpaper has been reinvented to bring texture, depth and color.
The quality and depth of offerings in today’s wallcoverings is spectacular. You can find textured paints, real wood, glass beads and other materials to give a textural feel to your walls.

The “foodie” movement demands pro-style appliances.
Today’s clients want high performing appliances as they are spending more time cooking in the kitchen. They want high output gas cooktops, programmable convection ovens, steam ovens and high-quality refrigeration. We don’t really do baseline appliance packages any more.

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