135 Years of Great Design
Every Greiwe designer is a highly trained professional with strong knowledge in every aspect of style and design. Their education, experience and attention to detail are unmatched in the industry. Moreover, Greiwe Interiors clients have special access to some of the world’s most fabulous resources for the selection of custom furniture, fabrics, lighting, cabinetry and accessories for any room in the house.
We strive to provide an exceptional experience
"I have worked with Doug Greiwe on my two homes. Both totally different. He listen to our vision but took us soaring! Details, creative lighting design, custom fabrics, antique features. I could go on but what I really want to say is he made our dreams come true! The memories, cozy areas that truly are "family" rooms. My special office where I have held such meaningful meetings. Bedrooms where the girls dance around feeling like they are little princesses. Every room, every sq/ft is our home! A home designed by an absolute genius with a huge heart! I guess you want something simple: Doug is the "Walt Disney" of interior/exterior design!"
"Doug has worked with us on four houses; McLean, VA, Alamo, CA, Northport, MI and Dallas, TX. He and his staff are a dream to work with and spot on with color, scale and design. I wouldn't dream of working with anyone else!"
135 Years of Great Design
Richard F. Greiwe
Douglas M. Greiwe ASID
President, Principal Designer
Richard F. Greiwe
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Richard "Dick" Greiwe has been an award-winning interior designer for more than fifty years. He attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship and studied at the school of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).
After several years at the University of Cincinnati, he transferred to Parsons School of Design in New York City, where he earned his degree. After graduation, Dick had an opportunity to teach in Paris but decided to return home to Cincinnati and join his family’s highly successful firm.
At the age of 32, Dick became president and CEO of Greiwe Interiors, where he had already completed dozens of commercial and residential projects, including country clubs, restaurants, motels, private aircraft, luxury yachts and historic riverboats.
Under his direction, Greiwe Interiors was honored by Town and Country Magazine as one of the top design firms in the country. In 1969, Dick was also recognized for excellence as one of the top three residential designers in the U.S.
Dick and his wife of fifty-seven years have six children and seventeen grandchildren. His civic and philanthropic activities in Cincinnati include the Young Professional Organization, Rotary Club, Legatus and Sigma Chi. He also serves on the board of the Catholic Inner-city Schools Education fund (CISE). In 2009 he traveled to Haiti as a volunteer, and found it to be a life-changing experience. In Florida, Dick contributes his time to Habitat for Humanity and is a supporter of Global Mobilization.
Dick has stayed active in athletics and has competed for twenty years as a Senior Olympian in Cincinnati and Naples, Florida. He continues to work with the same energy and passion he brought to the job on the first day he started. His says his enthusiasm is fueled by wonderful clients, his love of design and pursuit of excellence. "Every day is truly a gift!"
Douglas M. Greiwe ASID
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Douglas Greiwe studied and earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Since his return from New York to join the family firm, Doug has established himself as one of the top design professionals in the country. With over three decades of professional experience and many travels abroad, his keen sense of style has brought him commissions throughout the country.
Doug has had commissions in both Residential and Club Design Nationally. His worked has taken him all over the country collaborating with local craftsman and architect to bring each project a local flare. Doug excels in eliciting a clients style and needs. He focuses on bring a clients personality and energy into his design solutions. He uses color, form and comfort to create a welcoming and eclectic interiors. Douglas expertise also includes working on projects in the conceptual stage. Working from the ground up, starting as early as possible in new construction or remodeling, to design the entire interior of a home. "When working in an existing home, you are hired to design the interior of an existing square box, whereas if I am designing from scratch, I get to collaborate with my client to design and think three dimensionally, which is exciting to me."
Doug is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID). He is proud to lead one of the Top 100 design firms in the Best Practice Network (BPN). His commitment to excellence and integrity in the field of interior design is reflected in his work and client list.
Douglas has been married for 25 years to his wife Julie and has three college age children: Douglas Jr., Parker, and Carolne. One of his many interests is traveling, where he finds his many inspirations.
Doug's involvement begins while the home is in the conceptual phase. He collaborates with the client, architect and builder to create a home that reflects his clients' tastes and lifestyle. In every one of his designs, the objects, patterns, textures and colors are precisely balanced. "It's important that a client aligns themselves with a designer who shares the same vision. This brings the best possible outcome."
He says, "Experience and knowledge are the backbone to any project. Knowing how to mix different furniture and antiques, whether traditional or modern, is imperative because each client's tastes and preferences are different."
Doug believes that a successful design is more than just a look. "It's about feeling a sense of tranquility and comfort. The result is a synergy that reflects the personality of the individual client."
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With more than twenty years of experience, Randy enjoys adapting the styles that clients see in magazines to fit their lifestyles and budgets. His projects range from selecting new furniture to a comprehensive, whole house renovation. His talent has been recognized by Cincinnati Magazine with an award for custom interiors and design. Other awards include the Harbine Chatfield Award for residential design, and the Steven Ely Award given by the Ohio South/Kentucky Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Randy worked with the local Little Miami Fire Department on a redesign that won the “Firehouse Spruce-up” award from Maxwell House Coffee and HGTV. He has mastered a wide range of design styles and is always looking for a new challenge.
Randy is gifted in visualizing complex spaces and recreating them to meet the needs of his clients. His discipline in balancing color, texture, and proportion results in sophisticated compositions in all of his projects. Few designers can match his energy, resourcefulness and creative use of materials.
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Judy began her career in the field of private aviation before studying architecture and interiors around the world. After attending Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, she embarked on a diverse career in the field of interior design.
Over the last thirty-one years she has worked extensively with builders in both residential and commercial projects. She once owned a high-end retail furniture store with a wood-cabinet dealership. Drawing on her experience at regional and international home furnishings markets, she knows where to find unique and original home furnishings and antiques.
In addition to her work in numerous Cincinnati area residences, Judy has completed projects in Florida; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Sun Valley, Idaho; Lake Keowee, South Carolina; and Kalispell, Montana. Her commercial projects include condominium development, salons and spas and professional office buildings. Judy’s work has appeared in numerous ASID show houses and over a dozen builder “homearamas.”
Her first love is space planning. She has an innate talent for updating the interiors of existing homes or creating new homes to make warm and fulfilling environments.
She approaches design by working closely with her clients to define and establish their vision and personalized style, using various styles of cabinetry, flooring, furnishings, fabrics and accessories.
“Interior design should be a fun process -- that’s my goal for all of my clients.”
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With twenty years of experience, Lisa has played a vital role since she joined Greiwe Interiors in 1990 in the administration department, specializing in purchasing. Lisa’s enthusiasm for interior design led her to finish an associate’s degree at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, while working with Dick Greiwe.
She has learned every aspect of the interior and architectural design process, from delivering furniture to designing homes. She guides her clients through every aspect of the design process.
Over the years, Lisa has specialized in custom window treatments, from simple elegance to the dramatic chic. She began sewing at the age of 4 and still enjoys creating custom bedding, draperies and pillows. Her craftsmanship is reflected in every tassel, trim and pleat.
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Annette has been a design professional for thirty years. Prior to moving to Cincinnati and joining Greiwe Interiors in 1999, Annette had her own interior design firm, including a studio showroom with furniture, fabrics, a rug gallery and accessories.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Ohio State University, studying art history, architecture and interiors. An expert in all aspects of design and color theory, she has taken post-graduate courses in business, marketing and design. Annette’s travels to Greece, France, Italy and England have broadened her knowledge and appreciation of fine art, design and architecture.
Her interior designs have been featured in prestigious venues such as the Junior League Show House and Philharmonic Show House. Annette’s past projects include country clubs, restaurants, professional offices and numerous residences in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Chicago and Naples, Florida. Annette’s work has been featured in several local and national publications.
Her philosophy is, “A client’s home or work space should be a true reflection of their personality as well as complement their lifestyle.”
Annette believes in close, constant collaboration among clients, architects and builders. She carefully considers each perspective to bring concepts to reality. She says, “It is important that every single interior space be designed with a custom blend of furnishings and textiles, each working together in harmony.”
Annette’s calm demeanor and listening skills give her the ability to understand her clients’ needs and wants. She studies how clients live and work to create a customized design. Every project incorporates the client’s vision; whether the space is used casually or formally, each receives the same level of attention and detail.
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From working as a fashion buyer and designer for the leading women’s clothing retailer Talbots, to studying fine Italian art, Sharon has developed a first-rate appreciation and passion for color theory, design and art. Introduced to interior design by decorating her own home and the homes of her friends, she found her passion and decided to pursue it professionally at Greiwe Interiors.
In search of unique, original and rare art and antiques, Sharon has studied art history and design extensively in Rome. As a lifelong student of Italian art, color theory, and design, Sharon has collected Twentieth Century paintings and antique furniture for more than thirty years, making her a true art and design connoisseur.
Her strong eye to predict modern trends and complement them with soft and timeless patterns, textures, furniture and accessories makes her a Renaissance woman who can work with all styles and designs. She brings the same passion she has for art, design and color theory to designs for her clients.
Sharon is also a firm believer that all spaces should be designed to fit the client’s vision, but with functionality that accommodates their tastes.
Gracen joined Greiwe Interiors in 2008. The native South Carolinian’s interest in interior design began at a young age, as she went to numerous estate sales and auctions with her mother, who was an antique dealer. That sparked a passion she still has today. While her mother gave her the gift of style and creativity, her father, an architectural engineer, taught her the technical skills to be successful in design: attention to detail and how to identify high-quality materials.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Salem College in 1995, Gracen went to work in magazine publishing in New York City. In 2003, she joined Thos Moser Cabinetmakers and managed their New York showroom.
At Thos Moser, Gracen refined her knowledge of high-end furniture, design and construction, while helping clients with interior design consultations and custom designed furniture. She took graduate classes at Parsons School of Design and the New York School of Interior Design. In 2006, she married and moved to Cincinnati, where she joined Cincinnati Magazine for two years before making the transition to Greiwe Interiors. Gracen enjoys collaborating with her clients. Her style is a clean, traditional look with a modern edge. Gracen believes that, “Warm living starts with the home and extends to the family.”
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Rose joined the Greiwe Interiors team in 1995 and blossomed in her role as project manager. She oversees intricate details on complex projects and has become a valuable asset. Rose is involved in many aspects of the job once the design has been finalized. She works on proposals, pricing, furniture procurement and order tracking. In addition, Rose coordinates all subcontractors, scheduling and implementation down to the minutest detail. Rose works very closely with clients and is available at any time to ensure a seamless, enjoyable experience.
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As a member of the Greiwe team since 1991, Janice brings more than thirty years of experience in accounting. Her past experience as a controller for a construction and property management corporation, then as controller at Greiwe Interiors, has resulted in a smooth-running organization and exemplary credit rating.
Jan’s professional approach streamlines project management and expedites orders. Her attention to details and pleasant attitude keep clients happy with excellent customer service. Her strong communication skills with long-standing vendors is one more reason Greiwe Interiors is an acclaimed, well-respected firm.
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Elizabeth Sharp is a 2012 Graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Since joining Greiwe Interiors in 2014, she has developed a keen eye for building design schemes for clients. Elizabeth is skilled in AutoCAD which has helped the firm’s clients visualize a space. Since joining Greiwe Interiors as an intern in October of 2014, Elizabeth has quickly advance into a valuable member of the Greiwe Design Team. Elizabeth loves working with people to make their dreams become reality and embraces the opportunity to welcome new clientele in the Greiwe Interiors family.