Designer Profiles

Amy Douglass - Sr. Designer

Amy profileAmy Douglass, the owner of The Interior Design Studio, has more than 25 years of experience in every aspect of interior design. She purchased The Interior Design Studio in 1999. Prior to purchasing the Studio, she freelanced through major interior design firms for over 20 years while owning her own business out of her home.

She received her Associates degree from Cuyahoga Community College and graduated Cum Laude in Marketing with a Minor in Interior Design. Amy impacted the design world as soon as she graduated from college. She collaborated with 3 northeastern Ohio home builders and designed one of the first home selection programs.

The relationship between the client and the designer has always been a main focus of Amy’s over the years. She believes that, “We’re not here to make your house our design. At the end of the day, we want you to love it, and we’ll work with you to make sure that happens.” She works hard to make sure that the design reflects her customer’s personalities, desires and dreams. Whether she is working with doctors, lawyers, churches or professional athletes her focus on the client never changes.

Amy’s favorite aspect of interior design is new home construction and remodeling. She enjoys keeping up with the current products and trends so she can provide her clients with the latest and most fresh designs.

As a member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) she has participated in local designer showhouses and fundraisers for many charitable events. Amy has also donated her time to teach classes at the Medina County Career Center along with seminars for local organizations. She has also helped guide future interior designers through local career shadowing projects. Amy has also been a mentor for numerous college students in the design field at Virginia Marti College, Kent State, Akron University, and Bowling Green State University.

Katie Heinz - Designer

Katie profile

Katie is a full-time designer at the Interior Design Studio. Attending Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She earned a degree in 1999 in Fashion Merchandising & Design with a Minor in Marketing.

After graduating, she moved to New York City and gained invaluable experience in product development and design for Macy’s & Bloomingdales at Federated Merchandising Group. Her passion for textiles became apparent while working within the fashion world. Sourcing products from overseas regions such as Japan, India, Singapore, France and Mexico opened an appreciation for mixing influences, cultures and styles.

Her family brought her back to Ohio in 2003 and she easily fit in as a designer for the Interior Design Studio. In her tenure at IDS, she has designed everything from hair salons to churches and insurance agencies as well as many private residences. Katie has taken a role specializing in window treatments for the studio, applying her knowledge of textiles to create unique and customized window dressings for her clients. She thinks of it as a fashion show for your windows.
As a partner at the Interior Design Studio, she has received 4 consecutive awards as “Best of the Best” Interiors Design firms in Medina. Katie enjoys participating in charity showhouses through the Akron Junior Women’s League as well as “Color your Corner”—a program through Akron Children's Hospital giving a special room to special children in need.