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Our Designers



Whether your project involves a single room, or an entire home, It takes more than just buying furniture to achieve the perfect balance of form and function. That’s when our very talented design professionals step in with our custom design services.

With a library of over 300 vendors, our designers create rooms that reflect not only their personally design philosophies but, more importantly, the personality and taste of our clients. Our designers truly enjoy pulling every element of a room together with custom touches. We simplify the design process and “shop for you”, saving you time and money.

Give us a call to be paired with a designer today!

Eileen Smalley, co-owner/interior designer
With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Eileen is a knowledgeable designer who truly cares about her clients and treats every project as “one of a kind”.

“Whether it’s a whole house or just one room, I make certain to get a sense of the client’s needs and personality so the things that make them unique are reflected in the finished design”

Eileen is always eager to meet new challenges. In addition to residential work, she has designed commercial projects including restaurants, medical offices, model homes, and night clubs. She also specializes in remodeling, often serving as her clients “general contractor”, alongside her “dream team” of excellent remodelers.

“I love the ‘extreme home makeover effect’ where I get to take a space that is not performing to its full potential and completely reconfigure it to meet all of our client’s needs and desires. Often times, my clients will go out of town and leave us the spare key… then me and my team go to work gutting, reconfiguring, installing, and finally accessorizing the room. It’s a thrill to hear from them when they come back and find they finally have their ‘dream’  kitchen, bath, office, lower level…”

Alexa Palmer, interior designer
Alexa has grown up in this industry, literally! “I can remember tagging along on appointments with my mom (Eileen) when I was very young. The more appointments I went on, the more I came to love this industry! It’s always changing!”

Alexa has almost 10 years of professional experience in the design field. She started working at NCI as Eileen’s assistant, pulling samples and checking pricing. She has worked her way “up the ranks” from an assistant, first to an apprentice, and finally to a bon-a-fide designer in her own right.

“Perhaps one of the most important lessons I have learned from this career is how to be a good listener. A client doesn’t need a designer who will come to their home and push their preferences. A good designer keeps their client’s personal sense of style and taste at the forefront of their mind when they are planning a space. That’s what keeps your home looking like ‘your home’! It’s still your space. I just help refine it!”


Sylvia Shiposh, interior designer
Sylvia is a graduate from the University of Akron where she majored in Interior Design. She has 6 years of design experience gained through various internships, and has been with the New Creation Interiors team for the past three years. She is a very focused, hardworking, and dedicated individual who has a strong passion for design.

Sylvia is an Akron resident who loves to work around her “home base” but also enjoys helping clients in Cuyahoga and Medina counties. A true Chameleon of a designer, Sylvia favors Scandinavian modern design personally, but she is proficient in pulling together a multitude of looks including Tuscan/Mediterranean and Mission/Nautical.  

“I love the opportunity to create the perfect environment for my client and feel blessed to be pursuing my dream career”.  “I’m very involved with my surroundings and feel every little detail matters in order to create a space that makes you feel something great”. 

Katie Lemke, interior designer
Katie has a degree in Interior Design with over 10 years of experience in the industry. She has experience in both residential and soft commercial interiors. She has the knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm to create exceptional design. From an entire home remodel to accessorizing and color coordinating those finishing touches, every project matters.

“ I have an appreciation for just about every style that is out there. One of my favorite things about being a designer is working with my clients and their style in creating a space that suites their wants and needs.  Most importantly, a space that they will love!  From French Country to Mid-Century Modern, I have the tools and experience to make any ordinary house feel like home.”


All four of our designers possess the creative talent and sharp eye necessary to develop an atmosphere and ambiance in your home that will be sure to meet your specific needs, and exceed your expectations!