Bringing our expertise to your environment …
Helping you and your students thrive.

Maraye Design Studio is a black-owned interior design firm founded in 2009 by Lannetta Knotts.   Specialties include K-12 schools, University spaces, office spaces and public works facilities.

Working in-person throughout the midwest, and virtually all over the country, Maraye Design has developed a process to create a seamless experience for every client, regardless of their location or project scope. Our designers collaborate with facility managers, contractors, and architects on projects ranging from new K-12 school buildings, to college and university spaces, office renovations, and residential interior design.

Work and Learn — Productively.

As a full-service interior design business, Maraye Design provides professional services for project management, space planning, interior design, accessible design, interior finishes, movable furnishings (selection, specifications, procurement and installation), and move planning. Maraye Design has a strong knowledge of public bid formulation and examination of government and state contracts.

Our clients include Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Columbus City Schools, Wright State University, University of Cincinnati, Franklin County, and Columbus City Schools.

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Maraye Design specializes in solutions for K-12 and higher education. From providing recommendations on the best classroom chairs for comfort and back support, to designing an active learning classroom—Maraye Design has you covered.


An organization’s culture and behaviors are objectives that we embrace when we design a commercial environment. Let us bring our interior design expertise to your commercial environment that’s conducive to productivity and engagement.

“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.”

-Henry J. Kaiser 1882 – 1967