Maraye Design Studio is a black-owned interior design firm founded in 2008 by Lannetta Knotts.   Her vision: provide inspired interior design services in a timely manner at or below project budgets.

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 homeowners, contractors, and architects on projects ranging from new K-12 school buildings, to college and university spaces, office renovations, and residential interior design.

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 Wexner Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs, Kent State University, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Bureau of Workers Compensation, Ohio University, The Ohio Department of Education, The Army Corps of Engineers, Central State University, Ohio EPA, The Ohio State University, Vineyard Columbus, Wright State University, and Columbus City Schools.

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Meet the Maraye Design Studio team of professionals:


Lannetta V. Knotts, NCIDQ

A thriving Interior Design Professional with a proven track record of large scale project design and management.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Miami University

Certified by The National Council for Interior Design Qualifications

James Jackson


Associate Degree in Project Management from the Cuyahoga Community College

Debra Brown


Bachelor of Science in Technology and Management from Texas Southern University

Alicia Walker


Bachelor of Arts in Textiles and an Associate Degree in Retail Sales and Marketing from the University of Akron

Ivan Amy


Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from University of Puerto Rico and Master’s Degree Architecture The Ohio State University