Beautiful by Design
Photo by Jon Keeling
Unique and special-order pieces in a beautiful showroom – that’s what the co-founder of Hoffman & Albers Interiors set out to offer the Greater Cincinnati area 24 years ago.
“We wanted to offer a complete interior design service, coupled with a 10,000-square-foot showroom,” says Ann Hoffman, president and co-owner. “That was rather uncommon to this area at the time.”
The concept remains rather uncommon today. “Most interior designers have small studios and most large furniture stores do not have the quality or completeness of interior design service we offer,” she says. “We melded those two concepts into one.”
The showroom, which is equipped with an expert design staff, is also available for people who just want to browse and get ideas. “The beauty of having a showroom is that, even if you don’t need a complete interior design, we have a full selection of furniture here that is available for immediate delivery, or we can special order.”
In addition to furniture, the store offers area rugs and broadloom carpeting, along with beautiful lamps, accessories and artwork. “We do custom window treatments, custom bedding and wallpapers,” Hoffman says. “It really is a one-stop shop.”
Although assistance is available in the store, Hoffman says the design process works best when a designer comes to your home to see the space and take measurements. The design staff can also help in consultation with kitchens, bathrooms, remodeling and new construction.
“Designing a home can be overwhelming,” Hoffman says. “Our goal is to help our clients have a beautiful home, but we also want them to enjoy the process.”
Designers at Hoffman & Albers help clients with second homes out-of-state and also with downsizing. “Even though people are downsizing, it doesn’t mean their space should be less beautiful than their former, larger home.”
Indeed, Hoffman believes everyone deserves a beautiful home. “For most people, their home is the single largest investment they will make,” she says. “We’re just increasing the quality and value of their investment by making them a beautiful home.”
Hoffman & Albers Interiors is located at 9405 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. For more information, call 513.793.9100 or visit www.hoffmanandalbersinteriors.com.