Why

Awards
Cincinnati Magazine Design Award – Loft Condominium  2009

  • ASID Design Awards – Pinebrook Retirement Living 2010
  • ASID Design Award – Sugar Ridge Stanton Model Home 2010
  • Home Builders Association – Sugar Ridge Stanton Model Home 2009
  • Home Builders Association – Stone LAke at River’s Bend Ashton Model Home 2008
  • Home Builders Association – Stone Lake at Rivers Ben Livingston Model Home 2008
  • CIDLO Design Award for Handicap Access in Commercial Office Space – Coldwell Banker Springdale Office

Publications
‘Spectacular Homes of Ohio and Pennsylvania’, Panache Publishing 2006

  • Cincinnati Enquirer (multiple articles)
  • Cincinnati Magazine January 2008

“Maris is the type of designer that truly listens to her clients’ business objectives and designs the space to accomplish them in an attractive and efficient way. She is thorough, creative and professional. I would recommend Maris to any company who is seeking to create a space that will define who they are and where they are going.”

Oliver Comstock, RJE

“Maris is an extremely creative and knowledgeable decorator and designer. She has a great eye for color and is able to share her design vision with clients so that all are “on board.” Maris is conscientious about costs and time frames and can be counted on to solve decorating dilemmas. Her amazing designs are practical and beautiful. I highly recommend Maris for all your decorating and design needs. She always delivers!”

Kim Slaton, JVS Career Services

“I have worked with Maris in two organizations and have found her to be diligent and creative throughout the design process. Her high level of professionalism and consistent positive attitude have made her a pleasure to work with even under demanding circumstances and tight timelines. I would highly recommend her to anyone requiring a thoroughly professional designer.”

Rod Musselman, RHK Advisors

“Maris Bernard is truly one of the most talented and hard-working designers in the industry today. She managed a major residential & commercial project spanning over a year and showed everyone lucky enough to work with her that she can handle any project with grace and accuracy, no matter the size or scope. Her aesthetic is remarkable and visually stunning, showing her years of hands-on experience and continuing professional development.”

Rebecca King, Patrick M. Korb Design Consultants

“Maris has the rare ability to combine design creativity with a strong business sense. While working together on projects and cross-functional teams, Maris contributed not only her talent to make space work functionally and meet aesthetic goals, but also by asking critical questions that led to best solutions for budgeting and timing perspectives.”

Karen Singer, I Sq Ft

“I have recommended Maris to my clients who have purchased homes as well as those who are selling. She has an excellent understanding of both the client needs and what buyers are looking for. She makes design and architectural recommendations that meet the client’s goals with an eye to the property’s maximum value.
Many sellers resist using home stagers due to the expense. Utilizing Maris’s talent of working well with existing furniture improves their homes, helping to get it sold more quickly and at a higher price while reducing the financial outlay. Maris has both the talent and personality to work with many different clients, situations, and price ranges. Most importantly, she puts their needs first.”

Jenni McCauley, CRS , Executive Sales Vice President Sibcy Cline

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