My personal mission and passion is to assist in transforming your environment into a place of peace and serenity....a place where you feel your best about yourself and the objects that tell your story.
I have been creating unique environments for over 30 years, establishing Neica Raker Interiors, Ltd. in 1998, after working as a designer for many years at The Furniture House in Newark, Ohio. My work has been focused predominately in Ohio, and I have also enjoyed working with clients in Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida, Oregon and Massachusetts.
My approach is one of openness and ease. My goal is to save you time, money and stress during the design process. Clients have often expressed that they were intimidated to make the call to a designer, but were pleasantly surprised at how comfortable they felt upon our initial meeting.
I specialize in developing custom paint palettes, imparting my clients with confidence that the paint colors will be right the first time.
I'm a graduate of Ohio University and was certified from The Interior Design Institute in 1993. I maintain active membership in ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and GACC (Granville Area Chamber of Commerce). My work has been published in Country Living, Housetrends, The Ballantrae Banner, The Granville Sentinel, The Columbus Dispatch,and The Newark Advocate. I enjoyed being the author of "Design Time with Neica" in Our Town newspaper when in print.
I'm an advocate for women impacted by domestic violence, and find reward in voluntarily helping them find donated furnishings to begin anew in a peaceful home.
"Life is not about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself." -Bernard Shaw