"There we sat in the living room of our new condo surrounded by 17 (yes, seventeen!) binders of carpet samples, 14 samples of luxury vinyl planking, and dozens of paint color samples – and the painters were arriving in two days!  We had to make some decisions and we were no closer to doing so than we had been two weeks before.  Thank goodness, I recalled that Neica had worked with me ten years earlier, helping me select colors for the interior of my home.  I found her number and called.  Yes, she could help.  Yes, she could meet us on short notice.  And yes, we are so pleased with the results. Neica asked us about the use and purpose we envisioned for each room in the condo; she asked us about the atmosphere we wanted to evoke; she asked us about the style and colors of our furnishings.  She listened with care and explained her recommendations and the rationale for each of them – flooring, carpeting, wall colors, trim colors. We followed her advice to the letter and could not be more pleased.  The condo is beautiful, welcoming, and comfortable.  We cannot recommend Neica highly enough and we will certainly work with her in the future."-Mary Tuominen and Dave Hollinberger, Granville, OH

Neica is a true color expert. She recently chose our exterior paint colors (house, trim, shutters, front door, and deck) and we couldn't be happier with the results. We have worked with her in the past for interior projects, and are so thankful for how easy she makes color selection. She is always spot on and is a pleasure to work with. We cannot recommend her enough! -Jonathan and Heather Downes, Granville, OH

"I have known Neica for 30 years both personally and professionally. During that time she has not only become a friend but an inspiration and I am honored to vouch for her character and qualifications. Neica has had a long standing design business that has not only helped me with design but that has excelled at helping many clients fulfill their dreams and expectations. Her ability to forecast color trend while simultaneously ensuring her selections enhance spaces with longevity is second to none. I still remember the first color she specified for me 20 years ago and how lovely and relevant it was then and still is now in 2017. Additionally, Neica is a smart worker. She works efficiently to maximize her output while maintaining the highest standards of service through organization and delegation. Her ability to balance a design business with nothing but praise from customers and a successful full time job is extraordinary. The enterprising attitude she possesses needs little management and has served her well to get the jobs done the way she says they will be done."-Holli Holmes, Murfreesboro, TN

"Neica has provided both color consultation and design services for our new home. The color palette she recommended has worked wonderfully to create the atmosphere we had envisioned for our home. She is easy to work with and has been able to understand our likes and dislikes and frame it in the context of tasteful decor recommendations." - Jack and Maria Kehl, Granville, OH

"I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Neica since the inception of Neica Raker Interiors, Ltd. on both commercial and residential applications. I can truly say her exceptional sense of style and taste, along with her ability to "hear" her clients produce top-notch results! While working with Neica on a challenging commercial job, she transformed a sterile waiting room into a student friendly and conducive learning environment. Our students were able to relax, connect with peers, and refresh on their breaks during long days of training. The transformation of this area also allowed us to host our clients in a professional yet warm atmosphere. Whether your needs are commercial or residential, Neica will transform your business or home into a welcoming setting."-J. Bruner, Nashville, TN

"We recently worked with Neica to select exterior paint colors for our village home. Neica did such an amazing job helping us choose colors that matched the existing roof, while accomplishing our main goal of creating an exterior that blends with the natural surroundings of our home. Neica was a pleasure to work with and we will not hesitate to work with her again on future projects."-Todd and Tammy Staats, Granville, OH

"When building a new home, I contacted Neica Raker Interiors for interior design assistance. Since then, I continue to contact Neica for help with specific projects. Neica's keen, trained eye enables her to readily narrow choices and offer effective suggestions. She is highly efficient, very knowledgeable and quite perceptive."-Lynn & John Straker, Granville, OH 

"Neica Raker Interiors has made our home perfect! Neica has a knack for listening to her clients and assisting them as they find the style that best reflects their personalities. Neica's many years in the business has given her the tools to guide busy people at their pace to create the beautiful home that they want and deserve. IT DOES NOT TAKE LONG TO TRUST THAT WHATEVER NEICA TOUCHES WILL BE BEAUTIFUL. NEICA CAN TURN A DRAB ROOM INTO A WOW ROOM IN JUST ONE MEETING!"-Tara & Bob Parsley, Granville, OH 

"I recently retained Neica to stage a country home just before I hired a photographer to shoot the home. The advice she gave was very useful, and delivered in a professional manner (very important to me!). She suggested changes that opened up the home, made it flow well, and look very inviting. We had several showings, and we had a contract in 13 days! I will be listing my own home soon, and I will get Neica on board to stage that as well!"-Joy F., Realtor, Columbus, OH

"Neica is so easy to work with.  She never insists on her ideas over the choices of her client.  When I see pictures of her various projects, I realize how diverse her skills and vision are;  however, all have one thing in common.  The finished project is warm and stylish and inviting.  Her sense of color is spot on.  My personal favorite:  Choosing roofing to coordinate perfectly with the exterior color of our house.  Neica is a professional who always follows through on every detail until her customer is satisfied."-Judy Stansbury, Granville, OH

"We contracted Neica to select paint colors for our newly purchased home in Portland, OR. With the use of Facetime, Neica selected the perfect paint colors for our entire interior. We will be contracting Neica to select colors for our exterior as well. We were amazed at how perfectly and effortlessly this process transpired!"-A.K.H. & B.R.H, Portland, OR

"My first collaboration with Neica was in 2000 when we were building a new home and I needed someone to help me with all of the paint and finish decisions that needed to be made. I was really happy with the results. Neica and I have continued to work together for 17 years. She helps me keep my home fresh and up to date with current paint colors and accessories. She has always conducted herself in a professional manner in regards to communication, billing and quality of work. Her rates are reasonable. She is cost conscience on behalf of her clients and my projects were always complete and on budget. I would highly recommend working with Neica."-Cindy Wilkins, Granville, OH

"We have had the opportunity over the past ten years to work with Neica Raker Interiors on several projects in our home locally in Ohio. It was good fortune that we enlisted Neica to assist us with building our island vacation home. Mike and I were overwhelmed with the process of picking out colors, fixtures, furniture, fabrics, etc. Neica started with a simple seashell. Working off the palette of the shell, she created a nautical dream home. Neica stepped in with all of her knowledge and experience from the beginning phase of work and assisted us in making these decisions, thereby transforming a stressful time into a very enjoyable one. She worked very well on a timeline and stayed within the budget we had provided her. Neica has a gift for design. It is this reason that we ask Neica for assistance with all our home projects." -Sarah & Mike Rapp, North Captiva Island, FL

"I highly recommend Neica without reservations. She has helped me in my home and office and her recommendations are practical, economical and sophisticated. Her staging advice has been invaluable. She is well worth the investment." 
-Meg Grossman, LISW, Granville, OH

"We recently worked with Neica selecting paint colors for the interior of our home. We are thrilled with the results, and thankful for her recommendations. She has a tremendous eye for incorporating existing space, furniture and colors; and we are so appreciative for her input. We look forward to our next project with our “new” home. Thank you, Neica!"-Jennifer & Ben Barton, Granville, OH


"NRI, Ltd. was hired to update and completely redesign my screened in porch. This included custom seat cushions for chairs and love seat, rug, throw pillows and several furniture pieces. This was a critical project in that the porch is located in a high traffic area and presents a "first impression" that is important to friends and potential clients. The NRI service level was extraordinary-e.g.-the custom cushion company made a mistake (size) in their production and NRI coordinated the fix in a timely and efficient fashion (no additional cost to me.) I highly recommend NRI, Ltd.-exquisite taste level and that wonderful service!!"-Bruce Collen, Granville, OH

"When my husband and I were building our home, I was overwhelmed with all of the decisions I was facing. Neica has a wonderful gift for not only being able to see the big picture, but knowing just what would look perfect in our new home. I couldn't have been happier with everything Neica helped me select. I will forever be grateful to Neica for helping me turn my house into a home."-Sue Kent, Bryn Du Estates, Granville, OH

"There is no question that spending the money for a paint color consultation with Neica was one of the best investments I have ever made. She arrived with her paint samples and quickly picked the perfect shade for our exterior doors. It would have taken me many samples and numerous trips to the paint store to do what Neica did in a short amount of time."
- Linda James & Tom Baxter, Esq., Granville, OH

"Neica is a joy and fun to work with on every project. Not only is she very creative, knowledgeable and talented, she is also efficient, dependable, and considerate. She is a skilled listener and returns all inquires as soon as possible. Neica had assisted us in updating and renovating every room (and our front porch) of our large century home over the past 13 years. She has guided us greatly in defining our personal tastes while reflecting our lifestyle. After each project we are always very pleased and completely satisfied!"-Mary Rose & Frank O'Brien-Bernini, Granville, OH

"I have worked with Neica for almost 30 years now. She has helped me with decorating advice on 4 homes. She is a delight to work with; very thorough; listens well; very motivated to understand what the customer wants and to help them achieve that."-Kathy Anderson, Granville, OH

"Neica was able to transform our small outdated bathroom into a spa like master bath. My husband  and I had our heart set on using a vanity we recently purchased and Neica was able to create a design that complimented it wonderfully. She selected the paint color, tile, and fixtures to not only enhance the look of the vanity but also to create a flow with the rest of our small house. We were so pleased with her work that we hired her to choose paint colors for the rest of our home. We also used her expertise when renovating our kitchen. We were able to do all of this over the phone and through email because we live in Annapolis, Maryland. Neica was always easy to reach and responded promptly. We highly recommend Neica for your design and renovation needs!"-K.L. Fratino, Annapolis, MD