Pro Spotlight: Interior Designing with Designs on Madison


Our custom home clients love to make their homes a true reflection of their individual taste. Working with an interior designer simplifies the process of making all the elements of a beautiful home come together.

We asked Amy Holt and Jill Koch of Designs on Madison for their thoughts on custom home interior design.

Hensley Homes: What is unique about Designs on Madison and how you work with clients?

Designs on Madison: We are a high-end design firm with 10 designers, all specializing in different areas and in different stages of their careers. We specialize in new home construction all the way to the final touches on furnishing a home. 

Our philosophy is that every home or project should be a reflection of the client’s personality. It should be comfortable, classic and timeless. 

Hensley Homes: Are there new trends in interior design that you would like to share with readers?


Designs on Madison: We don’t feel that people should focus on trends since they come and go. People should design what they like so they don’t get tired of it. A custom home is a big investment. The owners should put details into it that make them happy and stand the test of time. They can always change the paint colors, pillows and artwork over time. 

Photo courtesy of Designs on Madison


Hensley Homes: What’s your advice on working with an interior designer on a custom home project?

Designs on Madison: Communication is key. We encourage clients to be open with their thoughts, ideas, budget and different products. The more information we can get from them, the smoother the project will go. 

Photo courtesy of Designs on Madison

Hensley Homes: Our clients enjoy working with you. What do you hope they take away from the experience?

Designs on Madison: We love working with Hensley Homes because of your level and attention to detail. We both love classic architecture and beautiful casework. Hensley Homes is synonymous with both. Whether it’s wainscot details, ceiling details or exterior details, they’re all important to the Hensley team and are reflected in all of your homes. A homeowner choosing to build with Hensley cares about those details too.

To see more of Designs on Madison’s work, visit their website. The firm is located at 1743 Madison Road in Cincinnati.