Shery Merkle- Owner/Designer

Linsey Interiors was a small business which began nine years ago in Toledo , OH as a design center concentrating on a single niche of custom silk greenery and trees and eventually evolved into a home-based residential design firm.


Owner and head designer Shery Merkle moved her one-woman firm to the Rochester, NY area in hopes of earning a promising reputation and important contacts throughout the interior design community. “I relocated to NY almost 10 years ago and have been marketing and building my business from the bottom up,” said Shery Merkle

“I began with on the job experience”. She also mentions that, “After years of participating in residential design events such as Parade of Homes and the Home-a-rama for other designers, a builder asked me to design and furnish his showcase house in my home town. Without having any actual accredited interior design practice, I won best interior design for that house.”


Throughout these past 9+ years in Upstate New York she has worked on numerous commercial projects including nursing homes, colleges and universities and small businesses. Her design experience in the commercial sector ranges from specing layout and blueprints to adding framed artwork to the finished product, while continuing to meet the needs of residential customers as well.


Thus became Creative Commercial Designs and, most recently, Design Inspirations Studio; a retail space with full lines of custom furniture and upholstery, window treatments, accessories, framed artwork, lighting, silk trees and arrangements, and so much more!