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My Philosophy

My team and I approach the design process by creating unique custom concepts for our clients’ that fit their lives and reflect their personal style. We offer full design, construction and project management services. We achieve a successful installation by offering and implementing our specialized design process with built-ins and custom furniture options. In addition, we offer a complete drapery workroom with a full array of  fabric selections that are current with the industry. 

Kathleen Avino, Rochester’s Premier Interior Designer, founded her company in 1987. She is an Adirondack native who was raised in the hills of the Saranac Region. She has a B.A. in Arts Education and an A.A.S. in Interior Design (with Distinction). She is a longtime member of the Interior Design Society (IDS), Rochester Home Builders Association (RHBA), and the Association for Interior Design Professionals (AIDP).



Interior Design Society


Association for Interior Design Professionals


Small Construction Company Owner

8 years

Drapery Designer and Fabricator

26 years

Furniture Layout and Sales

26 years

Kitchen design and bathroom, layout and sales

22 years

Natural stone and granite, tile layout and sales

21 years

New home finish selections, interior and exterior

25 years

The talent behind the reputation

A team of professional experts dedicated to fine design on time

The cornerstone of The Interior Design Group is creating the highest quality design on budget and on time. In order to achieve success, The Interior Design Group has selected the industry’s best craftsmen and women to be part of our team and deliver on every project. Highly skilled, experienced and professional, each contractor, artisan, or vendor is held to the highest standard and is committed and accountable to each project.

Some of our work has been awarded or featured in these Publications

Kathleen is an active member giving back to some local agencies such as The Ronald McDonald House, The Bivona Advocacy Group, Missing & Exploited Children, ABVI and Monroe County College Foundation.

The Interior Design Group
by Kathleen

Residential & Commerical Design

11 Woolston Road, Pittsford NY

Call us to set up your in-home consultation. Evening & Weekend appointments available.