Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, communicating with the stakeholders of a project and the management and execution of the design. The process of shaping the experience of an interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment is our teams’ passion.

Growing up on the East coast, Laura’s Gills parents introduced her to boating; from learning to sail in the Chesapeake Bay to fishing in Maine. In 1997, Laura was introduced to 2 new loves; her husband and cruising the Great Lakes.  Happily relocating to northern Ohio, Laura Gills An interior Design Co. was born. Over the years, Laura noticed how isolated marine interior design was from the commercial and residential industries. Though designing for moving watercraft is quite different from designing buildings, there is a wide array of product suitable for marine interiors. There is also quite a bit of marine product that the public isn’t exposed to.

Freshwater Gills launched as a sister company to Laura Gills An Interior Design Co. specializing in the refurbishment of boat and yacht interiors serving the Great Lakes.  Remodeling is one of our specialties. We desire to take tired, outdated, and overly vanilla interiors, and create an upscale, functional, and comfortable floating environment.  After all, it is one of your major destination spots. Your retreat. Possibly a place called home.