H&H specializes in the creation of highly custom residential and commercial interiors. Our services include space planning, interior architectural design, interior decoration, furniture design and antique and art acquisitions.
For 16 years we have focused on creating interiors full of beauty and character that reflect the styles and needs of each of our discerning clients. The projects we undertake are overseen from concept to installation with every detail considered and developed, every possibility examined.
We are highly detail oriented and known for our collaborative approach. Depending on a projects needs, we bring together architects, builders and highly skilled artisans and craftspeople. Teamwork is essential in the creation of distinctive interiors that reflect the ideas, needs and styles of our clients.
Our projects vary in size, scope and location. We work comfortably in the city, country or suburbs – in Columbus, NYC, Atlanta, Greenwich, Austin, D.C. or anywhere else the path takes us. From redecorations of existing homes and offices to major interior architectural redesign and decoration to new build architectural design and decoration – we are right at home in any of these scenarios.
Founded in 2001 by Mark and Terri Huffman, a son-and-mother partnership, the firm is passionate about enriching their client’s lives through elegant and intelligent design.
Mark Huffman, Principal Partner and Director of Design, draws on a depth of talent, skill and accomplishment. His personal and professional mantra is rooted in beauty and sensibility.
Mark is intimately involved with every project, from its conception and budgeting to interior architectural design, selections and installation. His collaborative approach, combined with a creative vision and modern classic sensibilities, results in a highly personal journey through each of his client’s homes. His talent for keeping an open dialogue with clients, architects, contractors, artisans and his design team ensures a clear and distinct outcome of the final project.
Mark graduated from The University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) with a BS in Interior Design. As well, he holds a BA in International Relations from The University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Prior to starting his own firm, Mark worked for the distinguished Suzanne Lovell Inc. in Chicago and Heather Wells in Boston. Before embarking on his career in interior design, he studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, interned at Christie’s New York in the Japanese and Korean Works of Art Departments and was part of a restoration team working on the restoration of The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York.
Mark is continuously inspired through his travels, reading and through the lens of his iPhone.
In April of 2001, Mark co-founded Huffman & Huffman with Terri Huffman, his mother.
Terri Huffman, Principal Partner and Director of Purchasing, provides the Firm with a unique blend of organization, innovation and creativity. From H&H’s beginning, Terri, an accomplished decorator, has been instrumental in the schematic design, development of design, purchasing of product and installation of many projects.
Now, her primary focus is on overseeing the purchasing of all specified product for our clients. Her management and communication skills assure this process runs smoothly.
Prior to starting H&H with her son, Mark Huffman, Terri enjoyed a very diverse career path – an Assistant to the Managing Partner of one of the nation’s top accounting firms, a fashion model, an Assistant to the Director of a prestigious fund at a national investment banking company and a decorative artist.
Terri has a passion for world travel, painting and writing. She is a leader of a women’s ministry team whose outreach is to women worldwide.
Khara Nemitz, Senior Interior Designer and Project Manager, was born in Sweden, has lived in the Midwest and on the East Coast. She has been involved in art since an early age. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she developed her creative talents at the New York School of Interior Design and Pratt Institute where she received a Masters in Interior Design.
After working for Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York and G.P. Schafer Architect in New York, Khara came to Huffman & Huffman in 2015. She has since worked closely with Mark on many aspects of each project, including programming and schematic design, development of design details, budgeting, and sourcing, specification and installation of product.
Khara is skillful at creating interiors that layer textures and color, sourcing unique pieces from around the world and searching for artwork that contributes to each project’s story. She is NICDQ and LEED certified.
Larry Castle, CFO/COO, provides the firm with sound financial and operational management. Larry holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from Franklin University. He has been with the firm since 2001 and has a unique way of envisioning the future needs of the firm, while staying clearly focused on the needs of our clients.
Larry oversees all financial aspects of the firm and works collaboratively with Mark and Terri to insure the fiscal responsible management of the firm. With his guidance H&H continues to see excellent growth and stability.
Larry can be summed up by the sign he hangs in his office. It reads: Always be honest, Be kind, Keep your promises, Smile, Say please and thank you, Be grateful, Laugh, Share, Do your best, Work hard, Forgive and forget, Love, Be happy, Say your prayers, Show Grace and Speak Truth.
Samantha (Sam) Allen, Design and Administrative Assistant, is pursuing her BFA in Interior Design from the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD).
While studying Journalism at the University of Missouri, Sam realized her calling was in the arts. She moved to Columbus, received an Associates Degree from Columbus State then entered the Interiors program at CCAD.
Sam is an invaluable member of the H&H Team. Uniquely, she is instrumental on both the design and administrative sides of our business. Chiefly maintaining a flow of proposals and purchase orders, creating and maintaining budgets and schedules and assisting in the development of our social media presence.
She has a passion for all creatures big and small, especially dogs.
“Let us cultivate the object, the surface, the material in accordance with its essence and the requirements of the times; let us never indulge in copying old styles, but through a thorough education and a study of old ages’ unfailing taste and dignified approach to style, cultivate our personal style, with the idea of creating cozy beautiful, and grandiose surroundings for the life and activities of contemporary man.”