Meet Our Design Team

Whether you only need suggestions for the den or a complete home makeover for the house of your dreams, our talented design team at Bond Furniture and Design shares more than fifty years of experience, seven design degrees and an unmeasurable passion for creativity. At Bond Furniture and Design we have thousands of furniture pieces at our disposal and hundreds of thousands of possibilities with custom designs.  Through furniture, art and accessories we will materialize your style and complete your vision. We will work one-on-one with you to understand your aspirations and together successfully create a functional and livable space reflective of your individuality.

Start today by meeting with our talented interior design specialists at our in-store design studio, all while touring our 8,000 square foot Bond Furniture and Design showroom in Loveland, Ohio.

Carol Lahke

Carol Lahke is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She received a B.A. in Marketing & Communications in addition to certifications in Design Applications, Color Theory and Graphic Arts. She is a licensed Professional Organizer with the Cincinnati-based Organize 365® Certification Program.  She is a skilled Universal Needs designer creating all-inclusive, usable by ALL design solutions.

Her professional experience includes positions as a non-profit development director and special event manager in which she transformed rooms into large scale themed galas for hundreds of guests. Carol began to further expand and share her innate eye for detail and space as a Photoshop instructor and independent design consultant for local art galleries, corporate and residential clients. She has enjoyed the experience to train and collaborate with local organizers and designers over the years. Prior to founding her own business, she was with Mason-based Interiors Plus as a designer.

With her own firm, Carol has the flexibility to provide and integrate a variety of interior design and organizing services. She has a particular interest in assisting/coaching families with special needs children. Space planning and organization for these families often takes a different approach as she has learned from her own family's experiences. She also has a partnership with her husband, Duncan Lahke, a REALTOR at RE/MAX TIME  to help prepare clients for what is considered to be one of life's most stressful situations – moving!

When not busy with her firm, Carol enjoys animal welfare and rescue initiatives, Photoshopping, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Angie Suess

Angie is a Chicago native with a background in Art History from Loyola University and a passion for interior design. Inspired by her study abroad experience in Italy, Angie’s aesthetic is classical with a flare, giving her designs a timeless yet modern feel. She loves to tailor her work to meet the evolving needs of her clients, bringing out the true potential of their spaces with her polished designs.

Angie began her career in interior design working as the Lead Design Assistant at a small design firm in Dallas, Texas. In this role, she built a diverse portfolio of work with projects ranging from residential construction to commercial interiors. After moving to Cincinnati in 2014, she spent five years at Sacksteder’s Interiors before joining Bond Furniture and Design as a buyer and interior designer. In her new role, she is most excited about building new relationships with customers and offering a sense of community.

In her free time, Angie practices aerial acrobatics and studies Spanish. She also loves to travel and explore new cultures. Matched with a “little” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Angie enjoys her role as a mentor and hopes to inspire her little sister to design her own future.

Heather Walker

Heather Walker is a graduate from Antonelli Art Institute with a degree in Interior Design. She holds 2 licenses in her field, A.S.I.D and I.D.S. She enjoys helping make clients dreams come true and making their house a home through her creative design process. Heather has 25 years design experience. She began her career at Globe Furniture Galleries and then joined June Surver & Associates design firm. She decided to branch out on her own with her own design business, H. Walker Design. She loves designing for all types of clients and will work within their budgets. She is a designer who enjoys doing family homes and prides herself with working hand-in hand with her clients. She has experience with everything from existing renovations to new home builds. Heather is a wife and mother of 2 beautiful daughters and her motto is family first. She enjoys jazz music, crafting, and of course spending time with her family.

Jodi Malof

Sandy Castonguay

Sandy Castonguay is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Business Marketing and a minor in Fashion Design. She has over 30 years experience in her fashion retail career and has a passion for design and the arts. Sandy has worked with many fine retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Macys and is skilled in sales, marketing, and managerial positions.

Sandy has pivoted her focus from fashion design to interior design and loves to use her creative imagination. She joined the Bond Furniture design team and enjoys working with clients to make their homes beautiful. Sandy wants to exceed customers expectations by providing them with an enjoyable experience to help furnish their home with stylish furniture and accessories.

Sandy has been married for 18 years and has 2 beautiful kids. She enjoys traveling and attending music concerts and comedy shows. She is a huge sports fan-especially soccer and hockey. Above all, Sandy loves spending time with her family and making memories.

Melissa Akin

Melissa is a Design Assistant and helps Bond run smoothly by wearing many hats. She helps to navigate our warehouse and deliveries, as well as providing great customer service with orders, deliveries, and repairs.

Melissa has had professional experience as an Executive Assistant working for the President of ZF Group NAO, also a Preschool Teacher Assistant for Christ Church in Mason, a Girl Scout Leader and a mom.

Melissa has been married for 20 years and has 3 beautiful children. She enjoys taking martial arts classes, participating with her Four Corners Church hospitality group, cooking and baking. Most of all, she loves spending time with family and friends.