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ALISON MCINDOE
Principal

It’s my passion to help people to make the most out of where they live/work/play and I take that passion very seriously. I strive to create spaces that are classic and timeless and reflect my clients' personality.

Growing up in small town Pennsylvania, my parent's store, McIndoe's, was an extension of our family. We lived it and breathed it! It must have sparked my entrepreneurial spirit, which I seemed to have carried with me my entire life. My earliest design memories stem back to cherished visits from my aunt and uncle. As they labored over the swatches and floor plans with each home renovation, I sat captivated, absorbing every detail. It was then that my passion for design began. I have been cultivating it ever since!

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, I worked numerous jobs in the design and building industry before venturing out on my own. I launched A.K. Interiors in 1996, and most recently opened a boutique home furnishings shoppe in 2015. 

I love what I do and get excited over the silliest things, like finding the perfect vintage purse to be framed for a women’s restroom! I believe that creating beautiful spaces is all about the details and fulfilling my clients’ dreams.

FIVE RANDOM QUESTIONS

1. MY PROUDEST MOMENT?
Completing the design and general contracting for Checkers Bistro.

2. SOMETHING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
Pinterest! I'm so addicted!

3. MY GUILTIEST PLEASURE?
Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I know, I know, you don't have to say it!

4. WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE?
I just want to hang out with my two guys, watch movies, and feast on Taj Mahal take out and a glass of wine (of course)!

5. TO MAKE A HOUSE A HOME?
You need to fill it with family and friends (great design doesn't hurt either).


ANGIE STOUDT
Senior Designer & Project Manager

I always knew I wanted to do something within the arts. I spent many hours as a child watching the delicate details produced by my father's hands while he worked diligently on taxidermy. Realizing I enjoyed drawing and painting at a young age, my mother enrolled me in art classes.  After much debate as to my art focus, I choose to dedicate my studies to interior design. I studied at Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts and secured a position prior to graduation with a local designer tile showroom. In 2007, I joined AK Interiors. I've enjoyed learning the many extensions of interior design over the past years.  It's gratifying to see the excitement of our clients as their spaces unfold to, in most case, surpass their expectations.

FIVE RANDOM QUESTIONS

1. MY FAVORITE ACCENT?
Treasured photos (portrait, snapshot, landscape or whatever means something); a hint of the colors pumpkin, teal and apple green.

2. WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE?
I like to sit with my husband and two boys on the sofa having movie night.

3. SOMETHING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
I always need a morning coffee, chocolate, throughout the week & humor because it just makes the day better.

4. MY HERO?
My grandmother, who has an amazing legacy to live up to. 

5. IF I WASN’T AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
I'd be a fine artist, photographer or marine biologist (I love manatees).

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CHRISTINE JOHNSON
Creative Director & Business Development

Since middle school You’ve Got Mail has had me dreaming of living in a brownstone in Brooklyn and working in a small shop that is “personal”.  I might not have my brownstone just yet, but I love that I’m in a shop around the corner. I have a BS in Education and have taught in the general and special ed classroom. I eventually landed in fundraising and development for a non-profit on Long Island where I managed a furniture and housewares boutique. It was here that I started my marketing and event planning journey. I love creative projects, and working through all the fun details beginning to end.

FIVE RANDOM QUESTIONS

1. MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT SHOPPE LIFE IS?
Helping people pick out gifts. People’s thoughtfulness in selecting something special is beautiful.

2. WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE?
Family is everything.

3. MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY?
Thanksgiving! Slowing down for a bit before the Christmas crazy, and being grateful for the blessings of the year is a great way to kickoff the holiday season. Plus the big dinner with family, drinks, dessert, games that get really crazy and lots of laughs.

4. SOMETHING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
The sea! Montauk is one of my favorite places.

5. MY FAVORITE ROOM IN THE HOUSE?
The back patio, not exactly a room, but it has a beautiful trellis with wildly growing grapes and ivy overtop.

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AUNT JOANNE
Shoppe Keeper Extraordinaire

From the time I was young, I have always enjoyed the business aspects of life. One might say it was my calling. I pursued a degree in business along with teaching business classes beginning at McCaskey High School and in the New York area. I have watched and learned as my career developed into a technology driven field. I have become more proficient in technology over the years and utilize these skills to assist with the inventory and merchandising at AK Interiors. I also enjoy working with customers and clients assisting them in the Shoppe on a daily basis. 

FIVE RANDOM QUESTIONS

1. CHILDHOOD MEMORY THAT MAKES ME SMILE?
Growing up with a very special sister.

2. BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN LANCASTER?
Living in surroundings that enable me to enjoy the beauty of farm, family and life.

3. IF I WASN’T QUILTING, I WOULD BE?
Enjoying other crafts, cooking or baking.

4. WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE?
I love my beautiful home that Alison has helped me create, here in Lancaster County.

5. MY FAVORITE ACCESSORY IN THE SHOPPE IS?
The beautiful cut glass covered cake plate.