November 6—A new store has opened on the Frederick Avenue corridor, but it is one with a different style from the others.

The Interior Shoppe, located at 1919 Frederick Ave., is a full-service interior design studio in St. Joseph. It specializes in wallpaper, flooring and tiles.

Owner Amanda Unzicker said she and her husband felt it was time to return to St. Joseph and pursue her dream.

“I’ve always wanted to do interior design since I was 15. And so every time we came back here, I decided it was time to go out on my own after having our daughter,” said Unzicker.

Unzicker has been in the paint and flooring industry for nearly a decade. An interior design graduate, she was also an intern for the HGTV show “Bargain Mansions.”

Unzicker said she enjoys helping her clients by taking the weight of design off their shoulders.

“I don’t think I’ve had a single customer who thinks it’s easy. They go to lots of stores and look online, scroll through Pinterest and they’re so overwhelmed. And so we have a really curated smaller selection of very good things in our stores. So it’s to help, with my guidance, customers find out what they really want,” Unzicker said. “I really hope it helps the community. A lot of my clients would go to Kansas City and I don’t want to go to Kansas City. We need to have this high end, more shops here and stuff like that. And so that’s what I wanted to help bring to the city.”

Those interested in using the service have made an appointment with Unzicker. From there, a consultation takes place where the designer then discovers the style and needs of the client. They do this by creating mood boards, planning the space, and taking other measurements. From there, the customer’s dream space is created.

Annette Weeks of the Center of Entrepreneurship at Missouri Western State University said she’s excited to see what Unzicker and the store are doing for the community.

“It’s great to have another new business opening up, especially along Frederick. It’s just wonderful to come to Frederick and see these old buildings take on new life,” Weeks said. . “What Amanda does in her shop is next level, and I love that that quality is brought to St. Joseph. Amanda has always dreamed of doing this, and it’s been so fulfilling to see it come to life for her. and she dreams of entrepreneurs.”

The boutique held an official grand opening on November 3.

Unzicker said she hopes her company can bring some of the older buildings back to life in a unique way.

“I want to help restore old houses and put our spin on a lot of old houses instead of painting them all the same color so they don’t all look the same,” Unzicker said. “St. Joe’s is just a really unique place with so many old houses and old buildings, and I really hope to bring out that character.”

To make an appointment with Unzicker, visit