Karen Mills' blog

As former host of the interior design show Living Large, I enjoy taking clients on an unforgettable journey of discovery to create their perfect interior, while helping them achieve a better quality of life using our resources, talent, and experience as their trusted advisor.

Our award winning architectural design firm specializes in timeless, inviting, and often luxurious remodeling/design build projects that reflect our client’s personal style.  We provide a full range of interior design service offerings that also include additions, space planning, color consults, shopping, interior decorating, and custom furnishings.

Every home has a story.  Maybe its time to tell yours.  Call 913.764.5915 or email now.

List of our professional services below.


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You don’t know how others see you, but if you did you could move mountains!! homeowner Kathy B.

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  • Remodeling/Addition

  • New Design Build/Construction

  • Kitchen/Bathroom Design

  • Basement Space Planning/Finishes

  • Long Term Project Planning/Project Management

  • Color Consult

  • Custom Furnishings and cabinetry

  • Custom Drapes/Shades/Shutters/Blinds/Woven Woods/Cellular

  • Custom Design/Selection of Area Rugs

  • Custom Bedding/Pillows

  • Sourcing Furnishings/Artwork/Wallpaper/Finishes

  • Lighting Design



1. Avoid costly mistakes

By hiring an interior designer before you begin your project, you can avoid hundreds or even thousands of dollars in costly mistakes from architecture/construction issues and poor paint color choices to purchasing the wrong size/type of furnishings.  

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“Karen did an excellent job helping us design what we had envisioned for our piano room.  She provided great ideas and resources at whatever level or help we wanted from her.”  homeowner Dr. K


2. Access to designer only furnishings at below retail

Most reputable interior design firms will offer furnishings at a wholesale cost plus or discounted pricing making design only furnishing more affordable.


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3. Increase of Home’s Resale Value

Beautifully designed homes sell for more because their professionally designed interiors increase the perceived value.


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Karen has great taste, of course, and most important has an instinctual feeling for the taste and desires of her clients. She knew exactly what look I wanted for my kitchen, and combined that design concept with total functionality. And, she was fun and easy to work with. A great experience!                                                Kay Ketcham

Choosing a designer for a home project is more than product knowledge…  The key ingredient for me is chemistry!  Karen’s enthusiasm matches her talents.  No wonder when Karen talks, we ALL listen!  Karen Mills has my highest recommendation!  Suzy Goldstein (broker for KMBC TV9 Concept Home 

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You’re amazing!  Shannon Pennington (kitchen remodel, etc)

It’s fabulous! Kay Ketcham (kitchen remodel)

What a wonderful experience!  Every time we enter the new spaces it brings peace and calm.  Your interior design talent has enhanced the quality of our life and you are truly one of a kind!   Calvin Brown (master bedroom/bathroom addition)

Love how you listen to us! Dr. Manroe (master suite and basement remodel)

The work you do is phenomenal!  Ann Hyde

Transformed my home.  Looks like it should be featured in a magazine!  Dana Ketterling

Absolutely an artist!  One of the most interesting spaces in the Show House!  Marti Miller (President of Symphony Designer Showhouse)

You’re dead on with all your advice!  I’m money ahead by not making the wrong purchases.  Marguerite Schrage

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I have a secret passion: to experience people in their true calling, and it was a pleasure being with you doing something you were obviously meant to do!     homeowner

Your visit to my home was absolutely delightful and inspiring.  I so enjoyed spending time with you and seeing my surroundings through your eyes–along with visions of what they *could* be.  J. Scherer 

You were so laid back and relaxed about things, your style really puts people at ease. C. Zook

You were just fabulous Amber Segalo

It’s gorgeous and beautiful!  I love my home!  Jennifer Austin

Love the new decor!  Gives the room more life!  Dr. Anne R.

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Her sense of color was magical.  Gave me paint colors that actually worked the way I had hoped. She had great practical advice, ideas and resources that saved me money and gave me the home I wanted! More than fun!  She’s the best!  Marguerite

Thank you so much!  You definitely have a gift!  Sharon

 If you need advice on which designer to use, ask me! Karen Mills gives a fresh look at your house with great ideas for making it POP!!   Carol Thomas

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The things she showed me and the ideas she presented were and are absolutely amazing. I am so incredibly glad I chose to work with her. She’s top notch for sure!   Abby N.

You listened and helped me tweak my ideas instead of pushing your own design style!  Janene H.

I really enjoyed your ideas and hope to use you throughout the project!  Jan B.

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Interior decorators are worth every penny…will save you time and money!  Donald Trump



1. Credible Quality Firm

Registered with state/Liability insurance/Quality website

Qualified as a professional – check credentials


2. Budget/Expenses

Clarify your overall budget.  Determine scope of work.  Have designer clarify pricing structure -  flat fee, by the hour, cost plus, percent off retail or a combination.  Products are often marked up 100-300% or more if no agreement is made beforehand.

3. Communication

Ensure you can establish good two way conversation before hiring. Clarify the designer is willing to work with your style preferences.   Sign a contract for larger interior design projects.

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Interiors by Design, Inc. firm provides a full range of services from design builds, remodels and overall design schemes to space planning, color consults, and artwork selection for  both residential and commercial spaces.

Our projects span the U.S/Europe including a variety of venues from a museum exhibit, TV production company, business office, and concept home to an advertising agency, medical offices, coffee shop and more.

We provide customized design services to meet your needs whether you want us to handle the complete design/install of your project from beginning to end (including custom furnishings, drapes, rugs etc), or just provide a road map to get you started.  Call 913.764.5915 now to find out more.


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