Interiors by Design, Inc

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If you’re ready to upgrade your interior, our Kansas City based interior design firm can take care of every detail to create a tasteful time honored space, while also helping avoid costly mistakes.
Using an unprecedented design process, we bring the past, present, and future script of your story to life to create a luxurious inviting interior that fits you like a glove, whether its a remodel/new build or boutique interior design . Click our Services link to learn more now.
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Shawnee interior design by Karen Mills
Recognized for designing an extraordinary living experience with a timeless signature look, internationally renowned interior designer Karen Mills creates interiors that nurtures the soul and reduce stress.  – Design Icons book 
Overland Park interior design by Karen Mills
Has a passion for helping people live better whether its creating an extraordinary living experience that can engage the senses and nurture the soul or giving back to her community.   Interior Design Architecture Today book
Prairie Village porch interior design by Karen Mills
You feel comfortable to work with like an old friend I just met!    Jill Murray
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Lenexa basement interior design Karen Mills
Ready to find out more? Get in touch at 913.764.5915 now to learn how we can help you avoid costly mistakes, save time, and find the best resources for your remodel or custom design using our background in large corporate design projects.
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Overland Park interior design by Karen Mills
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Kansas City interior design by Karen Mills



Interior design has also become the subject of radio shows. In the U.S., popular interior design & lifestyle shows include Martha Stewart Living and Living Large featuring Karen Mills

Lenexa interior design by Karen Mills

Benefits of Using a World Class Interior Designer

  • Creates a narrative that tells your story.
  • Impacts how you live, entertain, relax, eat, and play
  • Can visualize your finished space when you can’t
  • Are therapeutic because they contribute to your well being through design
  • Understands how to reduce stress through design
  • Can create a space with the perfect blend of architecture and furnishings
  • Designs a space that reflects you not them
  • Guides you in smarter consumption of products
  • Informs you when to invest in higher versus lower quality products.
  • Ensures your space is both functional and attractive
  • Creates beauty through the manipulation of color, materials, furniture, light, and space to create a cohesive whole that’s meaningful.
Get in touch with Kansas City’s interior designer Karen Mills now at 913.764.5915 or email karen@karenmills.net to learn more about how we can help with your custom design, remodels, or new builds. 

Kansas City interior design by Karen Mills
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1. Professional plan of action to help  you be more cost effective, reduce stress, and save money.
2. To avoid costly mistakes with architecture/construction issues, space planning, wrong size/type furniture, or wrong color.
3. Designer exclusive furnishings below suggested retail.
4. Save time and reduce stress
5. Trusted adviser to oversee interior design project

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Overland Park interior design by Karen Mills


 We Make House Calls              

Whether you want us to help you design a remodel, new home build, a potential home purchase, or simply custom design a piece of furniture we can help.  Here are some of the additional services we can provide.
  1. Color and/or fabric selection.  We sort through thousands of options available at our to the trade only showrooms to give you the best options from interior design to exterior paint colors.
  2. Space Planning Whether you need help with just one room or a whole house/building we can design the best layout that’s also functional taking into consideration your home’s architecture, features, and existing finishes or furnishings. 
  3. Furniture/Furnishings.  We specialize in one of a kind looks from custom furniture and furnishings to the design of cabinetry, rugs, and more. 
  4. Styling/Staging As a state certified staging instructor we can help  bring in one of kind accessories from our exclusive showrooms, make your interior more appealing to buyers, or give insights on how to remodel a new home you’re considering purchasing.   
For more information click on our Services link now. 
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Mission Hills interior designer Karen Mills
Our award winning Kansas City based interior design firm specializes in helping clients that are too busy, lack vision, or want to avoid costly mistakes with their remodel/new build or custom interior design to create a timeless inviting interior that perfectly reflects their taste and lifestyle.  Call Kansas City’s interior designer Karen Mills at 913.764.5915 or email karen@karenmills.net to find out how to start your transformation now.

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Changed my life

Working with you has changed my life!  You’re amazing!  Sofia Rodriguez (home remodel)

Worth every penny! Cindy Fricke

“projects better than I can imagine”

I love working with you because you always make my projects better than I can imagine. Debra Ellis

“really listened, stayed in budget, and developed true sense of our style”

We hired Karen to bring our great room up-to-date and she was a delight to work with! She’s very down to earth, really listened to us, stayed within our budget and quickly developed a true sense of our style. She was fun, professional, very responsive and worked around our schedules. My husband and I are both very impressed with Karen and will continue to utilize her services. We highly recommend her! Janet and Gary Goss

instrumental in turning vision of remodel into reality

As part of the remodel engagement on our master bath and kitchen, Karen provided expert consultation on timeless design and efficient use of space.  Karen is a great collaborator and was instrumental in turning the vision of our remodel into reality.   Sue Tarkka
Best investment ever!
Best investment I’ve ever made!  Stacy Seibert
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  

“sees things others don’t”

Karen sees things others’ don’t and her design recommendations changed our paradigm! Doug Brownlee

“Absolutely an artist!”
Absolutely an artist!  One of the most interesting spaces in the Show House!  Marti Miller (President of Symphony Designer Show House)
“great ideas for making it POP!”
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
You listened!”
You listened and helped me tweak my ideas instead of pushing your own design style!  Janene H.
The work you do is phenomenal!  Ann Hyde (kitchen/bath remodel &  interior design- two houses)
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Mission Hills interior designer Karen Mills

  • Remodel/Addition for Kitchen, Bathroom, Basement, Living Room or Bedroom plus New Home Build Design
  • Custom Interior Design including Furniture, Furnishings, Fixtures, Lighting, and Finishes
  • Professional Assessment, Master Plan, and Project Management
  • Virtual Interior Design/Decorating

For more details click SERVICES now.

Interiors by Design, Inc. located in south Leawood serves the Kansas City metro area including Mission Hills, Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, Prairie Village, Fairway, Mission, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, Parkville, and nationwide.  By appointment only


“enthusiasm matches her talents”
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 
“Dead on with advice”
You’re dead on with all your advice!  I’m money ahead by not making the wrong purchases.   Marguerite Schrage  (interior design)
“Transformed my home!”
Transformed my home.  Looks like it should be featured in a magazine!  Dana Ketterling
“never had such a good start without help”
We’ve been talking for years about working on this and we would never have had such a good start without your help! Rick Couldry
“Most professional experienced designer”
In my estimation, the most professional experienced designer I have known.  Bob Del Popolo AIA architect

 It was great to experience you at work! Jenae Karr
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We understand how intimidating it can be to hire an interior designer.  That’s why we are happy to discuss your project by phone first to ensure we are both a good fit for each other and give options for working together whether its a set investment or hourly.  CALL 913.764.5915  NOW to find out more or email Kansas City interior designer Karen Mills at karen@karenmills.net.

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TOP 10 INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM in KANSAS!  (based on customer reviews)
TOP 30 INTERIOR DESIGNER for 2018 in United States
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