Interiors by Design, Inc



example of work


Recognized for designing an extraordinary living experience with a timeless signature look, internationally renowned interior designer Karen Mills creates interiors that nurture the soul and reduce stress.  Breaking through the boundaries…

Interior design by Karen Mills featured in Architecture Today Interior Design book


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. 

Karen Mills' blog
Interior design by Karen Mills

Because of a creative background in TV/Film I experience everything through the lens of a movie camera, developing the story plot as I walk through.  My role in each amazing story is to bring the past, present, and future script of my client’s story to life in an immersive experience that engages the senses and nurtures the soul.  Karen Mills

Ready to transform your living experience from ordinary to extraordinary?  Call Kansas City interior designer Karen Mills at 913.764.5915 or email karen@karenmills.net now for more information including our virtual interior design/decorating service.



design photo


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. Famous interior designers whose work is featured on these programs include Bunny Williams, Barbara Barry, and Kathy Ireland, among others. 

Karen Mills' blog
Interior design by Karen Mills


Great interior designers and decorators have the ability to see the future and what a space can be because they understand the big picture. These designers know how to create a designed interior with the perfect blend of architectural features, finishes, furniture, furnishings, cabinetry, and color that perfectly reflect the homeowners, while helping them invest in higher quality products that make a statement that lesser quality products can’t. Call Kansas City 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. 

example of work
Interior design by Karen Mills featured in design book Architecture Today Interior Design


Life is too short for compromise.  Break through the boundaries.  Be Extraordinary.  Live Better

            We Make Virtual House Calls

Whether you want us to simply custom design a piece of furniture or to design all of your interiors 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.
  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. 
  3. Furniture/Furnishings.  We specialize in one of a kind looks from custom furniture and furnishings to cabinetry, rugs, and accessories. 

Is it time to tell your story? Let our top notch Kansas City interior design firm who’s been in the media over 170 times – USA Today, ABC, Elle Decor, and two recent international design books help now with virtual interior design via email or phone.

Karen Mills' blog
Our remarkable 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.
Karen Mills' blog

Interior design project by Karen Mills featured in books DESIGN ICONS & ARCHITECTURE TODAY INTERIOR DESIGN

For more inspiration, sign up for our AWARD WINNING DESIGN BLOG  or check out our PHOTO GALLERY.


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

Like an old friend I just met!
You feel comfortable to work with…like an old friend I just met!  Jill Murray (remodel)


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)


“gives a fresh look … 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)
Karen Mills' blog
Interior design by Karen Mills featured in book Architecture Today Interior Design and KCTV5
Our A list interior design firm uses a signature interior design process and vast experience so that you can relax while we  take over the design management of your custom project or remodel-build project.  Call Kansas City’s iconic interior designer Karen Mills at 913.764.5915 or email karen@karenmills.net now to discuss how we might use our experience and resources to help create a better living experience.


  • Remodel/Addition for Kitchen, Bathroom, Living/Dining, Basement, or Bedroom
  • 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.

By appointment only – Interiors by Design, Inc. firm located at 13740 Mohawk Road in Leawood serves the Kansas City metro area including Leawood, Overland Park, Mission Hills, Lenexa, Shawnee, Prairie Village, Fairway, Mission, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, Parkville, and nationwide. 


1. Professional Plan of Action to guide you through the process, 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 by hiring interior designer before beginning project.
3. Access to interior designer only furnishings below retail price.
4. Invaluable resources/budget management to save time and reduce stress.
5. To have a trusted adviser to manage the project while providing resources for the best result possible with your investment.



“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

To hear more of what our raving fans say, click Photo Gallery 

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.

For more inspiration, sign up for our AWARD WINNING DESIGN BLOG  or check out our PHOTO GALLERY.


Honored to be TOP 10 INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM in KANSAS!  (based on customer reviews)
Honored to be named a TOP 30 INTERIOR DESIGNER for 2018 
Karen Mills' blog
Remodeling and Home Design