Interiors by Design, Inc

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Interior design project by Karen Mills

Are you ready to update your outdated or even ugly home? Our Kansas City interior design firm can take care of every detail for you to create a space that will transform your living experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

Our internationally renowned architectural design firm brings the past, present, and future script of your story to life through remodel/new home build projects and boutique interior design – kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry, and custom furniture/furnishings to create a one of kind interior.

Firm founder and interior designer Karen Mills, best known for her ability to create interiors that “nurture the soul and reduce stress” -according to book publishers across the globe, is also a familiar name for KMBZ listeners who remember her as the long running host of the iconic design show Living Large.

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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 publishers

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

Interior design by Karen Mills

Ready to find out more about how our interior designer services can help you? Call 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 commercial design projects.

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Interior design by Karen Mills

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


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.

Call Kansas City interior designer Karen Mills now at 913.764.5915 or email [email protected] to learn more about how we can help with your custom design, remodels, or new builds. 

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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 whether you need us to bring in one of kind accessories from our exclusive to the trade showrooms to finish the look of your interior or to assist with making your home more appealing to buyers including consults on kitchen/bathroom refreshes or how to remodel a new home you’re considering purchasing.   

For more information click on our Services link now. 

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Interior design by 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 [email protected] 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

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

“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 design project by Karen Mills

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 interior design or remodel/new home build project.  Call Kansas City’s iconic interior designer Karen Mills at 913.764.5915 or email [email protected] now to discuss how we might use our experience and resources to help create a better living experience.


  • 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.

By appointment only – Interiors by Design, Inc. firm 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. 
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Lenexa interior design by Karen Mills


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

 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 [email protected]

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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 
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