Interiors by Design, Inc



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? To bring the past, present, and future script of those who live there to life by intertwining the beautiful but complex design elements into a fully immersive experience that engages the senses and nurtures the soul.  Karen Mills

Ready to transform your living experience from ordinary to extraordinary?  Call 913.764.5915 or email karen@karenmills.net now.


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Interior design by Karen Mills featured in books DESIGN ICONS, ARCHITECTURE TODAY INTERIOR DESIGN , & KC Homes & Style 


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. 




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…

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



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. 
If you’re ready to think inside the box instead of out, call 913.764.5915 or email karen@karenmills.net now. 
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Interior design project by Karen Mills featured in national magazines, Elle Decor and Kitchen Bath Design News, plus KCTV5  – Local Designer Puts Kansas City on the Map

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Interior design by Karen Mills featured in Architecture Today Interior Design book & KCTV5


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

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Interior design by Karen Mills featured in design book Architecture Today Interior Design
Kansas City’s iconic interior designer Karen Mills,  who’s been published by the media over 150 times – USA Today, ABC, Elle Decor, and two recent international design books believes her extraordinary success stems from her passion to inspire others to live better, love more, and laugh often.
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Our 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 lifestyle.  Call 913.764.5915 or email karen@karenmills.net to find out how to start your transformation now.
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Interior design project by Karen Mills featured in books DESIGN ICONS & ARCHITECTURE TODAY INTERIOR DESIGN

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“Brings peace and calm”
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)

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

“instinctual feeling for taste and desires of her clients”
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  


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


“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)
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Interior design by Karen Mills – featured on KCTV5
Our signature design process and vast experience allows you to relax while we  take over the management of your design or remodeling/building project.  Call 913.764.5915 or email karen@karenmills.net now to discuss how we might use our experience and team of trusted experts to help create a better living experience or to set up an initial meeting at our office.


  • Remodel – Home/Office Build – Kitchen/Bath/Basement Remodel – Addition 
  •  Custom Interior Design & Furnishings 
  • Professional Assessment/Master Plan/Project Management
By appointment only – Interiors by Design, Inc., located at 9919 Lackman Road in Lenexa, KS serves the Kansas City metro area – Mission Hills, Leawood, Overland Park, Shawnee, Prairie Village, Fairway, Mission, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, Parkville, and worldwide. 
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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 furniture size/type, and/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 and provide 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 karen@karenmills.net.

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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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