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                    BEFORE AND AFTER 

                         HISTORIC HIGH RISE IN KANSAS CITY 


Every home has a story.  Maybe its time to tell yours.

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 “true calling… something you were obviously meant to do!” 
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


“could not have asked for anything better!”
Karen has done several projects with me and each time has given me very knowledgeable professional advice, while listening to me and what I want for the projects.  I could not have asked for anything better!  Carol Thomas


“You’re amazing!”
You’re amazing!  Shannon Pennington (kitchen remodel & design)
“your style really puts people at ease”
You were so laid back and relaxed about things, your style really puts people at ease. C. Zook


“Best TV set (decorating) ever!”
Best TV set (decorating) ever! Erin – Better Kansas City  KCTV5 producer 2019


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


“ideas she presented were absolutely amazing!”
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.
“so talented at transforming spaces!”
You’re so talented at transforming spaces!  Jolene Westwick


“know how to bring it to life!”
You know just how to edit down a room to bring it to life!  Elizabeth Kennedy


just fabulous!”  
You were just fabulous Amber Segalo


“gives room more life!”  
Love the new decor!  Gives the room more life!  A. Regier


“ideas were absolutely amazing!”
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.


“looks like a photo in a design magazine!”
GORGEOUS! My living room looks like a photo in a design magazine. Everybody raves about it. Karen made herself available to do whatever was necessary, including helping me select which pieces I wanted to keep from the sale of a house to going shopping with me to buy a few new items. She worked an amazing transformation and was a joy to work with!  Jennifer Austin


“Really enjoyed ideas!”
I really enjoyed your ideas and hope to use you throughout the project!   Jan Bleakley.    


“You could move mountains!”
You don’t know how others see you but if you did, you could move mountains!  homeowner K. Baumgartner


Thanks so much for your help!  The house looks amazing with the new colors and carpet!  Shalin Sanjanwal


Thank you again for your help with the décor and furniture arrangement -it made all the difference!!  Andrea Magyar


We are very happy with the outside color and trim your recommended!  Don & Joan Knotts


“Provided great ideas and resources!”
Karen did an excellent job helping us design what we had envisioned for our piano room. She provided great ideas and resources at what ever level of help we wanted from her.       Brad Koffman 


“Feel well equipped to make high priority purchases!”
I feel well equipped to make our high priority purchases after meeting with you!  Karen Lazowski


Call Kansas City interior designer Karen Mills at 913.764.5915 or email [email protected] now to find out more or to get a copy of our Design Guide.
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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 designer only/retail furnishings below retail price.
4. Invaluable Resources/budget management to save hours of time spent researching/shopping and to reduce stress.
5. To have a trusted adviser and liasion to help manage the project and resources for the best result possible with your investment.
Email [email protected] now or call 913.764.5915 for more information.
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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.
 Our projects span U.S including a variety of venues from luxury homes, a museum exhibit, a TV production company, a chain of retail stores, 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, and more, or just a road map to get you started.  Call 913.764.5915 to find out more.

For more inspiration click on the link to our AWARD WINNING DESIGN BLOG  here and our social media links below. 

Then make sure you watch our latest design segment on KCTV5 ‘s Better Kansas City here and read our Houzz articles here.


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