Interior design project featured in international design book titled DESIGN ICONS who named Mills as a GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED AND CELEBRATED HOUSEHOLD NAME in the world of design. – December
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 of traditional design, Mills and her team fearlessly mix styles, color, texture, and innovative technology concepts to translate their client’s unique style into an universally appealing interior that transcend time and space, while reflecting their personality and lifestyle.” – excerpt from Design Icons book
Small Bath Transformation TV Interview – Better KC KCTV5 – November 5
Gorgeous Bedrooms with Wood Ceilings – Dering Hall on Oct 29
Sleep Better Live Better TV interview – Better KC KCTV5 – October
20 Mountain-Inspired Great Rooms – Dering Hall – October 8
Design Tricks to Make Your Space Feel Bigger – Lush Decor – September 26
Karen Mills – International Designer
Living large in smaller spaces has become a huge trend, so we are constantly called upon to help clients downsize from their mega mansions to more functional spaces that still live well. Our first recommendation? Open up rooms to one another and to the outdoors with French doors or windows, along with adding layers of light from ceiling cans and chandeliers to lamps. Also, consider raising ceilings or doors/windows to visually enlarge your rooms.
Next, bring in the same flooring throughout with light neutral walls, ensuring you remove dark heavy drapes, most busy patterns, and extra furniture and decor that can give your room a cluttered feel.
Finally, consider adding built-in storage or seating like a window seat with shelves along with a large lighter rug underneath upholstery and mirrors to help give your rooms a more expansive airy look.
Karen Mills – www.karenmills.net
Use What You Have Fall Decorating Show – Fox 4 TV – September 19
28 Stylish Kitchens with Concealed Range Hoods – Elle Décor design magazine July 24
What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You and How Can You Use – Better KC show on KCTV5 – June
5 Ways to Decorate Outdoor Spaces – WDAF Fox4 TV interview on June 6
Local Designer Puts Kansas City on the Map – KCTV5 Better KC show May 4
Interior design projects featured in international design book titled ARCHITECTURE TODAY INTERIOR DESIGN were touted as the BEST INTERIOR PROJECTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE. – June 2018
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.” excerpt from Architecture Today Interior Design book.
23 Kitchens with Two Toned Cabinetry – Dering Hall on April 2
30 Cozy, Rustic Family Rooms – Dering Hall on February 8
Inexpensive Ways to Brighten Your Home During a Dreary Winter – Lush Decor interview on January 31, 2018
Inviting spaces full of light and life can often nurture our souls, so if your home feels dreary during the winter season, it’s likely because darker furnishings/finishes are absorbing much of your light.
To solve this design dilemma, layer in some white/off white decor – pillows, throws, accessories, or even rugs against darker surfaces to reflect the light more effectively. Amp up artificial light with higher wattage bulbs and lamps, along with increasing sunlight penetration by opening up hard window coverings, removing window screens and removing dark drapes.
To finish the transformation, introduce a few livelier elements such as white orchids, green plants, and brighter accent colored decor juxtaposed against white accessories to create a sense of life in the dead of winter.
Karen Mills – www.karenmills.net
Media Matters – Kitchen Bath Design News – January 2018
Kitchen Island Seating Arrangement Ideas – Dering Hall – January 8
25 Spaces with Stylish Stone Walls – Dering Hall – January 10
Stylish Dens and Basements – Dering Hall on January 2
35 Kitchens with Marble Islands – Dering Hall on September 25
24 Rustic Living Room Ideas to Get You In the Mood for Fall – Dering Hall on August 18
DesignerInc Spotlight – August 23
Stylish Dens and Basements – Dering Hall on August 18
How to Mix n Match Existing Furniture – Better Kansas City KCTV5 Interview – August 8
How to Turn a Walk in Closet Into A Glamorous Dressing Room – Forbes July 11
Creative Examples of Symmetry in Design – Dering Hall – June 20
How to Create Rooms with Staying Power – Better Kansas City KCTV5 interview – June 16
How to Remodel a Kitchen for Less – KC Live 41KSHB TV interview – June 12
How to Decorate a Kitchen Table Area – Fox 4 Live TV Interview – June 3
40 Spaces with Stylish Stone and Brick Walls – Dering Hall – May 24
Clear Favorite: Acrylic a Versatile Furniture Option – USA TODAY on March 29
Clear Favorite: Acrylic a Versatile Furniture Option – ABC NATIONAL NEWS on March 28