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

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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
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Gorgeous Bedrooms with Wood Ceilings – Dering Hall on Oct 29
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Sleep Better Live Better TV interview – Better KC KCTV5 – October 
20 Mountain-Inspired Great Rooms – Dering Hall – October 8 
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Design Tricks to Make Your Space Feel Bigger  – Lush Decor – September 26
 Karen Mills – International Designer
Karen Mills, Interior DesignerLiving 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.
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Use What You Have Fall Decorating Show  – Fox 4 TV –  September 19
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28 Stylish Kitchens with Concealed Range Hoods – Elle Décor design magazine July 24
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What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You and How Can You Use – Better KC show on KCTV5 – June
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5 Ways to Decorate Outdoor Spaces – WDAF Fox4 TV interview on June 6
Fox 4 TV Outdoor segment 
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23 Spaces with Raw Wood Furniture – Dering Hall  on May 24
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Local Designer Puts Kansas City on the Map  – KCTV5 Better KC show May 4
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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
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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
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30 Cozy, Rustic Family Rooms – Dering Hall on February 8
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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.
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Media Matters – Kitchen Bath Design News – January 2018
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Kitchen Island Seating Arrangement Ideas – Dering Hall – January 8
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25 Spaces with Stylish Stone Walls – Dering Hall – January 10
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Stylish Dens and Basements – Dering Hall on January 2
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 35 Kitchens with Marble Islands – Dering Hall on September 25
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Dering Hall

24 Rustic Living Room Ideas to Get You In the Mood for Fall – Dering Hall on August 18

DesignerInc Spotlight – August 23

Interior Design: Designer Spotlight

Stylish Dens and Basements – Dering Hall on August 18
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Dering Hall

How to Mix n Match Existing Furniture – Better Kansas City KCTV5 Interview – August 8
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How to Turn a Walk in Closet Into A Glamorous Dressing Room – Forbes July 11

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Creative Examples of Symmetry in Design – Dering Hall –  June 20
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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
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How to Decorate a Kitchen Table Area – Fox 4 Live TV Interview – June 3
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40 Spaces with Stylish Stone and Brick Walls – Dering Hall – May 24
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Interior design by Karen Mills. 
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Clear Favorite:  Acrylic a Versatile Furniture Option – USA TODAY on  March 29
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Clear favorite_ Acrylics a versatile furniture option from USA TODAY

Clear Favorite:  Acrylic a Versatile Furniture Option – ABC NATIONAL NEWS on March 28

Clear favorite_ Acrylics a versatile furniture option – The Washington Post march 28, 2017


8 Home Designs That Mix Trendy with Timeless – Huffington Post February 24

57 Elegant Carpeted Bedrooms – Dering Hall on January 30th

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Best of Houzz award 2017

65 Kitchens with Authentic Marble Countertops – Dering Hall on November 21st
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Photography by 29 Pixels

These 50 Bathrooms Are The Next Best Thing To A Personal Spa –  MSN news on  October 28th
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50 Best Freestanding Tubs For Your Dream Bathroom by  Elle Decor magazine on October 25th
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50 Indulgent Bathrooms with Freestanding Tubs – Dering Hall October 5, 2016

NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) Gold Award Winner – April 2016
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Community America $500 Nursery Makeover/Video
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Design by Karen MIlls. Photo courtesy of 29Pixels Studios

Spaces magazine – March
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Simply KC – March
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Best of Houzz award

Terry’s Fabrics Trend Report – United Kingdom
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Community America $240 living room makeover – Facebook

Best of Houzz award

The Pitch – October
Kansas City Star – April
KCH&G magazine -Symphony Designers’ Showhouse edition  – April
KCTV 5 News interview with Carolyn Long – April
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Karen Mills at Show house.
435 South magazine – September
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KCH&G magazine color issue – January
KCH&G magazine – November
Spaces magazine – November/December
InStore magazine (Dallas Market Center)  – October
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KC magazine – Rated favorite design blog – February
KCH&G magazine – April
Spaces magazine – April
KCH&G Symphony Designers’ Special Edition – April
The Independent magazine – February 14
By Invitation magazine – March
The Independent magazine – March 7
The Independent magazine – March 14
KMBC TV 9 – June
Must Read KC magazine – November
Spaces magazine – Holiday issue
98.1 KUDL Remote – January
98.1 KUDL Remote – April
KC magazine – May
Olathe Daily News – May
Kansas City Star – July
KMBC TV 9 – September
The Independent magazine – November
Home Entertainment magazine- November
News Radio 980 KMBZ Morning News – November
The Independent magazine – December
KCH&G magazine – February
Real Eyes magazine – March
Hand Signs – June
Time Warner Cable TV – June
Fox 4 TV – August
News Radio 980 KMBZ Morning News – November
Indulge magazine – November
Kansas City Star – December
KC Symphony Designers’ Showhouse XXXVII Official Program Book – April
Olathe Daily News -April (front page with picture)
Kansas City Kansan -April (front page with picture)
The Olathe Business Report – April (front page)
The Olathe Sun newspaper – April
KXTR morning show with Patrick Neas – May
Shawnee/Lenexa Sun – May
KCH&G magazine – July
The “X” magazine – July
Lawrence Journal World – July
Fox 4 TV – August
NBC TV 41 – September
610 Radio – September
710 Radio – September
Flourish magazine – October
Olathe Daily News – October
University of Kansas News – October
Flourish magazine – November
Kansas City Star – December
Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine – February
Symphony Designers’ Show House Official Program book – April
Kansas City Star – June
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