About Us


About Us

Interiors by Design, Inc

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As an interior design firm, we specialize in creating a time-honored living experience that tells your story and speaks to you on such a personal level that it brings healing and restoration. 

To accomplish that goal we listen intently, craft a master plan, and help you move forward so you can win the battle against an interior that no longer works and finally get the home you’ve always dreamed of. 

Our Studio

We believe interior design should tell a compelling story – yours, while also saving you time, reducing stress, and helping you avoid costly mistakes.

But we also believe it should be a collaborative process that meets your functional needs, reflects your style, and enhances the architecture of your home.

When you partner with Interiors by Design, you become more than a client: you become an important part of our lives and the heart of our creativity.

Karen has a passion for helping people live better

Karen Mills, president of Interiors by Design, Inc., and former host of the nationally acclaimed design show Living Large, has a passion for helping people live better, whether it’s creating an extraordinary living experience that can engage the senses and nurture the soul or giving back to her community.

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A Note from Karen

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I’m on a mission to help people live their best lives whether that’s through beautiful interior design, sharing the secret to living large, or helping rescue lost children through my charitable cause.    



Growing up in a family that valued the arts, music, adventurous travel, and finding ways to give back to our community set me on a trajectory of trying new things including even designing some of my own clothes as a child.  And those experiences are what led me to attending interior design school and a career in both television and IBM before founding my firm.



When founding my interior design firm in 2003, I decided to keep it small and personal so I could be intimately involved with every detail and connect deeply with clients, creating spaces that perfectly reflected them. But soon after launching my firm, I was recruited to host an interior design and lifestyle show titled Living Large.   


Once Living Large begin airing on multiple stations, sharing interior design on the air became intertwined with my design projects, propelling both areas into a global brand.  First, Living Large, in an exclusive partnership with HGTV, featured network television personalities, movie stars, and other A list guests underwritten by national brands that resulted in Wikipedia touting Living Large alongside Martha Stewart Living as one of the most popular U.S. lifestyle shows. 


Our design firm had similar success with our globally recognized award-winning design projects, award winning blog, and extensive media coverage – over 170 times including ABC, NBC, CBS, and two international design books who now list us as one of the top designers/firms in the world. 


The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners in the U.S. and globally. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

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Snippet from an impromptu live interview with the executive producer of the Living Large design and lifestyle show




Former spokesperson for Sherwin Williams, Ferguson, Kohler, G.E., and Bedrock International among others.

Interior design speaker at numerous public events including home shows, Speaking of Women’s Health Convention, Eastern Accents event, KCRAR realtor convention, and much more.

Charity speaker for numerous events including Kansas City Royals Luther Dummy Taylor Day at Kauffman, U.S. Department of Health’s first fitness festival, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, Boulevard of Dreams, and Newhouse Domestic Violence Shelter among others.


As host of the renowned Living Large design show (2005-2013), Mills sought out and featured celebrity guests and experts including movie stars and network TV actors that was broadcast on Entercom Radio station network and underwritten by Sherwin Williams, Kohler, Ferguson, and G.E among others.

Former face of World Goin Green TV Network (2008) and host of Living Green with Karen Mills produced by Outpost Worldwide with sponsors Sprint and Kohler.

Articles written by Karen Mills have been featured by Forbes magazine (5946 views), Home Entertainment Today magazine (a Robb Report publication), and Houzz magazine along with regional and local magazines.

Appear regularly as an interior design expert for television, radio, and in print media around the globe.


Karen Mills award-winning interior design blog has subscribers in over 140 countries and is featured by Sherwin Williams and numerous media outlets around the world including local Kansas City magazines.

Named Top 100 Interior Design Blogs for 2015.


Besides Karen Mills’ charitable cause Karen’s Kids, some of Karen’s community service has included 2010 design chair for the Symphony Designers’ Show house that won a national award, leading the IBM Mentoring Program for at risk teens, marketing director for Team Impact anti-drug, anti-alcohol program, Boy Scouts of America committee member, fundraising for United Way, serving as a board member for City of Olathe Green Council which included long term planning, ambassador for the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, board member for New Friends, and leading an emotional trauma team to help people move on with their lives.


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Interiors by Design, Inc

Leawood, Kansas 66224


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