Our Interior Design Awards

Design Connection, Inc. has been the proud recipient of numerous interior design awards and recognition from our professional colleagues since 2007, as well as recipients of the prestigious Best of Houzz awards 2013-2019. While this professional recognition is always very gratifying, our greatest satisfaction comes from the pleasure each client receives from their many years of enjoyment entertaining family and friends in their beautiful homes.

Whole House Remodel – Overland Park, KS

Winner – 2019 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Gold Award

Arlene Ladegaard of Design Connection, Inc. received the 2019 ASID Gold Award for this beautiful high-end Whole House Remodel. Arlene and her staff created a timeless remodel that flows from one space to the other using colors, textures and a mix of existing and new furniture which creates a transitional look.

Design Connection, Inc. provided space planning, AutoCAD drawings, kitchen design, selections for tile, countertops, cabinets, plumbing and lighting fixtures, furniture, area rugs, accessories, paint and stain colors, stone, wallpaper, window treatments, project management between the client and the contractors to keep the integrity of Design Connection, Inc.’s high standards and designs.

Specialty Design – Overland Park, KS

Winner – 2019 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) –
Gold Award

Arlene Ladegaard of Design Connection, Inc. received the 2019 ASID Gold Award for this complete Laundry Room remodel. Arlene and her staff created a bright space, a new layout with plenty of storage, ample folding space and enough hanging space.
Design Connection, Inc. provided space planning, AutoCAD drawings, selections for countertops, cabinets, plumbing and lighting fixtures, paint and stain colors, stone, wallpaper, window treatments, project management between the client and the contractors to keep the integrity of Design Connection, Inc.’s high standards and designs.

Kitchen Remodel – Overland Park, KS

Winner – 2018 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Gold Award

Arlene Ladegaard of Design Connection, Inc. received the 2018 ASID Gold Award for this beautiful high-end Kitchen Remodel. Arlene and her staff created this stunning kitchen with classic features, designs and colors that have a lasting endurance for many years to come. Her clients are thrilled with the results!

Design Connection, Inc. provided kitchen design, space planning, tile, cabinet design, countertops selections, bar stools, and installation of all products and project management.

First Floor Remodel – Shawnee, KS

Winner – 2017 American Society of Interior Designers ASID for Living Room – Gold Award

Arlene Ladegaard of Design Connection, Inc. received the 2017 ASID GOLD Award for Living Area for this remarkable space. This floor plan was created and all of the furnishings were selected with the homeowners’ ideals in mind. The bar area was completely updated, and comfortable seating that focused on the fireplace and television were skillfully positioned, ensuring easy viewing from every angle in the room. Upholstered pieces with well-wearing fabrics were wisely chosen to marry the older traditional pieces with the new end tables and contemporary lighting.

Design Connection Inc. of Overland Park provided space planning, remodeling, painting, furniture, area rugs, accessories, project management and paint and stain colors.

Whole Home Remodel – Overland Park, KS

Winner – 2016 The National Association of the Remodeling Industry REMY Remodel of the Year – Gold Design & Plans

Arlene Ladegaard, certified interior designer and principal at Design Connection, Inc., was awarded gold for her Design and Plans in conjunction with Brackman Construction.

Design Connection, Inc. provided cabinet designs, elevations and specifications for the contractor, tile and fireplace selections, furniture space plans, lighting selections, paint, wall coverings, plumbing fixtures, hard wood floors, window treatments and project management.

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New Home Build – Shoal Creek, MO

Winner – 2015 American Society of Interior Designers ASID for Large Single Family Residence

Arlene Ladegaard, certified interior designer and owner of Design Connection, Inc. received the Heartland Design gold Award for this grand and luxurious residence in Shoal Creek. Arlene and her talented team worked on the project closely with the client and contractor to create the clients’ European-inspired traditional dream home.

Design Connection, Inc. provided cabinet designs and elevations, tile design, selections, layouts and elevations, paint selections, stairway design and elevations, lighting selections, custom furniture and window treatments, and project management.

European Home

Great Room – Leawood, KS

Winner – 2014 American Society of Interior Design ASID for Single Space

Arlene Ladegaard, certified interior designer of Design Connection, Inc. has been awarded for her continued design excellence for this beautiful Leawood Great Room transformation. Her clients love the new design and look forward to entertaining friends and family and creating new memories in their award-winning space for years to come.

Design Connection, Inc. provided architectural drawings, tile design and installation, faux painting, furniture, accessories, spindle design and installation.

Whole House Remodel – Overland Park, KS

Winner – 2013 American Society Of Interior Design ASID Gold For A Lower Level

This 25-year-old villa had been badly neglected. We put a plan in place after careful consideration of budget and lifestyle. The kitchen cabinets were painted along with new Cambria countertops, appliances, kitchen table and chairs. The chandelier over the table was custom designed to blend with the walls.

Design Connection, Inc. interior design Overland Park provided space planning, painting, kitchen and bath design, furniture, window treatments, plumbing fixtures, accessories, remodeling and project management.

Kitchen and Hearth Room – Leawood, KS

Winner – 2012 American Society of Interior Design ASID Gold in the Residential Kitchen

The kitchen hearth room had not been updated in twenty years and our client was ready for the space to reflect her personal style. We created a cohesive and contemporary design that carried from the kitchen into the hearth room and dining room. The client feels comfortable and happy in her gorgeous new space.

Design Connection, Inc. provided space planning, cabinet faux painting and glaze, furniture, window treatments, accessories, lighting and area rugs.

Master Bedroom Suite – Leawood, KS

Winner – 2011 The National Association of the Remodeling Industry REMY Remodel of the Year Award – Best of Show

Winner – 2011 National Association of the Remodeling Industry REMY Remodel of the Year – All Star Winner

Winner – 2011 American Society of Interior Design ASID Heartland Design Award – Gold Award.

Our client came to us in need of a new master bathroom, bedroom and closet suite. She was tired of the outdated look in need of a new and organized closet and her traditional furniture, accessories and wall treatments that were in dire need of a new face lift. What we created for her was a new Zen-like space that was up-to-date, functional and absolutely stunning.

Master Bedroom Update – Leawood, KS

1st Place Winner-2010 American Society of Interior Design (ASID) Design Excellence Award – Master Bedroom

Tasked with updating and transforming this master bedroom, we initially began with our space plan to ensure that the room could be used to its fullest potential. The clients wanted a dramatic, dark and elegant space – a cozy retreat from their busy lives. We designed this room with rich silk and mohair fabrics, bronze and black furniture and worn leather walls. The judges thought this space was beautiful and so did our clients.

Whole Room Design – Kansas City, MO

1st Place Winner – 2009 American Society of Interior Design (ASID) Design Excellence Award – Residence under 3000 square feet

The client came to us to design and completely furnish an upscale condo at The Ravello in Briarcliff, MO. Utilizing the C3 design process, the team provided space planning and architectural detailing, as well as the complete customized design, furniture selection and purchasing. Our selections included all of the furnishings, window treatments, accessories and even beautiful dishes and flatware to stock the kitchen.

Home Remodel – Overland Park, KS

1st Place Winner – 2008 American Society of Interior Design (ASID) Design Excellence Award – Total Home Remodel

Our client was a long-time Overland Park resident who wanted to update her home – something she hadn’t done in 20 years. Using our unique C3 Design process, we provided custom plans for each room in the house along with a budget for achieving the designed look. We provided complete project management services, selected and purchased carpet, painting, window treatments, accessories, custom furniture and one-of-a-kind art pieces which gave her home a truly different look.

New Home Construction – Kansas City, MO

1st Place Winner – 2007 American Association of Interior Design (ASID) Award of Excellence for Residence over 3000 square feet

Our client expressed the desire for a unique and custom home, totally unlike any others in the area. We provided an end-to-end design solution – from initial space and architectural plans to full kitchen and bath design, to the final selection and purchasing of all furniture and materials. Given our client’s request for a one-of-a-kind look and ambiance, we traveled to other markets to select and purchase just the right elegant window treatments, wallpaper, furniture, lighting, kitchen and bath fixtures and accessories.