Downsizing to a smaller home does not mean you have to downsize on style! As a Kansas City interior designer, I have helped many clients make the life changing transition of abandoning their empty nest and embracing a smaller home that is ideal for their lifestyle.

I had a client recently whose children were grown and gone and she was ready to relocate. She found a villa that was within walking distance to  Town Center Plaza in Leawood. It was perfect. Except for the fact that it had never seen an update in it’s 25 years. We started out with a fresh coat of paint in a light warm gray on all of the walls, which helped blend the rooms together in this open floor plan. The appliances absolutely had to go but the kitchen cabinets were still in great shape. Being mindful of the budget, we decided to resurface the cabinets and update the hardware. A tailed tile backsplash was added, bringing extra character to this beautiful space.

The breakfast nook is just the right size with a table that extends for extra seating.

The Dining Room features a new table and chairs and credenza. This furniture was selected from Stanley Furniture and Design Master Furniture; two of the many lines that Design Connection, Inc. carries in our on-site design showroom. Every piece is fully customizable from the style of chair to the colors and fabrics. The mirrors and lighting were also selected by Design Connection, Inc.

Hunter Douglas Light Filtering Panels allows the summer sun to shine through without overheating this cozy space.

Hunter Douglas light filtering panels were also used for the living room windows. The TV can be viewed from any chair at any time of day. What a brilliant invention! CR Laine Furniture, another beautiful line of custom upholstery that Design Connection, Inc. carries, defines the living room in two words: comfort and style.

This ottomans works great with this space. Feet can be perched from the couch or either chair and it’s large enough to share.

Change can be hard. When you’re making a big change, like releasing your family home and moving into a smaller space, it can also be exciting and fun. Especially when you enlist the help of an experienced interior designer! Check out our Before & After pictures from past projects and think about the wonders we can work in your home.  From selecting new furniture and accessories to a complete renovation, the professionals at Design Connection, Inc. can help with your design dilemmas, large and small.

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Design Connection is an award-winning Kansas City interior design firm. We offer complimentary in-studio interior design consultations and can help you with your interior design, remodeling, revamping and restyling projects throughout Greater Kansas City. What are you waiting for? Give us a call at 913-210-0511 and let’s get started on your interior design project today!