I love being a Kansas City Interior Designer! There is nothing more gratifying to me than meeting someone new and turning their wish-list into a living reality.

And there is nothing more satisfying than having a space that is completely YOU. Where every square inch is pieced together with your personal style in mind. You should have that space. You work hard. You deserve it!  Just think of it: Customized. Made to order. Elegant. Expensive. Not quite! Custom designs are a lot more affordable than you may think. If you’re considering investing in new furniture, don’t run down to ‘that one store by the mall’ just yet! Take a look at some of these ideas before you run the risk of purchasing the same living room  as your neighbors.

If you are nervous about using your home’s decor as your personal creative outlet, start small. Have fun by mixing up the colors and patterns of your existing space with a one-of-a-kind table lamp, floor lamp or pendant. Light fixtures serve an even brighter purpose when you have a hand in their creation.

Night after night your bed is there for you, comforting you, cradling you and providing much needed rest and relaxation. Don’t you think your bed deserves a little more individuality than what a bed-in-a-bag can deliver? Sometimes finding the right bedding can be a challenge. Do you love the color on your walls but can’t seem to find a coordinating comforter that is actually comfortable? There are so many options out there to choose from, where does one start? With a unique duvet that you and your partner can design together, of course.

I had so much fun getting creative with the many options InMod offers. I chose everything from the fabric, colors and patterns, right down to the color thread used for the embroidery. With reasonable prices like this, it is possible to create more than one look that you can easily and afford-ably swap out when the mood strikes.

We spend a lot of time in bed. One-third of our lives, to be exact. Your bed is the most comfortable seat in the house and it should possess an equal level of style. YOUR style. I absolutely love ordering custom furniture like this from Hickory White for my clients. The options are endless when designing your own furniture; the wide variety of colors, upholstery, embellishments and pattern options ensures your bed will be a one-of-a-kind design.

Get creative by using different upholstery in complimenting colors. This suede-like headboard paired with the rich textures in the footboard gives this space balance and depth. Source: Hickory White

Custom furniture can be created for every room in your house. You don’t have to settle for the cookie cutter options available at ‘that one store by the mall’. A beautiful and creative dining room, like this design by Design Connection, Inc., can very easily be yours. With custom pieces like these from Designmaster Furniture, you can select the style, fabrics, colors, embellishments and more. Have a look through their incredible gallery; you are certain to find a dining room table and the perfect chairs to work within your space, made especially just for you.

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Redesigning this space was so much fun; it was quite the transformation! Click on the pic to view the Before & After Pics of this room and other projects from Design Connection, Inc.

You can custom design just about anything yourself these days from floor rugs and throw pillows to glass mosaic tile. For those of you that can’t wait to get your hands dirty with a new DIY project, consider incorporating your own mosaic glass tile creation into the equation. Your colors and patterns selections are made into easy-to-install glass tile sheets. This bathroom was made completely out of of 100% recycled, LEED Qualified glass mosaic tile. This particular tile was made from crushed car windshields that sustained damaged during the manufacturing process and were recycled into beautiful glass tile. Too blue for you? That’s OK, this Eco-friendly tile is available in over 100 colors.

Susan Jablon’s Mosaics is the perfect outlet to let your creativity flow from your computer right onto your kitchen back splash, or over your entire bathroom!

Many of us are inspired by DIY projects we’ve come across online. We’ve pinned ideas, shared how-to videos and posted pictures of our dream designs, but let’s face it, most of us will not be grouting tile, wielding a nail gun or sewing upholstery anytime soon. That is where Design Connection, Inc. comes in. You don’t need to be planning a complete remodel of your home in order to justify enlisting the help of a design professional. Beyond the ideas I’ve showcased here, Design Connection, Inc. can help you personalize your space with custom furniture, finishes, window treatments, accessories, artwork and more, all within your budget and time frame.

If your home is missing that personal touch, contact our office today for a complimentary consultation. I can’t wait to meet you and turn your ideas into a living reality!