We won BEST OF HOUZZ! Thanks to my amazing design team, to our incredible clients and to the professionals in the Houzz community for helping us win BEST OF HOUZZ for the fourth consecutive year! Keep reading to see what all the buzz is about!


What is a Houzz, you say? See the press release below, as well as some of our client reviews that played a huge role in securing our Houzz Client Satisfaction award. We were also presented with the Houzz Design Award; keep reading for pics of some of our latest interior design projects.

Design Connection, Inc. of Overland Park, KS receives Best of Houzz in Design and Service 2016


Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World


 January 13, 2016Design Connection, Inc. of Overland Park, KS has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 30-year old interior design firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Your home should be tailored to your needs and infused with your personal style… a design that is timeless. My passion is creating stunning interiors that are sophisticated, elegant, comfortable and functional, and unique to each one of our clients.” –Arlene Ladegaard

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Design Connection, Inc., voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Follow Design Connection, Inc. on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/design-inplace/__public


About Design Connection, Inc.

With expertise in all phases of interior design, Design Connection, Inc. is known for creating stunning interiors that are immensely livable, elegantly comfortable and timeless in style.

Arlene’s passion for high-end Interior Design has spanned 40 years with her designs showcased in over 600 homes throughout Kansas City, California and Switzerland. Arlene and her close-knit and talented design team will oversee every detail from conception to completion, transforming your ideas into a beautiful space designed precisely with you in mind.

You can learn more about Arlene and her design team and see her award winning interior designs here: http://www.DesignConnectionInc.com 

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

Here’s what our clients had to say:

“I recently worked with Arlene and her team on a whole house renovation. She listened and was quick to pick up on exactly my taste, wants and needs. The finished product is stunning and a total transformation of a house stuck in the 70’s to a sophisticated open floor plan reflecting today’s beautiful finishes and design.

Whole Home Testimonial Design Connection Inc… Her scope of work ranged from removal of walls, total kitchen, powder room, master bedroom and en-suite, furniture, rugs, etc. down to napkin rings! Beautiful. So very much fun working with Design Connection and their strong leader, Arlene Ladegaard. Bravo.” See more rooms from this whole home project here.


“Arlene Ladegaard absolutely excels at interior design. She really listens to her clients as to their goals, lifestyles, tastes, preferences, and budget. She’s not a designer who has to have it her way, or else. She is at once collaborative, professional, and instructive. All of her design team members are a pleasure to work with, and are extremely responsive and helpful…

Living Room Testimonial Design Connection Inc… I had never worked with an interior designer for a complete project before hiring Arlene. She completely transformed my living room from a mismatched hodgepodge of furniture to a coordinated, balanced, “grown up” room that both respects and accentuates the architecture of my home. I can now entertain friends, family, and clients in both style and comfort. I will, without hesitation, recommend her to friends, colleagues, and clients whenever the opportunity arises. Thank you Arlene!” Read more about this project here.

“… My husband and I are completely in love with our house. After moving in for about a month, we are impressed with the quality of work done to our new home, which is as functional as it is beautiful. We love it!

Wang Kitchen Testimonial Design Connection Inc… Arlene’s assessment on what needed to be done in the house was spot-on… We have more planned with Arlene. Phase two will include additional furnishing/decorating and updating our master bathroom. And we can’t wait!”

“…Room by room, we watched them design a comprehensive, integrated, and coherent interior for our house. With Arlene’s encyclopedic knowledge and intercontinental life style experiences, she brought our home a new, understated elegance mixed with comfort and approach-ability…

… Arlene was very careful to select timeless elements that unified and flattered the project as a whole, and that highlighted her eye for color, texture and proportion. Just as we had witnessed in the magazines featuring Arlene, her tasteful and tailored signature was readily apparent in our project too. This is truly comprehensive interior design – not mere interior decoration.” See more pictures from this whole-home project here.


CHECK OUT EVEN MORE REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS ON OUR HOUZZ PROFILE. We also have some great Ideabooks to give you some interior design inspiration, too!