We are proud to announce that Design Connection, Inc. wins Gold in the Residential Kitchen category at the prestigious ASID Heartland Design Awards 2012.

This kitchen and heath room in Leawood, KS. Had not been updated in twenty years and our client was ready for the space to reflect her personal style. She worked with Design Connection, Inc. previously to transform her master bedroom suite (also an award winning project) and was now ready to address other areas of her home. 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.

The design team repainted the kitchen cabinets and added a distressed, brushed silver edge to tie in with the new beige and black swivel chairs in the bay window seating area, sheer shades and contemporary valance. With the changes, guests are immediately drawn to the view of the lake when entering the kitchen.

“I love the new look. It’s now our primary living area because it reflects my tastes and lifestyle. Over the holidays  when  my kids were in, we sat here all the time just catching up or watching the news. We never spent that much time in the kitchen before.” – Client Testimonial


Let’s face it, today’s fashion is not going to be the same in 5, 10, 20 years from now. Jan’s former country kitchen table had no place in the new design, so Ladegaard paired a unique angled pedestal with a heavy granite top. She added chairs with a bronze, vinyl-like upholstery to pull together the brushed silver trim from the cabinets. A large, flat-screen television is mounted on the wall and now the room beckons guests to sip coffee, read the paper or spend  hours talking around  the table.

Design Connection, Inc. has been the recipient of numerous design awards and recognition from our professional colleagues.  While this professional recognition is always very gratifying, our greater satisfaction comes from the pleasure these clients/homeowners receive from their finished projects.  Our goal is always to deliver for them a one-of-a-kind space or home that flows seamlessly and reflects their unique lifestyles.  You may view our award winning projects listed below.

Design Connection Inc is a member of  ASID the American Society of Interior Design. The origination’s mission is to inspires and enriches its members and the interior design industry by providing indispensable knowledge, experiences, relationships and public awareness.

This project was also featured in Leawood Lifestyles magazine.