Experienced professionals passionate about design.


The approachable design team at Emily Hughes Interiors creates refreshingly modern and timelessly classic interiors for residential and select commercial new builds and remodels. We thrive on developing lasting client relationships and strive to capture your personal style through thoughtful collaboration.

After meeting with you to determine the functional needs and aesthetic vision for your space, we craft a cohesive design plan that maximizes the flow of your space and incorporates furnishings and design elements that speak to you.

Where to find us // Our Midwest-based design studio is located alongside our retail storefront, Mix Home Mercantile, at 565 Cameron Way #106 in North Liberty, Iowa.

Principal Interior Designer: Emily Hughes

Senior Interior Designer: Brooke Talsma

Interior Designer: Olivia Marshall

Emily Hughes, Interior Designer




Interior designer Emily Hughes had an appreciation for art at an early age. Her love of drawing, painting, and decorating lead her to pursue her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Emily has achieved National Certification of Interior Design Qualification and believes that an educated background in interior design provides the most well-thought-out interior design solutions for her clients.

Emily favors a layered look that mixes modern, vintage, and personal pieces, creating interiors with depth and personality. Adept at interpreting her clients’ wants and needs, she is eager to initiate a design concept that captures their personality and design aesthetic. Emily incorporates the latest trends in unique, durable finishes into all of her designs. Creative at combining a mix of products at varying price points, Emily is driven to provide exceptionally stylish and financially accessible interior design for all.

In her free time, Emily enjoys getting outdoors and exploring new places with her son, Max and husband, Scott. She also loves to get lost in a good book or painting.

How to reach Emily // emily [at] themixhome [dot] com

Brooke Talsma, Interior Designer




With more than six years of comprehensive interior design experience, Brooke maintains an eager desire to create interiors that exceed clients’ expectations. Growing up with a homebuilder as a father, she has always been interested in the design process. Brooke graduated with an Associate’s in Applied Science in Interior Design where she fell further in love with the development of interior design.

Brooke believes creating beautiful and timeless interiors begins with understanding her client’s needs and expectations. Her main goal is to not only create a beautiful space, but one that reflects the client’s interests, travels, and lifestyle. While her personal style leans more towards transitional, Brooke is very comfortable working in a variety of styles.

In her free time, Brooke enjoys exercising, spending time outdoors, and loving on her daughter, Amara.

How to reach Brooke // brooke [at] themixhome [dot] com

Olivia Marshall, Interior Designer




From a young age, Olivia was drawn to all things creative. Olivia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Judson University, where she also minored in Architectural Studies. Believing that the two fields are intrinsically connected, she values the opportunity to have studied both simultaneously.

Olivia’s varied design taste is influenced by the juxtaposition of her rural-Iowa roots and the time she spent studying interior design and architecture in the Chicagoland area. Olivia describes her personal style as “eclectic, refined, and portraying an elegant simplicity.” She believes that interiors should reflect personality, spark inspiration, and tell a unique story. Comfort and functionality are at the forefront of her design goals when planning interiors for everyday life.

In her free time, Olivia enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new food, and traveling.

How to reach Olivia // olivia [at] themixhome [dot] com

Let's Work Together

Good design takes time! We value all of our clients, past, present and future. Please note that due to high demand, we currently have a 45-60 day waitlist for new clients.

The first step for new clients is to fill out this form. Once submitted, we will send you a link to our new client questionnaire.

Once you've completed the new client questionnaire, we will review your answers and be in touch within 45-60 days to schedule our initial meeting at your home. This first meeting has a flat fee of $150 and is an information-gathering session. We meet you, measure your space, take photos, review your design needs and any architectural or builder blueprints that may be available, along with your saved design inspiration images.

Following that meeting, we will be in touch with an interior design proposal that addresses your project scope and will request a deposit for design services to get your project started.

Lets Work Together