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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: Lee Rosenthal
Interior Designer: Jackie Yoder

Interior Designer: Megan Hanus

Emily Hughes

Owner | Principal Interior Designer

 

Emily Hughes

Interior designer, Emily Hughes, had an appreciation for art at an early age. Her love of drawing, painting, and decorating led her to pursue her Bachelor 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 painting and getting lost in a good book.

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

Brook Mennen-Talsma

Senior Interior Designer

 

Brooke Mennen-Talsma

With more than seven years of comprehensive interior design experience, Brooke Mennen-Talsma maintains an eager desire to create interiors that exceed her clients’ expectations. Growing up with a homebuilder as a father, she has always been interested in the design process. Brooke graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design degree 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 will reflect 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

Lee Rosenthal

Interior Designer

 

Lee Rosenthal

Lee Rosenthal’s designs embrace her worldly travels, appreciation for sophistication, and enhanced need for range of function. After years of working in the apparel industry, Lee transferred her aesthetic talents to developing interiors. A graduate of the esteemed Harrington Institute of Design in Chicago, Lee has had the opportunity to craft interiors for top Chicago developers, international clients, and projects that span from custom homes to penthouse suites. With a portfolio of work in both the commercial and residential arenas, Lee’s work is easily defined by its timeless nature, careful attention to detail, and innovative feature pieces.

Aside from her space planning talents, Lee has a keen eye for mixing interesting palettes that bring together a range of depth in colors, patterns, and textures. She is able to pull together a space that incorporates her client’s goals while also paying homage to existing pieces of importance.

While not at work, you can find Lee spending time with one of her four grandchildren or seeking adventure by traveling the globe.

How to reach Lee // lee [at] themixhome [dot] com

Jackie Yoder

Interior Designer

 

Jackie Yoder

Jackie first noticed an attraction to art and design when growing up with grandparents who decorated with their collection of antiques. Drawn to the excitement of rare and distinct items, she found herself in many art and design classes in her younger years of education. Initially starting with architectural courses at the higher level, she soon realized her true passion of interiors and changed her major to Interior Design.

Since graduating in 2014, Jackie has learned that her favorite part of design is the form of discovery that she gets to experience every day. Her process focuses on identifying a client’s needs and tastes so their surroundings can be truly curated to fit their specific lifestyle. To her, one’s home should be their great escape, encompassing a combination of function, comfort, expression, and enjoyment. She would describe her personal style as ”Eclectic Mid-Century” but her true mission is to inspire homeowners to be audacious in expressing their own, unique style. She believes every room deserves something vintage (or a plant!).

In her free time, you’ll find Jackie playing golf, foraging outdoors, thrift shopping, enjoying live music, or losing hours to a good jigsaw puzzle.

How to reach Jackie // jackie [at] themixhome [dot] com

Megan Hanus

Interior Designer

 

Megan Hanus

Interior Designer, Megan Hanus, graduated from the accredited interior design program at the University of Northern Iowa. Well before her college years, Megan was very creative – a trait she took over from her mother, who is a photographer.

Megan worked as a commercial designer for 6 years before switching over to the residential side of interior design. She loves the technology aspects that help her with the design process, and enjoys keeping up with the latest interior design programs and technology.

Her two personal favorite design styles are Mid-Century Modern and Modern Traditional, but enjoys working with her clients on whatever their personal style may be. She also loves to find design inspirations by traveling, following talented designers on instagram, and through fashion and nature.

In Megan’s free time, she enjoys golfing and traveling with her supportive husband, JJ.

How to reach Megan // megan [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.

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