Emily worked with a local Iowa City family to provide the finishing touches for their striking, modern Scandinavian home, designed and built by Todd Hahn II and his team. The homeowners came to Emily seeking her interior design input on the furniture layout and selection of interior furnishings, area rugs, artwork, and accessories that would complement the home’s modern esthetic while providing a cozy, comfortable atmosphere, making it feel like home. Emily painted a pair of custom art pieces to serve as a focal point for their living room, incorporating lyrics to a song with special meaning for the couple. Later, the addition of a muted custom work of art above the dining room fireplace juxtaposed the bold, sweeping lines of the living room art, while the coordinating colors helped unite the two rooms within the open space plan.

Home Builder + Contractor: Todd Hahn II

Lighting: Todd Hahn II

Furniture + Accessories: Mix Home Mercantile

Custom Artwork: Emily Hughes

Interior Design Consultant: Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes Portfolio: Modern Scandinavian Kitchen
Emily Hughes Portfolio: Modern Scandinavian Table
Emily Hughes Portfolio: Modern Scandinavian Living Room



The approachable design team at Mix Home Design Studio 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.

We’d love to design with you! The first step for new clients is to complete our New Client Questionnaire. Once submitted, we will review your answers and be in touch within a week or two to schedule an initial meeting.

Please note: Due to high demand and full schedules, we currently have a 15-45 day wait list for new clients, depending on the scope of your project.


H&H Remodel

Cedar Rapids Custom Home

Project Shagbark

Lakeridge Estates

Modern Traditional – Cullen Drive

Custom Build – Poplar Street

Timeless Contemporary

Kitchen + Great Room Remodel

Modern Scandinavian

Neutral Transitional Townhome

Modern Traditionalist Townhome

Bohemian Bedroom Redesign

Modern Transitional Farmhouse

Glamorous Modern Townhome

Classic New Construction

Solon Lakeside Custom Home

Transitional Game Room

Modern White New Construction

Fireplace Surround + Built-ins

Modern Prairie

Casual Traditional River Cottage

Modern Eclectic Remodel

Mid-Century Modern Family Room