Lakeridge Estates — North Liberty, Iowa

After building and selling a custom two-story home near the Coralville Reservoir in Iowa City, these homeowners reached out a second time to builder Klosterman Construction and Emily Hughes to collaborate on a custom ranch style custom home tucked away on a private drive in North Liberty. Since it was their second time around building with this team, they had a clear vision of the elements they liked best from their prior home and wanted to include in the new design. They also had firsthand insight as to the little details that would enhance their new home and take it to the next level for stylish functionality.

Megan Courtney of Cabinet Style enhanced their kitchen design by taking the cabinetry to the ceiling and updating the finishes to the beautiful combination of Putty and Rock Bottom, with a slab backsplash and leaded glass cabinet insets.

Tiffany Meeker of Klosterman Construction collaborated with the homeowner to specify finishes, fixtures, lighting, and built-in details, while Emily collaborated on paint colors, wall coverings, built-ins, grout selections, tile layouts, furniture, and window treatment selection.

This was a true team effort during a time of many supply chain challenges, but all felt honored to be trusted by the homeowners to pull off results they would love a second time around.

Interior Design Consultation: Emily Hughes

Home Builder + Contractor: Klosterman Construction

Interior Finish Selection: Tiffany Meeker (Klosterman)

Tile & Flooring: Randy’s Flooring 

Lighting: Illuminate

Cabinetry + Countertops: Megan Courtney at Cabinet Style

Wallpaper, Furniture, Window Treatments: Mix Home Mercantile

Decor: Mix Home Mercantile

Photography: The Storms Photo
Butterscotch Leather Sofa

Speckled Terra Cotta Vase

Stone Serving Bowls

Fern Bundle

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Medium Black Easel

Ribbed Gray Ceramic Vase

Ribbed Gray Ceramic Vase

Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Shop the Look – Mix Home Mercantile Custom Artwork by Julie Mason

Eucalyptus Bundle

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Whitewash Clay Knot

Shop the Look – Mix Home Mercantile Ceramic Pedestal Bowl

Ceramic Pedestal Bowl

Stone Serving Bowls

Julia Jacquette Book

Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Butterscotch Leather Sofa

Crosshatch Vase

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Custom Leather Track Arm Chair

White Striped Table Lamp

18″ Gray and Beige Pouf

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Hold It Right There Tray

Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
20"x 20" Beige Linen Napkin

32″ Magnolia Leaf

4' x 6' Shearling Rug

MR: Architecture + Decor

Ribbed Gray Ceramic Vase

Natural Ceramic Bowl

20" Deep Blue Pillow

5″ Green Moss Decorative Ball

Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Shop the Look – Mix Home Mercantile Volker Coffee Table

22″ White and Black Pillow

White Striped Table Lamp

Cream/Gray Lumber Pillow

20"x 20" Beige Linen Napkin

Beige Linen Napkin

Shop the Look – Mix Home Mercantile Custom Artwork by Julie Mason

The Maker

Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Hand-carved Marble Knot

Hand-carved Marble Sculpture

20" Deep Blue Pillow

20″ Deep Blue Pillow

20" Deep Blue Pillow

Smoked Old Fashioned Cubes

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Morning Glory On the Vine

Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Hand-carved Marble Knot

Large Ceramic Canister

Shop the Look – Mix Home Mercantile Brass Serving Tray

Rectangular Leaf Trays

White Striped Table Lamp

Tulum 8oz. Soy Candle

4' x 6' Shearling Rug

Enamel Coated Iron Vase

Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Lakeridge Estates, North Liberty Interior Design
Emily Hughes, Interior Designer North Liberty

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
Follow Emily on Instagram // @emilyhughesinteriors

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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

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Lakeridge Estates

Modern Traditional – Cullen Drive

Custom Build – Poplar Street

Timeless Contemporary

Kitchen + Great Room Remodel

Solon Lakeside Custom Home

Modern Scandinavian

Neutral Transitional Townhome

Modern Traditionalist Townhome

Bohemian Bedroom Redesign

Modern Transitional Farmhouse

Glamorous Modern Townhome

Classic New Construction

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