One of our Cedar Rapids area clients came to us with a large interior design request. They were looking for help selecting new paint colors, lighting, kitchen finishes, and layout updates for their kitchen and great room remodel. They had several inspiration images but needed help turning their design aspirations into reality.

We started their interior design plan by reviewing all of their supplied Pinterest images. From there, we came up with a plan to incorporate their desired design details into the footprint of their existing home.

Dining Room + Kitchen Before

Kitchen + Fireplace Surround + Great Room Remodel

Client-Supplied Pinterest Inspiration

Paint Color Recommendations

Kitchen Design Concept Images + Recommended Fixtures, Cabinet Style and Hardware

Tile and Stone Recommendations [Backsplash, Countertops, Firebox Surround]

We love how the warmth in this natural stone mosaic backsplash compliments the warm brushed bronze pot filler and the white oak elements on the hood and island.


Completed Backsplash with Pot Filler

Kitchen + Fireplace Surround + Great Room Remodel

Finished Kitchen

Kitchen + Fireplace Surround + Great Room Remodel

Finished Kitchen Cabinets + Refridgerator

Kitchen + Fireplace Surround + Great Room Remodel

Finished Kitchen Beverage Nook

Kitchen + Fireplace Surround + Great Room Remodel

Other updates to this space included new carpet and a white oak handrail to carry the warm neutral tones up the stairwell, as well as a new area rug and hand-rubbed antique brass dining room light fixture to tie together the warm tones from the kitchen with the color scheme in the adjacent living room.

The interior design team also redesigned the clients’ living room fireplace surround to provide a clean-lined design with a white oak mantle that was a better fit with the kitchen design.

The clients also requested a fireplace design that included enclosed, rather than open, storage. More substantial painted wood trim was added around the windows flanking the fireplace to make them feel larger. A fine-textured grasscloth was applied to the upper portion of the fireplace surround and above the built-ins to bring some added warmth and texture to the room.

The door leading into the piano room was changed from black to a warm gray, and the piano room light fixture was switched out to a larger flush mount fixture to better fit the size and style of the room.

Living Room Fireplace Before

Kitchen + Fireplace Surround + Great Room Remodel

Living Room Fireplace Design Concept Sketch

Living Room Fireplace After

Living Room Door and Trim After

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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