Best of Houzz 2017 – Kansas City Interior Design

We are so pleased to be honored with the Houzz Best of Award in Design and Service for 2017. We continue to attribute our success to our wonderful clients we have worked with throughout the years! Check out the article from Houzz below on this special award.

Janine Terstriep in Lenexa, KS on Houzz

Houzz Announces Best Of Houzz 2017 Winners

January 17, 2017

Annual Survey and Analysis of Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users Reveals the Top-Rated Home Remodeling Professionals and Most Popular Home Designs

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2017, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz from cabinetry or roofing pros to painters.

“We are so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge appears on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. Winners will be announced globally throughout the month.

To see the most popular designs:

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit

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Kate Spade: Staying True to her Roots

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Via LuxQ

Kate Spade is a name recognized all over the world but nowhere more than in Kansas City. Before attending Arizona State and heading to the Big Apple, Kate graduated from St. Theresa’s Academy and attended the University of Kansas. Then it was in 1993 that ever-popular line of Kate Spade Handbags was born, which expanded to include stationary, home décor, shoes, perfume, loungewear and even eyewear.

But Kate has never forgotten her roots. She gets back to Kansas City several times a year and makes visiting her old haunts a priority. In an interview, Kate told the Kansas City Star about her home visits saying, “All I want to do is eat barbecue . . . We often go to Arthur Bryant’s because my dad likes it. I also have to go to Ponak’s—I love the food . . .  And I love going to Winstead’s.”

Kate also admits that a part of her decorating style comes from where and how she grew up. She told the Kansas City Star, “A lot of it comes from my mom. She never let us turn the overhead lights on. Also, I picked up on the salon-style way of hanging wall art because I grew up with it.”

Even though she sold her company five years ago to focus on her family and her seven year old daughter, Kate knows that those days are numbered, “At some point, she’s going to be sick of me and not want me around,” making us wonder what this Midwest designer has planned next.



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Exclusive Interiors LLC

Open House at Exclusive Interiors

Exclusive Interiors LLCMany of you don’t know this but I own a second business. In addition to The Decorative Touch Ltd I own Exclusive Interiors LLC,  a full-service residential and commercial interior design studio. We are kicking off fall with an open house and I want you all to come out!

Sponsored by Exclusive Interiors LLC and The Decorative Touch LTD,  the Fall Open House at the studio will take place next week on October 1st and 2nd from 10am-5pm. You will find one of a kind fabric fair with exclusive designer fabrics at exclusive savings that will never seen again! Be sure to bring bring your window measurements, as you will want to place your order on the spot.

Also, our entire store will be 10% off and, 10% of our proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure so come help us fight breast cancer. There will also be raffles with great prizes from Sherwin Williams paint, Seabrook Wallcovering, Hunter Douglas, York Wallcovering and many more. Refreshments will also be served throughout the day.

Don’t miss this event, ’tis the season to get your home ready for those holiday parties! Mark you calendars now and we’ll see you next weekend!
  • When: October 1st and 2nd; 10am-5pm
  • Where:  14111 W. 95th Street;  Lenexa, Ks 66215
  • For more information call:  913-888-1388