Design Connection, Inc. has successfully completed 27 years of creating beautiful interiors as a leading design firm in Southern California and Kansas City.
Whether you are looking to redecorate one room, remodel or build new, the team of professionals at Design Connection, Inc. will oversee every detail of your project. Design Connection, Inc. provides its own in-house architect, project manager and a team of design experts grounded in education and years of experience in their professions.
Our Design Team can envision, then execute every phase of the design process from blue prints to the last accessory in place. We specialize in new construction, home remodeling, updates, furniture, accessories, custom cabinets, countertops, tile and installations of all materials and much more. Our team also works with continuity and harmony to capture clients’ stories and translate them into timeless, elegant designs that provide order, comfort, beauty and function.
Design Connection, Inc. takes a portfolio approach to our work, where our clients’ projects maintain individual, separate identities. No two Design Connection Inc. projects look alike – they are distinct and specific to each client’s needs.
The firm’s founder and lead designer, Arlene Ladegaard, oversees each detail from the first meeting to the final day of the project.
Our clients say we “create beautiful spaces that function and fit their lifestyles”, spaces that hold great meaning for them, homes with rooms that are so inviting they just want to stay, relax and enjoy.
Arlene Ladegaard is an award-winning, certified interior designer with more than 30 years’ experience, providing innovative residential design services to more than 500 satisfied clients in Kansas City and nationwide.
As an interior designer, she is known for creating spaces that are classic, timeless and create a unique sense of style and sophistication with the utmost sense of personal comfort and taste.
Arlene’s beautiful designs are showcased in some of the finest homes of Kansas City. She has had the wonderful opportunity to live in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and hails from Southern California, where she had her own interior design business and taught interior design in Santa Monica for many years.
She has been the proud recipient of numerous, prestigious interior design and remodeling awards. Arlene is the only interior designer to have won the Heartland Design Award for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the gold placement eight consecutive years in a row.
Arlene loves to travel and this has honed her designer’s eye. Whether in Paris (where she studied design), London (where she was a member of the local chapter of the International Interior Design Association), New York or Chicago or scores of other places, Arlene finds herself being pulled to design centers where she indulges her passion for all-things-design.
Alongside her love of design, she is also deeply committed to her family, which includes two delightful dogs, her interdependent design team and all her clients. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, relaxing in her boat, or simply being outdoors where she draws inspiration from nature’s beauty.
Arlene studied interior design at universities in Missouri and California. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Interior Design where she served as a board member.
Bailey has extensive architectural design and space planning experience ranging from commercial projects to residential design. She brings a high level of professionalism and creativity to our design team. She consistently demonstrates flexibility and possibility while embracing the virtues of practicality and solutions. This successful collaboration ensures the perfect balance between our aesthetics and functionality to all of our projects. Bailey earned her bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design from Kansas State University in 2004. She is actively involved in the community and enjoys spending time with her family, running, graduate school and a good book. She joined the Design Connection, Inc. team in January of 2014 and has been a valued addition to our firm. E-Mail Bailey >
Pam joined Design Connection, Inc. in the winter of 2015. During the course of her 20 year professional career, Pam has owned a family business and been providing organization, bookkeeping and customer service to the corporate world. Here at Design Connection, Inc. as she is our wonderful office manager; maintaining our daily workload and communications. She ensures that all clients are informed of what is going on with each of their projects and her calm and balance demeanor provide guidance for the client’s needs. Pam skills and gifts are an added bonus to the Design Connection, Inc. team. E-Mail Pam >
Co-owner, Director of Marketing and Design Administration
Ed brings his considerable business experience and acumen to the strategic planning, marketing and administrative oversight role at Design Connection, Inc. Prior to forming Design Connection, Inc. with Arlene, Ed spent nearly 35 years as a senior manufacturing executive with the Friskies Petcare division of Nestlé. His international assignments, which resulted in the family relocating to Switzerland, helped formulate the lifestyle tastes and ideas which permeate Design Connection, Inc. today. E-Mail Ed >
Architectural Design and Space Planning Specialist
Raj has extensive architectural design and space planning experience ranging from new homes to remodeling projects. He brings a unique combination of technology and creativity to our design process. This successful and proprietary approach ensures the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality in all our projects. Raj obtained his Master of Science in Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003 and has been an actively involved professional in the Midwest. He joined the Design Connection, Inc. team in 2012 and has been a valued addition to our firm.
Serving the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area since 1998
10520 Barkley, Suite 140, Overland Park, KS 66212
We provide professional Interior Design & Home Decorator Services to the Kansas City area, which include Kansas City Kansas, Kansas City Missouri, Overland Park, Mission Hills, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Plaza, North Kansas City and more. Contact us today! 913-210-0511Copyright © 2014 Design Connection Inc. All rights reserved. Website Designed by: Century Marketing