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Emily Hughes Interior Design


Looking for Emily Hughes Interior Design? You’re in the right place! As our interior design team has grown, founder Emily Hughes thought it was time for a more all-inclusive name for the design studio, which is located right next door to our retail storefront, Mix Home Mercantile.

Each member of our design team has a unique set of skills and work experience that benefit our clients. With expertise in all areas of interior design services – every member of the Mix Home Design Studio team is supported and guided by Emily’s 23 years of industry experience.

Our passion – home interiors & design

When you can do what you love doing, with the person you love, why wouldn’t you do that?

It's been a life-long dream of ours to open this shop, it's fair to say that we work very hard at it. It's not for a love of money, or for a love of business. It's for a love of what we’re doing. We love home interiors.

Come in and visit us. We'd love to meet you.

Emily Hughes & Scott Marks
Owners of Mix Home Design Studio & Mix Home Mercantile


Woods Lane Iowa City Interior Design Portfolio Project

Rempel Iowa City New Build

Cedar Rapids Parade Home Staging Interior Design Project Portfolio

Skogman Parade Staging

Cedar Rapids Interior Design Project, Eagle Ridge Remodel with Jim Buresh Construction

Buresh Remodel

“Everything was great – I should have called much sooner! I love the furniture and the service has been impeccable.”

– Allyson S.

“I have had nothing but a great experience. I always had prompt replies to my questions and I felt like you really grasped what my style was. I’m very happy with my furniture thus far and can’t wait for my remaining items to arrive. I also appreciate that your items are reasonably priced and high quality.”

– Mackenzie M.

“We’ve gone into both projects not having a clearly defined budget. We’ve appreciated the flexibility and patience while we worked through decisions. We have felt the experiences have been exceptional.”

– Bridget D.

“I appreciate your help and advice! I think you have something special here!”

– Emily D.



From interior design consultation on new construction and large-scale remodels to finding the perfect pieces for a room refresh, we have a design plan that works for you. Our staff of interior design experts and furniture professionals aims to make the process approachable and fun with results that will exceed your expectations.

Our interior design consultations generally fall into two categories.


For clients working on remodels or new builds that also have a need for furnishings, art or accessories from Mix Home Mercantile.

Our initial consultation meeting is free of charge if you bring design inspiration images, builder plans and photos, and measurements of your space to us at Mix Home Mercantile. Our designers can also schedule a time to meet with you in your home to take photos and measurements for a fee of $150. Your total hourly design fee will be determined after the initial consultation meeting and is based on scope of your project and specific needs. For hourly design fees, a credit of $1,000 from your design fee will be applied to every $10,000 spent on Mix Home merchandise.


For clients seeking our designer’s input to select furniture.

Email us photos and dimensions of your space or pay our flat fee of $150 for one of our experts to come to your home to take measurements and photos. Once we receive this information, our team will curate your space at a rate of $500 per room. Our room designs include a floor plan and mood board, showing how our furniture selections will fit in your space. For per room furniture design fees, this $500 charge will be credited back for every $5,000 spent on Mix Home merchandise.



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.


Poplar St. Custom Build Interior Design Project

by Emily Hughes

The Popular Street Custom Build Project with H&H Home Builders

These homeowners approached us with a beautiful vision of what they wanted to include in their dream home, asking us to help them pull it off in a cohesive …

dining room

By Emily Hughes

An Iowa City Interior Design Project to Remember

After years of partnering with builder Jeff Hendrickson on interiors for his clients, I jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with Jeff and his wife, Cindy …