The owners of this stately custom home in Cedar Rapids sought out Emily’s help with the interior design for the seating area of their lower-level game room. This fireside lounge area needed to be comfortable, durable, and sophisticated to meet the entertaining needs of both the parents and their teenage sons while staying true to the warm-toned, elegant design aesthetic of the home. Poufs near the television provide casual seating for their sons’ gaming, while tufted leather sofas and an oversized ottoman give the family a space to kick back and relax. Emily took the couple’s artwork inspiration and ran with it, painting a series of trees to hang over their shuffleboard table.

Custom Artwork: Emily Hughes

Interior Designer: Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes Portfolio: Transitional Game Room
Emily Hughes Portfolio: Transitional Game Room
Emily Hughes Portfolio: Transitional Game Room
Emily Hughes Portfolio: Transitional Game Room
Emily Hughes Portfolio: Transitional Game Room

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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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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.


Modern Vintage Farmhouse

Skogman Parade Home Staging

H&H New Home Construction

H&H Remodel

Cedar Rapids Custom Home

Project Shagbark

Lakeridge Estates

Modern Traditional – Cullen Drive

Custom Build – Poplar Street

Timeless Contemporary

Modern Traditional Homestead

Buresh Cedar Rapids Remodel

Modern Scandinavian

Neutral Transitional Townhome

Modern Traditionalist Townhome

Bohemian Bedroom Redesign

Modern Transitional Farmhouse

Glamorous Modern Townhome

Classic New Construction

Solon Lakeside Custom Home

Hamptons Organic Modern

Rempel Iowa City New Build 

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

Kitchen + Great Room Remodel