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One-Room Wonders: Complete Transformations

We work on both full-home design projects, but also are successful at completing one-room wonders! We get so many questions if MBI offers design services to single rooms and the answer is... absolutely! Whether you want to completely revamp your space or layer in finishing touches, we would love to hear from you!

Below we're sharing a few of our one-room wonder projects! We tried to compile the before photos as well, but some are new construction projects. Leave a question in the comments or what blogs you would like to see from us in 2024!

Colorful Chalet: Living Room & Office

First, we designed the office and a few years later we completed the living room. Some clients prefer us to design one room at a time and we enjoy the devoted attention it offers. This home was existing and is a cosmetic remodel. With fresh paint and furnishings, these spaces are completely transformed!


For the living room, we added fresh paint to the walls and ceiling, but kept the trimwork and beams the same stained wood tone. A new rug, furnishings, and decor were designed with interest & energy in mind. Solid upholstered sofas and chairs paired beautifully with the striped ottoman. Orange and green patterns play in the seating area and bounce tones off the custom draperies.

Painted woodwork is such a trend we're seeing in design for 2024! Although this project is a few years old, it still stands beautiful today. Blue and orange are a classic combo. A mix of stripes, chevron, & geometric patterns bring a playful side to a traditionally serious space. Designed for conversing & enjoying an evening cocktail, this office is indeed a one-room wonder!


Whimsy Lynx: Living Room

We loved designing this space for a dear client & friend! Her style is exciting and filled with color- a fresh opportunity! She spends a lot of time browsing through design books & magazines in this space, so there needed to be beautiful perching spots.


The traditional tailored sofa with a swivel chair was the best option. Another swivel chair with a skirted bullion fringe is now in the right corner of the room (not pictured). For this space, we added the rugs, furniture, task lighting, & decor. It turned out beautiful & has elevated our client's life- the best outcome!

Menswear Style Home Office: Home Office

When our clients are willing to go for it, it's a dream to design! The bones of this office were great, so we added a few designer layers to make it pop.

The woodwork was already painted a beautiful grey/blue color and we wanted to play off that. We added a slightly patterned grasscloth in a lighter colorway to create a cozy element. Custom draperies make an impact and the plaid fabric played off the menswear vibe.

A traditional, ornate desk in a rich black finish adds statement and texture. We filled the built-ins with accessories and mixed in their awards and collectibles as well. A leather swivel chair nestled in the corner of the room is perfect for meeting as a couple and fills the space well with a different fabric material.

MBI is now accepting clients for spring and summer 2024! We would love to hear from you and begin planning and designing your dream space. See how to get in touch below!


9351 Swanson Blvd., Clive IA 50325


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