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Our Mission

“Creating fully functional spaces that are both architecturally balanced and emotionally satisfying.”



  • Interior Design Consulting
  • Space Planning
  • Remodeling
  • Project Management
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Lighting
  • Fireplace Design
  • Custom Paint Consultation
  • Custom Furniture, Drapery, and Bedding
  • Upholstered Furniture
  • Art and Accessories
  • Event Design and Coordination
  • Floral Design
  • Holiday and Special Occasion Decorating

“Luxury is more affordable than people realize.”

Let us help you with our Interior Design Consultation package

You’ll love our one-time 90-minute design consultation session which focuses on your specific design needs. Our meeting will cover paint, furniture placement, or design direction. More involved projects include concept development, space analysis, and project planning. This design consultation package is available to clients within 30 miles of downtown Cedar Rapids. Price for this package is $200. Schedule your consultation through contact@loriwiledesign.com.

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Specialized room design elevates your space

What’s more fun than a perfectly designed theme room? Let’s explore ideas from some of the creative, specialized spaces created by expert interior designer Lori Wiles of Lori Wiles Design. Wine rooms continue to be requested as more people look for ways to keep an...
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A designer’s understanding of each client

An interior designer’s up-to-date knowledge of construction, industry standards, and design trends is only useful when paired with a deep understanding of the client they are working with. Whether it’s a commercial project or a residential remodel, a respect for the...
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Engagement is essential for a great client/designer relationship

We all understand that a client will need to work closely with their interior designer. They’ll discuss what the client wants to accomplish in their space, their preferences, and potential limitations of time and budget.  But an expert interior designer delivers much...
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Who is the ideal interior design client?

Working with a skilled interior designer is not for everyone. Some people want immediate, cosmetic results and don’t want to take time to establish a relationship with a designer. Some people lack the resources to invest in professional help. Some just want to do it...
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Using the senses in design

When we think of interior design, most of us immediately think about how things look. Color, pattern, light, texture, finishes, furnishings: all of it appeals to the eye. So how do the other senses factor into quality design projects? Interior designer Lori Wiles...
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For quality interior design, context is key

Fairly often, interior designer Lori Wiles gets emails asking for design advice. While she’s happy to help, questions like, “What shade of yellow should I use in my kitchen?” are impossible to answer out of context. Color looks different according to quantity, quality...
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About Lori Wiles Design

Lori Wiles

Lori Wiles

State Registered Interior Designer Lori Wiles has been working in the industry since she graduated with her BA in 1983. What Lori loves most about interior design is the process of discovering what is meaningful to her clients. Instead of encouraging her clients to follow trends, Lori enjoys helping them create a space they connect with. Of the staff at Lori Wiles Design, owner Lori identifies herself as the “true nerd of the group” as she’s constantly looking for new, innovative ideas. Lori takes every opportunity she can to travel to design and trade shows as these events fuel her with ideas that help her stay ahead of the interior design curve. What sets Lori apart from other interior designers and makes her an asset to her clients is her wealth of industry knowledge. Lori enjoys creating a personalized design and experience for each of her clients.

In her free time, Lori enjoys traveling to new places, live concerts, yoga, and paddle boarding. She has two grown children who are 30 and 27.

NCIDQ Certified

ASID Professional

State of Iowa Registered Interior Designer

BFA in Interior Design, University of Central Missouri

Daisy Miles

Daisy Miles

Daisy Miles started working in interior design 4 ½ years ago. Currently, she wears many hats for Lori Wiles Design, working as the digital marketer, photographer, and an admin for the business. What Daisy loves most about her work is the design work itself. She enjoys the mental and emotional investments that accompany a project. Daisy loves the challenge of creating new designs and the rush she receives when a design finally falls into place.
As the business photographer, Daisy takes pride in photographing the finished product, stating that she enjoys seeing a project “when it’s finally realized.” She also enjoys being able to showcase the designs the team has created.
Outside of the office, Daisy volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children or CASA. With CASA, Daisy works to support neglected or abused children, ensuring they find safe, permanent homes as well as opportunities to thrive. She has been volunteering for CASA since 2014.
Daisy has a five-year-old son and enjoys running half marathons and practicing yoga when she has time.
Daisy earned her BA in Psychology with Minors in Dance and Spanish.
Megan Pape

Megan Pape

Megan Pape began working in interior design 13 years ago, originally specializing in textiles and custom cabinetry design. Currently, Megan specializes in customized interior design as well as making long-term connections with her clients. Megan thrives on the personal interactions that occur between herself and her clients. For Megan, interior design is about forming a bond with every client. “As a team, we strive to build a relationship with our clients,” Megan says, adding that the focus is to build “trust between designer and client.”

Megan enjoys keeping up with the newest trends, stating that, “There’s always something that’s evolving and it’s contagious.” While interior design can be challenging, Megan finds it exciting and rewarding because of the impact it has on her clients’ lives. “Every day we think of something new and creative, and we take a lot of pride in that.”

While out of the office, Megan stays busy by spending time with her three children and her husband. When Megan does get a moment alone, she enjoys reading and working out.

ASID Associate

BA in Interior Design, University of Northern Iowa

Community  & News

Fox28 Morning Live Faucet Innovations Segment: Lori Wiles teaches us about four different kinds of faucets and why they could be the right fit for your kitchen or bathroom.
Fox28 Morning Live Designing Hardwood Floors Segment: Lori tells us how you can install luxurious looking floors for cheaper than you might think.
Fox28 Morning Live Christmas Decorating Segment: Lori tells us about inexpensive ways to decorate our homes this holiday season.
Fox28 Morning Live Color Psychology Segment: Lori speaks about how colors in your home affect your mood. 
Fox28 Morning Live Reclaimed Wood Segment: Lori speaks about reclaimed wood home projects. 
The Gazette:  Cedar Rapids interior design firm takes a straightforward approach.  Lori Wiles Design handles a broad range of projects.
Corridor Business Journal: Current interior design trends are highlighted in CBJ April 2016 issue  
Fox28 Morning Live Gray Color Trend Segment: Lori speaks about the current trendy gray color. 
LLS Gala: Lori Wiles Design donates to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society End of Year Gala. 
Junior Achievement: Lori presents to middle school students at a Junior Achievement event. 
Best of Houzz 2016: Lori Wiles Design is awarded Best of Houzz in Customer Service. 
Rustic Hideaway: Lori helps design clients and longtime friends combine luxury with a rustic feel. 
A Cook Condo Christmas: Lori helps clients Rob and Cathy Cook display their holiday treasures. 
A Transforming Space:   Lori uses design to help Four Oaks’ Smith Center better serve children and families. 
A Modern Home on the Prairie:   A collaborative home design project yields beautiful results. 
Winning Chair Design:   National furniture design firm gives Lori’s armchair design top honors.


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