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Our Mission

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

 

Services

LORI WILES DESIGN PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES TO CLIENTS NATIONWIDE:

  • 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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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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Great interior design can actually improve your life

When Lori Wiles talks to a new client about what they want to do with their space, she asks a lot of questions about how they live. What does how we spend our time, how mobile we are, and how we interact with others in our space have to do with interior design? When...
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An interior designer saves time, headaches, and delivers a better result

Picture a showroom full of gleaming, let’s say, flooring samples. You walk past the rows of laminate, wood, bamboo, cork, ceramic, and carpet, touching one here and there, reading specifications, making note of what might work for your space. At home (or maybe between...
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How an Interior Designer Discovers Personal Preference

Why do you love one room and not another? What makes a space just perfect for you? While most of us can determine colors or textures we like--or really don’t--an expert interior designer relies on experience, education, and a deep knowledge base to connect with...
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Meet expert interior designer Lori Wiles of Lori Wiles Design

When Lori Wiles was growing up on her family’s farm, she loved to play with dolls. Her focus, though, wasn’t on the dolls’ clothes or how they wore their hair--it was the spaces they inhabited. She constructed cardboard rooms, painted them, sewed custom drapes, and...
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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.

Megan is an ASID Associate and earned her BA in Interior Design from the University of Northern Iowa.

Community  & News

A COLLECTION OF ARTICLES FEATURING LORI’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT:
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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