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Hi! I'm Sara


I’m happy you’re here. My goal is to show you the world of design and Home DIY through a learning by doing approach. I want to help you envision the full potential of your space! I’ve always loved following home inspiration accounts but tackling some of the projects I saw seemed rather daunting. I finally realized, though, the only thing holding me back, was myself. I had to pick up the tools and start doing!  


I offer virtual interior designs that are custom to you and your family. If you want to see the full potential of your home and save time and money along the way, learn more about my design services and book here.

If you’re like me, I’m here to tell you just because you’ve never used a power tool, tackled organization in your home, or redesigned a space…it doesn’t mean you can’t learn. Once I did this, I quickly fell in love with the process of creating and building something on my own, in a way that worked best for me and my family.

I approach my design services by working with you, not simply for you. I want you to be a part of the process and help you learn as we go! My designs will reflect what matters most to you, and what makes your space feel welcoming and comfortably. Along the way I offer tips and ideas to empower you to believe you too can transform your home in a way that's achievable and functional for you.


It doesn’t have to start with knocking down walls, your first project can be something small tailored to what your family needs and what you can do! Once you realize this, the fun can begin!

Let's chat about your next project and how I can help bring it to life! 


Where it all began


My husband and I bought our first home in 2017 in Kansas City, MO…a shirt-waist house built in 1910 with a ton of character (and a lot of work and re-design to be done). We loved it. When we got married shortly after, we suddenly we had an influx of so many things. That’s when I started the process of creating a more functional space through design, organization, and DIY.


Then came a pandemic, the addition of our two sons, and a move to a new builder-grade house with more space.


I was at home more and more like the rest of the world and began spending even more of my free time focused on rethinking that space… I started to find ways to add the character and personality to our new house that we greatly missed from our first through interior design.


The process of rethinking, building, and designing a space led to the creation of Functional For You.


This creative outlet accelerated my passion to tackle bigger projects, fueled by the desire to add personality and function to our home with the hope of helping others do the same through interior design.


I’m excited to have you here along the way. Let’s get started creating a space that’s functional for you.  

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