Why bring in an experienced designer when building a new home or office?  They are a guide in the overwhelming mega jungle we call “custom building.”  When you build custom, you pay for the luxury to make all of your own decisions.  Shouldn’t each and every one of those choices be just right?

This home started from scratch with the architect’s view…


Just past the drywall stage, the home is really starting to take shape! However, hundreds if not thousands of design decisions have been going on for months now…


If done properly, all design decisions must be made early to ensure there is good flow, all items are available, no construction changes need to be made, to save money and finally to speed up the process! This design board for the living room was created early on in the home building process to ensure all decisions made were the right ones for the homeowners.


The room is finally assembled one day after the builder’s crews completed the final cleaning! While so many people building new homes can hardly stand to make another decision and can even think of furniture, these smart people got help from experienced designers early on. We were able to walk them through each step, in order, sharing our abundant sources and experience.  The take away?  When the house is finished, it is also actually complete. No more troubles…simply move in and love it!







Approaching 40 years in the business of Interior Design
Originally founded in 1982, family-owned Tran + Thomas Design Studio has emerged as a top leader in Interior Architecture, Interior Design, and Product Selection. Our team brings extraordinary beauty and luxury to homes in the Kansas City area and beyond. There are no tired formulas or leftover recipes used in our work, but rather an approach that starts with heightened imagination and a practiced design philosophy and ends with happy clients residing in a beautiful space. For over a quarter century we have turned dreams into reality by first imagining the ultimate interior and then determining how to achieve that interior.

Building new homes, remodeling, finding the perfect furniture for clients
We are well versed working with architects and builders: constructing new homes, remodeling tired (outdated) spaces, and redesigning/refreshing one room or an entire house. Our breathtaking Interior Design is famous for being a reflection of the uniquely different styles of our clients personalities.  Jill and Carmen have extensive experience designing traditional, transitional, and modern homes and spaces.

A wonderful and better source for furnishings
Jill Tran and Carmen Thomas have, and continue to, research, gather and curate wonderful resources for the homes and businesses of their clients.  When working with us, clients gain access to 250+ fabulous designer lines which include upholstered furnishings (sofas, chairs, beds), casegoods (tables, cabinets and furniture without upholstery), lighting (table lamps, sconces and chandeliers), fabrics (for upholstery, pillows and drapery), custom drapes, rugs, antiques of all kinds, bedding, artwork, and more.  Our clients also have access to specialized craftsmen, artists, and suppliers to create that one of kind space that is unique to them

Why Tran + Thomas?
The choice of whom you work with on your home or office is absolutely everything.  Knowledge of what is available, creativity, organization, dependability, trust, sources, contacts, education, respect, personality and the ability to interpret and bring to life your needs only comes from one place…experience.  Tran + Thomas has that in spades!

We hope you will consider Tran + Thomas for your next design project!

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