I love Carmen and Jill! I hired them to help me with the interior decisions of the house including all tile, knobs and pulls, lighting, counter tops, colors, moldings and dimensions. They had numerous creative suggestions and were able to provide visuals for me to help me make decisions. I was constantly wondering about dimensions of things like ceiling height, counter height, where the draperies would fall, how the furniture would fit into the room, etc….They understand proportions completely and are constantly paying attention to details. Many times I would hear them ask the electrician, painter or carpenter to tweak or change something. They are very hands on but in a friendly and professional way. The details are everything and they get that and take the time to make it right no matter what.

Jill is fabulous with window treatments and can do anything in any budget. As they explained to me, the lighting is the woman’s handbag and shoes. They gave me a realistic lighting allowance right up front that helped prevent frustration down the road because I wasn’t going “over” my lighting allowance. The most comments I get on my house are the lights!

When I was having a hard time making a decision they would always help me by providing another visual or showing me a finished room that was similar or gently assuring me that it would work….and it did every time. They helped me with the building choices and they did five rooms for me so it was a big project but I have them helping me now with much smaller projects and they are every bit as good. They are both professionals who love their job and are excellent at it! I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Casey Cooley-Brock

Leawood, Kansas

“We love working with Tran+Thomas.  Both Jill & Carmen are energetic, creative and knowledgeable.  They work hand-in-hand with us and with our homeowners to adhere to decision schedules and budgets and are pro-active in communicating – one of the most critical success factors in a homebuilding project.  This makes for a happy homeowner throughout the homebuilding journey.  And, most importantly, their design genius targets the homeowner’s vision so that the homeowner is ecstatic with the final outcome.  A pleased homeowner throughout the journey – a builder’s dream!  And the pair is kinda’ fun too!

James Lavoy

Forner-Lavoy Home Builders

When my husband and I began creating our “dream home” I had no idea what lie before us. Thankfully Jill Tran was there. She was with us at the architect meetings as well as at the home construction sight. Jill was literally on our speed dial determining answers to questions such as what size of light was on our make up table to the size of the tile grout. She brought her expertise on style when she designed our fireplace surround and our custom 20 foot entry light. We never felt pressured to buy furnishings that didn’t fit in our budget or didn’t match our style. She always had a way of listening to find out what was important to us. I’m so grateful that Tran Thomas went through this journey right beside us. We are glad to recommend Jill and Carmen to anyone looking for an interior designer. They will take good care of you and might even become your friend!

Nancy Roark

Lee's Summit, MO

They have incredible insight into the design world! They listen very carefully to their clients, and have incredible personal designs based on their personalities and tastes.

Courtney Schulte

Overland Park, KS

You were professional, prompt and delivered what you promised. My staff and I appreciate all you have done to improve oiur office and daily work lives. Thank you so much!

M. McCone

Kansas City, MO

I love their work! Everything they designed in my home looks great, and they did a wonderfully creative job personalizing the space.


Leawood, Kansas

We have never been happier in any of our homes! What a nice surprise! You and your staff were so great from day one, truly a professional group. Thank You, thank you…

P. Adams

Overland Park, KS

The house reflects our family and taste. I can’t tell you how it felt to walk into a new house and feel like you are home.

M. Murray

Overland Park, KS

When I review Tran + Thomas Design Studio’s work, it consistently impresses me with its scope, including space planning and material usage. Each project is personalized, not a one-size-fits-all design that I often see in my field.

Andrea Darr

Client as Editor in Chief, Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine

Our newly furnished home is beautiful. It helps that they are detail fanatics – nothing slips through the cracks and, when all is said and done, you feel like you’ve received an incredible return on your investment.

Joseph D.

Misson Hills. KS

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