Summer 2023

Spruce Design Home

Words by

Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian  |   Photos by Brynn Burn

Stop in for a gift-or a design service- at this Hawthorne Plaza shop.

R

oxanne Baker grew up in the building business—her father owned a custom homebuilding company, and her husband operates a construction company. She finally joined the industry, too, after 12 years as a labor and delivery nurse. During that time, Roxanne had taken on a few of her husband’s clients with interior design services—and found it to be a passion. She decided to hang up her nurse’s hat and earn her interior design degree. She partnered up with Kimbra Callaghan a couple of years later, and the two organically grew their business, culminating with the opening of their Overland Park shop late last year. The full-service interior design studio and retail boutique is dripping with beautiful lighting, furniture, home decor and gifts. “We wanted to open a studio where we could house all of our client meetings and have all of our samples in-house—like the build materials, including countertops, flooring and tile, all the way up to furniture and styling accessories,” Roxanne says. “The retail and studio sides dovetail nicely.” Clients can choose from design packages that range from a 30-minute mini consultation to plans to furnish an entire home.

Roxanne and Kimbra work together to create a low-stress design process for the client. 

“These spaces/homes can be a very large investment, and we want the process to be fun, creative and curated for each client,” Roxanne notes. 

The pair create design boards, renderings and drawings, present samples, and organize on-site or in-studio meetings. They also procure the orders, along with delivery, installation and styling.

“Having the retail storefront has also been a really fun avenue to connect with our customers that turn into design clients,” Roxanne says. “Someone may just pop in to grab a quick hostess or birthday gift and then they see our furnishing or design services and it snowballs from there. We really love our location and the nice feedback we have received so far.”

Their little bit of West Coast/Coastal vibe is welcome here—fresh, clean lines, and light, airy textures make it a shop worth stopping for.  

5001 West 119th St.
Overland Park, Kansas 

sprucedesignhome.com

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