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Let award-winning designer and author Kelly Heaps help you solve your design dilemmas in a fun and stress-free manner. With an inspiring approach to luxurious living, she will assist you in creating your projects authentic story – one you can actually LIVE in.

With her unique design and build background, Kelly knows what materials will give you the best look while simultaneously creating a “bullet-proof” home environment. One made for every day Northwest living.


Kelly heaps

Principal Lead Designer | Multiple Award Winner

Kelly Heaps is an expert in delivering stunningly fresh and stress-free designs. Her award-winning career spans 20 years and over a 100 million in real estate value. She is keenly aware of what it takes to create a luxurious home with livable style.

Her impeccable eye for design and in-depth knowledge of project management differentiates her from others in her field. Kelly specializes in hard surface design which is all elements you can see in a home before you add in furniture, textiles and throw pillows. Kelly’s Pacific Northwest roots provide her a unique perspective on the challenges of the region when selecting materials required to “bulletproof” a client’s home for pets, children and entertaining. Her practical approach to luxurious designs provides her clients with a high-end look crafted to last.

Her new book, “Power Palettes” is the ultimate hard surface design guide for anyone looking to renovate, flip or build a new home.

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Design services


Free Consultation

Meet award winning designer Kelly Heaps and The Design Café team, as they assist you in defining your design direction and project needs of a specific design dilemma. Click to fill out our new client questionnaire so we can lead you to the perfect design tools and solutions. This empowering interaction will leave you with no doubt, why this team has been a leading design force in two of the hottest Real Estate markets in the entire country. Their approachable and fun take on design makes a complicated process enjoyable. Included is a secret design tool, taken from Kelly’s signature Power Palette system. So click away and have fun!


Design Day – $1,500.00

How would you like to have award winning designer Kelly Heaps in your home? For those projects that just need a day of design focus or if you want to do the legwork on your own, this option gives you personal one on one time with Kelly at your home. This package includes up to 4 in home hours and additional workroom time for her to create your customized design plan. During this time, you will review your design vision for your room, your design dilemmas and dreams, and work together with Kelly to clarify that vision. The investment for a Design Day is $1500. If more than one room is needed, we can speak to you about a packaged rate. The design time includes:

  • One in-home hard surface design consultation. Where Kelly will listen to your design dilemmas and desires for your project. You can ask questions and seek advice regarding countertops, tile, wall and ceiling treatments, carpet, millwork, lighting, flooring, plumbing, paint colors and other related topics.
  • A design plan will be emailed to you within two weeks after the “Day”, recapping your design decisions, a mood board and a checklist for your project.

The investment for a Design Day is $1500 per room. – These spots fill up fast, so book quickly. A very limited number of spots are available.

We’d love to hear from you! Please fill out the contact form to schedule a time to get a quote and discuss more details about your project or give us a call.

Out of area projects will be considered based upon schedule and scope of work; Travel and Expense fees will be added.


New Build & Remodel – call for quote

Let us take your new build or remodel from studs to stunning! This service is a hands-on comprehensive package that supports a trend forward and timeless approach to hard surface design. Whether you are a Builder or homeowner Kelly and The Design Café team will collaborate from construction to completion of your project.

Professional services include:

  • Initial review of blueprints, architectural drawings and elevations.
  • Development of design concept
  • Electrical plan review.
  • All material and finishing selections. This can include countertops, sinks, plumbing fixtures, hardware, carpet and floor coverings, tile, lighting fixtures, doors, windows, millwork, appliances, wall & ceiling surfaces, exterior selections and more.
  • Showroom meetings with the client for selections and natural stone slab selection.
  • Tile details and specifications provided for the trades and builder.
  • Coordination of selections timeline and the construction timeline.
  • Site meetings and project management.

The investment for a Build & Remodel project consists of a flat design fee, based on the square footage of the home and the level of involvement. Call or email for pricing, we’d love to hear from you and be a part of your special project!

Out of area projects will be considered based upon schedule and scope of work; Travel and Expense fees will be added.