Vintage Integrity with an L.A. Vibe

A Mission Hills Remodel by Nest Interiors

Nest Interiors Overhill Road remodel is a victory for Midwest vintage lovers who crave California sunshine. It’s a merging of the Hills -- Beverly and Mission.

“Our collective goal was to give the home a major face lift, a California “bright and light” feel, while staying true to the integrity of the architecture and elements of the original home,” say Katy Cassaw and Kat Benson, owners of Nest Interiors.

The decision of what to keep (the fireplace brick and entry tile) and what to change (the wall colors and sunken bathtub) was an artful dance.

“It was definitely a balance to bring the styles and decades together,” they say. “The homeowners love and appreciate vintage, especially lighting, as well as a fresh, California vibe. We mixed interesting textures, colors and materials together for a unique design that keeps some original elements in the home and reflects our clients’ story.”

J-D Boyle and Molly Kocour-Boyle, are thrilled with the results of their home remodel:  “Nest Interiors was able to listen to two distinct voices and deliver throughout the design process. It is light, open, warm, and inviting. If we didn’t hire Katy and Kat, our house wouldn’t be as cohesive as it is, and we would probably still be debating different choices.”

That cohesive charm begins at the front door painted a deep indigo (Gentleman’s Gray/Benjamin Moore) to set the tone for the home’s color contrast and to enliven the original architecture with new energy.

“We used an interesting mix of materials, including some fun tile in saturated colors,” Kat says. “Our clients trusted in our vision to push the envelope outside the norm of what you see here in the midwest. We loved breathing new life into it, taking it completely different but still holding to some unique original architectural details.”

The team discussed painting the fireplace brick white but ultimately decided it was key to keep some warmth and integrity of the original home intact, and the fireplace was a great place to do that.

“The clients were happy to have a home that was not only more functional for their family but also melded their personal styles and really told their story – with a Nest twist to it,” Kat says.  

The biggest design challenge was reconfiguring the master bathroom and guest bathroom that included a dated layout with a sunken tub accented by “interesting” swag draperies that were removed to create a large master suite and walk-in closet.  

The new guest bathroom includes a stunning showstopper concrete floor that is pure artwork for the feet.

“We wanted it to be the star of that space while going subtler with other finishes in the room,” Kat says. “It was a tough sell to the husband originally, but in the end, he was over the moon with the result.”

J-D and Molly say that he would absolutely recommend Nest Interiors: “They were able to not only guide us through the renovation, but stressed where we should spend and where we could save, so everything fit in our budget. In retrospect, we wish we did even more with them and are looking forward to working with them again.”

Nest Interiors, 5911 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66202 | 913-901-8257 |


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