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The Mira Jean Story

Mira Jean Designs is the creation of artist & lead designer Kate Hougen. As seen in Traditional Home, Cottages & Bungalows, and Arlington Magazine's Best of Arlington Award Winner for Wallpaper - Editor's Pick.

As a child, Kate grew up overseas and lived in countries in Africa and the Middle East. It was here her love of textiles first began. In 2015, Kate launched her first Mira Jean Designs textile collection. A few years later, she added wallpaper to the line. In 2018, she began offering interior design and decorating services. Designs are fresh, colorful, coastal and nature-inspired. 


An artist at heart with a Fine Arts degree, Kate is happiest when creating and working with clients to help them make their living spaces places they love to come home to. Whether it's a brick Colonial in Alexandria, rowhouse in DC or Cape Cod in Arlington, Kate loves listening to each homeowner's preferred aesthetic and finding just the right mix of furnishings, decor and colors for their home. Spaces are unique and tailored to each homeowner's tastes and how they truly live and want to feel in their own homes. The right mix of practical, beautiful and functional. Contact us to learn more.



Evans & Sheldon

Washington, DC


Charlotte, North Carolina

Karen Saks Showroom

2500 Distribution Street




Sarah Boardman-Miller Showroom

Milwaukee, WI



Ammon Hickson

Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA)

Dania Beach, FL


Raleigh, North Carolina

Karen Saks Showroom

1508 Capital Boulevard



Tapis & Decor

International Market Square

Minneapolis, MN



“We have worked with Kate on three design projects over the past year, including a major bathroom and basement renovation. Kate has been an amazing partner in these projects. In addition to her exceptional design concepts ... her expertise initiated a transformation of our home into a modern, warm and comfortable home that we're proud to show off. We're excited to work with her on our next project - just hope we get it all done before HGTV discovers her! - The Krohl Family

“My house feels like my home, but better ... the best version of my home and memories. Your artistic talent has definitely made me happier.  Thank you for taking the risk of turning your gifts into a business."  - J. Dodd

"I have never been able to visualize what a decorated room could look like and have always been overwhelmed with choices. I thought bringing in someone to help would be too expensive and too time consuming, but when we decided to redo the main level of our house I knew we needed to get help. Kate from Mira Jean Designs was so flexible and took into account our budget and preference for "lots of color". The results are amazing." - J. Boig

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