The Mira Jean Story

Welcome! We are so glad you're here. 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. Collections are colorful, fresh, coastal and nature-inspired, inspired by early memories of walking through the markets overseas, work in conservation earlier on in her career, her love of nature and the beach.


An artist at heart with a Fine Arts degree, Kate is happiest when creating and working with clients to help them make their houses places they love to come home to. Whether it's a contemporary waterfront property, row house in DC, brick Colonial or Cape Cod in Arlington or farmhouse In Del Ray, 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.



Interested in learning more about our interior design and decorating services? Have a question or comment about our textiles, wallpaper or paintings?  Contact us today at

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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