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, Arlington Magazine's Best of Award Winner and more.

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 and began offering in-home decorating and design services. Collections are inspired by early memories of walking through the markets overseas, time spent working in conservation earlier on in her career, and her love of nature and the beach. Colorful, fresh, coastal and nature-inspired. 

An artist at heart with a Fine Arts degree, Kate is happiest when creating - and loves every minute she can spend 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 Cape Cod in Arlington or bungalow in Del Ray, Kate loves listening to each homeowner's preferred aesthetic and finding the right mix of furnishings, decor and colors for their home. Spaces are unique to each homeowner's tastes and how they truly live and want to feel in their homes. The right mix of practical, beautiful ... and functional!  Contact us to learn more.