April Nelson, Principal Interior Designer

For as long as April can remember, design has been a part of her life. She was exposed to art and architecture at a very young age and was drawn to it immediately.

Her design education began at the Art and Design School at the University of Kansas. After graduation, April worked six years with Spaces, Inc. on a number of challenging commercial projects in the Kansas City area including The Kauffman Foundation, Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Courthouse, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Johnson County Community College, and Cessna Aircraft in Wichita.

April moved on to work for Stoney Broke, LTD. where she continued to design commercial projects and consulted with over 50 families on their residential design needs.

She continues to train with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and has received national certification as an interior designer.

Throughout her work experience and education, April has learned a tremendous amount about collaborating and working with people to improve their environments. She prides herself on her attention to detail and eye for creating an elegant, versatile space. She believes in listening to what her client wants, finding innovative solutions, and in making sure that good, sustainable design is available to everyone.



At Studio a Interior Design, the collaboration and exchange of ideas begin with an in-depth consultation interview, followed by research and planning. With our extensive experience in the interior design industry, we have a wealth of product information and resources at our fingertips to make the right decisions for any project.

Since each project and client is unique, this initial meeting allows our design team and client to determine the project scope. During the research and planning stage, we find the appropriate solutions and present them for approval. Using 3D SketchUp technology and CAD drawings, we can illustrate how a client’s house or office space will look with the recommended layout, new furnishings, and colors. The renderings provide an innovative way for clients to explore new concepts and ideas.

Once a project is approved, Studio a offers project management services. We have a list of pre-approved sub-contractors who implement the design. We order all the materials, schedule deliveries, provide project spreadsheets that include dates and contractors, provide onsite management meetings and follow up with weekly updates. We also handle all the billing and scheduling of sub-contractors. 


We charge an hourly fee of $85.00. For each individual project, a proposal is generated to estimate hours needed and is signed by both designer and client before the project begins. Hours are then billed on a monthly basis against the proposal. Interior products are also purchased through Studio a at a discounted rate or a cost-plus basis.


  • Project management services for maintenance and remodel projects
  • Interior space planning
  • Complete design of new construction and remodeling (including CAD drawings with SketchUp 3D model drawings).
  • Custom paint finishes and applications
  • Murals and Trompe L’oeil
  • Window treatments and installations
  • Wood plantation shutters
  • Furniture and upholstery
  • Designer wallpapers and fabrics
  • Custom reupholstery and  slipcovers
  • Custom bedding, duvets, and pillows
  • Carpeting and area rugs
  • Flooring materials
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Table and floor lamps
  • Decorative accessories
  • Original artwork
  • Seasonal décor and installation

“April Nelson of Studio a has been my designer for five years. She has a broad-based background in both residential and commercial design. I especially value her project management and organizational skills, attention to detail, conscientiousness, and integrity. I truly appreciate her practical advice, tasteful design solutions, and willingness to go the extra mile on behalf of her clients.” – Kay Buckley

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