Our name speaks our mission. Collective Design Studio takes a collaborative approach to designing both residential and commercial spaces. We eschew looks and trends in favor of a durable, enduring environment that reflects what is important to our clients. Collective was founded by Heather Braland and Christina George, who together have decades of design experience.


heather braland

Heather approaches every project with one key goal: to design a space that is both beautiful and memorable.  The secret, for her, lies in creating a story in every room.  Drawing inspiration from all around, and especially from music and nature, Heather seeks to establish a sense of place and include surprises that spark conversation. 

A lifelong resident of the Kansas City area, Heather graduated with honors from Park University with a B.A. in Interior Design.   


christina george

Christina’s spark of inspiration is often rooted in the experiences and personal treasures of her clients.  She believes that capturing and reflecting what matters most to them is the key to creating a sense of refuge and comfort.  Fond memories are the foundation of comfortable, functional, and fabulous spaces.  

Christina attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City, earning a B.A. in Graphic Arts.  She also earned an A.S. in Interior Design from Johnson County Community College. 


what we do



We elevate living spaces old or new, big or small, whole house or hall bath.



We create inspired interiors at boutiques, hotels, restaurants and places of worship.


model homes

We collaborate with builders, developers and real-estate agents to stage stylish spaces.



We shop your home, rearranging your furniture and reimagining family heirlooms.