The Design Team
Founder + Principal Designer
Aaron is a leading member of the Eastern Iowa design community whose projects reflect a collaborative relationship between function and form, client and designer. With a decade of experience, he draws design inspiration from a variety of sources - art, travel, nature, and architecture. Aaron builds relationships with each collaboration and his clientele resonates with a passion for integrity and beauty. An Eastern Iowa native, Aaron is deeply committed to the Cedar Rapids community, serving and working closely with Cedar Rapids Tourism, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Foundation 2, and Daybreak Rotary.
Between managing the day-to-day operations of the studio, you'll find Aaron playing golf, shopping for vintage furnishings, or entertaining guests with his husband at their home.
Senior Interior Designer
Shauna is an upbeat interior designer and Iowa native. She got her start as a film-set decorator in Los Angeles and quickly found her calling in interior design. After graduating from Harrington College of Design, she worked in the Chicago market for twelve years, where she gained practical and technical skills. Shauna has a vast reservoir of experience in residential and commercial lighting, and she knows how to execute difficult design details. She particularly enjoys the challenge of blending various eras and styles, bringing balance and warmth to every project, and reflecting client personality in her designs.
In her free time, Shauna enjoys painting and sewing projects, but more than anything, spending time with her family and friends.
Jess joined the Aaron Murphy Interiors team after spending ten years in professional office management in both the public and private sectors. After years of organizing and decorating homes as a hobby, the interior design world was an easy transition. Between managing sales orders, shipping logistics, installation coordination, invoicing, and payroll services, Jess runs the office like a fine-tuned machine. She even managed to organize our sample library - something every interior designer struggles with!
When not in the office, Jess enjoys spending time with her husband, two cats, family, and friends at their home in Iowa City. She also enjoys a vast array of music, gardening, anything nature, yoga, writing, traveling, and anything related to the Bee Gees. We admire her knack for understanding our clients and their needs with kindness and a quirky sense of humor.