I’m Darlene Mikolasko, an interior designer & interior design consultant.
Welcome to my cozy corner
of the web – where I specialize in coastal fusion – East Coast elegance meets West Coast cool.

Unlock the mystery of a truly functional kitchen.
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Caught in a Decor Dilemma?

We've all been dazed and confused at some point...

Tossing endless money into quick fixes and trendy decor trends, only to be left with a home that lacks soul and functionality? You’ve made countless attempts, sacrificing weekends for DIY disasters, and ending up with a space that’s more eye-roll than chic…

 My superpower is my VIP Strategy Consultation. This signature service helps homeowners devise the perfect Interior Design Plan. You’ll be confident your new build, reno, or home decor selections are timeless, on-point, and uniquely you.

Decorative Pillows on a sofa with a black lava side table and large lamp

I offer advice on color, furniture, and more.
Let's get your creative juices flowing!

Blue bathroom double vanity with tower and marble counter and backsplash

Let's talk kitchen & baths.
A sound design is timeless
and includes form,
function, and style!

a dirty martini with olives overlooking marsh and a marina

Every other Friday is
Happy Hour!
Join me for some fun themes and recipes!

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What's Your Style?

Need a hand in determining what your design style really is? Well, I can help you figure it out.
You can also take this nifty visual quiz from the Designer Society of America. Are you excited to see your results? I know I am! And let’s face it…decorating your home is more enjoyable when
you’re able to narrow down the choices according to your style.

living room with view of fireplace, tv and built-ins with styled shelves

About D Miko Design

Meet the Designer
Darlene Mikolasko

Oenophile          Mom of 2          organizing junkie

You see my full name – now you know why I named my company D Miko – rolls off the tongue much easier, right?

My goal is to help you make your home beautiful and layer it with your personality. I want you to wake up every morning, look around, and pinch yourself – YES! it’s your amazing house and you’re proud of it.

"Darlene has a natural-born talent for interior design! All she has to do is walk into a room and her creative juices begin to flow. She has a fine eye for detail and her artful finishing touches bring life and beauty to any project that she takes on! She knows exactly what she wants and, more importantly, what is needed to make your dream home wishes come true! She was able to translate my wishes into a truly fabulous bathroom! Thank you, Darlene!"

— A.T. Naples, FL

WORK WITH ME

VIP Strategy Consultation

Whether it’s a new build, reno, or room redesign, I’ll make sure your home radiates timeless coastal charm and your personal style.

This service requires 2 meetings – a preliminary consultation and a final consultation, both of which can be done in person or via Zoom.

As the homeowner, you’ll have some homework before the final consult, but that’s the fun part!

On The Blog

The Power of a Comprehensive Color Consultation

Think of this blog post as your backstage pass into the behind-the-scenes magic of a True Color Expert™.

How to Infuse West Coast Cool into Your Kitchen

When it comes to coastal interior design, the West Coast Cool style embodies the relaxed, airy vibe of beachside living.

12 Space-Saving Hacks for Small Bathrooms

Are you a space-challenged bathroom owner? The smallest full bathroom allowed is 5′ x 8′; that’s a mere 40 square feet!

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