Our Team

Denver Interior Designers

Devon and Miranda, co-founders of Inside Stories, have a combined 30+ years of design experience. Inside Stories was established in 2015 as an alternative option to Devon and Miranda’s affiliate company Duet Design Group. With talented local Denver based interior designers with the support from Devon Tobin and Miranda Cullen, all projects types are accepted. Learn more about our team below.

Denver interior designers. Duet Design Group and Inside Stories
Degree:

AAS in Interior Design & MS in Nursing

Favorite Design Challenge:

Incorporating a client’s beloved items into a design. It’s what makes the room inherently unique & personal.

Her Genius Strikes:

I’m inspired by art, architecture, fashion & travel. Beauty is all around us.

Fun Fact:

My sister & I each gave birth to a set of twins, born almost exactly a year apart. We call it the “twinpocalypse”.

Maria Causey

Interior Designer

Degree:

BA Classical Art + History

Favorite Design Challenge:

Reimagining a space for a completely new function, like turning a front desk into a bar!

Her Genius Strikes:

When hiking in the PNW, exploring rural Europe and waking up at 3am with a hair-brain idea.

Fun Fact:

I am a certified yoga teacher and currently teach classes when I’m not designing.

Samantha Leffel

Interior Designer

Degree:

Bachelor’s in Interior Design

Favorite Design Challenge:

Tiny spaces! I love turning a small space into ultimate functionality that reflects the client’s day-to-day lifestyle.

Her Genius Strikes:

When I least expect it – On a hike over the weekend, while taking a shower in the morning, or even trying to fall asleep at night.

Fun Fact:

I’m obsessed with tiny homes, and lived in 300sqft. for a year to test my ability to go tiny.

Brittany Porter

Interior Designer

Lisa O Inside Stories Interior Designer
Degree:

Bachelor’s in Interior Design

Favorite Design Challenge:

Small (tiny) spaces.

Her Genius Strikes:

Late night, or very early in the morning

Fun Fact:

I broke both my wrists snowboarding in college. It broadened my interest in accessible/universal design.

Lisa Oleynik

Interior Designer

Lauren Winters Inside Stories Interior designer
Degree:

Master's in Interior Architecture

Favorite Design Challenge:

Small spaces & tight budgets! She loves a good challenge!

Her Genius Strikes:

During a long run outdoors. The combination of fresh air and no distractions equals design breakthroughs.

Fun Fact:

She's fed and bathed elephants in Thailand.

Lauren Winter

Senior Interior Designer

Degree:

Bachelor's in Interior Design

Favorite Design Challenge:

Kids rooms! She loves the fun and whimsical aspects they can have while still creating a timeless space that can grow with them.

Her Genius Strikes:

When she least expects it. Grabbing a cup of coffee, taking her children to the park, eating at a new restaurant, trying to sleep, driving alone in the car, surfing the internet ... Inspiration is all around!

Fun Fact:

She can say the alphabet backwards!

Rachel Vanek

Senior Interior Designer

Degree:

BFA in Interior Design and Bachelor's Business/Marketing

Favorite Design Challenge:

Creating unique layouts to bring more function into spaces.

Her Genius Strikes:

When she's perusing design publications, traveling or training.

Fun Fact:

She is an endurance sport junkie (i.e. Long-Distance Triathlons)!

Karleen deVilla-Mohr

Senior Interior Designer