Who is Design Solutions?

Design Solutions by Mimi, LLC is a company that specializes in home organization, interior design, home staging, and curb appeal. When you feel like chaos has overcome your living spaces, Mimi Burns is here to help you develop an organization system that will suit your lifestyle and be a guide for you to maintain. Or if you’re stuck picking out a paint color or knowing where to hang those pictures still on the ground from your move three years ago, she is here to advise you. Services are available to clients in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Town & Country, Frontenac, Wildwood, Webster Groves, Clayton, Sunset Hills, Kirkwood, Des Peres, St. Charles County and Other Surrounding Areas.


Meet Mimi Burns

Since 1996, Mimi has been working in the field of interior design. Along with decorating, she is passionate about organizing and is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals & NAPO-St.Louis & a FreedomFiler™ Certified Consultant.

Mimi motivates clients to establish organization systems tailored to their personal needs and desires. During the organization process, she will teach you how to form healthy relationships with your possessions and maintain effective organization systems for years to come.

Woman hands placing wardrobe drawer organizers with full of folded underwears. Sock drawer with folded socks. Perfect and neatly setting of clothes. Linen drawer organization solution. Perfectionist.


I can’t say enough about Mimi – she is one of a kind. She is so easy to have around — which is important when you consider how much time you may potentially be spending with an organizer. While initially we only used Mimi “from time to time,” after we brought out things out of storage out of state, we really needed to downsize and organize what we wanted to keep, what needed to go. By ourselves, the job always seemed too overwhelming. We just never made enough progress and it got us down. Enter Mimi, with her gentle, focused and friendly approach, and we were able to do massive amounts of downsizing–and feel good doing it! She just seems to know what to do and what to say as you process through even the toughest decisions. After each session, she would even do the drop-offs for us, freeing us of yet another extra task. When we decided to move to a smaller and older home in the city, she not only helped us downsize our previous home for storage, but used her considerable design skills to stage our home for selling! (Got five offers the first day.) Since older homes often lack adequate storage and closet space, she has helped us come up with new solutions. I can’t believe the difference she made in our aged St Louis basement, making it a place I actually like to be in! She recommended affordable shelving units and transformed a pile of boxes into easy to use space where we can find things at a glance. I have recommended her to a lot of families in transition — moving, selling, perhaps dealing with the belongings of an elderly relative. Her patience, tact and approachability are phenomenal. Mimi, you’ve changed our lives!

-Liz Wiley

Mimi Burns is a thoughtful, qualified and talented advisor, decorator and organizer. She has provided quality services many times over the past decade in reorganizing and decorating my home, setting up a home office and assisting in the related move, choosing furniture, downsizing to get rid of unneeded items, and generally being there as a guiding resource to deal with decisions that had me “stuck.” She is an analytical and thorough and reliable professional who is easy and enjoyable to work with. I recommend her highly without reservation. You won’t regret hiring Mimi.

-Richard Snyder

I have used Mimi Burns and her business, Design Solutions by Mimi, for personal and business organizing for years, and I cannot say enough good things about her, so let’s just keep it simple:
Mimi is a Gift from the Organizational Gods to humanity to save us from drowning in our stuff! She is fast, efficient, reasonable, reliable, punctual, hysterical, Salt of the Earth, and she may even end up a friend for life, featured prominently on your business brochure, as she has for me, so take my word for it, CALL HER NOW, SHE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

-Andrew Goodman

Mimi brought her valuable expertise and talent to a major renovation at our 3100 square foot Des Peres home where she designed, decorated and organized every room. This included 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, kitchen, great room, dining room, laundry room, an entire lower level, garage, deck, curb appeal, and all landscaping. Mimi selected every paint color, all flooring, handles/knobs, furniture, accessories, plants, lighting, plumbing fixtures, window treatments, and cabinetry, to name a few. WOW, she exceeded all of our expectations!
She also organized, decorated, and landscaped our entire previous home over many years which sold before ever being put on the market!

Mimi’s clear communication with all involved brought our project to a timely conclusion within budget. Mimi’s favorite phrase in making product selections is “Do you love it?” In conclusion, Mimi elevated our style, and as a result we will enjoy our lovely home for many years.

-Mary Andrews

My husband and I utilized Mimi’s services when we purchased our first home that was in need of some upgrades. Mimi was so gracious in taking the time to discuss all our options and the best way to coordinate each color scheme for every room of our house. She ensured that everything flowed perfectly and that we had a cohesive vision for each space. She provided so many amazing ideas and truly helped make our house a home. We are so grateful for all of her hard work, and would recommend her again and again!

-Leanna Rosenthal

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