Trista Miller-Burroughs, Principal Designer

Trista is an Interior Designer and owner of Motivo Designs. Her extensive work experience with commercial & residential design-build has allowed Trista to create a niche for her and her company in today’s ever evolving design market. Trista’s strong level of integrity, and pride in exceptional quality manifests itself in her passion for design and is highlighted in every endeavor she takes on. She strives to design unique interiors that not only exceeds the client’s expectations but also introduces them to a new style of living.


Karen Collins, Studio Manager

Karen oversees the operation and account management details that need to be handled in our fast-paced business. There isn’t a project Karen can’t manage and she keeps our projects moving along with her can-do attitude. Her years of experience as a professional seamstress, managing many employees and knowledge of design products, fabrics and their fabrication gives her the ability to wear many hats at Motivo Designs.


Leigha Torney, Interior Designer

Leigha is a recent graduate of Johnson County Community College’s school of Interior Design. There, she completed an Associate's Degree in Interior Design, and three certifications - Interior Design Assistant, Kitchen & Bathroom Design, and Interior Staging. She is very passionate about detailed residential spaces and all things that make a house a home. In her free time, she has a side business making custom furniture such as dining tables, benches, desks, etc. and home decor for the Kansas City area. With Leigha’s woodworking skills and knowledge of materials, construction, and design software, she will bring a lot of new and exciting ideas to the table.