Interior Designer Minneapolis | Residential and Commercial Interior Design

our passion


design with intent

There are countless ways to approach a design project. A space that fluently communicates its intent is derived from a layering of thoughtfully considered elements. It is with this approach, along with a highly trained eye for detail and a natural curiosity, that we create spaces that reflect our client's aspirations. Be it a whole house design or a single room, a commercial renovation or new build, Vela Creative will work with you to develop a design that is intuitive and engaging.




Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
The Reading Room

Atomic Ranch
Arden Hills Kitchen

Midwest Home Magazine
Arden Hills Kitchen

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
Dedicated Design



Kimberly Scanlon

Founder | Principal Interior Designer | NCIDQ |  ASID

Kimberly has always been a planner, full of strategy and ingenuity. Interior design has allowed her to express those skills creatively to bring wellbeing and substance to the brands and clients she works with. Invariably observant and a seeker of simplicity, her design philosophy has been derived from a combination of past experiences both in the fields of design and psychology. With a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota and design degree from Dakota County Technical College, Kimberly has honed her skills in understanding client needs, allowing her to create spaces that are comprehensive and intriguing with details that reveal themselves quietly over time.  Kimberly's work has been featured in Atomic Ranch, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Midwest Home and Spaces Magazine. Above all, Kimberly values the impact that design has on our lives. 

Kimberly was awarded ASID Minnesota’s Emerging Talent Award in 2018.



Vela Creative is an award-winning interior design studio specializing in bespoke residential and concept-focused commercial design, working on residential, commercial and hospitality projects in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul and nationwide. Our design process sets a singular goal of creating spaces that allow our clients to live and work well in their homes and workplaces. We approach each project with a tailored strategy to best serve the individual client. 



Space Planning
Concept Development
Brand Integration
3D Visualization
Construction Drawings
Material Selection
Fixture Selection
Furniture Selection
Project Oversight


Art Sourcing + Selection
Custom Cabinet Design
Furniture Layout
Color Palette Development
Window Treatments
Decor Selection
Kitchen Design
Bath Design



"Good design promotes wellness and greatly impacts our everyday lifestyle. Having a space that is both aesthetically pleasing, functional and a haven away from the chaos of the outside world positively affects our emotional health. It brings us great joy to share this benefit with our clients."


Professional Member ASID | Interior Designer Minneapolis

Vela Creative is proud to be a part of the American Society of Interior Designers community.

"It’s a proven fact: interior design transforms lives. Effective interior design makes workers more efficient, enables students to learn, and provides living spaces that are aesthetically pleasing and healthy as well as functional. The impact of the environments in which we live, work, play and heal is profound and must be human centric. ASID interior designers are uniquely qualified by education and experience to enhance quality of life through the design of spaces that ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the user, whether it be residential, commercial, sustainable or adaptable design. When you hire an ASID interior designer, you can look forward to more than great design. You gain an experienced practitioner who can solve problems, help you avoid costly mistakes and - most importantly – create the ideal space to meet your needs and reflect your lifestyle." - ASID Minnesota Chapter

Kimberly currently serves on the ASID MN Chapter Board of Directors as Communications Director. Her task is simple - ensuring the message of DESIGN IMPACTS LIVES is promoted and recognized.