Our Team

Experts in Interior Design

Meet the Evolve Team

Interior Design is Our Passion

At Evolve Interior Design, we take interior design very personal because it is personal, to every one of our clients. We work to ensure that the moment you walk through the door of your home, you are surrounded by the colors you love, the comfort of furnishings that invite you to relax and accessories that say, “welcome home.”

In 2014, we opened Evolve Interior Design and Showroom to share our experience creating beautiful interior design with homeowners in Sioux Falls and across the region. We love collecting the right pieces to make a space come together perfectly, based on the vision of a client, but we know that great interiors go beyond a look; we walk our clients through the execution to ensure the design stays on track from start to finish.

Meet Our Designers

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    Julie Rasmussen Hanssen

    Owner/Principal Designer

    "The design industry is so dynamic. It changes every day - and that’s what makes it so exciting. I love working with such a variety of clients because each day brings a different space, a different challenge and a different design solution."

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor of Science, Interior Design – South Dakota State University
    • 30 years interior design experience
    • Home interior specialty
    • Many long-term, satisfied clients

    Good design doesn’t just happen – it begins with listening to a client and establishing a trusting relationship. Julie Hanssen has been working with home and business owners for more than three decades, helping them create environments that reflect their personalities and their passions. Her mission is creating residential interiors with a fresh perspective and her designs produce original results that keep the client’s needs and vision a priority. Julie is detail oriented, client focused and fun to work with. She has a keen eye for details from traditional to contemporary interiors – and that makes all the difference.

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    Laura Laird

    Showroom Manager/Interior Designer

    "Transforming a space into a client’s vision begins with learning what inspires them. I listen and then pull together the ideas and the elements that will become the spaces they love to live in."

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor of Science, Interior Design; Business minor – South Dakota State University
    • Residential interior design – Sioux Falls, SD; Minneapolis, MN
    • Computer-generated interior space design

    Bringing the latest technology and a modern viewpoint to Evolve, Laura Ann Laird is a talented interior designer that can help clients visualize design concepts by creating 2D and 3D renderings that reflect the finished space. Even more importantly, she can take those concepts and translate them into real interior solutions that reflect the lifestyles of the people that share the space. Laura Ann joined the Evolve team in 2014, using her unique talents create inspired interiors for clients.

  • Janet Costello, Evolve Client

    I have worked with several decorators in Sioux Falls but this experience was by far the best. Here's three things I would like to say about Julie and Laura Ann. 1. They REALLY listen to what the client wants and they do their best to stay within the budget set. 2. These guys stand behind everything they sell. 3. They are honest, kind and creative. It was a pleasure to work with these talented ladies.

  • LaDawn Dykhouse, Evolve Client

    I have worked with Julie for over 20 years. She has helped me with a variety of building projects from remodeling to new construction. I have appreciated her knowledge and assistance in helping me pick out everything from flooring to counter tops to window treatments. She has been very helpful in coordinating all of the details of my projects. Without her expertise I would have found much of the process overwhelming. Julie has been great at helping me define my style and making our house a home.

  • Susan Horner, Evolve Client

    I cannot say enough about how happy I am that I found Julie and Laura Ann. They helped redecorate the upper level of our home - they listened, they understood, they created. Their expertise in color selection, space planning, product knowledge, and window treatments was greatly appreciated. The end result is a comfortable, unique design, perfect for our family and style.

  • Bruce & Judy Vogt, Evolve Clients

    One day in February, we walked into Evolve, where we were met by Laura Ann. We asked if she could come over to our home to give us some ideas to refresh our great room. She must have had some great ideas, because with her help, we updated our great room, dining room, re-modeled the kitchen, and are now working on the master bedroom.

  • Steve & Linda Mellegard, Evolve Clients

    When we decided to update areas of our 15 year old home, we were at a loss as to where to start. Then we met Julie... Julie looked at our project, listened to what we wanted to see at the finish and guided us through the process. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome! We loved working with Julie and the rest of the Evolve team. They took the stress out of what could have been a very stressful situation. Highly recommend!

  • Donna H., Evolve Client

    I truly have enjoyed working with Julie at Evolve Interior Design! She is creative, professional, fun, and has a knack for helping create just the look that you desire to achieve in your home ! Julie helped to combine comfort, style, and practicality in the furniture design for our home. We could not be happier with the end result!

  • Gretchen Shafer, Evolve Client

    We cannot thank Laura Ann enough. We had struggled for several months on finding the perfect artwork and also the best accent furniture. She was patient and gave us several options. They let us “test” the artwork before we bought it. It was truly an amazing experience and I would recommend her services to anyone…and the best part…it was fun!

  • Erin Wiswall, Evolve Client

    The exceptional service that I have received from Evolve Interior Design is beyond compare. Laura is energetic, knowledgeable, pleasant, professional and very helpful. Laura’s extensive product knowledge and attention to detail is an asset to any homeowner or company who is looking for a rewarding transformation to their interior. The uniqueness and caring demeanor that Laura brings to interior design has been a wonderful experience. By taking the time to understand my tastes and goals Laura was able to incorporate her flair for design into a look I absolutely love! I highly recommend Evolve Interior Design, truly remarkable services!