Meet a Mom: Kayley Miller | Katy Moms

Today we’re featuring a creative mama who gives us major home envy and inspo! Following along with her on Instagram, we get so much inspiration watching her fix up her home one room at a time and on a budget!

Kayley Miller majored in Interior Design/Home & Family Studies at Brigham Young University and has always loved all aspects of design for as long as she can remember!

Kayley specializes in creating calm, inviting bedrooms, living spaces and nurseries.  Whether you’re looking to spruce up a tired looking room, make your home more functional, or start from scratch in a new space, Kayley has the inspo and creative eye you’re looking for!

Before she started exploring interior design, her outlet was graphic design, even opening up an Etsy shop for some of her prints and designs.

We absolutely love following along with this mama and know you will, too! Read her full interview below and make sure to follow along with her on social media!


Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Katy?

I was born in San Diego, but my family moved around a lot growing up.  My husband and I moved to Katy in 2013, and both sets of grandparents live here … so this feels like home!

You’re a mama to FOUR sweet littles! Did you always know you wanted a big family and what’s the biggest blessing
about it?

Yes! When I was little I said I wanted 12 kids. lol!  We are definitely good with our four though! There is never a dull moment and I love that they’re growing up with built-in buddies.

What’s your favorite thing about raising a family in Katy?

Just that it’s so family-friendly! So many parks, good schools, tons of activities for kids, etc.  We once went to a restaurant in Houston that didn’t have highchairs … pretty sure that wouldn’t happen in Katy. haha!

Least favorite mom job? (i.e. packing lunches, dishes, bath time, etc.)

For sure meals.  I don’t love cooking and have a hard time coming up with new ideas.  I’m always asking friends to share their easy favorites!

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…

We struggled with “unexplained secondary infertility” between babies two and three.  I’ve been pretty open about it, but when new friends find out we did IVF they’re surprised to hear someone with four kids had issues. It was a really, really hard time for me, and my heart goes out to mamas who are navigating losses and/or infertility!

Favorite local things to do in Katy/Richmond/Fulshear? (With kiddos or just for mom!)

I’m having a hard time even remembering what we did pre-covid! We LOVE Alamo Drafthouse for both movies with the kids and date nights.  If you haven’t had their fried pickles, you’re missing out! haha! Our new house is close to the bayou so we love going for bike rides there.  The kids like feeding the turtles, and recently there was a pretty big gator, which was exciting (and sort of freaky)!

Do you have a favorite family friendly restaurant in the area?

We’ve been eating at Hat Creek a lot lately!  The kids love the playground and they have a lot of gluten free options (our 3-year-old is recently GF).

Best mom hack that makes your life easier?

Getting out the door to go anywhere had been so exhausting, so now I’m prepping as much as I can ahead of time! On school nights we lay out clothes, pack snacks and put them in their backpack, set out masks/water bottles etc. The big kids get ready for school with minimal help this way.  It’s not a perfect system (a couple weeks ago we walked halfway to school before I noticed my first grader had left her entire backpack in the house), but it’s helped so much!

Tell us about your platform, Kayley Miller Home, and what makes you unique in the home décor space?


I started my page last summer when we moved to document us updating our 20-year-old home.  I’m all about trying to make our spaces pretty and functional without spending a fortune… so lots of DIYs (I recently painted our brown backsplash white. It was so easy and anyone could do it!), repurposing furniture from FB marketplace and splurge vs save type posts!

Can you talk about you Etsy shop and the amazing signs you’ve made for Katy’s favorite OBGYN, Bethany Peterson!

She is the best!!! Dr. Peterson sent me the content and just asked me to put it all onto a cute poster for her office.  My Etsy shop I started forever ago.  I don’t add to it much anymore, but it still has quite a few instant downloads. I sell photo Christmas cards, birthday invitations, gift tags for teachers and things like that. When I make new designs for my kids I try to put those in the shop!

Tell us about your website Kayley Miller Interiors. Are you also an interior designer for others? (asking for a friend-ha!)

I wish, but not right now!  I tried to start this up a few months ago, and the timing just wasn’t right. My youngest starts preschool in the fall, so I’m thinking I might have time for at least some e-designs then. For now it’s an instagram-only thing.

Were you always this creative and what’s your best budging advice for people who want to re-do a room in their home?

I’ve needed a creative outlet my whole life! When I’m doing a new room I usually have some ideas of my own, and then will look at other rooms I like for more inspiration.  It helps me figure out what I like/don’t like.  Shea McGee said she does this too, so I figure it must be the way to go! haha!  Making a mood board can really help to visualize the space.  Canva is a great free app you can use.

What did you do before all things fixing up/interior design?

Before we bought our first house and got really into this, my creative outlet was graphic design. That’s when I started my little Etsy shop!

How important is it for you to have a passion outside of being a mother?

For me it’s huge!! I always need something and it doesn’t even matter what (a book I’m sucked into, a house project, etc.) I’m sure all moms relate! In some seasons it’s just so hard to find the time and the right balance.

Who has most influenced you to be the mom you are today?

There are so many moms I really look up to!  My mom is definitely one of the biggest influences though.  I’m one of five and I don’t know how she did everything she did for us growing up.  Now that I’m a mom myself I’m even more impressed with the type of mom she was to us.

What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids?

I wish I would have learned to go with the flow sooner.  I think we all go into motherhood knowing there will be a lot we can’t control. As a planner I wasn’t prepared for just how much though.  From big things to not being able to have the spacing between kids we wanted, to little things like walking out of a music class early because my toddler kept hitting/pushing everyone. Those early years would have been a lot easier if I’d been able to accept this sooner.  This is something I think I’ll always be working on!

We are all about community, as are you! What does having a mom tribe mean to you?
Having this is a game-changer! When we had a ton going on at one point, my friend Catherine had my then kindergartener go home with her from school.  She kept him all evening and sent him home with his bento box washed and his lunch for the next day already packed. I cried! Only a mom would think to do that!  Asking for help can be hard, so having friends who just jump in and help without being asked is amazing.  It took me awhile after moving to Katy to find all the people who make up our little village, and that makes me appreciate them even more.
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