our priority

"We help you create a home interior that is both beautiful and functional, reflecting your unique style"



Jen Haywood

‍Founder & Designer

Jen holds a Master of Arts degree in Interior Design and is a Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer.® ‍

She started her business in 2017 after an unexpected layoff in her previous role. Jen was called to use her education in design and to share her passion for environmental psychology, a topic which she researched and published studies on while in school.

With her previous career in software project management, she is a stickler for organization and timelines, ensuring her projects are done the right way. With so many decisions to make and details to consider when building a home, Jen guides her clients through the overall process.

Her work has been featured in DSM Magazine and the International Builders’ Show. She is an active member with the National Kitchen & Bath Association, National Association of Home Builders, and executive chair for the Professional Women in Building. She serves on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and is a volunteer with the Salisbury House & Gardens. ‍

Jen lives near Des Moines, IA with her husband, Austin, and fur-child, Louie. 

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Mel Guanci

Marketing Director

Mel Guanci is the owner of In2ItSocial and the marketing director for Texturious Designs. She oversees the strategy and vision for all things marketing related. With her creative direction, our clients and audience receive the most up to date information in design and home building.

Whether it’s working with a non-profit or supporting a friend, service is central to her character, and helping others become successful is her source of inspiration.  Even when she’s not “at work,” Mel is working hard to support her family and community.

Mel enjoys gardening, collecting house plants, camping, and travel. She lives in Des Moines with her husband and two adorable children.

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What's in a name? Jen combined two design-related words “texture” and “luxurious” inspired by her days living in Wisconsin and frequenting a local cheese shop with an equally unique name, Fromagination.

Our Story

Texturious Designs services include space planning, design drawings, selections, project coordination, and styling. There are hundreds of decisions to make and details to consider when planning your home design. Making the wrong one can cost you lots of time and money. Texturious Designs was started to help you achieve your vision with confidence and ease. We work tirelessly to ensure your home project is completed above and beyond your expectations.

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Our Process

Our Selection Process, Part 3 Lighting

They say lighting fixtures are the jewelry of the home and we couldn't agree more! Lighting is also the first thing you notice when you walk into your home. Natural light, canned lighting, and other fixtures like sconces all work together to create a vibrant space even on the cloudiest of days.

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Building a Custom Home

This 2021 contemporary custom home features the best in recent home trends like two-tone cabinetry, black tile accents, and gold fixtures. We love introducing black and gold into the interior of a home. It's an exciting approach to creating modern spaces with fabulous contrast.

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Our Selection Process, Part 2 Appliances

Selecting appliances for your new or remodeled kitchen can be overwhelming. Creating a design plan and conducting informed appliance research before you start shopping can ensure that you create a stylish, functional kitchen for your lifestyle while remaining on budget.

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