logo-mini

About Us

The focus of our business is your surroundings and how you want to feel and live within them. Whether you are hoping to do a special window treatment, find a comfy sofa, add a beautiful new kitchen, or build your dream house, our staff is ready to guide you in any interiors project

Jean Phipps

Jean Phipps

Owner/Designer

Jean Phipps has 45 years of experience as a designer, all spent in the Iowa City Area. She is a graduate of Iowa State University and has completed her NCIDQ requirements.  She opened Surroundings Interiors in 1987, moving to the current location in 1990.

Renee Funderburk

Renee Funderburk

Designer

Renee has been at Surroundings Interiors for 14 years. She is a graduate of Kirkwood Community College, studying in their highly respected Interior Design department, graduating in 2001 with the Associates of Arts degree in Interior Design.

Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Designer

Lori has a degee in interior design from Iowa State University and has completed her NCIDQ requirements. She has 39 years of design experience and has been with Surroundings Interiors 18 years.

Let’s Talk!