Surroundings is a full service interior design business located in Iowa City, Iowa. There you will find a large sample room, a cabinet showroom, and a retail shop featuring furniture, lamps, accessories and unique gifts.


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.

We were featured in the Dec. 2009 issue of Home Accents Today.

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surroundings staff

Renee Funderburk
has been at Surroundings for 12 years. Renee is the showroom manager as well as a designer.

Deb Hibbs is our assistant showroom manger and receptionist. She has been with Surroundings for 5 years.

JEAN PHIPPS has 38 years of experience working in the Iowa City area. She is a professional member of ASID (American Society of Interior Design) and opened Surroundings in 1987.

Katy Stutsman has 25 years of design experience. She is an allied member of ASID and has been at Surroundings for 17 years.