Surroundings is a full service interior design business located in Iowa City, Iowa. There you will find our large design center, 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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JEAN PHIPPS has 45                

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.


LORI WATERs has 39

years of experience in

the Iowa City area. 

She is a graduate of

Iowa State with a

degree in Interior

Design and has been

with Surroundings

for 18 years.








Renee Funderburk  
has been at Surroundings for 14 years. Renee is able to assist you in any aspect of interior design large or small.