Design to Inspire

Your Design owner Alisa Inglett stands among the many faux finishes that she can produce or teach customers their professional techniques.

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2011

Your Design owner Alisa Inglett stands among the many faux finishes that she can produce or teach customers their professional techniques.

Your Design owner Alisa Inglett stands among the many faux finishes that she can produce or teach customers their professional techniques.

When it comes to ideas for your home or office, if you can think it, Your Design can help create it. “People are surprised at what they find,” owner Alisa Inglett says, referring to the eclectic mix of original art, frames, small and large antiques, mirror repair, art restoration and educational ­studio, all rolled into one ­location at 211 S. Main St. in Broken Arrow.

Alisa calls her shop of unique products and services “an accumulation of what I have learned over the past 25 years.” Her love of art comes together with her passion for antiques. She credits her grandmother, a longtime antiques business ­owner, for introducing her to time-tested techniques and expressions of the past.

A mix of old to modern looks and materials make ­browsing through Your Design an experience that delights, ­educates and inspires customers each and every time they visit. Alisa welcomes special requests and challenges with enthusiasm because she has the know-how and the tools to turn ideas into reality.

Alisa has done custom ­framing for 16 years and carries more than 1,500 frame samples, as well as a wide selection of ready-made frames. She has framed artwork, needlepoint, documents, posters, sports ­memorabilia and special notes from childhood memories. She recalls framing a gown that a ­customer’s great grandfather had worn as an infant.

Not long ago, Alisa built a 9-foot framed mirror for a ­country club lobby. She has painted garden rocks with family names, personalized Christmas ornaments and framed a deck of cards once used by a favorite celebrity. She also adds and removes texture from walls and ceilings, and brightens dull and dingy fireplaces with her magic paintbrush.

Other Your Design ­specialties include repairing ­mirrors and restoring old ­pictures and artwork. Alisa can professionally clean paintings – even removing nicotine buildup – and restore them to their ­original beauty. Missing pieces have been camouflaged so they were hardly noticeable on what seemed like a ruined century-old portrait.

Alisa is also happy to be among the pioneer businesses in the new Arts & Entertainment District who are keeping their doors open after regular business hours. Every Thursday, Your Design remains open until 8 p.m. for the convenience of working people or those who just want something different to do in the evening.

Every other month, Your Design presents a themed art show to showcase local talent. The next opening night on September 1 will be called “A Creative Use of Space” and will feature live entertainment, refreshments and an array of 3-D art from sculpture to relief images to found objects. Alisa says she feels a special ­connection with both adults and children who express their ideas creatively. She recently headed a team of local artists to beautify the city’s eight square planters and four benches lining the Arts & Entertainment District.

Your Design also offers classes for adults and future artists in oil painting, watercolor, pastels, faux finishes, acrylics and life drawings.

Alisa is always willing to ­discuss ideas and options for home or business. She will take the time to bring color pallets and accessories on site so customers can get a feel for the new look and see how different light situations affect the color.

Customers can follow Alisa’s work on Facebook, at, ­where she often posts photos of current projects and ­discusses the ­professional tech­-niques involved. Your Design, the little shop of big decorative possibilities, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


For more information, contact

Your Design

211 S. Main St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 994-4473


About Author Deanna Rebro

Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.

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