Who We Are

Birdhouse is a boutique design studio that builds cohesive, personal spaces where real people can fully live, work, and play.

Birdhouse projects range from residential revamps to creative direction for businesses and developers.

Birdhouse thrives on collaboration and has built a strong network of professionals including contractors, graphic designers, architects, developers, artists, and artisans.

Birdhouse respects the history of existing spaces.

Birdhouse believes in growth, new interpretation, and allowing imperfections to have their moment.

Jessica McKay

Hi! I’m Jessica McKay, founder and owner of this little Birdhouse since 2009. Originally from New Mexico, I tagged along with my mom on trips to Santa Fe and visited beautiful ancient Pueblo ruins with my cousins most summers growing up. Inspired by such rich culture I studied art in college in Las Cruces and to my dismay, found out that I was not a great artist. However, dabbling in a hundred mediums gave me a deep appreciation for fine art and revealed my knack for visual storytelling.

My first home was a 100-year-old gem in a historic neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. I loved every aspect of creating a new space that was uniquely mine, while respecting the character and history of the property. I discovered my creative jam through that personal project, and realized that blending the story of a person and a place is the thing I do best.

For seven years now, I’ve been helping people to shine in their own way, in their own place. Whether I’m working alone or in tandem with other professionals, my clients love that they get all of me – my skill, experience, passion, artful perspective, and connections – directed toward making their project truly them.

Cora Coppock

Hello! I’m Cora Coppock, designer and showroom manager at Birdhouse Design Studio. I am originally from Omaha, NE, though, I lived in the Twin Cities and abroad for a good portion of my formative years. I moved back to the Heartland after graduating from college with a degree in clothing manufacturing and design.

Most of my professional experience has been in retail and styling; I have owned a local boutique and co-owned an online vintage shop. Several years ago, I made a transition from clothing to interiors, taking a position as a photo stylist at one of the fastest growing online furniture retailers. I quickly learned that my attention to detail and problem-solving abilities were a good match for pulling together a cohesive space. Whether it’s for fashion or interiors I approach design the same way, with the aim to blend both beauty and function.

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