She loves color and trends. Setting the tone in a space is one of her favorite pastimes. She also likes to think about how a room is used when embarking on a new design challenge.
Karen feels a home should reflect the owner’s interests and be a relaxing refuge from the rest of the world. She shares Lauren Liess’ opinion, author of Habitat, “Decorating is about envisioning how people will wake up, perform daily routines, cook, eat, be with loved ones, party, relax, work, play… it’s about living.”
She was a Design Specialist at Pottery Barn and worked a brief time at Stag & Doe for the Modern Home. There she honed her skills in furniture placement, fabric selection and creating the right mix of elements to give a home that “just right” feel.
Before falling in love with home interiors she spent 14 years in public relations at Chase Bank and Family & Children’s Place before taking time out to have children. While her children were young she was a substitute teacher at St Francis Preschool. There she learned the subtle art of patience and letting things flow.
Karen lives with her husband, two children and a dog named Oliver.