Lyn worked many years as a director of sales for the Peabody in Memphis, the Brown Hotel in Louisville, the Loews Vanderbilt and the Hermitage in Nashville and the Aspen Meadows in Aspen, Co.
After more than 20 years in the hotel business, Lyn was ready for a new adventure and connected with a friend in Nashville to design and build a state of the art pet boarding facility. Lyn pulled together her hotels skills, customer service skills and her interior design capabilities to design and built the Farm at Natchez Trace. At the same time, several of Lyn’s own residential renovation projects were being showcased by local home tours. So after several successful years, Lyn sold her interest in The Farm to her partner and moved back to Louisville to follow her dream in residential design.
Louisville has always held a special place in Lyn’s heart. Upon her return, she bought and renovated a condo building in the Cherokee Triangle. Shortly after, she invested in a national design and décor business and continued to build an additional vertical design business.
By 2012, Lyn was ready to embark on her best investment: herself. Living Spaces by Lyn was born.Living Spaces by Lyn has seen meteoric growth in the past two years with projects ranging from color selection and furniture placement to a full-blown renovation of an entire floor. Most recently, she has worked on condos for international clients and is currently working with a local architectural designer to update and furnish the C-Net Smart House in Goshen, Ky. As her business has grown, so have her diversity and her client base: Realtors, builders, individuals living in the US and abroad.
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.
Kim Falvey was born in Louisville Kentucky, but as an adult left to follow her husband’s career between 1986-2012. In 2005, Kim earned her Associates Degree in interior design from Waukesha Technical College in Waukesha Wisconsin.
Kim has worked in all areas of design, with a strong focus on residential renovation design.
Kim is married and has two adult children, Patrick and Grace. She also has three furry children, Abbey, Harry and Jake.
Kim’s interests (besides design!) include spending time with family and friends, travel, and collecting, creating and repurposing furniture and home goods.
Debi is a certified residential stager and is passionate about color and design. She offers the unique ability to understand size, scale and balance in a home.
Having worked as a NICU nurse for 18 years, Debi knows how to take care of her clients. Long before she became a nurse, she coached friends and family on colors, textures, fabrics and furnishings. After she retired in 2015, she decided to pursue another labor of love as a residential design and staging professional.
Debi and her husband, Herb, have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
“Residential design is where my passion truly lies. My favorite aspect of interior design is color, tying a room together through paint, window treatments, rugs and accessories. With each of my projects I get such a thrill watching the design come to life. I really enjoy working hands on with clients, accomplishing their design style and ideas, as well as functionality for their space.”
Libby began her career in 2009 where she worked as a design assistant while obtaining her associates degree at Sullivan College of Technology and Design. Libby has since worked in design positions gaining experience in custom window treatments, cabinet design, interior and exterior finishes, residential and commercial furnishings, lighting, home remodeling, and new build construction. Libby has also learned the craft of home staging to sell. Libby enjoys this aspect of the industry very much, working both with occupied and vacant homes.
Libby is also a dog lover. She spends lots of time at the park with her Chug mix, Boomerang. Outside of doing design work she loves to pet sit as well!
Interior Designer, Home Stager & Organizer
“As an Interior designer I love to lead clients to their goals and visions. Listening to client’s personal stories, needs and wants are the big inspiration for the transformation. Making an impact in people’s lives, whether it be where they live, work or play is so fulfilling. From new construction to a 100-year-old home there’s a story to tell and we’ll tell it! I love all aspects of design, but I really love demo day in renovations and remodels! Out with the old and in with the new. As a stager, it’s gives me joy to help declutter, organize and stage the home so the homeowner & realtor receive the best offer possible and quickly. ”
Michelle graduate from Sullivan College of Technology and Design in 2005. Prior to working at Living Spaces, Michelle was a designer at a local window treatment & upholstery company as well as a custom home organizing company. Michelle was born in Florida yet considers herself a Louisvillian. Michelle is married to her super smart and funny husband Larry. Their two beautiful daughters keep her busy with lacrosse, cross country, track and a small baking business. Michelle likes to spend any down time at the lake, with family and friends, laughing and making memories.
Kristin is a Loo-a-vul native and graduated from the University of Louisville in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History.
Prior to coming to Living Spaces, Kristin managed a large scale luxury apartment community, was an office manager for a local custom drapery manufacturer and a local Oriental rug boutique. Kristin loves to work for woman owned local businesses! She is a big believer that when you buy local, it stays local. When you support local business owners, you get a better level of service, as well as helping make your community a better place to live.
In her free time, Kristin can be found renovating her St. Matthews home with her husband and daughter or dining at one of Louisville’s amazing local restaurants.