Karen started her design career over 25 years ago and still believes that the most intelligent interior spaces bring harmony to life. She is known for creating elegant and eclectic interiors with timeless materials. She believes in liveable luxury and interiors with longevity. Most importantly, Karen believes that interior design should be fun and having a few laughs along the way is a key part of the process.
Graduating with a Diploma of Interior Design, Karen then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education Degree. After a two-year teaching contract in Toronto, Karen realized that designing was her passion. She moved back to Thunder Bay, Ontario and for many years ran a very successful home-decorating store. Both Karen and her husband were well known in the community for their work on behalf of the downtown business association.
With the arrival of her three boys, Karen stepped away from the store but continued her consulting work for both residential and commercial clients. She became a sought after public speaker, eagerly sharing her knowledge of interior design. For several years, Karen was a regular design commentator on CBC radio.
With a move out to Calgary and her boys all in school, Karen was able to establish her firm. She has formed strong relationships with craftspeople, artisans and skilled trade professionals. She truly loves the collaboration process that allows for the creation of one of a kind spaces and furnishings.
Karen is known for her personal approach to design and her genuine customer service. She has earned the respect and loyalty of clients who appreciate the firm’s commitment to listening well, timeless design and being there for all stages of the process. Karen’s love of family, art and the outdoors inspires her work.