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Professional Experience

Karen Kitowski & Co., Inc. Dallas / San Francisco / San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Design practice focused on middle to high-end residential interiors, offices, and retail boutiques with residential details and finishes.

  • Owner and Design Director
    • Successfully designed, sold, and completed award winning projects in a variety of styles and periods for sophisticated and discerning clients.
    • Designed the personal Chambers of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C.
    • Projects included a 23,000 sq. ft. home in Dallas.
    • Conceptualized, designed, and completed commercial projects for high-end boutiques retailing shoes, clothing, sporting goods, bed & bath linens, and dry cleaning services, all with a residential character and finish out.

 

Design Showroom Sacramento, CA

10 person interior design studio and 4,000 sq. ft. retail home furnishings studio.

  • Owner and Design Director
    • Provided the design direction, space planning, and finish out for the store and studio. Designed and managed my personal client projects.
    • Hired and trained interior designers, new design graduates, and visual merchandisers.

 

Wilson’s Furniture Sacramento, CA

West coast’s leading contemporary furniture store, 40,000 sq. ft.

  • Interior Designer, Design Studio Manager, and Buyer
    • Hired and trained design school graduates. Managed design staff of 6.
    • Designed and managed construction and installation of carpet department.
    • Buyer for carpet department and decorative accessories.

 

Education and Professional Certifications

  • California State University, Sacramento, CA; BA in art with an interior design specialty and minor in business
  • Professional Member, American Society of Interior Designers

 

Project Locations

  • Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Texas
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Manhattan, N.Y. C.
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Snowbird, Utah
  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Sun River, Oregon
  • San Francisco Bay area
  • Wine country, California
  • Malibu, California
  • Lake Tahoe, California
  • San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Cave Creek, Arizona