Client/Real Estate Agent Susan White, California Bay Area and Cave Creek, AZ:
Karen worked with me on two homes in California’s Wine Country and I couldn’t have been happier. She immediately understood my needs and my style, and helped change two dated homes into stylish, beautiful and comfortable environments. Whenever we met, Karen was prepared with samples and options for my review, and it was usually a question of what I loved the best as her choices were always spot on. Karen understands budget and the most important areas to focus. She does not create ‘cookie-cutter’ spaces, but looks for creative and unique ways to make a room reflect who you are and how you live. I’ve worked with designers in the past, but none as talented, competent, organized, and generally a pleasure to work with as Karen. When we decided to move to Arizona, we were thrilled that she agreed to work with us on our new, empty home. When you remodel or build, you’re going to invest a great deal on the interior and you don’t want expensive mistakes. Karen is a true professional and will give you the look you want, on budget, and on time. I recommend her without hesitation. I always tell people she is the finest designer I’ve ever encountered and I mean it. I see a lot of houses and well money doesn’t always buy taste.
The Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, United States Supreme Court Justice, Washington DC:
“My finished office is very beautiful. The result of your design is splendid. You will be very pleased when you see it. You succeeded in achieving my objective of elegance, grace, and stability without ostentation unsuited for this historic, quiet, stately building. Thank you so very much for the study and thought you gave to this project and for its fine execution. You have the best sense of color of any designer I know.”
Client/Real Estate Agent Susan White:
I always tell people you are the finest designer I’ve ever encountered … and I mean it. I see a lot of houses and, well, money doesn’t always buy taste.
Jim Benya, former Principal/CEO, Luminae Souter Lighting Design, San Francisco, California:
“We have been impressed with Karen’s creativity, style, and detail in design. Karen’s fabulous shoe store interior allowed our lighting design to win the National Edison Award for Best Use of Low Voltage Lighting in the United States.”
Bill Walker, owner of Guaranteed Painting, Dallas, Texas:
“It is a refreshing difference to work with such a gifted designer. Your sense of color and cutting edge designing techniques make you a step ahead of the curve on where the next new look is heading. The color life you bring to a project is an exhilarating change of pace.”
Client Ben Helms, Dallas, Texas:
“I am amazed and pleased. With my modest budget you created visual magic. Other designers have always tried to put their “look” on me. You just listened and helped me create my own look. The best part is that my home not only looks fabulous but is fabulous to live in. Thanks again.”
Clients Grace Doctolero and Jim Stuart, San Raphael, California:
“If we could capture everyone’s expression of both awe and amazement as they enter our home, you would be quite proud. We could not have imagined a more beautiful home to live.”
Clients Harriette and Joe Shakes, Palo Alto, California:
“Thank you for all of your magic, help, and support you have given us on the remodeling of our kitchen and the redecorating of our home. The newly upholstered furniture is just gorgeous and stunning. We are gasping with pleasure. What you have done is incredible.”
Certified kitchen designer Roger Spiecher, Heritage Hill Custom Cabinets showroom, San Francisco:
“You are the best interior designer with whom I have ever worked. The reason is because your jobs always reflect the client’s taste rather than being a trademark design solution.”
Client Stephanie Al Otaiba, Dallas, Texas:
Karen does beautiful work-she listens-she interprets-and she delivers! Further, she has wonderful resources to share. She was able to integrate new and old and to help me create a wonderful space in my new home.
Client Gene Bard, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico:
Designers have resources that the average person doesn’t have. So, I think it’s foolish not to use a designer. I love my finished interior. I value that we did it together. If I were to start all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. I give everyone, that comes into my home, yout business card.
Decorative painter Stephen Klum, California Bay Area:
Over the years I have always said there is no one like Karen. When I am working with another designer on a painting project, my line of woe, to myself, is she’s not Karen.