"Karen is an outstanding professional…
with a broad range of talents and skills. She saved my kitchen and laundry room remodel from several expensive-go-nowhere experiences. Within a month or so of contacting her the kitchen remodel was finally underway. (I'd hired many so called professionals who kept billing me while the project never got off the ground. Quite frustrating as my kitchen had flooded and was non-functional.)
Karen is a highly talented, sensitive designer able to work across multiple styles with a quick understanding of client needs and of how and what design communicates. Her work is always tasteful, elegant, and on point. She understands the functionality you want in a space and combines that with a look that is that difficult to achieve -- an elegant balance of new and timeless. It was always about my wishes and she made them come to life in a way I couldn't have made possible on my own. She never imposed a look and always wanted to work with my ideas and the architecture of my home, while providing beautiful solutions I never would have thought of."
"We were so nervous about hiring a designer …
based on stories from friends and family that had renovated their homes – we wanted someone to take our vision and incorporate them to into their creative design - Karen turned out to be just the person to do so! From the initial consult we realized we had chosen the right person. She listened to our ideas and vision, our style and yearn to keep the originality of the home but bring it up to date. WOW – not only did she do what we hoped but also she far exceeded our expectations. She is extremely talented with her design ideas AND a pleasure to work with. It was a lengthy project but she was with us every step of the way – choosing a contractor and vendors, ideas for art and furniture and each step of the project and construction. She truly cared about the outcome and our happiness! We would highly recommend Karen for anyone – not just Eichler owners – to work with them on their home renovation design! We will definitely hire her for other projects.
Thank you Karen, we love our new kitchen and bathrooms!"
-Monica A, Concord, CA
"I can’t say enough about Karen!
I saw her work online and absolutely loved her style. We knew we wanted to give our house a facelift so I reached out to her for design guidance. After sending some pictures of our place, Karen stopped by with samples and ideas to get our project going. It was so easy because her choices were right on. As the remodel got underway and we added to the project, Karen was with us every step of the way to help with design choices. She is fast to respond and knows exactly what will look great. Our house is finally exactly how we want it thanks to Karen’s eye for swank, endless resources and fantastic ideas. Karen rocks!"
-Cynthia C, Los Gatos, CA
"Working with Karen was such a breeze!
To transform our dark, drafty basement into a warm, family-friendly, multi-use space (laundry, storage, mudroom), we were looking for someone who could take cues from our beloved 1962 MCM to create a bright, contemporary, and very functional living space. Karen did an on-site walk-through, listened carefully to our needs and budget, and designed the room of our dreams. She made great use of IKEA cabinetry and recommended a mix of finishes both high and low to maintain the integrity of the design while staying within our budget. She was very responsive throughout the project, setting reasonable expectations for deadlines, and guiding us through questions about small details that surfaced along the way. We are so happy with the end result. It's saying something that when guests visit, we are eager to give them a tour of our basement!"
-Sara Y, San Francisco, CA