I create comfort zones! And I'd like to create one for you. Design begins long before colors and furniture are selected. Interior design should reflect you and your lifestyle. Your home and surroundings should meet your needs and create an environment that works for you today and for years into the future. I focus on my clients to understand their needs and desires in order to create a plan. Listening to clients is one of the best services I offer. Bringing together skilled craftsmen and artisans while working within a budget, Karen Cole Designs can create the unique space that is your home, vacation residence or office.
Based on a comprehensive interview with each client, I prepare a design plan for your special spaces. Working with other trade professionals, you can depend on my design team whether you are redesigning an existing home or working with architects and builders on new construction. TIP: You will have a better result on any construction project if you bring your design professional in at the beginning while plans are still on paper. This saves costly changes later.
I strive to combine timeless quality with new technology and current trends to create a look for you that will last and can be updated with minor changes through the years. For more than a decade, I have designed interior spaces for homes and professional offices. Projects have been completed in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Colorado.
Continuing education for professionals is very important to me. For that reason, I have been actively involved in the International Furnishings and Design Association for many years. I have served as president of the IFDA-Arizona Chapter and was also elected to a three year term to the IFDA National Board as a Director at Large. IFDA brings together professionals from all areas of the furnishings and design industry and has introduced me to a broad spectrum of design resources to the benefit of my clients.
Communication is the key to success in interior design. At its best, interior design should be a personal reflection of the dreams and needs of each client rather than a particular designer or style. Please contact me when you are ready for your comfort zone!