Karen Wirrig is the "total package"!  Never have I reaped the benefits of an extremely organized leader AND a true designer in one person.  Karen's knowledge of budgets, attention to time and detail, and professional demeanor are enviable.  She assisted me in transforming a newly purchased rental property into the ocean view cottage it was meant to be!  We had renters knocking at our doors before it was even listed!!  I would be happy to personally speak with anyone on behalf of Karen Cole Designs.  She gets my highest praise and recommendation!


Nora Shoen
San Diego, CA

I completely appreciate and honor the guidance Karen has given me as my ordinary, cluttered, apartment-looking condo was transformed into a classy, sophisticated respite.  She determined my style and preferences without my even knowing for sure what they were!  From assisting with color choice, fabrics, furniture and tile up to and including original hand-painted and created works of art, my residence is a peaceful and attractive place I call home.

Karen is a true professional who handles all the little, bothersome details so I am able to enjoy the transformative process completely!

Lynne Hulvey
Scottsdale, AZ

Even after 10 years, my wife and I are delighted with the elegance and charm of our home which emits harmony, color, and richness in its design theme.  In the process of planning, we found Karen to be thoughtful and respectful of our concerns.  Moreover, she is a good communicator and has a remarkable collaborative style exemplified by attentive listening before offering suggestions.  My wife and I enjoyed Karen's enthusiasm, sense of humor and infinite resourcefulness.  She shows unusual creativity as well as a passion for design, and is consistently dependable in follow-through and completion of projects.

Fannie Sims Godley, Alegro J. Godley, M. D.
Sun City West, AZ

You transformed our home in Fountain Hills into a beautiful and comfortable home.  We could not have done it without you.  You worked with us long distance and took care of so many details such as the selection and coordination of all contractors.  We appreciated your attention to detail throughout the entire process.

You listened to our ideas, along with our concerns and professionally guided us to an overall design that truly fit our lifestyle.  The great room is warm and inviting for our family and guests.  We are very happy with the color scheme you chose for the walls, floors, and ceilings as well as your guidance in selecting furnishings and window coverings.  The wall finishes in the living and dining room are absolutely stunning.  Everything fits together beautifully.

Karen, it was a pleasure working with you and we would definitely work with you again.

Very truly yours,

Patty & Steve Healy
Vadnais Heights, MN