With more than 20 years in the hospitality design business Karen expanded into residential design in 2017. KMHH offers a large range of services and is passionate about listening first and then providing their client their home through a new and cohesive vision, space planning, FF... specification (furniture, fabrics, art, framing, window-treatments, floor-treatments, free-standing lighting, plantings, antiques, electronics [TV’s, Bluetooth speakers], accessories and décor) color palette selection, architectural features and design recommendations, art investing, art commissions, purchasing on behalf of the client and installation oversight.
It is important to note that Karen herself is an "Interior Design Consultant", not an "Interior Designer" and cannot make structural changes (removing or moving walls or windows and the like) without an Architect being brought into the process. That is why Karen has brought on Ms. Maria Arhire, AIA, LEED to the team.
KMHH (1) helps you decide on the overall vision, the use for each space, the style and color schemes, and helps you choose and purchase wallpaper, paint, furnishings, window treatment, furniture, fabrics, accessories, and art. Karen works with furniture makers, upholsterers, and other industry professionals, and/or ...
(2) can participate in the process from the very beginning to make sure that every detail stays within your desired vision - the overall design and style; details such as tiles, fixtures, appliances, window design, wall design, and the like.
Karen continues the design philosophy of her late-husband, Richard's design directive: "soul." It is this single idea/purpose, to bring soul to your space, that permeates the Karen McCooey design mission from beginning to end and differentiates her from all others.
"Simply Wonderful!" - Todd E. Esq.. Bethesda, MD 2018
"Karen has great ideas. She is responsive and a talented designer. I definitely recommend her design services." -Larissa L.. Washington, DC 2018
"Great experience working with Karen. I totally enjoyed working with her." -Ebbie U. Silver Spring, MD 2018
"Karen McCooey is the “best of the best” when it comes to framing of photographs, awards and art work of value. I have given her 25 different assignments. Karen has an artistic sense, and years of experience, which makes her work product perfect every time." - Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr., Esq., Partner, Williams & Connolly, Washington, DC, 2018
"Karen is making a difference in the way we approach our restaurant design; to delight our customers and increase traffic." - Bill F. , Washington, DC 2017