With more than 20 years in the hospitality design business Karen expanded into residential design in 2017. Karen McCooey Studios offers a large range of services from home staging to designing an entire empty home. Karen is passionate about listening first and then provides a new and cohesive vision, space planning, 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 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.
Karen .... (1) helps you decide on the overall vision, the use for each space, the style and color schemes
(2) helps you choose furniture, wallpaper, paint, furnishings, window treatment, fabrics, accessories, and art; working with furniture makers, upholsterers, and other industry professionals
(3) oversees the purchase and delivery
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.