I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Karen Downey. Having been in the design business myself, I especially appreciated her attention to detail, her timeliness and creativity. Her suggestions and ideas were always well thought out and she never pressured or tried to talk me into something I was not comfortable with. A designer should never try to impose her style on a client but rather fulfill their wishes for their "own look." Karen does just that and is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her and use her again.
Thank you again for your attention to detail, unfailing availability and amazing co-ordination of workers. The house looks great for tonight, the palm tree a huge improvement, the pillows just right. Couldn't have done it without you.
Bob and Fran Zielsdorf
Karen helped us to accomplish many projects in our house that we would never have been able to complete on our own. She listened to our ideas, understood what we wanted and then added to our vision to design rooms that were so much more than we had imagined. She worked within our budget, found excellent craftsmen and problem solved with great creativity. She is a pleasure to work with.
Michael and Linda Levine
"It has been a joy getting to know you this year. We had a beautiful house built for us, your creative eye and professional skills guided us through unchartered waters.You have had the great ability to understand both Dan and my needs and desires, and make them our reality. You have a gentle, yet confident way of communicating your ideas. Thank you for your sense of style, personally and professionally. You have taught me so much in this process. It has become so much more than decorating our home."
Dan and Joan Preuss
... Even though we had a general contractor overseeing the rebuild, he was extremely busy with other jobs and frankly lacked the expertise to assist us in making all of the decisions that were required. That's where Karen was our guide for just about everything. From the front door and entrance, flooring, stonework, cabinetry, light fixtures, paint colors, furniture, etc. Karen was able to decifer our likes and dislikes from the beginning and lead us to the finished product that neither I nor my wife could have ever visualized. I am certain however,that without your never-tiring help and guidance, our home would not be as PERFECT as it is today ."
Adam and Tracy Preuss
"Working with Karen was such a delight. From the initial consultation to the end of the project, Karen listened to our preferences yet used her professional knowledge and design skills to complete our vision beautifully. Our home is now truly ours, conveying to our friends and family who we are"
Ed and Cathy Filusch