SERVICES

INTERIOR DESIGN

If you have many ideas but not sure how to integrate all, need help with the execution or just styling the room, we offer a wide range of face-to-face services, from one-off consultations to a full design and installation service.
It is completely flexible, which allows you to use my help as much as you need. Here are some examples of the ways we can work together:

FULL PACKAGE
This is a full design & installation service not only for major projects such as villas, apartments, offices and schools, but also for smaller scale, i.e. individual room designs and/or makeovers. It is perfect for clients that want to get the most out of their design projects.

Package includes:

  • An on site consultation with you to determine your requirements such as budget, preferred style and mood, decorative and functional must-haves as well as items you would love to have in the space.
  • We will discuss both your design ideas and vision to obtain a full understanding of what you would love to have in the space to create the perfect room. We measure and take photos of the room and any products and furniture that you would like to incorporate in the room design
  • We put together a unique custom mood board along with product information, as well as costs and budget
  • A floor plan i.e. furniture layout to scale provided
  • Once mood board and budget approved we arrange product sourcing and installation
  • 3D rendering available, if required at additional cost

E-DESIGN PACKAGE
This online design service is an affordable alternative option to the full package. It allows us to design unique and individual rooms, worldwide. From the initial questionnaire consultation, to the custom mood board, we will work with you via email or video call to create your dream room. An onsite initial consultation could be scheduled if required.
We will do all the leg work of sourcing everything you need to fit your budget and you are left with the fun part of styling and decorating the room at your own space.

What this package includes:

  • A questionnaire is emailed to you, which will include sending photos of the room and measurements and a few questions for us to get an idea of what you would love to have in your space.
  • Floor Layout to scale (furniture layout)
  • A custom mood board with some options to help you visualize your project (One round of revisions)
  • Once you are completely happy with the design we will send a full shopping list and cost sheet with links directly to the web stores (local and online)

BASIC PACKAGE
This package is designed for clients if they only require a fresh pair eyes to analyse the existing design and provide some easy, clever ideas and alternatives to enhance the design. This includes a face-to-face once off consultation at site, where we discuss and review the space planning, colour scheme, window dressing options, accessories, lights, flooring, etc.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES
I offer the following additional services in addition to each one of the abovementioned packages:

  • 3D images in SKETCHUP
  • AutoCAD drawings
  • Bathroom design
  • Kitchen design
  • Custom design furniture
  • Feng Shui
  • Personal Shopping

If you are interested in any of the above services, get in touch by emailing me and let’s talk.


PHOTOGRAPHY

I love interiors and decor photography making use of natural daylight. If you have  interiors project or lifestyle projects please contact me.


ART

I love creating art in different forms, textures, colours  and finishes. I am a self taught artist which  really allows me the  freedom to move easily between disciplines and medium.  Since I was a child I always loved creating any art.

My work captures the essence of modern / contemporary art

I have provided numerous commissioned artworks to clients in South Africa and Dubai, exhibiting in various interior design showrooms as well as the Lize Wendt Gallery based in Johannesburg.

 

 


CLIENT LOVE

 

Loving what you do

Here are some of the nice things people have said about working with me.

“Thank you so much for your help Karen- you can’t imagine how easy you’ve made my life. I was confused about the colours and how to bring everything together to have a seamless and chic look and you helped me achieve exactly that. Ou have been a lifesaver. I’d recommend you to everyone I know without hesitation – it truly makes such a difference to bring a professional onboard. Thank you again , I truly appreciate” Menka, Mudon – Dubai

“We worked with Karen to help us furnish our new place. Karen took the time to understand our needs and think of options that matched our style and budget. She handled everything from designing the space to selecting furniture pieces for us based on our style. We really love the final outcome!” Nasma, Jumeira – Dubai

Karen listened to our concerns and was able to bring creative ideas to solve our design dilemmas. Her vision of the space exactly matched what we saw in our imagination. She is a great designer and has a genuine love for what she does. We love how it turned out our home!!Highly recommend!! Thanks again for all your help!! We are very grateful!! Gemma, Silicone Oasis -Dubai

Karen  is such a warm person and has a genuine love for what she does. She truly has a gift for design and was such a pleasure to work with. She’s creative and excellent at what she does and keeps costs and feasibility in mind which is very valuable for a designer. If you are looking for someone to turn your house into a home look no further!! Nisreen, Meadows -Dubai

I have had the pleasure of working with Karen on several projects so far. In addition to helping me refresh and finish three bedrooms and an office space, and redesign our outdoor space, she also helped me to plan and provided photography for my child’s birthday party. I am very happy with the outcomes of all our projects together. Her calm, honest and friendly demeanor made her a delight to work with. Each time we have worked together, she has shown herself to be highly organized, very responsive and also realistic regards to timeframes, budgets and creative concepts. I also feel that Karen is very adaptable and did an excellent job in bringing her own design sensibility with mine. Thankyou again for all your help, Karen! Kristina, Meadows – Dubai

 

Doing what you love

“Karen is extremely pleasant to work with, carefully listens to her client and works hard to create and  reflect the client’s requirement. I have been amazed as she has come up with just what we were looking for. Karen is energetic, enthusiastic, and understands budgets. Even though she worked remotely all was done in a very professional and timely manner . I would highly recommend DESIGN K.” Paula, Porto – Portugal

“Karen, I cannot thank you enough for your time today. You have helped me so much – a huge weight of my shoulders, your advise and design ideas were awesome and exactly what I wanted. Thank you again so much! ” Carla,  Victory Heights – Dubai

I worked with Karen to design my toddler’s room into something both functional and attractive. In this small apartment room, all four sides of the walls were something of a puzzle with either a window or a door to design around and needed to convert to a guest room on top of that! Karen’s streamlined Nordic aesthetic really came through with the mood board while she took took the headache of sourcing materials and hiring various contractors around Dubai for each task that needed doing from carpenters, window frosting, electricians and talented people that could re-purpose what we had to save money.

In the end, we got a beautiful, fully-functional room that has grown over the years with my son that we are happy with several years later and still looks fresh! Thanks again,
Eileen, Marina – Dubai

Karen has a unique sense of design, I loved how she truly understood what I was looking for , someone to tie our existing interiors together with creative, yet practical solutions.She is easy and fun to work with. !   Noora , Mira  – Dubai

 

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