Karen Renee Interior Design, Inc.
Our goal is to enrich your lifestyle through interior design. When you walk into your home it should be an extension of who you are. A home that you feel relaxed and comfortable in is a place you will feel in balance.
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Project Spotlight: Timber Creek
Situated on Riva Road in Annapolis, Timber Creek is a new community built by highly regarded Koch Homes. Karen Renee Interior Design was brought in to design, furnish and merchandise the model home, taking the opportunity to use several unique applications throughout. We used wood installations in the Family Room, applying an Armstrong product in the tray ceiling to pull the grey color from the fabrics onto the ceiling. The outcome was a pulled together look and ultimately created a "fifth wall". Another example of this was designed for the Breakfast Area where we created a rectangular-shaped designated space above the dining table with molding on the ceiling and installed a small patterned wallpaper inside. We also used lucite counter stools at the island to impart a trendy, modern vibe in the kitchen, which already has an airy, streamlined feel from the cool color palette of aqua, greys and whites complementing the beautiful white shaker-style kitchen cabinets. We switched things up on the second floor, punching up the Guest Room with bold hues of coral for excitement and variety, and the Owner's Suite held tones of soft blues on the custom shams and pillows - lending a sense of serenity to this safe haven of comfort. In the lower-level Rec Room, we used the same corals and blues to tie into the overall feeling of the home, but included fun game items like a pool table and Scrabble for the purpose of entertainment for all age groups.
KRI Celebrates 25 Years!
The Holiday Season Is Upon Us!
During this holiday season, our thoughts turn to appreciation for our clients, reps, vendors and local fabrication/installation services. We are grateful for your business and your services and we have enjoyed being in partnership with you! Enjoy the holidays and best wishes for an amazing upcoming year!
What's Trending at the Fall Highpoint Furniture Market?
Here's what we found on our Market trip:
Furniture with brushed brass, copper, burnished gold and weathered mineral accents; Petrified wood tables and table tops; Tables and chairs made of acrylic as well as on parts of other furniture such as legs on ottomans and benches; Fine grasscloth applied to furniture. The prominant colors were: Gray, Neutrals, Prussian Blue, Pale Icy Blues, Blush, Salmon, Corals, Clay and Emerald Green. Mid century influences in furniture and lighting; Natural woods; Bunching cocktail tables of varying heights; Contrast welt, tapes at base of upholstered pieces and contrast fabrics done in a subtle textural way on chairs; Textures, fabrics and wallcoverings under glass on cocktail tables and credenzas; extra large knobs on furniture; chairs and chests painted in colorful lacquered finishes and artwork in acrylic boxes as frames.
Podickery Point Residence
Facing the water on Podickery Point in Annapolis, this eclectic living room incorporates golds and blues, utilizing medallion fabric from Harlequin and a variety of textures and patterns to coordinate. Heavy emphasis is placed on the water location by using coastal photography from two local artists and a subtle wave pattern throughout the accents. With the focal point placed on the cocktail table, a piece that combined fossilized wood and metal, the room is a chic and relaxing space easily used for entertaining friends and family. The clients are very pleased and feels the project captures their style and requests perfectly.
St. Margaret's Residence
Part of a first-floor design for clients on Mill Creek in the St. Margaret’s area of Annapolis, this dining room favors transitional design with clean geometric shapes. This is evident in the chandelier, dining room table apron design, and the drapery’s Greek key border. The walls contain subtle coordinating patterns in a neutral grass cloth, while the dining chairs are upholstered in a deep blue with complementary nail head trim. A popular room for family gatherings, this dining room flows beautifully with the rest of the client’s home.
North Carolina Model Home Projects
Our team recently returned from North Carolina, having worked on two separate models for different communities. In Cary, North Carolina, The O’Kelly model is located in the Courtyard at O’Kelly Chapel community and features the open and bright “Portico”-style home with a bonus suite. Colors highlighted were blues, aquas, with pops of yellow, and possessed metal finishes in silver. We installed a beautiful round table in the dining room, the perfect piece to juxtaposition the square space. Though materials and furnishings were within budget, we added in wonderful contemporary additions throughout to give the home a versatile look and feel.
The Marvin, aptly located in affluent Marvin, North Carolina, is an elegant courtyard home in the style of “Promenade,” and boasts a bonus suite on the second level. We used a variety of navy and teal tones, with finishes in gold to complement. For this home’s living room, we featured upholstery in beautiful solid hues as well as small stripes to tie in multiple colors. We also combined dark woods with medium tones so existing furniture in diverse tastes could be easily incorporated for potential downsizing. The end result was eclectic and fresh, yet personalized.
Our clients were thrilled with the results, as were we: after receiving fabulous feedback from potential and existing homeowners, we had several seek us out for further work!
To speak with us about your next design project, please contact us.
Esther Lazo has joined us as our new Design Assistant!
Please join us in welcoming Esther Lazo to the Karen Renee team. Our new design assistant, Esther is currently a student at Marymount College and earning her bachelor’s degree in interior design. We are very happy to have her—her behind-the-scenes support and devotion to helping us excel is tremendous. We couldn’t do it without her!
We’ve outgrown our current office space and have moved! Don’t worry, it’s not far: we’re only two doors down on the first floor from our former location. Tailorcraft Builders helped us make our vision a reality and did an extraordinary job! We love working with them to help plan out new residential spaces and work with their clients to help select the perfect finishes for their new and renovated homes!
Please note our new address:
Karen Renee Interior Design, Inc.
540 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Suite C
Severna Park, MD 21146
We’d love to have you visit! To schedule an appointment, please click here.
Karen Renee Wins First Place Design Award!
We’re thrilled to announce that Karen Renee has won first place in the Showhouse/Model Home category in ASID's (American Society of Interior Designers) 2015 Excellence in Design Competition.
The award was given for our Governor’s Reserve model home project. This four-bedroom model is a part of Koch Homes’ beautiful community in Davidsonville, Maryland, and touted tastefully done living spaces with bright and airy accents. Favorites of ours included the equestrian-themed girl’s room and snowboarding décor in the boy’s room.
Winners will be published in Home & Design Magazine.