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Designer Highlight: Sunroom

8/18/2017

We can’t let the sun go down without mentioning this one! Stephanie Simmons, Senior Interior Designer with Karen Renee, recently completed work on a fantastic sunroom. This elegant sunroom was the perfect epicenter for relaxing and entertaining — its black-and-white honed marble in a checkerboard pattern was a stark contrast to the coral and grey used throughout. These delicate tones were found in the floral prints used on linen side window panels framing a beautiful waterfront property, as well as the shaped chairs upholstered in grey velvet, a Sunbrella coral welt, and Moorish accent tables in coral.

Designer: Stephanie Simmons ...

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Project Spotlight: Pondview

8/18/2017

A shared community built by Koch Homes and Ryan Homes, Pondview is located in Millersville, and consists of townhomes, villas, and single-family homes. Our highlight this time around focuses on a single-family home we recently installed in June, the Madison – a four-bedroom, 2.5-bath house with 2,686-square-feet.

We focused on providing creative lifestyle examples, utilizing merchandising and artistic license to: showcase different ways homeowners could potentially use the rooms. Inspired by client preferences that were tailored to the home, we sought out crisp colors for each room to impart a specific feeling.

The game room is a bright mix ...

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Cailyn’s Promise: A Special Trip to Uganda

8/18/2017

This July, Karen journeyed to Uganda to see the promise of a special little girl finally come to fruition. Cailyn Nelson, the precious daughter of family friends of Karen, passed away in 2012 from an incurable brain cancer, DIPG. Her beautiful and joyful soul touched the lives of everyone she met—and is what spurred Karen to begin a charitable project in her name: “Cailyn’s Promise.”

Karen began fundraising for Okoa Refuge, a nonprofit based out of Jacksonville, Florida, that rescues and provides care for abandoned and orphaned children in Masaka, Uganda. The fundraising’s purpose was to build ...

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KRI Celebrates 25 Years!

3/5/2017

On January 12th, we celebrated our 25th year with an award and ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Awards included citations from Anne Arundel County, the State Senate and House of Delegates, among others.   Check out Capital Gazette's article for more information on our milestone occasion!

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Project Spotlight: Timber Creek

3/5/2017

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 ...

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The Holiday Season Is Upon Us!

12/12/2016

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! 

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St. Margaret's Residence

10/26/2016

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.

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Podickery Point Residence

10/26/2016

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 ...

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What's Trending at the Fall Highpoint Furniture Market?

10/26/2016

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 ...

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