Karen Renee Interior Design, Inc.
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Stephanie Simmons attended the Fall High Point Furniture Market and brought back exciting news on what's trending there. Here are some of the trends that she saw...
· A variety of blues -- colors like peacock, pale blue, and richer shades of blue -- still play as smart design colors
· Grey and blush continue to be popular
· Finishes using copper metal, aged brass, or aged pewter
· Incorporating stone and geometric finishes on cocktail tables as well as using geometric hardware to accentuate pieces
· Lighting up a room with mid-century-inspired lighting or French-glass containers rimmed with gold and used as pendant lightingread more
The powder room received its name from Victorian women who discreetly excused themselves to use these half-baths to powder their noses and freshen up. Today, we discard the notion that these rooms must be used modestly and embrace the opportunity to create an area with bold character and style.
Just how can you incorporate flair and drama into a petite space? Whether using small touches or daring design, we encourage you to try some of the tips below:
Annapolis Home Magazine recently featured Karen Renee designer Stephanie Simmons and her take on a custom waterfront Mill Creek home sitting on a quarter-acre in Annapolis. Stephanie played to a more “transitional” – between traditional and modern – feel throughout the home, utilizing soft tones of blues and greys offset by white trim throughout to provide a serene respite.
The outcome was nothing short of spectacular, leaving the homeowners a comfortable and tranquil space all their own. For more details on the article and Stephanie’s installations, please click here.read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more