Karen Osborne is the president of Karen Renee Interior Design, Inc. located in Severna Park, Maryland since 1992. Karen, a graduate of Bauder College majoring in Interior Design, served on the Maryland Chapter of the ASID Board of Directors in many different capacities over the years. She is Maryland State Certified and has also achieved certification through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).
In addition to her numerous residential and commercial projects, Karen’s expertise is in model home merchandising with over twenty-five years of experience in this highly specialized area of design. Her gift of talent and intuitive nature allow Karen to partner with the home builder to showcase their communities and sell homes. They know that she will achieve their vision and produce outstanding results for them while exceeding their expectations. Karen's clients have the experience of "being listened to" and trust that their project is in good hands while executed in a timely, organized fashion. Karen's clients can be sure that her creative and innovative ideas will result in an extraordinary interior.
Assisting with Severna Park High School's Leadership Institute and Mock Interviews and mentoring interior design student interns has allowed her to have a profound impact on young emerging professionals. As a passionate supporter in making the world a better place, Karen volunteers her time in other projects as well. She led a project called "Chesapeake Bay for Kids" that afforded the opportunity for 200 impoverished six graders to participate in programs at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Maryland Science Center. The project raised awareness for children on the importance of Chesapeake Bay conservation while creating a "hands on" learning experience for children that would not have otherwise had these opportunities. Most recently, she created a project called, "Cailyn's Promise". This fashion show fundraiser honored the memory of a four year old little girl, Cailyn Nelson, who lost her battle with a rare form of brain cancer called DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). In two years, enough money was raised to purchase a building and medical equipment to open a clinic in Uganda, Africa for women who don't have access to prenatal care. The clinic opened in July of 2017 and is now providing affordable healthcare to the people of Kayirikita Village.
A resident of Anne Arundel County for over 26 years, Karen resides with husband Lieutenant Colonel Scott Osborne (Ret) and their children.