Our Designers

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Karen Osborne, CID, NCIDQ

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 (American Society of Interior Designers) 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 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. 

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Stephanie Simmons, Interior Designer

Stephanie Simmons earned a BS in Textile Marketing from University of Maryland and an Associate’s degree in Interior Design from CCBC. An award-winning designer, Stephanie has over 20 years of experience designing model homes and private residences and has designed homes for some of the nation’s preeminent homebuilders, including Winchester, NV Homes, Mitchell & Best, K. Hovnanian, and Stanley Martin. 

Since starting at Karen Renee Interior Design in 2011, Stephanie has focused her talents on residential design and worked on both large and small projects, including many waterfront homes. She brings with her an extensive set of skills and prides herself on creating dynamic, smartly designed living spaces that beautifully reflect their owners’ personalities. 

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Sophie Honeywell, Interior Designer

Sophie Honeywell is an Interior Designer with a deep appreciation and passion for fine materials, architectural details, expert craftsmanship, color, texture and the ability to maximize a space’s optimum utility, function, flow and beauty.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Retail Merchandising/Management from Syracuse University and an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from AACC.

Since she started working as a designer in 2014, she has acquired extensive experience on residential, commercial (international law firm’s office renovations) and senior living projects.  Her training and experience in luxury retail management taught her the skills to provide exceptional customer service which enhances her client relationships. She views her role as a designer as one to listen carefully and thoughtfully, and guide her clients through their selection process while providing her creative expertise.  Helping her clients to create a unique, special space that reflects their vision and personality is her greatest reward.  

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Lisa Smith, Interior Designer

Lisa Smith comes to Karen Renee Interior Design with 15 years’ experience in Interior Design and credits her success to passion, determination, and education. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Towson University, an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from AACC, and has completed Master Classes from George Washington University. Her focus over the years has been model home merchandising and also has extensive experience in residential interiors and commercial spaces.  

With a natural eye for color, patterns, and textures, Lisa is known for her ability to combine various fabrics, often presenting the unexpected. It’s these unanticipated delights that Lisa gets engrossed in creatively, and her work greatly depends on the lifestyle and habits of the people using the rooms, ensuring an appealing space and a high level of functionality.  

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Valerie Wheeler, Interior Designer

Valerie is a residential interior designer with an eye for detail. She believes that your home should be a direct reflection of your personal style. With degrees in Fashion Merchandising from University of Delaware and Interior Design from AACC, Valerie is well versed in designing polished yet functional spaces for families across Maryland.

Her work has been published in The Baltimore & Annapolis Scout Guide, Annapolis Home, Style Me Pretty Living & The Haven List. She thrives on creating welcoming, beautiful spaces that you can be proud to call home. With three children of her own, she understands the importance of having a home that not only looks put together, but can withstand life's little or big messes, too! Homes are meant to be lived in, not looked just looked at. Her experience in Fashion Merchandising & Interior Design has refined her intuitive ability to identify her client's personal style and use that in solving all the design dilemmas that they may be facing.

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Linda Hartman, Interior Designer

Linda Hartman has been designing for Karen Renee Interior Design for over 20 years and has over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial design. 

Linda specializes in Sorority House design.  Her goal is to provide the girls with a creative space that reflects the branding, personality and lifestyle of the sorority. Making the design process a pleasurable experience comes first and foremost for Linda.  Her experience, creativity and attention to detail, along with her ability to listen to her clients are attributes that her clients value. She enjoys the process of getting to know her clients and campus locations which helps her to create a space that truly upholds the look and values of their sorority.  

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