Fresh Kitchen Trends


If you ask friends and family which room they spend the most amount of time in, they’ll most likely say the kitchen. A place of necessity, but also a place for gathering and comfort, it’s no wonder the kitchen is the place to be… and we’ve compiled a list of currently popular styles and applications to consider:

  • Cabinet colors, especially dark or colored cabinets with lots of blues
  • Quartz countertops and farmhouse-style sinks are both still prevalent
  • Retro appliances with pops of color or using contrasting colors in upper and lower cabinets
  • Backsplashes, using larger slabs of ...
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Thank You for Voting!


We won and celebrated 1920's style at What's Up? Magazine's Best of Party!  We are so pleased to have been voted the winner for “Best Of Interior Design Services” by our supporters in What’s Up? Magazine’s Best of Annapolis & Best of West County. Thanks to everyone who voted!  We couldn’t do this without our wonderful clients.

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Project Spotlight: Two Rivers


Located in Odenton, Maryland, the Woodlands in Two Rivers are an enclave of homes boasting wooded views, a variety of resort-style amenities, and close proximity to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore for commuters. It is here that designer Stephanie Simmons completed a recent project – a modern take on a beautiful design for a client transitioning to a new chapter in her life. The new construction offered a wonderfully blank slate and, in the living room pictured here, Stephanie incorporated neutral tones throughout using the window treatments, area rug, and pillows, for a light, airy feel. Pops of color were implemented ...

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Lisa Smith joins KRI!


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 ...

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