Hello and welcome to Karen Savage Design located in Middlebury Indiana--which is rural Elkhart County right in the middle of Amish Country. I'm so glad you stopped by!
Here's what I do with my life--I make the world more beautiful! As an Interior Designer, I do this collaboratively with my clients, first by listening, then by re-imagining existing space, and then by translating their look into a cohesive statement that reflects their taste and history for both residential and commercial interior design projects. I call this art visual story telling and use design elements instead of words. I also do this by planting gorgeous gardens and by loving my husband, our children and our home. I believe beauty is important because it influences the way we live, which changes us and changes the world.
My mission -- to make the world more beautiful needs to be shared and this is how I do it--by inspiring and encouraging others and by being your design advocate during your design project so that you can achieve that cohesive designer look and feel but don't have the time or the knowledge to attain on your own. As your design advocate I can help you wherever you are in the design process but my first priority and specialty is the investment I make in learning about and assessing my client's needs and vision and then helping them create and develop a plan they can execute on their own.
My process is unique and it works! Advantages and benefits include:
A personal, solid, unified vision in the form of a design plan that can be followed on your own time and budget
A strategic formula that allows you to integrate different styles in a logical way that looks pulled together and makes everyone happy
Confidence to make new purchases and design decisions
Elimination of never ending hourly design fees, sales pressure, surprises, common mistakes and costly design do overs.
Beautiful spaces that reflect you and your needs
Accurate communication and definition of your vision
Control over your project - which means you save time and money! AND.....
I am the highest reviewed Interior Design Professional in our area according to Houzz
My goal is simple--to have happy clients and the way I do that is by making you the design expert for your own project!
My clients are consumer savvy design lovers and want to save money on their projects by being involved in the process. They also......
Have fabulous style and great ideas but can't seem to pull it all together
Desire to be proactive to avoid expensive design mistakes and buyers remorse
Are creative yet overwhelmed with all the beautiful interior design resources & information available today
Want something unique and timeless that reflects their values & story
Are successful professionals and understand the advantages of proper planning
Are strategic thinkers and prefer to navigate the risks, relationships and decisions to reduce surprises and conflicts
Are busy with other priorities and lack the time necessary to focus & plan.
Need a professional designer to arbitrate different design styles and make sense of all the pieces.
Whatever the reason, they all share this.... they understand and value the importance of beautiful living, good design and sound counsel because they know they'll save time, hassles and money and be so much happier with the end result.
If that describes you---then you’re in the right place. I get it, I've been there - and I'm here to help.
I graduated top of my interior design class. My interior design concepts have won numerous design awards and I provide decades of practical design experience to my clients. So no matter what type of interior design project you have, whether a home or place of business, from refreshing a tired space to creating a unique lifestyle, I work with my clients personally to create a design package that will meet your goals and budget.