Hello and welcome to Karen Savage Design located between Goshen and 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 and this is how I do it -- I equip others with hard earned design knowledge and design concepts so they can confidently make great design decisions and control their budget and their projects. I don't sell product. I sell my design expertise, experience, education & mad design skills to help savvy DIY designers as and when they need me.
When I graduated at the top of my interior design class in 2002, I was told to move to a big city where there would be more opportunities to serve the luxury design market as well as contract and hospitality design. But here's the thing, when Jesus said he was going to prepare a place for us (John 14:1), I don't think he meant it to be an exclusive club for the rich and privileged. I believe as creatures created in His image that we all deserve the nurturing, safety, healing and rejuvenation that comes from living in a meaningful, beautiful and purposeful environment. So I decided to make professional design services more affordable and accessible to more people by helping them think differently about design and plan & develop their own ideas. I also implemented business processes to ensure success and learned new and modern technology to reduce the the number of hours needed to create a professionally designed space. I've discovered this unique, organized, purpose driven approach to interior design makes for happy homes & happy clients and is the secret sauce behind creating successful designs.
Everything can be done completely online or in person - you decide - because it's your project! I also do this by planting gorgeous gardens and by loving my husband, our children and our home. Beauty is important because it changes us and then we change the world.
I believe collaboration is key to any successful design project and helping you discover, organize and turn your ideas into reality is energizing and rewarding. I love what I do - but more importantly, I love hearing the stories about how God shows up in your adventure and restores, heals and nurtures you and your lovelies in these special places we create to glorify Him.
My clients are highly creative and detailed design enthusiasts with excellent taste who value good design, their time, their money and the benefits of making intentional big picture decisions to avoid costly design mistakes. They either have no idea where to start, believe they aren't good at design or simply don't know how or have the time to make sense of or create a professional, cohesive, beautiful composition with all the right details. I've been there! You can read my story and calling here. They also choose to be involved in the design process so they can control their projects, save money and claim bragging rights (because team work makes the dream work)! So, I help as much or as little as needed.
To my knowledge, I am the only award winning, educated, experienced professional interior designer doing this. Maybe that is why I am also the highest rated.
I LOVE DOING DESIGN DIFFERENTLY!
If you've done design before, you already know that creating a beautiful, meaningful & functional space is not as easy as HGTV makes it look. It takes time, energy, focus, skill and money. If you are lacking in any of those areas, your project could be compromised. Interior Design is NOT shopping. It is the work that happens behind the scenes before the shopping begins. So, don't be sold the big expensive ugly. If you'd rather control your project so you'll love to come home, you're in the right place and I'm here to help, not to sell. Let's collaborate and work together to create your vision so you can live it.
I graduated top of my interior design class in 2002. My interior design concepts have won numerous design awards and I provide years of practical design experience to my clients. So no matter where you live or what your style or what type of design project you face, whether a home or place of business, from refreshing a tired space to creating a unique lifestyle, I work with clients near and far - personally to help them create beautiful, meaningful & purpose driven spaces better than the could on their own.