Hello and welcome to Karen Savage Interior Design located between Goshen and Middlebury Indiana--which is rural Elkhart County. I'm so glad you stopped by! Do you love coming home? Our goal is to be good stewards of our family & resources as we have lived in, loved and raised four children in a 1200 square foot, 120 year old farmhouse in the middle of Amish country. This means making sound decisions based on what God has laid on our hearts and in our hands. Take a tour around our bucolic, old farmstead. Enjoy our farmhouse fixer upper story or a simple home refresh. And yes after almost 30 years, I still love coming home!
How about you? Does your home meet your wants and needs? Is it representative of the real you? If not, what's keeping you from making it so? Industry professionals with product to sell will tell you that interior design is as easy as buying whatever product they are selling - but the reality is creating a home or space that supports your dreams and goals while celebrating your style is much more than buying pretty details. Pretty design elements might look great in the store or showroom but not so much in your space. And because all design details affect the big picture, one mistake could be costly to your project. How do you feel about that? Do you want to settle on whatever on the status quo? Do you have the extra money and time to fix design mistakes? If your gut is telling you something is wrong while someone is trying to convince you - then chances are you are right.
I know all about design mistakes first hand. You see, I've failed a lot! Including my first try at design classes as a freshman in college and I believed the Professor when he told me I didn't have what it takes to become a successful designer - you can read that story here. But years later after learning & honing the skills required, I graduated top of my interior design class. That was in 2002 and ever since, I've been helping others create 'beautiful and meaningful spaces' by providing them with a personalized interior design service that wasn't available to me when I needed it.
You see here's the truth about great interior design - Winging it and Creativity can kill a design! It takes big picture, focused, intentional, lateral thinking to pull it all together. And that's what I bring to your project--A proven process! I listen, I interpret and see what's possible and if needed, I help you communicate your vision! God gave me a gift and told me to use it to glorify Him so, I sell my design expertise, experience, education & mad design skills to help savvy DIY designers, like you - as and when you need me so you can complete your project yourself without the grief and expensive mistakes I've already made. Because when your home meets your wants and needs and celebrates what is important to you, you'll love coming home too - hopefully for the next 30 years!
My clients are creative geniuses who value good design, their time, their money and the benefits of making inspired, intentional big picture decisions to avoid costly design mistakes. They either have no idea where to start, get stuck in the creative process, don't have time to make sense of or create a professional, cohesive, beautiful composition that communicates their vision. I've been there! You can read my story and calling here. They also choose to be involved in their design project so they can save money, control the outcome, and claim bragging rights (because team work makes the dream work)! So, I come along beside them and teach them what they need to know, set up a frame work for success for them, analyze what's not working, help them visualize their concept or shepherd them through the process.
To my knowledge, I am the only award winning, educated, experienced professional interior designer doing this without the complications of traditional interior design. Maybe that is why I am also the highest rated.
I LOVE DOING DESIGN DIFFERENTLY!
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 have (new build or room refresh), whether a home or place of business, I work with clients near and far - personally to help them create beautiful, meaningful & purpose driven spaces better than the could on their own.