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? If not, what's holding you back? We raised four children and live in a 100 year old, tiny farmhouse in the middle of Amish Country. And yes after 30 years, we still love coming home. And while our goal seemed simple - be good stewards of our family & resources and make intentional design decisions based on what God laid on our hearts and in our hands - figuring it all out was not! I could not find a qualified, affordable interior designer to help me get started and shepherd me through the process. So I returned to college to learn and earn that interior design degree. It worked! Come take a look around our bucolic, old farmstead. Or enjoy our farmhouse fixer upper story or a simple home refresh.
How about you? Is your home nurturing and supporting you and your family? Are you living the life you always wanted? 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're selling - but the reality is creating a home or space that supports your dreams and goals while celebrating your brand of beauty is much more than taking a style quiz and buying pretty details one design decision at a time. Pretty design elements look great merchandised in the store or showroom but not so much in your space. Can you relate? And because all design details affect the big picture, one mistake could be costly to your project. Do you want to settle on good enough or are you passionate about your family & your home? Do you have the extra money and time to fix expensive 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 semester of 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 epic failure here. But years later after learning how & honing the skills required, I graduated top of my interior design class. That was in 2002 and ever since I've been helping others become the design genius behind their own projects by empowering them with a professional and affordable interior design service that wasn't available to me when I needed it.
My clients have been involved in or have done their own projects before and are disappointed with the results yet they are creative geniuses who value good design, their time, their money and the benefits of making inspired, intentional big picture decisions. They either have no idea where to start, get stuck in the process, don't have time to figure it out or the focus needed to create a professional, cohesive, beautiful composition that delivers their lifestyle needs and 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 get what they want, save money, control the outcome, and claim bragging rights (because team work truly does make the dream work)! So, I come along beside them and listen to what they want, analyze what's not working and then help them connect the dots between ideas and action or I help them bring their ideas to life through 3D room renders, design maps and drawings.
To my knowledge, I am the only award winning, educated, experienced professional interior designer doing this without the complications of traditional, long term 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 clients that live down the road or across the nation on projects both large and small.