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 -- as an experienced, award winning Interior Designer I do this by teaching others how to be their own interior designer so they can make confident, intentional design decisions for their projects. I also provide them with the visual tools needed (design concepts) to help them see how all the details pulled together. When I graduated at the top of my 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, I believe everyone deserves the benefits of living in a beautiful environment so I decided to make professional design services more affordable and accessible to more people by teaching them how, & by providing guidance & support as they develop & implement their projects. I also learned new and more modern technology to reduce the the number of hours needed to create a professionally designed space. I've also discovered this unique approach to design is not only efficient but also convenient for the busy professional who doesn't have time for another meeting, saves them money on the back end, & reduces overwhelm and expensive design mistakes. In addition, my unique, organized and highly personal process is not found at any retail store and is tailored to fit your taste, vision, style, wants, needs, lifestyle, space and goals.
Everything can be done completely online or if local, 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 turn your ideas into reality is energizing and rewarding. I love what I do - but more importantly, I love seeing you beam with both joy and pride as your dream space becomes a reality!
My clients are creative, 'intermediate & advanced level' design enthusiasts who value good design. their time and their money. They either have no idea where to start or have numerous ideas but don't know how to make sense or create a cohesive design out of those ideas. 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 save time, money, control their projects and claim bragging rights (because team work makes the dream work)! So, I help as much or as little as needed.
If you've done design before, you already know that creating a beautiful, meaningful & functional space takes more than a wish and a dream. It takes time, energy, focus, skill and money. If you are lacking in any of those areas, your project might be compromised. Don't be sold ugly. If you'd rather control your project to get exactly what you need and want this time, 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 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 help them create beautiful and meaningful homes better than the could on their own.