OCEAN-FRONT CLASSIC... RE-INVENTINGL'AUBERGE DEL MAR RESORT AND SPA- Del Mar, California
Redesign, renovation and re-branding of historic beach-front resort hotel in the heart of the seaside village of Del Mar; historic playground of many Hollywood stars and national luminaries drawn for horse-racing "where the turf meets the surf". Distinctively fresh design concept retaining charming traditional design elements yet creating hip retreat and gathering spot to meet, mingle and relax in the quaint coastal village with its famous Del Mar Horse track.
Comprehensive interior design and integrated stylistic continuity for entire resort from exterior, entry, lobby and common areas to guest rooms. Development of expanded terrace dining and outdoor living options with added water feature, expanded outdoor living areas and refined upscale pool as re-branded focal point to better extend (and connect) the resort with the sea.
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SALT LAKE CITY CONDO TRANSFORMATION - Utah Style & Design Spring 2010 issue explores Karen's magic at Metro...
Brad Mee's feature article, "Making Magic", details Karen's methods and the transformation, as if by magic, of a 1,400 sq.ft. Salt Lake condominium into a chic family retreat. Inspired by her thirty something clients taste and style, Karen evolved a personalized esthetic to embrace the family lifestyle creating multiple options for conversation, dining and entertaining within the limited space. She perceptually expanded the space by emphasis horizontal lines and details to direct the eye to views beyond walls and to the vistas of downtown Salt Lake City.
The dramatic before and after photos document the magnitude of the transformation and showcase Karen's personal attention to every detail in her "turn-key" delivery of this stylish family urban retreat that left the owner's asking if they should "feel like royalty or rock stars".
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"METRO", A TRANSFORMATION... As If By Magic; A High-rise Flat Is Transformed Into A Stylish Contemporary Pied-'a-terre
Before and after images show the dramatic transformation of a high-rise flat in Salt Lake City. As if by magic; designer details, custom finishes and dramatic use of materials combine with custom furnishings to create a modern design statement of personalized style.
Clean lines and artful use of color and texture define rich contemporary design details while furnishings remain inviting and comfortable. Innovative interior design and creative space planning define living areas within the open plan. A thorough understanding of existing building constraints offered opportunities for distinctive solutions to re-define the flat into stylish urban oasis with a sophisticated, modern style.
LAS VEGAS TROPHY HOME - Robb Report "Insider's Las Vegas", November 2009 issue visits Promontory...
As part of the Robb Report look at the glamour and glitz of Las Vegas, Karen's distinctive interiors are showcased in an article featuring the home's innovative design. Promontory redefines Karen's contemporary esthetic balance of disciplined details with creative use of materials and warm color to create comfortable modern living without being stark or cold. She continues her special balance of yin and yang by creating an inviting family home that respects the architect's dramatic design but delivers on the definition of a trophy property. Promontory reflects a successful collaboration between client, architect, builder and the craftsmen who implemented Karen's vision in a home recognized with Best In American Living Awards for "Best Interior Detail", "Best Kitchen" and "Best Bathroom".