See what a few of our previous clients have to say about Karen’s work.

“We hired Karen Givnish to help us build our ‘dream home’ and we had a very positive experience.  Karen began working with us before the architectural plans were complete and she helped us avoid potential design/layout mistakes.  Karen designed and furnished the entire home, selected paint colors, wall coverings, window treatments, and accessories.  When our ‘dream home’ was complete, we were able to move right in to a fully furnished home that we love!  Karen was able to make the entire project…..well…….fun!”

– Chip and Julie

“Working with Karen and her team at the Great Room exceeded our expectations.  We have young children, and were concerned with both the practicality of the designs as well as the quality.  The process of making our house into our family’s home has been easy with Karen’s direction and saved me from mistakes I would have made if left to my own devices.  The result is that we have a beautiful home that feels ‘put together’ and easy to live in all at the same time.  I loved my house when we moved in, but now I love what’s inside it just as much”

 – Dave and Carina

“We feel fortunate to know Karen.  She has taken us through construction process, from architectural drawings to accessorizing, several times over, from no children to teenagers, with live-in mothers and budgets that varied depending on life circumstances.  She always saw the big picture and pulled all the details together while foreseeing the needs of our family, sensitive to our style yet keeping us current.  Her sense of color is unsurpassed.  We have built a few times and have been fortunate to have Karen help with each home – creating something beautiful and unique each time. 

It has been over twenty years, several homes, growing families and varying budgets yet through all the spectacular creations and accomplishments, I am most grateful for the beautiful friendship that was discovered along the way!”

                                                                                                                 – Frank and Cheryl

“After several months of construction to completely restore and renovate our English Tudor, it became obvious that we would need some professional help to really ‘complete’ the project.  Our goal was to make this imposing stone structure a comfortable and welcoming space where family and friends would feel at home, while maintaining an authenticity to the character of the house.  Karen was just the person we needed.  After discussing our needs, goals, likes and dislikes, Karen searched for the perfect ‘match’ to our lifestyle.  She helped with everything; finding unique lighting, wonderful fabrics, exceptional wall colors, and elegant furnishings.  Finally, she helped pull each space together with the perfect accessories – the jewelry that makes a room sparkle.  Karen helped us create the home of our dreams with the quality and style we never would have been able to accomplish on our own.”

                                                                                                             – Steve and Tiffany