Interior design improves lives . . . a project that’s making a difference!

ARCh (Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps), located in Waukesha, WI in progress photos

It was that time of year again.  FLOOR360, one of our vendor partners, was taking nominations for their annual Design For A Difference initiative – where a nonprofit organization is chosen, and a team of volunteers works together to improve the space, provide increased visibility for the organization, and strengthen the community — all while…

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Peace and harmony with design in 2024!  

One thing you might realize if you’re in a relationship for a long time is that this person is different from you. As wonderful as they are, and as good as you are at communicating, your partner is a separate human with separate opinions and ideas — good, bad or indifferent. Sometimes this will amaze…

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Don’t reinvent the wheel … MAYBE drive somewhere new!

Not every home is a blank slate. And that can be a good thing! It means we don’t always have to start from scratch and tear the structure down to the studs. This can 1) highlight and maximize the potential-filled elements that already exist and 2) make your investment go further. While it’s fun to…

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Custom Artwork: A luxury or a necessity?

Unique artistic creations can really speak to our emotions. They can make us feel something. This is why it’s so special to have art in your home — so it can be enjoyed by you, and whoever enters your space. Art is truly a gift! Whether it’s the custom painting our founder Karen purchased in…

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Master Bedroom Design Checklist: 8 Considerations to Enhance your Life.

A sanctuary. A haven. A calming, peaceful place for you to restore and recharge. Is that how your bedroom feels to you? If not, snuggle up with the possibilities here. Your bedroom offers a myriad of design opportunities … Are you embracing them all? At Karen Lee Johnson Interiors, we believe you deserve a space…

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Window Treatments: The icing on the cake!

Windows likely aren’t the first place your mind goes when designing a home. (Like when you bake a cake, you probably don’t think about frosting first.) But that doesn’t mean they’re not important. Windows deserve special attention, and like frosting, they can take your room from good to incredible. At Karen Lee Johnson Interiors, we…

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Kitchen cabinets: More than just looking good.

When you think about new kitchen cabinets, your mind likely goes to the exciting aesthetic possibilities — style and color. Those things are fun, inspiring and important, but if you want a kitchen that truly makes you happy, don’t forget to consider the functional possibilities that can improve your life. The function is where the…

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SMART TECHNOLOGY IN THE HOME: Explore the possibilities . . .

Technology is changing fast, both outside and inside the home. With a plethora of possibilities, it can feel a bit overwhelming. Plus if you’ve lived in your home for a while, you’re likely used to how things work. You may not be ready to adopt all of this technology (and you don’t have to). But…

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Design for downsizing: Taking the items you love.

Many of our clients are downsizing … moving into smaller homes and embracing a fresh start! This is a fun, scary-exciting and emotional time, for sure. During this process, the questions that inevitably arise are:  What are we taking with us? What will fit? Where will my favorite table go? Whether it’s a piece of…

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