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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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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Looking For In-Stock Home Furnishings? How About Going Vintage!

vintage furniture

For those of you who are in the market for new home furnishings, no doubt you probably have experienced learning of the long lead times when ordering. Many factors have contributed to the backlog of attainable inventory, but if you are open to “going on the hunt”, vintage furnishings may be a route you can…

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Gift Ideas for Those “Hard-to-Buy-For” People

gifts for interior design lovers

It’s that time of year when we make our holiday lists, and perhaps you’ve enlisted the assistance of the internet, your mother, or your own ingenuity to conjure up creative, unique, and thoughtful gift ideas. Sometimes it can be an easy endeavor, at other times downright stressful! Maybe instead of your brain having to go…

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6 Questions to Ask if You’re Ready for a New Fireplace

modern fireplace

Is it time for a fireplace refresh? The temperatures outside currently may not call for additional heat inside, but when it does, would it come from your old, outdated, fireplace? Could the hearth of your home use a redo? Now is the time to be thinking and planning for that new look and function of…

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Outdoor Spaces – What to Know Before You Create Them!

patio deck design

Summer is on its way (YEAH!) and many of us will be spending much more time outside enjoying the backyard greenery and the sun’s light and warmth. The lockdowns and “stay home” rules of the pandemic have created a new appreciation for the beauty and peace of mother nature’s “house” in nurturing and supporting our…

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