Our Services

Professionalism, attention to detail, and dedication to an outstanding client experience are the key priorities KLJI focuses on in providing services for a variety of interior design projects such as:

Whole House New Construction or Renovation

  • Primary Residence or Vacation Home

Major Room Additions or Renovation

  • Kitchen and Bath Remodels
  • Master Suite Remodels
  • Basement & Attic Remodels
  • Media, Theater, or Multi-Purpose Rooms
  • Home Offices
  • Whole Floor “Refresh”

Services offered in our design process can include:

  • Pre-Project Budget Planning - Exploratory Research for Project
  • Design Style Determination
  • Design Concept & Space Planning
  • Architectural Millwork & Cabinet Design
  • Interior and Exterior Finish Selections
  • Lighting Plan & Specification
  • Plumbing, Lighting, & Hardware Selections
  • Furniture, Accessory, and Art Selections
  • Design & Specification of Custom Products - Furniture, Cabinets, Window Treatments, Bedding & Linen Ensembles
  • Product Purchasing, and Procurement
  • Project Oversight of Design Plan Construction with Project Contractors
  • Product Delivery and Installation

KLJI focuses on providing an outstanding client experience. This starts with a complimentary 15-minute Discovery Call to learn about your project and the assistance you desire. A follow-up meeting is scheduled once the partnership with KLJI is determined. We welcome partnering with your builder or general contractor in the initial planning stages since this is a key component to help assure your project reflects your vision, goals, and budget.

When a project is underway, clients have access to KLJI’s Online Private Client Portal. This personalized project organization and management tool provides clients with access to their project details, including design information and drawings, photos, product spec sheets, contract documents, purchase proposals, and correspondence.

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How We Work

We work in the following phases so you always know where we are with your project:


Determine your project goals

Beginning with a full assessment of your goals, we discuss your lifestyle needs and desires, design preferences and decor ideas. We consider factors such as architectural opportunities and limitations, and mechanical operations and issues.


Analyze functionality in conjunction with style

Trust us to research and analyze how to improve the function of your space while creating a design you love. Your vision for your space drives this analysis.


Develop and finalize your design

Using our assessment as a guide, we explore creative ways to blend function and style - through space planning, lighting enhancement, architectural finishes, and quality fixtures and furnishings. The completed design includes all the specifications needed to move forward with your project. After you review and approve the plans, we begin changing your space.


Execute your project

Your vision comes to life as we work inside your space. Depending on the specifications of the design, the work may include construction, material & decor purchases, and installation of design elements. Don’t worry - we keep you informed and share our progress with you every step of the way.


Final project review

Your project isn’t complete until we review it together, evaluate the results, and make any necessary adjustments or changes. This final step ensures that your goals are met and your space works beautifully for you for years to come.

Why partner with Karen Lee Johnson Interiors?

We’ve all heard horror stories about home improvement or design projects gone wrong. Busted budgets, never-ending timelines, and frayed nerves abound. The good news? It doesn’t have to be that way. And with us, it never is.

  • Partner with us and feel confident and comfortable. We understand the importance of your home or small commercial space - and that means it’s important to us, too. Your goals are our goals - you’ll feel good about the choices we make together. As you’re guided through the process, we’ll strive to have plenty of fun together along the way.
  • When you choose to work with KLJI, the stress of making design decisions goes away because you’re working with an expert. Use the time you’ll save for work or play - count on us to plan out your project step by step, conducting all necessary research along the way.
  • You’ll be amazed at the level of personal attention you and your project will receive - from personalized and custom design solutions to access of exclusive resources and products.
  • You’ll avoid costly mistakes and benefit from project oversight and coordination with all members of your project team.
  • Working with KLJI means enjoying the journey of executing your project with a professional partner who is committed to fulfilling your project goals. And when your project turns out even better than you dreamed it would, revel in the feeling of “WE DID
    IT” and the satisfaction that comes from increasing the value of your investment.
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“We were never out of the loop.

Karen did a great job laying out the plan and talking us through each step of the process.”

-Dea F.

“I didn’t really know what I wanted.

Karen helped me figure out my style and make a cohesive space for my son and I.”

-Dawn T.

“It is a joy to go in, turn all the lights on and look at the brilliance of the room.

Karen is great to work with and we do look forward to our next project.”

-Mary E. and Jeff D.
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