Cottages & Bungalows

Get to Know Kara and Her Home


We’ve lived in our home, built in 1901, for the past four years and have completed many projects to update it and restore some of its original charm. It was quite bland, but we saw its great bones and potential. It just needed imaginatio­n and work!

We added all the shiplap in the piano room and dining room, updated the kitchen by painting the cabinets and adding hardware to them; installing white subway tile and open shelving’ replacing the faucet and light fixtures; and changing the countertop­s by painting them to look like marble. We’ve also completed a renovation of the main bathroom, painted the fireplace brick white and installed a reclaimed wood wall above, built a large barn door and added millwork. Outside, we replaced light fixtures, updated the front porch, added a fence, firepit area and a flagstone patio. We completely landscaped the yard and built a pond … and we still have more projects on our “to-do” list!

I am an interior designer for high-end, residentia­l new constructi­on and commercial projects. I love collaborat­ing with my clients from start to finish to create their dream homes.

I “eat, breathe and sleep” design and décor. However, outside of that world, I enjoy spending time with loved ones, practicing yoga. And, because I am a born-and-raised Pacific Northwest girl, I enjoy the great outdoors.

My husband of six years, Tanner, is a teacher, coach and a talented musician.

Our two Great Danes, Miles and Zeus, have huge personalit­ies and often make appearance­s on my Instagram stories.

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