Karen Kerns obtained her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree from Florida State University and was awarded her Florida license and certification by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCDIQ). During her college experience she gained great knowledge in architecture and interior design with study abroad programs located in London, Paris, and Milan and Venice, Italy. Knowing how valuable it was to her clients to incorporate authentic European design and architectural elements, she continued to study abroad during her years of design experience in Croatia, Greece, Monaco, and Spain.
Karen’s 13 years of interior design experience has given her the privilege to work with top designers, architects, contractors, and developers along the gulf coast. After moving from Naples to Destin, FL in 2002 she began working as a senior interior designer and project manager at a leading architectural firm which brought her opportunities to expand her knowledge of the design field. Karen’s projects included restaurants, schools, high end homes, offices, condominiums and renovations. She is involved in the project design from the preliminary architectural space planning to the completion of construction and furnishings installation. Aside from creating project concepts from the ground up, her expertise expanse also includes specifications of custom furnishings, lighting, cabinetry, plumbing, flooring, accessories, and window and bedding treatments. Her talent to interpret her clients desires along with ability for keeping balance between the function of the space and clients authentic design style are among her strongest attributes.
“I believe by working intimately with my clients, I am able to fulfill their dreams of accomplishing a harmonized design which encompasses all aspects of their life, from the architectural features, elements of the surrounding space, and the character of the client.”
What Clients are Saying
“She is wonderful representative of Lovelace Interiors and a delight to work with. Karen was tireless in her efforts to find the right ensemble to furnish the small studio apartment working with an unflappable demeanor, with style, grace and courtesy. Most importantly, Karen is a very talented designer who seeks the best balance of style, utility and value.”
“We are a military family who recently moved into the area to buy our first home. Since it was our first home, we wanted to make sure we got every detail right. To us, this meant hiring a professional… Along the way we found Karen… We immediately felt she understood our vision and had the resources and talent to make it reality… We would recommend her to anyone. For the first time in our lives, we have a house we are proud of…Thanks Karen!!”
—Josh & Alex Williams
“It (her condo) is absolutely beautiful and everyone that sees it wants to know where I got it and I tell them Lovelace Interiors in Destin, FL. I want to give all the credit of my beautiful house to Karen Kerns; she is the best. I’ll never go anywhere else to by furniture and never will have another designer other than Karen. So if you are looking for furniture or any décor go to Lovelace and see Karen.”