Karen Sinclair Kerns – Florida Licensed Interior Designer
ID4737 NCIDQ# 018753
Karen Kerns obtained her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree from Florida State University in 1999 and was awarded her Florida license and certification by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). 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 20 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. Currently, Karen is working at Lovelace Interiors in Destin, FL, the leading Interior Design Firm along the emerald coast. 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”
On a Personal Note:
My husband, Joe, and I married and moved to Destin in 2002 after being together 9 years. We have been by each other’s side since high school, and I would not have been able to follow my dreams without his incredible support. It has been a true blessing by God to have had my best friend for the past 24 years by my side as I navigate through life. In 2007, we welcomed into this world our first child, Adriana, then in 2009, our son, Cameron. We have been incredibly blessed and humbled by the experience of raising our children in this paradise we live in. Traveling and photography have always been a great passion of mine, next to my love of architecture and design. Every opportunity we have had to travel and visit other cultures and countries we take advantage of it. We have always valued the importance of learning about what the world has to teach us and as we raise our children we will expose them to all the world has to offer. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for all the blessings he has brought into our life.
‘Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.’