Karen Davis has a broad range of hotel and residential interior design and project management experience. She formed Davis Raines Design in 2001 to focus on select projects, where her individual approach with clients is possible. Previously, she had been an interior designer for two internationally recognized hospitality design firm as well as a renowned design team for luxury residences since 1992. She has worked in New York and Los Angeles and been involved with projects in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia (you can see her Client List).
She has a global network of resources and has drawn inspiration from all facets of her work. She has been involved in all phases of a project- budgeting, space planning, interior finishes, custom furniture and fabric design and art/accessories selections. She studied at USC and completed a graduate program in Interior & Environmental Design at UCLA. She is also certified by NCIDQ, a professional design & construction accreditation. She has served on the Board of Directors of NEWH (Network of Executive Women in Hospitality Design) as well as a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association). Her business is based in Litchfield County, Connecticut, but she is involved in projects across the country.
Karen Davis prides herself on her working relationship with clients and a professional approach to each project. Her design philosophy is to create interiors that realize a client’s vision, while bringing her professional background and ability to design and fabricate custom pieces and to manage complex construction issues. Her approach to design is influenced by each environment and property- from Manila to Manhattan or from a formal pied a terre to a relaxed country home. What is consistent is a design discipline that ensures each project is a success:
• Design skills to create a variety of styles
• Creative space planning solutions
• Sophisticated color and fabric sense
• Broad network of sources around the world
• Ability to manage large and small projects