Testimonials

What our clients and trade partners are saying

Even the drain cover in the tiled shower floor is super cool!

Karen designed a down-to-the-studs remodel of our small main floor bathroom. The project is almost complete and it surpasses our expectations. Karen is a good listener and she figure out our taste better than we knew it ourselves. She sourced amazing materials for us – such as the most beautiful floor tile I’ve ever seen – which we would never have found on our own. The small size of our space was a design challenge, but she used every inch to best advantage. She pitch perfect sense of color and pattern and a superlative devotion to detail. Even the drain cover in the tiled shower floor is super cool! She stopped by our house several times during the project to check up on that all was going well, and she was always there when we had a question. Karen is the first designer we ever hired and we lucked out! We wouldn’t do another remodel without her.

S. Lance

Always keeps her promises

We are so delighted we chose to work with Karen Ellentuck. She is organized, professional, has great taste and always keeps her promises. Most importantly she truly listened to our needs and delivered a result that feels just right for us. Our project was a “downsize” so we really needed every aspect of our new home to be both beautiful and functional. It is! She found ways to use many of our beloved pieces of furniture in ways that made them feel new. when we needed to make decisions she always brought us good choices and made it easy for us. She is practical and understands working with a budget. When other professionals were needed she had the best people at her fingertips. We recommend her highly.

K. Krysty

We are really happy with the help we got from Karen

We had a new house built for our retirement, and because we were moving from a 100 year old bungalow to a new, more open floor plan, a lot of our furniture would not physically fit in the new space. Although we are pretty incurable DIY people, who know what we like, we were somewhat stymied by some of the design aspects for the new space, so we decided we needed help. we search Houzz for Seattle designers, and decided that we would like to work with Karen, based upon some of the images we saw a on the clarity of the “scope of work” type arrangement she described on her web site. We described our needs and tastes, and got a furniture layout and some specific recommendations for pieces we would not have known about or found on our own. We visited the NW Design Center twice and worked with Karen to pick out some things we really liked. I have no doubt that without Karen’s assistance, knowledge, and contacts, we would still have bare windows, would still be debating rug selections (or would have gotten one too small for the space), would have an odd empty corner in the living room, and a sofa that was merely “close” to what we wanted. We are really happy with the help we got and it is all the more impressive that she did this project without setting foot int he house, which was 90 miles and a ferry right away.

L. Edmonds

I wouldn’t even think of doing something in our home without consulting Karen

Karen was our interior designer for an extensive home remodeling project several years ago. I highly recommend her services. Karen helped us make choices that we continue to love today – years later. She balanced creative design, quality and cost very effectively. She helped us achieve the precise design aesthetic we were looking for – contemporary and elegant (but not fancy), using colors and materials with the feeling of nature and the Pacific Northwest. Further, Karen was highly responsive and worked very effectively with our contractors. We get lots of compliments from visitors to our home and many have asked for Karen’s contact information. Years later, we continue as Karen’s clients – seeking her help when we need to add a piece, update something, or make a change. I wouldn’t even think of doing something in our home without consulting Karen.

D. Hendrickson

We are thrilled with the classic look she developed

Karen is a master designer with a wealth of knowledge. She did an excellent job understanding my desired outcome and delivered an exceptional design and beautiful finishes. She followed through on time and per agreed upon ideas. She followed the project through to the end, providing guidance to the contractors as the work progressed. We are thrilled with the classic look she developed and have a much more functional kitchen and great room.

P. Rock