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The Design Questionnaire: Karen Herold of Studio K

The Design Questionnaire: Karen Herold of Studio K

Karen Herold‘s ability to add touches of humor and spunk to her overall classic and timeless creations had us longing for more. This issue’s Design Questionnaire offers a glimpse inside the creative mind of this Amsterdam-native designer whose refined yet eclectic taste has attracted clients such as Hugh Hefner, Michael Morton, and Steve Wynn. From top-rated restaurants to luxury multifamily residences, Karen’s Chicago based company, Studio K, has flourished as a creative powerhouse serving clients throughout the city and beyond. Her unique twist on interior design embodies creativity, passion, and a specific style tailored to her clients’ needs and desires. Her travels and personal experiences drive much of her work, ensuring originality and unique selection throughout the entire design process.

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Take a peek inside Karen’s mind and explore what inspires her bold creations and vivacious style.


WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT STATE OF MIND?

Anticipation and excitement for the future with lots change on the horizon.

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?

When I work with my hands and I can make something.


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WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?

I treat myself to a massage every month.

YOUR COCKTAIL OF CHOICE.

Tequila on the rocks, a splash of grapefruit juice with two limes.

 

 

WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVERUSE?

The Dutch phrase, “it’s like mopping with the faucet running.”

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

My son of course, but work wise, creating a studio in which the work environment and design culture is inspiring and inclusive.

IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR A THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A bird – they have beauty, freedom, and a special view of the world.

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WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST REGRET?

No regrets, I don’t look back.

WHAT PROFESSION DOES YOUR ALTER EGO HAVE?

Psychologist

THE PROJECT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET.

Nobu Chicago (coming 2019!), getting to work with such incredible talent has been a wonderful experience so far.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN FETISH?

Italian plaster


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YOUR DESIGN MOTTO.

Don’t over do it.

WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE?

We create places that stand the test of time.

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WHAT’S NEXT?

A new office, Victory Ranch, Nobu Chicago, and a large fast casual chain.

WHAT 3 WORDS COME TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF KOKET

Luxury, covetable, clever.

LOVE HAPPENS WHEN….

People can be themselves

 

Be Inspired by Karen Herold at Love Happens!

 

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Article Originally Appeared in Love Happens Volume 2, 2018

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