"If you are looking for an interior designer who works with your ideas and within your parameters, I cannot recommend Karen highly enough! She worked with me for nearly two years from 2020 as I did a full house renovation. As it was during the lockdown periods, I had to totally rely on her advice, skills and knowledge to choose the majority of the interior fittings, furnishings and the colour palettes.
The service Karen offers and the renovation both exceeded my expectations. Thank you once again Karen!"
Client- Hunters Hill 2023
"It's been an absolute pleasure having Karen as our interior designer for our new house in Killara. Karen has supported and guided us through key decisions that have made our house beautiful, functional and reflects who we are. We wanted our home to be about us and how we live and Karen brought that to fruition using her experience and knowledge of interior design. There is both a visual and physical appeal to every room in the house. Our house has given us the warmth and welcome factor we were after. We can now delight in the elegance and real comfort of each space in our house . Thank you to Designed by Karen Akers"
Client - Killara December 2020
"Karen has transformed our federation style house into a beautiful, vibrant family home. Karen has an amazing ability to bring out the best of the traditional features, while introducing more contemporary elements to suit our younger family. I was finding the renovating process very overwhelming until we met Karen. There seemed to be so many different options for everything, but with Karen’s guidance, our project has come together absolutely perfectly. Karen has a wonderful eye for colour, from fabrics, to paints, to tiles, wallpaper and woodwork. Her use of lighting is incredible, I am amazed how the mood of a room can be changed with the flick of a switch. There are so many spaces in our home which now make me smile and the reaction from friends who visit is the same. We can’t thank Karen enough for all of her assistance and have no hesitation in recommending her to future clients.”
Client - Roseville September 2019
"We have worked with Karen right through the total renovation/reconstruction of our 4 bedroom house in Bronte, NSW. It has been a wonderful collaboration. She listened to us, gave us choices for every conceivable item, colours, finishes, soft and and hard. She designed the kitchen and bathrooms. We have ended up with a house that we just love and the feedback we get from our family and friends reinforces our own feelings. We thought renovations were supposed to be stressful. It was actually an enjoyable experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Karen."
Client -Bronte ,March 2018
"We were absolutely thrilled with the results that Karen helped us achieve. She was full of inspiration, ideas and practical advice from the start to the end of building our new home. Karen managed to interpret our ideas and pull everything together perfectly, each detail thought of and we couldn’t be happier with our home."
Client - Duffys Forest , March 2018
"Working with Karen on the redesign of our home was a wonderful experience. She realized the vision I had in my head, while pushing my boundaries.
She is professional and efficient, an absolute genius with colour, can mix expensive items with inexpensive ones to give a flawless, cohesive overall look. She kept within our budget and time frame. I walk into my house every day and am filled with joy. I would highly recommend Karen and look forward to working with her again!"
Client - No Sixteen . March 2018
"I engaged Karen to turn my new house into a home. My brief was simply to turn a new house I had brought for my two young girls and myself into a home for the three of us. From her first mood boards it was clear that she totally understood me and my needs for my new home. I gave her complete control of everything. Some things I initially queried and disagreed with but I let her have her way and she was absolutely right , she has such an eye for detail in the big picture. Karen totally got me and what I wanted. She worked to my budget. She had awesome ideas. She delivered on time . She went out of her way to be there just to make sure things were set up exactly how she had imagined . She delivered to her vision of my home. The joke now is that if I want to do anything in my own home my 5 and 7 year old girls say " don't you think we should check with Karen before you do that ?" . I'd be more than happy to chat to anyone thinking of using Karen and share my experience in more detail. Karen has my mobile".
Client - Sunnyside Street , May 2013
"Karen is a wonderful designer who is also very pragmatic. She listens and translates , creates wonderful spaces and spaces you want to inhabit not just look at . A rare combination."
Client - The Abbey , May 2013