About Us
Karen Garlanger
Karen Garlanger
Meet the designers and staff that make scribbles, sketches, dreams and inspirations into reality. We believe communication is the most important tool we possess.
Karen Garlanger, NCIDQ: Owner and certified interior designer. Merging her passion for architecture and design, Karen Garlanger has a knack for creating dreamy interiors. Over the years, her education, worldly travels and work experience have refined her thinking on the definition of “space” and its endless possibilities. As a result, her refined skills have breathed new life into residential and commercial properties for more than a decade. Karen believes in the collaborative effort between client and designer, to produce truly meaningful spaces. Since opening her namesake firm, Karen Garlanger Designs in 2010 she has re-branded the company Welcome Home Design Group in 2018.
Karen's work has appeared in several leading design publications including Women's Day Magazine, Distinctive Kitchen Solutions, and more recently in Food Network Magazine. She has also been a featured designer on HGTV's website. A native of St. Joseph, Michigan, Garlanger studied interior design at Western Michigan University and architecture at the University of Miami. She holds both a Bachelor and Master degree in Architecture from Andrews University, is a certified interior designer (NCIDQ) and has taught the third year interior design studio at Andrews University.


My 1929 English Cottage gem needed a designer and construction team who understood and appreciated a vintage home...Karen, Dave and their amazing team became my partners in respectfully elevating this home’s character with 2020 standards and features. I am delighted, and I know the original owners would love it just as much! I cannot say enough about the professionalism and talent of every person I worked with at Welcome Home...they are like family now!

Best of Houzz 2020 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2015 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2014 - Design
Houzz Pro Software User
Star Houzzer
5 Star Houzzer
Houzz Influencer
Recommended on Houzz
50,000 Ideabook Saves
We offer a network of talent to bring your vision to life. Because we are a full service boutique means that we can purchase goods and oversee labor to ensure that your experience is pleasant and rewarding.
Start Your Project Today