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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.


 


 

TESTIMONIALS
Testimonials
59 Reviews
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Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2019

Karen & her team at Welcome Home Design Group are top notch. They helped me bring my vision of our white, modern farmhouse to life. Her team helped with minor changes to plans, picking out lighting, c...Read More

mejordan71
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2018

Karen and her team helped us re-design bedrooms for our 10 year old twins. She was patient with the whims of the girls and really helped them each realize their individual vision for their”grown up” r...Read More

Liz Petzke
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2012

Karen is wonderful! Not only did she come up with a kitchen design and plan that made myself and my husband happy, she was able to make a change in the whole layout of my kitchen by moving a stairway....Read More

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Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2018

The Welcome Home Design group took my kitchen down to the studs and made it beautiful. I watched in amazement at the transformation. The team was professional and very easy to work with. From Karen...Read More

Dan Hopp
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2018

Karen and her team provided great help to us as we planned and furnished our new house. Help was provided on all aspects of the interior from cabinets and counter tops to lighting and plumbing fixtur...Read More

Kathy R
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2018

Wonderfully warm and welcoming experience; we highly recommend Karen, Penny and the Welcome Home Design Group. They are very professional, friendly and prompt in all the design services they offer fro...Read More

Joyce Howard
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2018

Have LOVED working with Karen and Penny in designing my new Lakehouse! They have offered so much useful advice and direction, I couldn't have done it without them! They are "in the details" and can ...Read More

Mark Reu
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Oct 2017

Karen was a pleasure to work with and worked well with not only the client but also the team of contractors. She listened to the clients ideas and thoughts and through her great eye for design and cre...Read More

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