Karen in the Press

Karen Rothen was featured in Jacksonville Magazine, read about it here.

Get to Know…Karen Rothen as seen in the December 2017 Ponte Vedra News Line.




Karen was a featured designer in Eternity Modern’s list of 45 handpicked interior designers that can help make your dreams to reality.

Client Praise

Karen has done a phenomenal job in the two homes I have built and renovated. People are literally speechless when they see her work in our newly renovated home. She listens to what you want and has excellent vision. As a hard working person who travels for a living, it works great to have Karen do all the shopping and text me photos. It saved me an incredible amount of time. She has excellent connections with all kinds of furniture, tile, wood, art, rug, etc. vendors! I highly recommend Karen to make your home a beautiful place.

– Stefanie Fish, Ponte Vedra Beach

Karen was called in during my extensive home remodel. I was hesitant to ask Karen to intervene since no one likes to start a project amid such chaos. Of course, Karen being the professional, graciously accepted and “voila” the rest is history.

– Anne Armitage, Jacksonville Beach

Karen came to the design center with us, and her expertise with picking out all the options so that everything coordinated was extremely helpful. We are most pleased with the outcome.

– Mary Miller, Nocatee

You will not find a more sophisticated designer in all Northern Florida. Karen brings NYC with a southern twist to all her work. Her color palette, knowledge of fabric and papers is vast and will not disappoint. She works with the best in the business, true artisans who can transform any space into a timeless one.

– Victoria Lewis, Jacksonville

Our new house is truly a home with Karen’s expertise and insight.

– Chip Cordes, Vilano Beach

As first-time home builders, we could not have imagined our home without Karen’s vision and guidance. She far exceeded our expectations by coming up with a better design, selecting furniture and accessories to complement our existing items, setting up deliveries, and assisting on moving day.

– Jen Policastro, Nocatee

Our townhouse is beautiful, functional, and so perfect for us, and it would never have happened without Karen!

– Joan Cianci, Nocatee

Karen created beautiful rooms for us. She brought fresh ideas and was able to combine existing furniture with new pieces. She was knowledgeable and practical, and very creative. A pleasure to work with.

– Jill Gordon, Naples

I reached out to Karen after several of my friends worked with her on their home projects. I have an open floor plan house and there was a lack of flow and consistency that I was just not fixing on my own. Karen didn’t suggest a complete overhaul. Instead she selected a few items to swap out or relocate while adding her amazing accessorizing touch and all within my budget. She is a true gem in my book and I would hire her again in an instant. I wish I had asked her help from the very beginning.

– Katrine Strickland, Nocatee

We have engaged the services of Karen Rothen and her design company for several home improvement and design projects for over a decade.  She develops exquisite, yet moderately priced proposals that simplify and facilitate our decision making.  I am particularly appreciative of Karen’s exceptional project management and organizational skills.  Karen has done a superb job supervising projects from the initial stages of defining the scope and identifying appropriate suppliers and subcontractors through full implementation.  She is a woman of her word, timely and on top of the subcontractors.  We feel extremely fortunate to be able to schedule projects for enhancing our home during periods of absence because we know that with “Karen in charge” the project will be completed to a higher standard and in a more timely fashion than we could possibly accomplish independently.

-Susan Remmer Ryzewic, Ponte Vedra Beach