Karen Mills | Designer Spotlight

We're excited to introduce you to the talented, design expert Karen Mills! Best known for hosting the nationally acclaimed luxury design show, Living Large, Karen Mills has a passion for helping people live better, whether it's creating an extraordinary living experience that can engage the senses and nurture the soul or giving back to her community.

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What is your favorite part about being a designer?

The best part about being a designer is the relationships that are forged with clients as we translate their personal style into a timeless signature look that helps reduce stress, nurture their soul, and help them live better. The result is an extraordinary living experience, which often brings families closer together and creates a lifelong connection between us and them.

Who or what would you cite as your most important influence?

Experiencing different cultures through international travel and being cognizant of changes around me in everything from fashion or technology to lifestyle are my biggest influences.

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If you could travel back, what advice would you give yourself as you start this career?

I would tell myself to keep asking until I found a mentor in the design field before launching our company, along with getting advice offered to start ups from the business development center.

What is your current favorite resource?

My favorite resource is a mix of local tradespeople who help bring our visions to life and the trade designer showrooms both online and local.

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Heather Gillette

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