karen paul interiors

(949) 228-1857

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interior designer/specifier. Originally from the Washington, D. C. area and have now transplanted to Newport Beach, Ca. Past experience working with embassies, the IMF, World Bank and The Brookings Institution. Extensive experience with members of Congress, Judges, Lobbyists. Now semi-retired. Most recent project is the renovation of a three-stack condominium building in Newport Beach.
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270 cagney lane, #113,
newport beach, California,
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OK, you have mentioned the art a sufficient number of times so I'm deleting it. I'll go back in to see if I can find a really good abstract canvas in a large size (36 X 48), possibly.

We just movin' and groovin' Missy. LOL
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One request on the RH draperies. Would you please consider getting them longer than you need and then measure the length needed to just break at the floor (your preferred look) and have someone put in a 4" double hem with the chain slipped through the hem for additional weight? Also make certain they are either hemmed by hand or at the very least blind stitched?
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stefanie, I'm going to do the old swictheroo here. I've been thinking about the art and looking for what's available and thinking about price. It seems to me for us to fill up that wall with either three pieces or one major piece is going to cost a fortune unless we do major compromising on the quality of the art. L. B. mentioned a while back that she thought we should do art on the console wall and then we don't have to contend with what a mirror is reflecting on the back wall. So I am proposing we do this mirror which will encompass the width of the table and will reflect not just the window wall but the console wall as well. We can opt for sconces on either side if we choose, but I'm thinking because of the size and scope of the mirror, that wall will be done. The mirror will reflect the silk draperies as well as the chandelier, table and chairs. So our balance in colors will be achieved through the frame what is reflected.

Then you can focus on one single very dynamic piece of art over the console and you will be able to achieve a better look overall with a single piece with the lamps on either side. Thoughts?

I just read the frame is maple which will actually be a nice bridge between the table/chairs and rod against all the off white. Also the mirror is antiqued which I very much like rather than having a straight up totally reflective piece.

It's on sale right now.
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L.B. "just finished for today with an artwork background.". Oh you did say you were doing a piece of artwork that was 4 X 4? Do you know yet what it will be?
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So let's have some discourse on horizontal vs vertical. LOL
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I love this modern art print. Great composition, nice neutrals. This art reminds me of another artist, Nancy Ortenstone, similar work.
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I love this modern art print. Great composition, nice neutrals. This art reminds me of another artist, Nancy Ortenstone, similar work.
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I love this modern art print. Great composition, nice neutrals. This art reminds me of another artist, Nancy Ortenstone, similar work.
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I love this modern art print. Great composition, nice neutrals. This art reminds me of another artist, Nancy Ortenstone, similar work.
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I love this modern art print. Great composition, nice neutrals. This art reminds me of another artist, Nancy Ortenstone, similar work.
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I love this modern art print. Great composition, nice neutrals. This art reminds me of another artist, Nancy Ortenstone, similar work.
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I love this modern art print. Great composition, nice neutrals. This art reminds me of another artist, Nancy Ortenstone, similar work.
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Karen is a witty artisitic soul who truly and passionately loves what she does, this shows in her ability to apply design concepts while simultaneously adjustin...
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After my parents died, I stored mom and dad's furniture in my one bedroom condo in Newport. Their belongings were hard to part with. During this time I was wa...
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I worked with Karen for several years and have learned so much about the design process. She designed my dining room chairs from scratch and redesigned my sof...
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Karen kindly helped me finish the design in my living room and her advice was perfect.
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