karen paul interiors

(949) 228-1857

Business Description
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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newport beach, CA US 
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270 cagney lane, #113
newport beach, CA 92663 
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You have two widths each side. If they did the seams correctly, they will fall on the underside of the drapery...not on the top?
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May I see what you have, like a photo of the headers and seam?
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Stefanie, so you can't hang draperies at all! So, let's just step back, take a deep breath and DO NOT STEAM THEM! Call the new gal and get her out there to re-pin and dress them into soft folds.
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May I see the rest of the room with the draperies?
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Stefanie, I don't want you to touch your draperies. Please! Call the gal and have her come out to re-pin and hang. Silk is difficult enough but silk taffeta is the most difficult to dress. She will have her preferred method. It IS possible to ruin your new draperies so wait until you have a professional to do a correct job.
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cindyguent
Sorry to cause you grief, Karen. I'm just so used to doing most things myself and giving advice. Me and my rowentas have gone where no woman would dare to tread.

Experience is worth a lot.

Stef will do what you say.
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Stefanie, I always prefer Roman Shades, however, in the kitchen (grease, dirt, grime, etc.) it is not practical because of the folds in the fabric. If you like the kitchen without window treatments, then the addition of a forward roll shade will give you the practical aspect of the solar screen without adding or subtracting from the overall look.
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We have a solar shade in our office and it is great. It allows just the right amount of light while blocking direct sun. So easy to use. Also a linen drape to pull at night. Ikea has good quality linen for low-low price.
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karen paul interiors added 3 photos to ideabook: Stefanie's Dining Room
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karen paul interiors added 6 photos to ideabook: Brookings Institution
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Review by ninjabetic:

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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Review by elenahfm:

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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Review by mpetropo:

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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