Tyler Karu is a Portland, Maine based designer, specializing in renovations, interior reinventions, and custom buildings.
Tyler works with clients to create their ideal living space through renovation, re-imagination and innovative design. In addition to design projects, we have extensive experience in residential construction. This allows us to offer unique real estate development opportunities, ranging from property remodels to new construction.
As the daughter of a real estate developer and a residential designer, Tyler grew up in the family business. She could read blueprints before she hit her teens and made job sites her playground. Although she majored in literature at The George Washington University, she went on to study interior design and architecture at the New York School of Interior Design. Her years in Manhattan infused her education and process with a pace and vibrancy that her work reflects to this day.
Tyler’s career began in earnest when she moved back to Maine and flipped a tiny, neglected cottage, the first of many properties she has taken from derelict to delightful. With her unerring eye for skillful, creative, and cost effective transformation, she has gained national recognition as an emerging commercial and residential design talent.
Tyler has the unmatched ability to reimagine the potential in a neglected home or reveal the true personality of a space not yet quite sure of itself. She is a regular contributor at MarthStewart.com.
Art Selection, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Centers, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Murphy Beds, Custom Pantries, Custom Rugs, Custom Shelving, Custom Walk-in Closets, Dining Room Design, Entry Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Home Office Design, Home Theater Design, House Plans, Interior Design, Interior Design Photography, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Nursery Design, Project Management, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Kitchen Remodeling
Cape Elizabeth, Chebeague Island, Cliff Island, Cousins Island, Cumberland Center, Cumberland Foreside, Falmouth, Falmouth Foreside, Gorham, Little Falls, Littlejohn Island, Long Island, Old Orchard Beach, Peaks Island, Portland, Saco, Scarborough, South Freeport, South Portland, South Portland Gardens, South Windham, West Scarborough, Westbrook, Windham, Yarmouth
Our work has been featured in numerous top publications including: Martha Stewart Magazine, Rue Magazine, Maine Home + Design, HGTV and Houzz.