Karen McCooey Studios

Karen McCooey Studios

5.0Exceptional(7 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I have been designing professionally, full-time, for 29 years, and design for you with the finest taste and care. I work with the proven best licensed General Contractor for your projects that involve construction. I'm personally engaged with all phases of the design process: the overall design direction and vision, color choices, layout design, furniture selection, purchasing, receiving, inspecting, delivery, and installation, AND, I work with only the best furniture makers, upholsterers, and other industry professionals.


Hired 1 time
3 employees
7 years in business
Serves Washington , DC
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, Zelle


Project type

Design of 1 – 2 rooms, Design of 3 – 4 rooms, Full home design, Commercial or office design

Space(s) to design/improve

Kitchen, Living room, Dining room, Bedroom(s), Bathroom(s), Office space, Retail space, Restaurant space

Square footage of space to improve

Less than 500 sq ft, 500 – 1000 sq ft, 1000 – 1500 sq ft, 1500 – 2000 sq ft, 2000 – 2500 sq ft, 2500 – 3000 sq ft, More than 3,000 sq ft

Services needed

Space planning / layout, Color palette / paint selection, Furniture selection, Lighting selection, Window treatments selection, Flooring selection, Accessories / art selection

Structural changes

Projects involving structural changes, Projects not involving structural changes, Projects that may involve structural changes

Styles interested in

Contemporary, Eclectic, Traditional, Coastal, Craftsman / Farmhouse, Industrial, Midcentury Modern, Shabby Chic, Rustic / Southwestern

Customer budget for services only

Under $300 (typically only for brief consultations), $300 – $500 (typically only for brief consultations), $500 – $750, $750 – $1,000, $1,000 – $2,000, $2,000 – $3,000, $3,000 – $5,000, More than $5,000, Customer isn't sure of budget (most common)

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  • Reviews

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    Ebbie U.

    INTERIOR DESIGN: Great experience working with Karen. I totally enjoyed working with her.
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    May 31, 2021


    Arlene A.

    INTERIOR DESIGN: Karen worked with us until she understood our likes and dislikes. She provided awesome ideas that truly made our house our home and an expression of who we are.
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    May 31, 2021


    Larissa L.

    INTERIOR DESIGN: Karen has great ideas. She is responsive and a talented designer. I definitely recommend her design services.
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    May 31, 2021


    Maria C.

    INTERIOR DESIGN: Karen was quick to get my ideas and incorporate them with exactly what I wanted and do better then I could have even imagined. She searched for different items allowing me to have more choices for my family room and was capable of doing what I thought was impossible. My family room looks as if it had just stepped out of a magazine. My neighbors could not believe the transformation. In my opinion Karen is a pleasure to work with and is very talented at what she does.
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    May 31, 2021


    Brendan E.

    CUSTOM FRAMING: Karen McCooey is the best of the best when it comes to ​framing of photographs, awards and art work of value. I have given her 25 different assignments. Karen has an artistic sense, and years of experience, ​which makes her work product perfect every time.
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    May 31, 2021


    Janine E.

    INTERIOR DESIGN: Karen is a great designer with awesome ideas. She was extremely patient with my ongoing indecisiveness and helped me reimagine my space. I love my apartment and look forward to new projects in the future. Thanks Karen for your time, energy, and creative expertise! ​
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    May 31, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    Step One - Consultation

    During this step, your needs and objectives are identified. Questions regarding the specific function(s) of the space, who will be using the space and walls when carpentry and construction are involved , and furniture and equipment requirements will be discussed. Measurements and photos are also taken at this time.

    Step Two - Schematic Design

    During this step space planning and furniture, layouts are developed. Circulation patterns and minimum clearances are considered and applied to the floor plan. Rough sketches and elevations are created, preliminary furniture and finish ideas are developed, and then presented to you for review and revision.

    Step Three - Design Development

    After final approval of the schematic design, we develop the floor plans, elevations, architectural drawings for permitting, and other related items in greater detail. Colors and finishes are refined, furniture, fabrics, and equipment are selected and cost estimates are prepared. The resulting design is presented to you for review, revision, and final approval.

    Step Four - Permitting / Constriction / Purchasing

    Permits are obtained. Construction begins. Furniture furnishing and art purchasing begins 

    Step Five - Finsih / Deliver / Install

    25+ years experience in interior design and renovation full-time.

    Services offered