About Karen Rapp
Karen Rapp Interiors is a highly respected residential interior design firm, where passion for the profession is nurtured, innovation is encouraged and distinctive design standards are constantly being raised.
KRI’s success is due in large part to the founder’s uniquely client-focused vision. Karen Rapp believes in the time-honored principles of interior art and architecture, and how they can be reflected in the ideas, wishes and personal preferences of her growing list of clients.
Over the past three decades, many home and business owners have attested to the dedicated vision and pure professionalism of Karen Rapp Interiors.
Karen, herself, credits much of her success to the very close working relationships she’s been able to forge with her clients, and how much those relationships can help her achieve the desired results.
When KRI first opened its doors, Karen set to work honing her professional craft, first on commercial design projects for Phoenix-area medical professionals. Later, she broadened the firm’s brand identity—and its reputation—as a skilled designer of residential properties.
One exceptional project to KRI’s credit was a 12,000-square-foot Paradise Valley residence that has long been considered a showplace for a new paradigm in southwest building and design. KRI’s work on the project was prominently featured in both Phoenix Home & Garden and Luxe magazines.
From there, Karen Rapp Interiors grew to become one of the most sought-after design studios in the southwest.
The firm’s work on such luminary residential projects as “The House of 100 Arches,” in Scottsdale’s Gainey Ranch won it considerable acclaim. Later still, Karen Rapp received a coveted “Master of the Southwest” design accolade.
Today, Karen and her trusted team enjoy a stellar reputation for creating unique, distinctive designs that perfectly reflect their clients’ personal tastes. The deep and wide-ranging knowledge of the KRI design discipline enables them to draw from an array of design influences—from Traditional and Modern, to Spanish Colonial, French Country and Mediterranean.
As Karen notes: “I love what I do, and I hope it shows in every project that my team and I undertake. As I’ve long believed, the most important element of any project is the relationship we build with our clients, our colleagues and our vendors. They are imperative to me and I honor them, as does every member our team.”