Phoenix Dream Center

Arizona Foothills Nov 11 cover - Phoenix Dream Center

Arizona Foothills Nov 11 cover - Phoenix Dream CenterThe Phoenix Dream Center

Arizona Foothills, November 2011

 

Arizona Foothills Magazine has given back to our [Phoenix, Arizona] community for more than 16 years and we are about to take on one of our largest projects yet!

Arizona Foothills Magazine will be partnering with The Phoenix Dream Center and some amazing community leaders such as Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Meek, from Desert Star Construction, and Mark and Chrissy Donnelly, authors and philanthropists.

The Phoenix Dream Center serves more than 40,000 people every month through a variety of programs and Arizona Foothills Magazine will be helping by supporting The Dream Center Life Recovery Program.Interior designers for Phoenix Dream Center

 

We are so excited to be a part of such a wonderful cause and help in every way we can to make this project spectacular!

The Dream Center Life Recovery program is a faith-based, residential recovery program that helps men and women overcome substance abuse, anger management and emotional struggles. 

The Dream Center Rescue Project operates two separate homes for underage girls and adult women (18-30) who have been rescued from human trafficking and sex slavery from the streets of Phoenix.

The Rescue Project is designed specifically to meet all their needs including spiritual and emotional support, while providing an environment that is loving and caring.

Karen Rapp of Karen Rapp Interiors was one of 10 Phoenix-area interior designers who volunteered their time and resources to the Dream Center.

 

November 2001 article by Sarah Love

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“Master of the Southwest”

Phoenix Home and Garden Cover November 2009 - Master of the Southwest

Karen Rapp Named “Master of the Southwest”

Karen Rapp Masters of the Southwest 2009 Phoenix Home & Garden coverPhoenix Home & Garden, March 2009

 

Master of the Southwest Karen Rapp Turns Her Clients’ Wishes Into Thoroughly Delightful Homes

 

Raised in Salt Lake City, Karen Rapp was thinking about interiors of homes long before she ever thought of making a career of it.

As a little girl, she would draw imaginative floor plans on her parents’ driveway. “I also used to build little pieces of furniture out of twigs and leaves and leave them under our lilac hedge,” she adds merrily. “I thought little fairies lived in the bushes.”

Today a resident of Phoenix, this Master of the Southwest still has magical visions, only now they are given reality in remarkably put-together new and remodeled homes, say clients and peers.

All speak of Rapp’s talent, keen attention to detail, and warmth.

One client, Susan Taylor, says of her experience with the designer:

“In her egoless way, Karen listens to your vision, your needs, then pulls it together, from furniture to fabrics to light fixtures, and the result is an authentic and unified look that is strictly yours and appears effortless in how it comes together. Nothing is contrived.”

Rapp, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, comments, “I do my best work when a client is involved.” And turning aside any notion that she might have a signature look, she states, “The only signature apparent is my client’s.”

This fact is evident to architects Don Ziebell and Cathy Hayes, who consider it one of Rapp’s special gifts.

“She approaches each project on its own and strives to make each a unique reflection of the clients and their lifestyle,” Ziebell remarks.

Notes Hayes, “Karen creates rich, dynamic interior designs that are truly specific to each client, exceeding their expectations while respecting their vision and their budgets.

 

Click here to read the March 2009 article by Roberta Landman. Photography by Werner Segarra

 

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Master Suite Spa Patio

Nov 1990 cover of Phoenix Home & Garden:

 

Nov 1990 cover of Phoenix Home & Garden - master spa suite patioMaster Suite Spa Patio

Phoenix Home & Garden, November 1990

 

A restful, soothing ambiance prevails in “Tres Olivos,” as the master suite spa patio just off the master bedroom has been dubbed.

Shaded by three gnarled olive tress and paved in weather borgata brick, the patio is large enough to encompass a bubbly spa and several comfortable chaises and armchairs.

Adoquin stone was used to dress the banco, repeating the theme of the master bath, and then embellished with sage green tile and more borgata brick.

The rich colors of Mexico in the Indian tile mural framed in carved wood give the banco area a strong focal point.

The furnishings’ and accessories’ rustic looks complement the time-worn feeling of the space, and the greyed-green colors extend the tones of the master suite out of doors.

Pictured: Karen Rapp, Karen Rapp Interiors.

Resources: New Directions in Landscape Architecture, Karen Rapp Interiors

 

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