Kari is a residential Interior Designer & Stylist living in
Oregon's Willamette Valley, with her husband and two children.
"I grew up outside St. Paul Minnesota, in a beautiful suburb called Eagan. I discovered my love for homes while witnessing my parents build a custom home on 3 wooded acres near a pond. At just four years old, I remember following the craftsmen around the house asking them what they were doing and why. I was fascinated. I could hardly wait to visit the house each week. The smell of sawdust still makes me giddy. It's a dream of mine to build a house in the future, but until then, I am just as happy working on my client's projects."
One of Kari's first positions was as an Interior Designer for a large custom home construction company & developer in the Twin Cities where she learned about surface materials and the construction process. Kari set out for a warmer climate and moved to Los Angeles, CA and worked with a small boutique Interior Design Firm in Rolling Hills, CA. Curious, she also ventured into Property Management, and helped manage a medical building in Beverly Hills. "I knew that design in any capacity is what truly makes me happy, and in the back of my mind I knew I would love to have my own boutique design studio. I am thrilled to be a part of this industry and building the DE LAVENNE brand and portfolio.
DE LAVENNE DESIGN, LLC was established in September of 2010.