Prior to forming Davis Raines Design in 2001, Karen Davis began her career in interior design in 1992, designing luxury residential projects in Los Angeles. Karen brought her residential design experience and passion for detail to hospitality design when she was inspired by Ian Schrager’s hotel projects and unique approach to design. She continued interior design for two internationally recognized hospitality design firms in Los Angeles and New York and completed projects ranging from a 55-room boutique hotel in England, 1,000-room business hotel in Orlando, and luxury apartment hotels for business travelers living abroad in the Philippines. Davis Raines Design has completed residential projects in Manhattan, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida, and has been involved with projects in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Based on her experience with both residential and hospitality design, Karen has developed an individualized approach to design for her clients. Each project represents a different setting and client personality, requiring careful consideration in order to create a unique and authentic design. Karen is involved in all phases of a project, including initial budgeting, space planning, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, selection of interior finishes, custom furniture, fabric design, and art/accessories selections.
Karen’s work has been published in New England Home Magazine, CT Cottages and Gardens, Beautiful Homes, and Architectural Digest.