Designer Snapshot: An Artistic Eye

Whether you get lost in a beautiful landscape or prefer to find your own meaning in something more abstract, art is an essential element in decorating. Karen Davis, of Davis Raines Design, believes in the power of art to personalize a home. “I strive to design homes to be really lived in,” she says. “Artwork adds authenticity and balance that complement the colors, furnishings, lighting, and feeling in the space.”

Karen was the interior designer for the Adirondack-style home in northwest Connecticut that we featured in the story “Beauty & Brawn” our winter edition of New England Home Connecticut. “The artwork for this home reflects the owners’ love of the surrounding landscape, appreciation of fine art, and the memories of great camps in the Adirondacks,” she explains.

Hilary Adorno