|About Kari Whitman Interiors
Kari Whitman founded KWI - Kari Whitman Interiors – in 1994 as a full service design firm specializing in residential and commercial projects. Projects range from condominiums to estate homes, boutique hotels to large-scale residential developments.
Selected as a member of the prestigious American Society for Interior Design (ASID), Kari has showcased many prominent projects in California, New York, Aspen and San Francisco, featuring a large celebrity client base, including Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Kurtwood Smith, Virginia Madsen, Don Johnson, Emilio Estevez and Don Henley. Kari also holds the accolade of having been selected as the designer for Park La Brea, a large development in the historic Miracle Mile district in Los Angeles.
Traveling frequently throughout the world, Kari
stays abreast of the newest styles, trends and ideas and to offer creative
results that are
both functional and beautiful. While her work ranges from Spanish, Moroccan,
and Mediterranean to tres moderne, Kari has created a signature style by finding
salvaged artifacts to add time and wisdom to the design of her projects. Her
work has been prominently featured in Ultimate Decorating (2003), Homes by
Design (2004), Dream Walls (2004) In Style Home (2005) and Homes of Hollywood Bachelors (2009) .
Out of her commitment to personalized service, Kari directly
oversees each project and works with her clients to achieve specific goals. Kari
offers her clients assistance in all phases of design: selection and purchasing
of furnishings, fabrics, and surfaces; remodeling and new construction from initial
concept to contracting; project management; and, complete furnishing and final
installation. Kari’s team includes several premier architects, engineers
and contractors and key wholesale contacts in the textile, appliance and furnishings
A native of Colorado, Kari is also founder of Ace
of Hearts, a non-profit organization
dedicated to rescuing dogs from shelters and placing them in loving homes. Her
work in this area has also led to innovative design for homeowners with pets.
Kari starred in her own show, Designer to the Stars, on the WE network, and was a featured designer on The Discovery Channel's The Dude Room..
Kariís eco-friendly, do-it-yourself paint mixing kit, Wall Makeup, can be found at www.wallmakeup.com. Her line of Greener Pup environmentally friendly dog beds are available at www.greenerpup.com.
Kari's work has also been featured in the following publications:
In Style, Home and Decor, Us Weekly, People, In Touch, Dog Fancy, Urban Dog, Modern Dog, TV Guide, OK, Dish, Womenís Day, Metro, Denver Post, www.washingtonpost.com,
Ultimate Decorating by Magan Fulweiler, Dream Walls by Charles Randall, Melanie Bysouth, Designer's Furnishing the Tension (New York Daily News, 12-23-04), Boulder Colorado Magazine,
Soap Opera Digest,
Many of these articles can be found on Kari's press page