a spacious chef's kitchen with white backsplash and silver appliances

“Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice, it will lead you to your dream.” Author, James Ross.

Words to live by, and, as it turns out, to design by as well. 2017 is already shaping up to be an award-winning year for Jenny Rausch and team here at Karr Bick. This year’s magazine features have included Midwest Living May/June 2017, Beautiful Kitchens and Baths Spring 2017, and the cover of At Home St. Louis’ March/April 2017 issue. Not to mention winning rooms in At Home’s Architect & Designer Awards in the Kitchens Larger than 300 sq. Feet and New Construction categories.

So what’s our secret to winning? Simply, we don’t try to win. “We don’t worry about what a good room is ‘supposed’ to look like,” says Jenny. “Instead we focus on your needs, and how you use your space.  Then we listen to how different colors, styles, and design pieces make you feel and go with what makes you feel good.” At Karr Bick, we design customer-inspired spaces. And yes, they happen to win a lot of awards.

That’s just what Jenny and her client did as they designed his garage turned bonus kitchen which ended up being featured in Midwest Living Magazine.

“The client wanted to be able to lay out a whole hog on his kitchen island and carve it,” says Jenny. So she designed a massive kitchen island with butcher block top and sleek stainless base full of storage. The piece is as beautiful as it is functional.

Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, was drawn to the way Jenny solved another client’s design dilemma. “Their kitchen is very rectangular,” explained Jenny. “Angling the beams in the coffered ceiling to create diagonal shapes makes the room less boxy.”

Snagging the cover of At Home St. Louis was never part of the plan as Jenny designed a playful pool house kitchen for a young family. “The pops of color and one-of-a-kind backsplash gave us the cheerful and fun look we needed to match the personality and lifestyle of this great, active family.”

The paths to design success, it seems, are as unique as the clients themselves.

So “be you”, call us, and together, we’ll take that dream and make it into a space you love and don’t want to leave. And … perhaps it will win an award, but that’s not the point!