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How can you follow the course of your life if you do not let it flow?

– Lao-Tzu

 

RIVER + ROAD

river + road is the fluid, effortless, ever changing journey to who you are.

Thoughtfully curated pieces that have a purpose. A well-traveled life.  Just as a river flows, twisting and turning in it’s grooved path. Or as one travels down a bumpy road and not knowing which way to turn. river + road is here to help you navigate the beautiful layers of life.    


I love to surround myself with meaningful pieces that reflect who I am, where I have been and where I want to be.  I want to share that feeling with others.  Home design and personal style are intertwined as both are personal reflections.  Whether it be a closet edit, a room refresh, or both.   What I have found, over the years in helping friends and family select clothing or decorate their homes is that once you figure out what you love, it all falls into place.  There is no one set equation.   Your style evolves and changes overtime. Travel, living in different places, a new job, a new addition to the family etc. influences how you design your life.  I am here to guide you.

 
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ROOM REFRESH

Decorating can be intimidating.  Making decisions on what to purchase whether it be a piece of furniture, a rug, or a variety of accessories can be an overwhelming task. And after making your purchases, figuring out the placement of your pieces has it’s own set of challenges. Your home is your sanctuary.  Each room should reflect your personal style, how you want to feel when you enter (calm, inspired, energized, etc) and where you want to settle in and enjoy your life.  I can help you find the aesthetic that resonates with you and your family. We will work together to find colors that speak to you and identify pieces that you want to surround yourself with.  We will also discuss different styles that you gravitate towards and how I will you help you incorporate them into a look and feel that is individual to you.

PERSONAL STYLIST

Looking to update your wardrobe?  Having trouble putting together the pieces you already own? Or maybe you just don’t have the time to dedicate to shopping for clothing.   river + road provides a variety of services to guide you on the journey to look and feel your very best.  I will help you shine your light from within.

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I was dreading going through my closet thinking there was nothing in there that would be inspiring or worth keeping. Karen made the process fun with no pressure and inspired some new outfits within my own closet by pairing items together I had not thought of. Her style and kindness brought me confidence and helped put my best foot forward!
Don’t let your fear stop you from having Karen come into your closet. You’ll feel inspired and a weight lifted off as you remove unwanted items and organizing what remains.

Laura Kompkoff

After moving into our current home in July 2018, I was overwhelmed by the tall ceilings, blank walls and, most significantly, by the amount of furniture, art and knickknacks we would need to fill the space. Our new entryway, dining room and living room sat nearly empty for 6 months until a friend recommended that I call Karen. During our first meeting, Karen and I had a conversation about colors, styling, budget, and how I envisioned my family using the space. Karen had me gather items (such as artwork and photographs) that were important to us and that we wanted to see every day. I showed her one particular painting I had that was very sentimental to me, but I did not think it fit with (what I felt was) my style. Karen said, “surround your space with things you love”. This really resonated with me. We found a prominent wall to hang the painting and decided that this would be the focal point in the room. From there, everything started fitting together like pieces of a puzzle. For each element that needed to be purchased (area rugs, lamps, tables, chairs, etc.), Karen sent two to three choices to choose from and let me know how she thought each would work within the space and how it could coordinate with other elements we’d already chosen. I greatly appreciated not being overwhelmed with a ton of choices. Karen truly listened when I told her what I liked or didn’t like about potential pieces, making the entire process of selecting new furnishings and accessories (dare I say it?) fun! Now, our newly decorated rooms are cozy, functional and surrounded by things we love to see every day. If you are feeling intimidated by a space in your house, whether it stands empty or just doesn’t make you smile like it once did, call Karen. Karen will make certain that your space fits your family’s needs and that every time you walk into the room you are surrounded by things you love.

Carrie Predeger

 

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