“Karen was amazing.  She asked the important questions to find out what I wanted to feel every time I walked through my door.  She listened carefully to my responses and then she worked her magic to make exactly that happen.  I am still in awe of her skills to make my home the welcoming, peaceful place that it is.”  Brian J. Neil, MD




“I have worked my entire career with graphic designers and advertising creatives.  Over the years, I have discovered that the best partnerships are with individuals who can take an idea and transport me to another place… a better place.  You and your team clearly exceeded my expectations.”





“This is the third time I have worked with Gunkelmans on remodels of my home and offices because I have always loved their timeless style and design.    I wanted them to redo the upper level of our home and fortunately I was able to work with Tom again, but only for a short time before he passed away.  

Karen was involved in the design from the beginning and she continued making sure that every detail was complete.   Karen is a great listener, extremely organized and the best at giving exceptional customer service.   She also has a sense of color and style that was exquisite and she was a joy to work with.  I have an absolutely beautiful home due ot the great selections of fabric, carpet, art and marble that I am thrilled with.”   Patricia Collins


Karen, I don’t know how you do this, but you are fabulous. I am so pleased with your confidence and good judgement. We might work with the leaders of the free world, but when it comes to décor, we can’t make a move without you.    Sarah Vander Zanden