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Kasia of Kasia Karska Design standing in front of the entrance to her home (which she designed and built herself)

A Holiday Note

As 2020 is coming to a close, we at Kasia Karska Design wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year with a little holiday note. It has certainly been a year of ups and downs for all of us - a year unlike any other. But through a world-wide pandemic, we at KKD have stayed safe, have remained open, and continue to do what we love most - design sanctuaries for our clients. And, without you - our...

The Lion Vail Condo Dining Room with Chandelier

Three Tips to Achieve Great Lighting

Lighting – it’s one of those things that you don’t necessarily notice much when it’s designed well and doing what it’s supposed to be doing. However, when it comes to bad lighting or a lack of lighting, the issues tend to be overtly obvious. That’s why it is so crucial to take advantage of the expertise of someone who has seen countless lighting scenarios and knows just what your space needs are in order to both maximize natural light, as...

Indoor/Outdoor Space

Kasia Karska, owner and lead designer of her eponymous firm Kasia Karska Design, has a trademark design that all of her clients have loved over the years: indoor/outdoor space. When designing and then building a home from the ground up, Kasia almost always incorporates a seamless transition from the indoor space to the outdoor space. Especially in the mountains of Colorado, with our beautiful weather in the spring/summer/fall and stunning views year-round, clients truly desire having accessible, well-designed outdoor spaces...

Renewable Energy: Solar

[caption id="attachment_169" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Solar panels we installed up at a Leadville fishing ranch project - these panels power the entire barn that is on the property.[/caption] Going green has been trending across multiple industries for awhile now, and with good reason. At KK Design, we love our environment and try to do our part to be a green-conscious and sustainably oriented company. That’s one of the reasons that our current ranch project in Leadville, Colorado is going to be 100%...

The Use of Vaastu Shastra + Feng Shui in Design

Vaastu shastra and feng shui play an active role in Kasia’s design techniques (KK Design's Owner and Senior Designer). When it comes to vaastu shastra and feng shui, she is a wealth of knowledge and seamlessly incorporates the principles into her projects. Whether a new build/custom home or a simple remodel, Kasia is very passionate about including both of these Eastern philosophies into her design work. And, because of her studies in vaastu shastra and feng shui, she adds a...

3 Reasons We Love Reclaimed Wood

As a design + build firm, we’re huge fans of reclaimed wood and here are our top three reasons why: 1. Texture Reclaimed wood has an amazing and varied texture to it. It can add warmth and dimension to a home. There are a variety of colors to choose from: those soothing light grays like the sky after a storm to the rich browns of newly overturned soil to those deep red tones (perhaps from an old barn or maybe the...

The Fusion of Fashion + Design – An Introduction

Welcome to Kasia Karska Design’s new blog: The Fusion of Fashion + Design. As a boutique design + build firm, we believe that fashion and design often inhabit the same space, constantly influencing one another and fusing together. We could even go so far as to say that they both are living, breathing entities (in their own right), constantly in flux, ever-changing, and ever-alluring. And, KKD’s design choices are often influenced by the current - and classic - fashion trends...