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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...

Your Home as Your Sanctuary

What better time than now to transform your home into your own personal sanctuary? After all, each of us is spending quite a bit more time in our homes these days than what is typically our norm. So, why not take a little extra time to transform your space into one of tranquility, a space that exudes peace, and one that is organized in a way that is conducive to whatever needs you have. KK Design’s owner and lead designer, Kasia,...

The Lion Classic Blue Bedroom

Pantone Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

Whether you avidly follow or merely glance at Pantone’s Color of the Year each year, it is always interesting to see what is bound to pop up in trends all over the design and fashion industries. The analysis that goes behind each “Pantone Color of the Year” selection is certainly intriguing. This year’s “Pantone Color of the Year” is “Classic Blue.” As far as the color of the year selections we, at Kasia Karska Design (your go-to for Vail...

Vail 21 Pops of Color

Pops of Color Enhancing Design

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, color often enters the mind in the form of reds, pinks, and purples. So, what better way to usher in Valentine's Day this year than with a blog post dedicated to those cupid-centric pops of colors. Not to mention the use of color within interior design, in general. Over the years, Kasia Karska Design - a Vail interior designer, as well as a design-build firm - has often used pops of color...

Hermès: A Perfect Example of the Fusion of Fashion + Design

Hermès is one of KK Design’s favorites. They have a wide assortment of impeccably designed pieces. They do bold and beautiful patterns. And their scarves, in particular, are irresistible to many. A great example of their elegant patterns and the exquisite work their artists do is seen in the “Baobab Cat Scarf,” as well as in their “Animaux Camoufles” wallpaper (both pictured below). Obviously, one is an accessory for your body and the other is an adornment for your wall. However,...

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...

Bold + Geometric Patterns within Fashion + Design

We just love how fashion and design are constantly influencing one another. There is an endless conversation taking place between the two. One such conversation that we are absolutely smitten over right now is the use of bold and geometric patterns in both the fashion world, as well as within the world of design. Bold patterns make a statement, whether it’s on your floor or draped over your shoulders. It really allows a tailored personality to shine through. We love...

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...