ABOUT THE STUDIO

DESIGNING HOMES WITH STYLE & STORY

KMG Design Studio | Full Service Interio
KAREN GERMOND

For as long as I can remember, I have been a passionate observer of interiors. Even as a child, I wanted to understand how the elements of a room were collected and curated—noting not only how they made spaces look, but how they made them feel. 

After graduating with a business degree, I worked for 14 years in sales and account management before leaving the workforce to stay home with my youngest child. When that season came to an end, I knew it was time to pursue a formal career in design. Once I was finished with design school, I spent several years in the industry honing my skills and developing my style. In 2009, I was ready to create something of my own, and KMG Design Studio was born.

When I'm not designing, you can find me practicing yoga, trying out a new coffee shop, and finding inspiration from French lifestyle.

"KAREN ALWAYS TOOK THE TIME TO LISTEN TO OUR NEEDS AND DESIRES TO HELP US CREATE BEAUTIFUL AND FUNCTIONAL SPACES THAT WE LOVE TO SPEND TIME IN. "

- JILL & JOE KALE
OUR VISION + MISSION

Home is where we exhale. The space you live in should be comfortable, refined, and deeply personal. That distinctly effortless livability requires a lot of thought and attention to detail. At KMG Design Studio, we offer an intimate, relational approach to interiors that centers on your unique needs, values, and lifestyle. Our work is characterized by our ability to balance style and substance, unearthing your home's highest potential and enhancing your life in authentic and significant ways.

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MEET THE TEAM
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COURTNEY MININNO
Design Assistant


A born and raised Carolina girl currently calling Charleston home, Courtney joins the team with a certificate and license in Residential Real Estate from College of Charleston. With a deep love for interiors born from a childhood of reimagining spaces around her home, Courtney brings passion and creative energy to each KMG Design Studio project.

When she's not assisting Karen with all things KMG, you can find Courtney cozied up with a latte at her favorite coffee shop and spending time with her dog, Cooper, and cat, Nala.

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