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At Making Spaces, we are not interested in turning your house into a show home. We design and deliver real spaces for real life. 
A well designed space that truly reflects you and your lifestyle can positively impact your health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Making Spaces prides itself on offering accessible, client-led interior design services.
We work directly with you, to fulfil your brief whilst introducing alternative, creative ideas and solutions to solve your interior conundrum. 
  • Spatial planning & interior architecture - for existing spaces, extensions, full builds, and reconfigurations
  • Anthropological design 
  • Interiors with authenticity, integrity and personality 
"Making Spaces is devoted to equip hopeful home owners with the most practical and adaptable design ideas out there..... Karen's "real spaces for real life” motto guarantees a do-able approach to changing the atmosphere of your home from endurable to magnifique."

Since founding Making Spaces in 2015, Karen has won Best of Houzz awards for nine consecutive years, with her work being featured in several publications, including The Sunday Times Home, Livingetc, The Telegraph, Metro, The iPaper, Real Homes, several online features including Houzz,  MADE.COM, Apartment Therapy, Mad About the House and on BBC1, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

Making Spaces is also listed on The Modern House directory. - "A Sourcebook for Modern Living"


"Karen took my ramblings and vague brief and developed them into an exquisite design, and I now find I have a room that almost feels like it gives me a hug every time I walk in. I feel I am the very lucky custodian of a work of art that Karen has produced and am looking forward to transforming the rest of the house into a unique and personalised home"

M. Owen - Harrogate.

"If you are fortunate enough to work with Karen you will love the experience and the finished product."

K. Griggs, Sand Hutton

Karen is an absolute joy to work with and I am absolutely thrilled with the work she has done for me. The use of colour and pattern, careful thought into proportions, design details are all very apparent to me and people who visit my home. 

J. Robinson, Leeds

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Karen is a simply brilliant interior designer to work with. We weren't sure what to expect but she very quickly got under the skin of our requirements, and the end result is a quantum leap ahead of anything we could ever have done ourselves, whilst simultaneously fully reflecting our personalities.

R. Misra, Leeds

"...a very clever interior designer who seems to be effortlessly on trend"

Kate Watson-Smyth, Mad About the House
"...with a motto of "real spaces for real life" we can instantly get a feel for what is important in the spaces that Karen creates. The quality of the finish is outstanding."

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