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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 - 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."

Predella House

Since founding Making Spaces in 2015, Karen has won Best of Houzz awards for eight 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"

Kitchen Island

If we hadn't hired Karen, we would've ended up with a nice room but it would've been missing something. With Karen's help, we've got a proper 'wow' room which we love! Can't wait for the next project.

V. Roberts, 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

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

Birch Plywood Wall
"...a very clever interior designer who seems to be effortlessly on trend"
Kate Watson-Smyth, Mad About the House
Gallery Wall
"...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."
Interiors of Instagram - The Big I
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