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Making Spaces is the brain child of Karen Knox, the daughter of a woodwork teacher and a homemaker. Her background in the arts and creative industries began at an early age and as a child she was always more interested in staying home and making things than playing out.


Creativity continued throughout her studies and she moved to Leeds in '97 to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Often described as quirky and with "an excellent eye" she was recognised for her attention to detail. This led her perfectly into project management within the community arts sector where she really found her feet.


Karen took a career break in 2013 after having her son and in 2015, Making Spaces was born. Making Spaces has since taken on a life of its own with Karen's work receiving critical acclaim worldwide, alongside winning 'Best of Houzz' awards for nine consecutive years.

I have hired interior designers before, been to interior shops where they help you furnish and style a room. None of them have had the same creative flair or deep understanding of space and functionality. Karen delivers a very personal service and goes to great lengths to understand you and the space.

K. Griggs, York

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... Karen meticulously reviewed our architects plans and suggested several changes that have greatly improved the layout and space. Without her early input we would have made expensive mistakes. Hire Karen BEFORE you start any building work and you will reap the benefits. 

K. Griggs, York

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"Enter, self-taught interiors guru, Karen Knox of Making Spaces, with her eye for bold colours, textures and intuition for what’s going to feel just right"


Awards & Press
Best of Houzz Awards - Making Spaces
Big House Little House
Big House Little House Leeds
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Big House Little House - Channel 4
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