Project Reviews


     * I hired Karen to bring life to our main floor, including the kitchen, great room, nook, front entrance and spare room. Karen asked many questions to get a great feel of what we were looking for in our home, as well as our budget, which she respected and kept the project within budget. Karen selected the paint colours, resourced furnishing and all the accessories. She brought life to our home and the result is fantastic. We are truly enjoying our new space. Karen was very professional, easy to talk to, had our interests as a priority, treated our family and home with respect and even put up with our fur babies while working at our home. I would highly recommend Karen and look forward to working with her on other projects.      


Edmonton Main Floor Renovation   



    *We were in need of window coverings in the master bedroom and the bedroom we use as an office, both of which face the street with 2 street lights shining in and early morning sun to disturb our sleep. Fortunately for us we had Karen Goodale Design to guide us through the complex process of finding just the right type and color of shades with blackout linings that were functional, yet attractive. She was really patient and fun to have visit our home with her many sample books. She saw the purchase right through to the installation, for which we were really grateful. We're very enthusiastic about having Karen help us and hope to have her back to give us more help with our living room blinds.


J. Kissick, Fort Saskatchewan       


     *Karen is wonderful to work with! She asked a lot of questions to get a sense for our style and taste. She was great at picking colors for the entire space, as well as giving great feedback on design strategies and style. She is friendly, kind and honest; while she gave us ideas on things that worked, she was not afraid to tell us if ideas would not work! I appreciated this honesty and tact. I would highly recommend Karen Goodale Design for any project in your home!      


 Jane O'Hara, Edmonton      


      *LOVED IT! My husband and I are renovating our home ourselves and had Karen come and do a color consultation for the entire house so that we would know that everything would flow once all the renovations were complete. Karen has an excellent eye for color and took the time to ensure that it would not just be okay but absolutely amazing. We have a long way to go, but all of her suggestions that we have incorporated so far have far exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend her. We will definitely be having Karen back to assist us with space planning.


Karen & Miguel, Edmonton     



    *Originally I just wanted Karen to review our art work and home and make recommendations. Previous decorators that reviewed our space, had shown us things that didn't really seem to suit our style. Karen started with a few recommendations, asked questions, learned my preferences and my budget through questioning. Working with Karen is more of a collaboration. We agree on one or two pieces for a room and she works her magic in adding pieces to make the room feel elegant yet comfortable. Her background with a major paint company aids in her recommendations for brightening any room and she has more than once gotten me to think outside the drab spaces I had envisioned. At a major celebration this weekend and after Karen had competed the dining room, living room and deck, the guests were impressed with the flow, colors, and the elegance of our home. They all felt comfortable in the new arrangements.
I am looking forward to finishing the decorating of my house with you!
Thanks Karen for all your hard work!


Beth Davis  



    *Karen was fantastic. We were looking for someone to help us create our dream kitchen, but my husband and I have very different ideas and styles. We weren't too optimistic that someone would be able to really help us, but Karen did. She was able to blend our styles and create a color scheme and story board that we both loved. She was attentive, professional, punctual, and considerate. She kept us informed along every step of the design process and was upfront about everything. Karen took the stress out of the process and made it fun and exciting. We couldn't have done it without her!!


Kelly,  Ft. Saskatchewan  



    *Karen came over to do a colour consultation for us. We are looking to repaint the entire house and she was a tremendous help! We had a colour palette in mind when she came over but she was able to refine it and zone it on exactly which colours complimented our existing cabinets and tiles, and which colours suited our style and comfort zone. She was also able to provide excellent advice on how the paint will be effected throughout the day because of the shifting light. I was also able to pick her brain about space/design challenges that we are having in several of our rooms. We will definitely be consulting with her in the near future to come and help with our living room. This colour consultation was money well spent because we can now go ahead and have our house painted with confidence that the paint choices are right for us. Thank you so much Karen!


Jls Northern   



    *We are absolutely thrilled with our new family room! It was our first time using a design service so we had a lot of questions and concerns. Karen was very patient and always made time for us. The final result was exactly what we invisioned. She carefully incorporated all members of our family into the design, even the dog!





    *Karen completed an in-home colour consultation for us in October 2013. Karen Goodale was extremely professional and personable. She was very patient and willing to make several different suggestions to ensure we were completely satisfied with our choices. I would definitely recommend Design Palette to anyone looking for this service!


Susan Elzinga  



    *Karen was a joy to work with, she was very professional and listened to my needs. She managed to decorate my house within  the budget given, within my style. It still looks like my home - but better! I would not hesitate to use her services again.


Aline,  Stony Plain



     *I hired Karen to help me with designing a fabric blind for our en suite bathroom. Upon selecting the fabric and style, we choose to repaint the bathroom, install a new light, hardware and wallpaper. The ugly green tile in the bathroom virtually disappeared with the addition of some black in the room. We decided to extend the paper into our bedroom and what a wonderful change! We are now into the second phase of finishing the bedroom decor and my husband and I are very really pleased with the result so far. Karen took me out of my comfort zone and helped me move into a more modern direction. She brought a new perspective to our project and skillfully navigated through my moments of hesitation with ease. Karen also helped me choose a new living carpet to complement our new living room furniture. I can only say I am sorry I didn't engage Karen earlier to help with decorating the living room as well. Her input would have ensured a better designed room than what I ended up with by working with a stock designer from a well-known store in town.
Thank you was great to work with you and I am looking forward to future collaborations!


Sharon Robb, Edmonton


     *I first contacted Karen about a year ago based on the reviews I had read on Houzz. It was a great experience from our first meeting. Karen helped me with my living room, dining room and master bedroom. We started the project by first painting the entire home. Karen helped with the colour selection and putting me in touch with a painter who did a remarkable job. Karen helped me choose colours and fabrics for my windows in the living room and bedroom. She has great resources and we chose some beautiful carpeting that were custom made into area rugs. I found that Karen is well respected by her suppliers and they work well together. She organized the design and production of a bed cover and a head board that were stunning. Karen always kept her appointments, was prompt and didn't waste time. One of the best things about Karen is the way she takes care of concerns. One of the area rugs wouldn't lay flat and was buckled around the trim. She took care of having the problem resolved and kept me updated on the progress. She is reliable, thorough and pays attention to every detail. I look forward to my next project with Karen.


Betty Little, Edmonton