Karen, of Oklahoma City based A Karen Black Company developed novel cabinets based on years of experience. Handcrafted Cabinetry by Karen Black debuted in October 2009. The International Kitchen & Bath Industry Show held at the McCormick Place in Chicago IL. Karen was honored April 16, 2010 with a NKBA First Place Design Competition Award. Handcrafted Cabinetry by Karen Black in Leather was selected to win the First Place in Showroom Display.At every niche and surface, this sleek and hip showroom display shines with cutting-edge innovation, such as cabinetry in alligator grain embossed black leather. The space also brilliantly conveys its downplayed identity as a sleek bar, rather than an obvious kitchen. Some other cool features include a dishwasher concealed behind an integrated leather double drawer panel, an electric cooktop tucked under a portion of the walnut countertop, and a sink hidden from sight with a removable section of countertop. Then there’s the flip-down television, which is positioned neatly under an upper shelf with a DVD player and the controls accessible above. A waterfall streaming down a polished slab of granite into a pool of blue glass chips completes this stunning display.
July, 2010 marks twenty six years Karen has been in the business of kitchen and bath design, and remodeling. As a speaker, Karen shares her expertise and wisdom of design and remodeling with excitement, humor, and firsthand knowledge. An entrepreneur and CEO, she has assembled a team of creative designers and skilled artisans. Together they have mastered some of the most wonderful and difficult design challenges.
Karen graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Interior Design from the College of Architecture. She has served as judge for the National CKD Design competition in New York City and served as a judge on the University of Oklahoma Interior Design Senior Portfolio Review. She is past President of the Oklahoma City NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association)
Publications include House Beautiful, Colonial Homes, Women’s Day, and the front cover of prestigious Kitchens by Professionals. Karen belongs to numerous professional organizations, peer advisory groups, NKBA, as well as the Edmond, and Oklahoma City Chambers of Commerce. She is one of the Journal Records Innovator of the Year Award recipients.
A Karen Black Company is committed to giving back to the community and actively participates in two Oklahoma City charitable organizations, Rebuilding Together and Positive Tomorrows.
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My name is Karen Black, C.K.D., Interior Designer and owner of A Karen Black Company. We are an interior design firm that remodels kitchens, bathrooms and many other rooms across the state of Oklahoma. I have been extremely blessed to have such a great company. We have craftsmen that have been working exclusively with me for 17 years; keeping our quality of projects high and consistent. I have been designing kitchens and bathrooms in the Oklahoma City area for 26 years.