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Habour Community December 2013 Issue page 14-16.


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I have been very pleased with Karen’s “Design With Your Dime In Mind” design services. Karen listened to my ideas and incorporated them into an economical and attractive design for my living and master bedrooms. I was so fortunate to be able to work with Karen because I simply could not develop a plan for myself. Furniture is expensive and I didn’t want to make expensive mistakes by making bad choices. Karen helped me think things through, make choices, and shop. She actually put the rooms together so they looked just right. Karen is creative, resourceful, reliable, knowledgeable, and persistent. She carried the projects through from beginning to end. Her time and ideas were well worth the cost of her services.

L Cornwell


A man’s home is his castle, but when he becomes a widower without his princess’ touch around the castle, the castle becomes a novice bachelor pad. Not to worry – Design With Your Dime In Mind to the rescue! Working from digital photographs, she transformed my one-bedroom apartment into an inviting sanctuary simply by suggesting a specific rearrangement of existing furnishings, replacement of a few items, and the addition of some playfully appealing accessories – all via email and Internet links. To add to the amazement, I gave her a budget of $1000, and based on her guidance I spent little more than $500. I was so moved by the experience that I have begun a personal transformation of pampering myself as well as my new digs. It’s a joy to feel alive again, thanks to Karen’s magical design touch!

Eugene Ronald from Orlando.


I have been so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Karen. I was on deployment and had no pictures of my rooms and yet she worked vigilantly to put together rooms that fit my style. She found amazing things for me and allowed me to choose what I liked the best online and then when I got home I went SHOPPING! 🙂 We actually went to Target at the same time. I was in Virginia Beach, she was in Orlando and we “shopped” together to find things that we both liked. We were both running around two different Target’s with our kid, huge area rugs, pillows, curtains… name it. We had our own little “living room” set up right in the middle of the aisles! LOL So much fun!! It was super economical, super fun and my rooms look absolutely amazing. When I finished my living room I got really lazy! I loved how it looked so much that I literally didn’t want to get off of my couch and do anything. I wanted to sit there and think “man…this is MY living room!!”. My next projects are the home office and dining room and I can’t wait to see what Karen will come up with next. I will never go to a “fancy schmancy” designer who charges an arm and a leg. I will continue to use Karen no matter what happens because I know I can expect an incredible finished product. She is a Godsend and my son, my 2 dogs and I love the happy home she has created for us! THANK YOU KAREN!!!

With love,
Kim, Tony, Bella and Neptune
Virginia Beach, VA


Our home sold in less than a month, in large part I believe due to the staging and photos created by the Design With Your Dime In Mind team.



Karen A. Nelson, owner of Design With Your Dime In Mind, has done the staging for several properties I have listed and sold. She does an AWESOME job!
I like to have Karen come out for a two-hour staging walk-through on my new listings. She goes room-by-room, making suggestions for moving furniture, adding or removing accessories, de-cluttering, painting, etc. The homeowner gets a great plan of action for staging the home to sell, and the results are wonderful. When Karen comes in to help stage a home, it sells!
I can always count on Karen to offer the best staging suggestions to the sellers. She even shows them how to prepare the closet space, the garage, the back yard and the front porch so that the home shows wonderfully, inside and out!
I am so glad I met Karen! She has been a tremendous asset to my real estate business!

Rose King
Houston, TX