Karen Horte

Foothills Acreage Renovation

Complete main floor bungalow renovation to accommodate a growing family. This extensive renovation involved restructuring the layout with structural components, a thorough transformation to the kitchen and primary bathroom, and enhancing the overall functionality of each room.


The journey of this mountain retreat began with the selection of the location and concluded with the final touches of decor and design for these clients. This new home project went through various stages, starting from the initial design ideas to meticulous planning, construction, and ultimately furnishing.


This new build project was created for individuals who frequently host family gatherings, lead an active lifestyle, and wanted to provide a space for their college-aged children to enjoy when they come home.


During the construction of their new home, we crafted custom cabinets for this lively family who served as the inspiration for a cheerful and dynamic color palette. To complete their living space, we also provided tailored furniture, art, window coverings, and personalized decor.



We purchased an older home and were having difficulty choosing our paint colours, carpet colours, and what furniture will work in the new space. We also have some awkward spaces we needed ideas for. We are on a tight time frame. Karen responded to our inquiry very quickly. She met us at the new house and came prepared. We spent 2 hours going through our options. It was incredibly helpful. We were wanting a more cohesive look for the house, and with her help, I think we'll accomplish that. She is friendly, not pushy, and very respectful. We will definitely use her services again and would highly recommend her.
L Milmine
L Milmine
I would recommend Karen highly. She is organized, action oriented and very clear. She responds to inquiries promptly and professionally and sees the big picture. Thanks for your help Karen!
Lisa Steil
Lisa Steil
My project was small... But, that certainly wasn't a factor in the quality of service and expertise I received from Karen. Trends, color choices and personal touches from me were thoughtfully listened to and considered before advice and potential alternatives for the space was given. Karen was patient and understood my needs. She saw my 'big picture' and helped me to achieve it!
Amelia Leskiw
Amelia Leskiw
Karen was absolutely fantastic to deal with. I felt Karen was able to get to know us to figure out our needs/wants/tastes/and likes, even if we didn't know what they were initially. Then put together ideas that worked. She designed our kitchen, all the house cabinetry then finished with furnishing and decor. I feel she was great at looking at the big picture, but also didn't forget the small touches that made the design ours. She was professional and took care of dealing with all the vendors. If anything came up she was quick to respond and dealt with it. She was available throughout the whole process and extremely responsive to questions/issues. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. If anything I wish we had involved her in the project sooner.
Erica Wiese
Erica Wiese
Karen has done many projects for me over the last couple years. Each project her work has been exceptional. Our first project together Karen assisted me with selecting paint colours for my main floor that complimented my existing cabinetry, flooring and furniture. We then renovated the exterior of our house, all new windows, stucco and trim. Karen ordered new window coverings, and hardware for the front entrance and helped select exterior colours. We are now finishing our basement. Karen drew up a floor plan which included bar cabinetry, home gym and living room . Thank you for your great work over the years. We will be back with our next project.
Kris Pelletier
Kris Pelletier
Karen Horte Interiors and my company have worked together on a few of my projects in the past. Karen has been nothing but professional, extremely fast at responding to emails and getting drawings back fast. A+ service at extremely fair pricing!
I hired Karen for a Feng Shui Consultation. Following our introductory phone call, she came with lots of ideas for subtle changes or additions that I could make to enhance the energy in my home. She is an excellent listener and responds with flexibility and offers great alternatives to any concerns that arise. As I began implementing her suggestions, I noticed how much lighter and happier I felt with each change. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Chris Cameron
Chris Cameron
Karen from KHI has done several projects for me in the recent past, and it has been a refreshing experience. Her knowledge of kitchen design and construction, paired with the extensive design background make for the perfect combination of trade/professional. It allows for seamless navigation between the job-site and the office meetings. I recommend her to every client I meet, Thank you!
Craig Volkerink
Craig Volkerink
Karen is the best. She took into consideration all of my needs when designing my kitchen and the whole process was completed super quickly. I've got my self an incredible design that I'm beyond happy with and working with Karen was a fantastic experience. She's super knowledgeable and very talented. If you're not working with Karen, you're missing out - big time.
Tenielle Bachek
Tenielle Bachek
We initially contacted Karen to help us choose paint colours. She asked thoughtful questions and listened to our responses and helped us pick colours we love. In the time that remained in our appointment, she also rearranged our furniture to create a much more inviting area. We were so impressed, we decided to have her also do our countertop, hardware, backsplash, and reupholster a vintage chair and couch. Throughout the process, her communication was clear and prompt. For example, once the upholsterer opened up the couch, she realized that to do it properly, it was going to be over the budgeted price. Karen reached out to us, explained the situation and gave us options. Her attention to detail was apparent on numerous occasions. She was not happy with a corner of the countertop so she quickly contacted the installer and made arrangements to have it fixed to her high standards. Although our job was small, we felt that she valued our project. She worked on our project 2 years ago, but we are still happy with the results. This speaks to how well she was able to pick up on our design style and our lifestyle as well as the quality of her work. Will use her again for our next project!

calgary & okotoks interior designer

Transform Your Space into a Work of Art

I specialize in residential interior design (new build or renovations), cabinetry, home décor styling and furniture design. I am also a certified Feng Shui consultant, helping to create balanced Feng Shui interior design in your home. I graduated with Interior Decorating and Visual Merchandising, BTB Feng Shui Consultant and True Colour Expert accreditation.

Interior Design

Make your home beautiful – whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing home, or just improving a single room.

With the right interior design, your house will become a home you love – a space to live, laugh and relax. I will help you find the best colours; plumbing and lighting fixtures; countertop and flooring materials. We will plan furniture layouts which will make every space welcoming, comfortable and functional.

And if you’re renovating or building a new home, I have a lot of experience working with builders, architects and trades.

My work takes me to many places. Some of my past projects for residential interior design in Calgary, Okotoks, Dewinton, Edmonton, and Revelstoke B.C to name a few.  


Combine beauty with function. Make the most of every space. From kitchens to bathrooms, mudrooms to laundry rooms, and entertainment spaces to wet bars; I only work with cabinetry suppliers who provide top quality products and services.

I spent my early career working as an in-house designer for a leading cabinetry manufacturer. My inside knowledge of the industry will help your project go faster with better results.

Furniture and Styling

The “pretty” part of interior design is not just about layering texture, pattern, and colour to work in your space and for your needs. It is also about scale, layout and combining functional and decorative elements like draperies, art, and accessories to form a coherent environment for you. We will develop your personal style where you feel at home.

Our relationships with artisans, manufactures and suppliers provide a wide choice, from giving aged furniture a new life to sourcing ready-made products or creating an original piece just for your home decor styling.

Trusted and preferred contactor + design team for 101 Mobility

We handle the design and construction portion to make your home accessible.

Home elevators are an attractive and fast way to get between floors in your home. Specific products use less space than stair lifts and can carry two people or a wheelchair.

We offer hassle-free construction management. We handle the permit application and coordination with trades, engineers, and inspectors to get your home prepared for 101 Mobility’s installation of your desired lift product.

Call us today for more information or visit 101 Mobility’s   youtube page heres the link  for videos on how the lifts and product installation works.

Our Services

We provide more than just quality services

Make your home beautiful – whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing home, or just improving a single room.

Combine beauty with function. Make the most of every space.

The “pretty” part of interior design is not just about layering texture, pattern, and colour to work in your space and for your needs.

Why so many stages?

Simply because it’s easier to take lots of small steps than it is to take a few big jumps (and there are fewer surprises along the way!).
Renovation and build projects are complex. By breaking the process into these five steps, we make it easier to understand what comes next and what the cost of your project will be. For example, it’s much easier, and cost effective, to change a design or layout in the Conceptual Design stage than mid construction.



one point of contact

To keep everything organized and make com- munication easy, you will have one point of contact in each stage of your project.

Karen is responsible for the layout and interior design, ensuring that plans meet your needs, and for the logistics of specifying, ordering
and installing all fittings, furnishings and appliances.

progressive cost refinement

While cost is one of the major concerns in any
project, it’s impossible to know exactly what
it’s going to cost when we start.

Therefore we have three costing stages. Dur-
ing each of these stages, you get the chance to review your selections and decisions, and we refine the cost until it meets your needs and budget.

our project

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