About Us


Our Goal is for You to Love Your Space

At Appleton Design we listen to you, understand your style and needs, and fashion your preferences into rooms that bring you pleasure every time you are in them. Appleton Design provides a full range of interior design services for homes and offices. We ensure that your project is well designed in terms of function and scale, using harmonious colors and textures that flow with the adjacent spaces. Our experience and attention to detail will provide you with the custom look that you desire!


New Construction, Renovation or Redesign

Our Services:

*Development of design concept, floor plans and furniture plans

*Selection of furnishings, window treatments, art and accessories

*Kitchen, Bath and Lighting Design

*Project management/coordination with architects and contractors

*Green Design


About Karen Appleton, ASID, CID

Karen grew up in the design business and established Appleton Design in 2001.  Since then, Karen has completed a multitude of successful residential and commercial projects throughout the Washington D.C. area. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design from George Washington University, is professionally accredited by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CID), and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).  Karen also earned a Master of Social Work from UPenn.