I’ve always loved design. From crafting ballrooms for my dolls to designing my dream vacation home in high school drafting class, as long as I can recall I wanted to be in architecture. When I began California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo’s Architecture program I quickly realized my true passion for interiors and shifted my path accordingly. I completed the UC Berkeley Interior Design & Interior Architecture post- baccalaureate program, graduating with distinction. I am affiliated with ASID and IIDA. With a decade of experience in the industry, internships with two renowned hospitality design firms and affection for vintage furnishings I was inspired to start Kari McIntosh Design. As a LEED Accredited Professional, creating healthy and green spaces is important to me. I work with local artisans, manufacturers, and products whenever feasible to benefit the client and the community.
Kari McIntosh Design is a boutique design firm specializing in residential and commercial projects emphasizing personal and beautiful spaces as unique as each individual client. From large to small scale projects my approach focuses on the client; collaborating to create the home of their dreams. My design philosophy juxtaposes vintage with contemporary, organic elements with streamlined finishes, and custom pieces with the best retail available. I work with business professionals, young families, and empty nesters alike to create spaces representative of them. I am pleased to offer my experience and services to create and manage your entire project so that you may focus on your life, family, and work.