“We gutted the home, knocked out walls, remodeled, you name it,” KariAnne recalls. “At one point, the kitchen was just a sad pipe jutting up from the middle of the floor.” Their patience paid off, and KariAnne soon unleashed her penchant for design that she’d fostered since childhood.
“As a girl, my pride and joy was my beautiful Barbie house,” she reveals. “I scoured the library for books about doll furniture and wallpapered [it] with old sample swatches. I don’t remember ever even playing with the Barbies—I was too focused on perfecting their house!”