A Loving Dad Is A Bragging Dad. Thus I Blog.
For the past 15 years I have had the thrill and the pleasure of watching a SUPER STAR in the making. Now I can say with all the confidence and pride of a loving Father that my wonderful Daughter, KARI ARENDSEN, founder and Principal designer of INTIMATE LIVING INTERIORS LLC, has made her mark on the international scene as one of the top 100 Interior Designers in the World.
No one handed Kari her success on a silver platter; Especially her Mother and Father. With 5 children, a fledgling construction, Manufactured Home and Real Estate Development business coupled with a hefty mortgage we only offered each of our children one chance at college with the proviso that they start immediately after they graduated from high school and graduate from college in four years or less.
Kari made some personal choices after high school that ended with her spending a year in Iwo Jima teaching English and scuba diving instead of going onto college. So when she returned home obviously her eligibility for a paid college education from Mom and Dad was no longer on the table.
Through five years of personal, emotional, physical and financial challenges Kari managed to put herself through the grueling curriculum of the World renowned DESIGN INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO all while working a full time job as a cocktail waitress and interning for one of the largest residential development designers and model home stagers in the Country at the same time in order to gain on the job training and experience.
The one thing that really pushed Kari over the edge about making a total and lifelong commitment to the Design World was the opportunity she had to spend at a World famous Design Institute in Paris during her first year at the Design Institute of San Diego.
Her first career opportunity was with another Internationally renowned Interior Designer family member, Barclay Butera, formerly of Rancho Santa Fe and now with offices in West Hollywood, Park City, New York and Newport Beach, CA.
Barclay Butera is the son of Internationally renowned, Karen Butera. World Class Designer also from Newport Beach, California.
So needless to say with all the World Class talent along with her own incredibly creative flair Kari has finally made the cut.
Among some of Kari’s other incredible accomplishments was being invited to participated in the annual “2013 Pasadena Showcase House Gala” which is one of the most prestigious and highly held honors in the United States or possibly even the World in Designer Circles.
It’s no surprise that Kari, and her beautiful and very talented team have managed to carve a niche doing high end homes from Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, La Jolla, San Francisco, a ground to finish custom home in Naples, Florida, A high end Downtown Philly Hi Rise Condo and a custom home in North Carolina just to mention a few.
She seems to have found a comfort zone though building a solid clientele of professional football and baseball players along with their financial managers, agents and myriad celebs and VIP’s Nationwide. Needless to say most of her clients come from other satisfied clients or are repeat and multiple homeowners.
But the truly unique quality Kari and her team possess is the ability to build a synergy and create an enthusiasm and undying loyalty with her clientele. No matter how big or how small their assignments they put forth the same synergy and enthusiasm on each and every project they undertake.
So for any Real Estate Professional anywhere on this planet looking for the ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE in design quality please do yourself a favor and take a few moments to pay Intimate Living Interiors LLC a visit be it at their Cedros Design District Studio in Solona beach, CA or by visiting their very informative and comprehensive website.
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