Karen Reisler is a lifelong New Yorker. After graduating from Barnard College with a degree in Cultural Anthropology she did post-graduate design study at Parsons School of Design. She then worked as a decorating and lifestyle editor at Ladies’ Home Journal; as a magazine stylist for the NY Times Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Seventeen among others; as a consultant for Laura Ashley Home; and as a decoration stylist for internationally acclaimed fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo. Karen also worked in the studio of Tony Walton, the Oscar, Tony and Emmy award winning set designer, which led to her set-styling for off- Broadway shows. Ms. Reisler later developed her design career as an associate at Parish- Hadley Associates, one of the nation’s premier design houses known for such projects as the redesign of the Kennedy White House, before establishing her own firm in 1998. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Parents Magazine, Seventeen, L’Officiel and Good Housekeeping.
Karen resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband and her chocolate Labradoodle, Atticus.