Celebrating 30 Years of Interior Design Excellence

Karen Soojian is an award-winning interior designer with decades of experience and a passion for creating timeless, elegant interiors. For Karen, every project is about artfully expressing her client’s story through the sophisticated use of color, texture, pattern, and light.

2650 Maplewood Cir_031
KSID Studio

How It Works

With each project, Karen ensures that everything, from the bones of the home to the trim on a pillow, works in harmony and allows for a functional, comfortable living space.

Through collaborative brainstorming sessions with her clients and their architects, general contractors, millworkers, cabinetmakers, and specialist craftsmen, Karen brings each thoughtful element to life to achieve inspired results.

Hand-Drawn Sketches & Detailed Renderings

As an accomplished artist, she is able to communicate her vision through quick hand-drawn sketches and detailed renderings. Her fine art paintings are exhibited in galleries as well as hung in a number of her clients’ homes.

Her favorite part of her job is building authentic relationships with her clients, who have come to appreciate her concierge customer service and communicative style.

Memberships & Certifications

  • Karen is a professional member and former chapter president of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
  • She has received multiple ASID awards for her projects and, in 2009, received the ASID Designer of Distinction award.
  • Karen has also received her National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Certification.


  • 2017 Mpls.St.Paul ASID MN Showcase People's Choice Award-Winning Room
  • 2019 ASID First Place Residential Multiple Room/Entire Residence over 10,000 SF
  • 2019 ASID First Place Residential Special Purpose Room

2008 ASID Awards

  • 2008 ASID Designer of Distinction
  • MN ASID Showcase Home - "Favorite Gathering Space" Great Room
  • MN ASID Showcase Home - "Favorite Room Overall" Great Room

2007 ASID Awards

  • 1st Place, Contract Private Sector - Whitney Landmark Lobby
  • 1st Place, Residential Single Room - Lake Minnetonka Living Room
  • Honorable Mention, Residential Kitchen - Lakeside Cottage Kitchen

2006 ASID Awards

  • 1st Place, Design is in the Detail - Big Sky Montana Bathroom
  • Honorable Mention, Model Home - The Whitney Contemporary Condo/Loft
  • Honorable Mention, Showcase Home - Living Room, Main House
  • 2006 People's Choice Award, 1st Place - ASID Showcase Home: Favorite Overall Room, Living Room, Main House
  • 2006 People's Choice Award 1st Place - ASID Showcase Home: Favorite Window Treatments, Living Room, Main House

2003 ASID Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Residential Over 6,000 Sq. Ft.

2001 Trillium Award

  • The Builder's Association"


Karen has been featured in PBS's "Hometime" and Kare-11 television. Her work has been published in

  • MPLS St. Paul magazine
  • Midwest Home
  • Lux Design
  • Lake Minnetonka Magazine and
  • Montana Living magazines
  • Better Homes and Gardens Creative Home
  • Rob Report Exceptional Vacation Properties

She was a contributing writer on the subject of Interior Design for Lux Design Magazine.

Other Accomplishments


Recent Accomplishments


  • 2010 - 2011 ASID Minnesota Chapter President
  • ASID Showcase House Steering Committee Chair (Fourth year of participation)
  • 2009 - 2010 ASID Minnesota Chapter President - Elect
  • ASID Chapter Leadership Conference Cincinnati
  • Lake Living Seminar
  • Toastmasters Member