founder + principal
naples, fl | chicago, il | hinsdale, il
new york city, ny
b.a. liberal arts, depaul university
certified financial planner, cfp®
Karen Larson is the founder and principal of Broad Avenue Studios, Inc., a national interior design firm specializing in the residential sector, with clientele from coast-to-coast.
Karen’s professional career also includes more than twenty years of experience in the financial industry, most notably as Director, Head of Advanced Sales for Deutsche Bank and President/Owner of Advanced Sales & Marketing, a pioneer in contract structure education. As the leading industry expert, Karen was featured as a keynote speaker at national financial services conferences and symposiums.
Karen has a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts from DePaul University and is a Certified Financial Planner, CFP®. Dedicated to becoming an expert in the wellness movement, Karen assists clients design a home that supports a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.
favorite thing about my job:
i love revealing the finished product to our clients and getting to see their reaction. their joy makes all of the hard work and effort worthwhile!
stepping out of my comfort zone and having the courage to start my own business.
best advice i’ve ever received:
“the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.”
best design tip:
less is more!