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Broad Avenue Studios, Inc. is an interior design firm specializing in custom residential design.  Our team is a collaborative group of individuals with a broad scope of talent and experience in architecture, custom millwork and interiors. We take pride in providing excellent customer service by establishing an intimate connection to our clients.  We strive to use our talents and technical skills to address your specific needs.  Each project is reviewed and customized based on the client’s individual budget, timeline and personal style.

Karen Larson, Principal

Karen Larson
Founder & Principal

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.

The Team
Charlotte Fernlund, Interior Designer

Charlotte Fernlund
Interior Design

With a passion for art, color trends, and fashion, Charlotte brings a fresh perspective to every project. She is a graduate of High Point University with a degree in interior design, and obtained practical experience in graphic design and visual merchandising from time spent in the furniture industry for the last 7 years.


From space planning on AutoCAD, to digital renderings on Sketchup and Photoshop, Charlotte collaborates with designers, developers, and clients to create compelling design materials and visual aids that bring ideas to life.

Our Services

  • Interior design customized to your personal style, budget, and needs

  • New construction + small and large-scale remodels

  • Technical drawings for interior details including: floorpans, elevations, custom millwork, etc.

  • 3D modeling and photorealistic renderings

  • Product sourcing including: tile, stone, appliances, furniture, wallcoverings, flooring, lighting fixtures, window coverings, and fabrics

  • Project management


Our Focus on Wellness

Wellness is a comprehensive term incorporating many facets. The definition, according to the National Wellness Institute, is “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” Broad Avenue Studios, Inc. is dedicated to assisting clients integrate the latest wellness concepts and trends into their personal space.

Let us help you with the following:

  • Air/water quality

  • VOC reduction

  • Light source optimization/circadian rhythm support

  • Mold prevention

  • Comfort based design to promote a stress-free environment

  • Fitness-related innovative products and trends

Featured in Life in Naples Magazine

An article on wellness by Karen Larson.

When it comes to you and your home, the primary wellness concerns are air/water quality and proper lighting to influence mood and promote healthy sleep habits. However, it also means creating and living in spaces that nourish our body and mind through a focus on exercise and fitness, healthy social connections, relaxation and mindfulness.

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