Our Team

Our team is remarkable, from our exceptional interior designers to our amazing and organized support members. Know that we’re with you from start to finish!

Meet Our Team

Karen Headshot Dec 2015Karen Shoener, CID, ASID is the President of DI, is hands-on in every project, and is dedicated to making sure that every client feels like family.  She is proud of the breadth of design styles she and her team have created over the years with teamwork and expertise. To have clients for life, who trust DI implicitly, value what her team can do, and come back time and time again, are a satisfying testament to the the firm’s philosophy, and are a huge part of DI’s success over the years.  Raised in a “builder family”, Karen also delights in client consultations related to construction and renovation, and has the business sense and attention to detail that comes from a CPA background.




Genaro Headshot Dec 2015Genaro Lagdameo has a BA in Interior Design from the University of Santo Thomas in the Philippines.  His creative sensibility and fine taste combine with his ability to visualize minute details, to bring each design to its highest level. He enriches his clients’ lives by listening to their needs and taste inclinations as his inspiration, to create highly innovative and functional spaces that truly welcome his clients home.  He continually succeeds in his mission to create clients for life, who wouldn’t consider making a change without seeking his guidance. Genaro is available by appointment only.




Carla Headshot Dec 2015Carla Padour, CID, has degrees in Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising.  With a goal to design for each client’s personal tastes and style instead of flaunting a “signature look”, her projects are delivered with expertise and quality execution, within an established budget. Her excellent taste in fabric combinations makes clients appreciate why they brought a designer into their homes in the first place. She brings a balance of scale, light, proportion, color dynamic and texture to every space.




Kristen LoveKristen Love brings critical thinking, organizational skills and problem solving to our team as she manages the practical aspects of our projects, placing orders and minding contract details. A cheerful smile, friendly voice and willingness to go the extra mile are also greatly appreciated by our clients and us.





Marcella Headshot Dec 2015Marcella McCracken is a project assistant at DI, and is vitally important to our mission to ensure that every client’s project goes smoothly from order date to installation. She tracks each order continuously throughout a project and coordinates and schedules with our workrooms and delivery team.  She is the cheerful voice on the phone when one calls DI, and we all love her willing spirit.





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