Sklar Studios
Close your eyes...imagine what it feels like to be somewhere you absolutely love - cozy, surrounded by family & friends, cooking up a feast, turning up the music for a spontaneous dance party in the living room, laughing around the dinner table, resting soulfully in your bed, curling up with that best seller in your loft, or recharging your inner battery from your sun-filled shower or the breath of fresh air from your lush patio while staring at the fire & sipping a glass of wine. This is home.

Your physical surroundings affect you in so many more ways than you realize - color, pattern, sound, the volume of space, efficiency, work flow, ergonomics, textures, temperature, light, and the nuances of details that tie it all together to make your story - well...YOURS. What do you want your space to say about you? What do you want to feel like when you walk through the door every day? What is your optimal environment that makes you uber productive and energized to do your best work?
Design is highly personal, so these are the questions we aim to answer while working with you. It can be quite the balancing act of options & preferences because the definition of "YOU" often translates to you, your partner, your children, and beyond! To create your home, we do get to know you on a deeper level than say - your dentist.

While the psychology behind it and final "ta-dah" moment sounds dreamy and all - working with a team that KNOWS their stuff and thinks through the outcome is just as critical to a project’s success. Communication with our clients, consultants, contractors and vendors throughout the process supports the overall end game - to have the home you've always dreamt of, at a budget that works for you, built in a way that's thoughtful and solid, and in a realistic time frame.

We've traveled around the sun more than a few times in this industry (more than 20 ...and then we stopped counting to give our youthful side a boost), and our experience in both the commercial and residential design worlds have exposed us to a ton of both technical and theoretical situations - so it's a great combo! We can (and will) get our hands dirty. We are not afraid of questions because that is how we explore and learn. And there is no room for egos in our process - it's collaborative through and through. We are inventive solution seekers and nest makers for the place you call home - where ever that may be. Our doors are open – so come on in!
11 Reviews
Natalie Chiles
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2019

Karyn has an amazing wealth of knowledge. Working with her for renovating half of our home was the best decision we made. Reworking so much of your home is an overwhelming task. Karyn presented us ...Read More

Andy McRory Photography
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Apr 2016

Over the past 2 years I've photographed several of Karyn's high-end design projects, and I'm always struck by how well she nails the details that link a whole-home or commercial design together. She a...Read More

Chris Haver Photography
Relationship: Colleague

I have worked with Karyn, photographing her projects, multiple times now and one thing stands out. Her passion. She works hard for her clients and truly improves their spaces, whether it be residentia...Read More

Randy Peerson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2016

I bought the condo for its location and layout. Most certainly not for the interior. In a nutshell, everything had to go. Knowing the place had to be gutted was the easy part. The hard part was findin...Read More

Sabrina Zaslov
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2016

Karyn was the designer for 2 of our major home remodels: 1. Kitchen 2. Masterbath These are some attributes that were important to us in which Karyn surpassed our expectations: -Attention to detail ...Read More

Joellyn Zollman
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2016

Karyn helped us to design a warm and beautiful living room and dining room that both reflects and fits our family. She was creative and practical, fun and detail-oriented. We cant wait to work with he...Read More

Rockstar Builders, Inc.
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Apr 2016

Karyn of Embrio Design was a pleasure to work with. She created a wonderful design for the Homeowner, while keeping within a reasonable budget and addressing and meeting the Homeowners' needs and desi...Read More

Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Jun 2015

Professional, creative, extra ordinary. I had the pleasure of working on a contract lighting job with Embrio Design in the summer of 2015. They were tasked with remodeling the University Club of SD,...Read More

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