Finally! A personal blueprint everyone can easily use to create the best in their home. Long overdue! Well done, Karen.

Nancy Friedmanspeaker and president, Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training

Do not read this book if you’re expecting some theoretical treatise on interior design. This book is full of practical, hands-on advice on how to decorate a room in a simple but elegant manner. Using the step-by-step Styleprint Design System, you’ll turn frustration into fascination when you see just how easily you can produce a finished product like the pros! Karen has a way of making things easy. If you’ve ever seen a room designed by Karen’s Decor&You team, you’ll instantly understand their tag line of ‘Love the space you’re in.’ This book is a must read for anyone who wants to decorate and hear the inevitable, ‘Wow!’

Brian K. Miller CFE, COOPatrice & Associates, Franchising, Inc., and franchise industry expert

Karen is a professional who turned her passion into her career. Our homes are our place of safety, enjoyment, and rejuvenation. Deciding to take on a decorating project in a home can interrupt our sanctuary. Karen gives us a safety net to finally fix that space that has bothered us for too long and bring emotional enjoyment back into our home’s design!

Ed Schultek founder and managing partnerSandler Training/Peak Sales Performance

The Styleprint Design System takes what can be the overwhelming task of redecorating and breaks things down into simple planning steps. To have worksheets that help you organize your decisions along the way and are then there for review throughout the process is genius

Rosemarie Hartnet, CFE presidentAbrakadoodle

I pleaded, I begged, I even made that face (you know the one) to get her not to include trademarked information, but Karen was insistent on sharing the inner secrets to decorating gleaned over her thirty years of education, experience, and sometimes excruciating business lessons. The StylePrint Design System is the one book that takes the decorating and design training you previously couldn’t obtain without a significant investment of time and money and marries it with practical business formulas that deliver a business you can not only love but one that delivers bottom line results.

If you are a decorator in training, a hobby decorator, or a decorator/designer that loves the home fashions industry yet struggles with practical business dollars and sense (not measly cents!) this book may boost your passion and your P&L.”

Linda T Gottlieb, MA, CFE director of educationDecor&You

Karen Powell, an icon in the decorating and franchising industries, has written this simple step-by-step book to take the mystery and angst out of home decorating. Your home will become the envy of friends and family by using Karen’s advice to create a beautiful living environment.”

Mary Ellen Sheetsfounder, Two Men and A Truck, first woman recipient of the International Franchise Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2004

The Anatomy of a decor project and the Styleprint Design System created by Karen Powell is thought provoking while instilling confidence that we can all be active and successful participants in designing the work or home environment we would love.”

Art Mulliganinsurance and finance advisor and business owner

The StylePrint Design System provides an excellent road map for creating beautiful spaces that people love to live in. This common sense, step-by-step system takes the guesswork—and the stress—out of decorating. I use this system with all of my clients!”

Amy Boesen, CID, certified color specialist, Decor&You franchisee, decorating design coach, former chair of advisory council, interim vendor relations liaison, member of the D&Y education team

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Karen’s book. It’s easy to understand, flows beautifully, and addresses immediately the key challenges we all face at the onset of a project. I love the way she breaks the information down into digestible components. And she’s right, a new home or a re-do project can quickly become overwhelming. Her system provides a way to manage/control the physical as well as psychological processes at work.

I also like the way she introduces the benefits of bringing a design professional into the mix. It’s very low key/low pressure but highlights what an experienced eye and objective perspective can bring to bear. Perfectly balanced. And will be well received.

My daughter struggles with a small house, tiny/dark rooms, and a growing family. Those little rooms were fine when her daughter and son were babies, but now there are real challenges. I envision her being gripped by the possibilities of the worksheets and upcoming chapters. She is bright, creative, and imaginative, however, she has looked at the house and its inner space for so many years, its difficult to envision new options and potential. And although both she and her husband are professionals, their resources are limited. So on all levels, Karen’s words resonate.

It’s given me plenty to think of in my own home as well.

Laura CollinsHR professional and entrepreneur

Karen Powell has created a masterpiece! The StylePrint Design System will be the gift I give to my friends before they tackle any remodeling project—a real bible for creating your dream space!”

Dina-Dwyer Owens, CFEco-chairThe Dwyer Group, Inc.