ABOUT KARI WHITMAN
DESIGNER TO THE STARS
Kari Whitman, celebrity interior designer and television personality, is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.
Kari Whitman, founder of Kari Whitman Interiors (KWI), is a design guru with a spanning celebrity clientele drawn to her signature eclectic style and artistic expertise. With over thirty years of experience and headquarters in LA and Boulder, Kari has created unique and artful homes and commercial spaces in California, New York, Denver, Aspen, Jackson Hole, Miami, and Dallas. Beyond luxury residential realms, Kari’s mastery extends to commercial spaces, covering a wide spectrum from intimate boutique hotels, restaurants, and offices to expansive residential developments.
In the late 80s, Kari pursued Business at the University of Florida, followed by drafting studies at UCLA. Today, as a valued member of the esteemed American Society for Interior Design (ASID) and affiliations with the Interior Design Society and the International Interior Design Association, KWI’s projects have been prominently showcased in publications like Architectural Digest, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, In Style, Modern Luxury, Home and Décor, People, Modern Dog, US Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Colorado Home, Aspen Magazine, and Denver Modernism. Kari is proud to have been on 25 magazine covers and counting. Kari is a trusted design expert and visionary for A-list celebrities like Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Nikki Sixx, Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Emilio Estevez, Don Henley, as well as the Royal family of Saudi Arabia. Kari has also graced television screens, starring in her own celebrity interior design show, “Designer to the Stars,” aired on the WE network and on Discovery Channel’s “The Dude Room.” And, with excitement, Kari is in the pre-production phase of an upcoming interior design show that promises to captivate and inspire.
Drawing inspiration from her global travels, Kari stays abreast of the latest high-end interior design styles, trends, and ideas, translating them into her beautiful and functional spaces. Rooted in her hallmark style of “eclectic self-expressionism” and client storytelling, Kari adds history and wisdom to every project through curated salvaged artifacts and distinctive artwork while seamlessly incorporating the latest offerings in green design and pet-friendly concepts.
Central to Kari’s commitment to luxury design is exceptional service through her direct involvement in each design-build project. Collaborating closely with clients, she ensures that their goals are realized to perfection. Whether it’s selecting and procuring furnishings, fabrics, and surfaces; managing remodels and new construction from conceptualization to execution; project management; or orchestrating complete furnishing and final installations, Kari’s involvement is comprehensive. Her team is comprised of premier architects, engineers, and contractors, backed by vital wholesale connections in textiles, appliances, and furnishings.
A native of Colorado, Kari’s compassion shines through her philanthropic work. She is the founder of Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters and placing them in loving homes. Her dedication to pets has spurred innovative designs catering to homeowners with pets in Los Angeles and Boulder.
In addition, Kari’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in her eco-friendly, do-it-yourself paint mixing kit, Wall Makeup, available at wallmakeup.com. Her custom line of eco-friendly dog beds, Greener Pup, crafted entirely from recycled materials, except for the zippers, can be found at greenerpup.com. 100% of all Greener Pup profits directly support Kari’s foundation, Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue.