We seek quality in all elements of the design process, from materiality to relationships. We listen first, guide always, and work collectively to transcend our clients’ expectations. Our approach is informed by a synthesis of practical proficiency and innate design sensibilities, supported by enduring connections with the most revered local artisans, producers and craftspersons.
For Karen, interior design was always the focus. Inspired into the industry at a young age, her 15 years of expertise is underpinned by NCIDQ certification, recognizing technical mastery of her craft. A co-owner at Barnard & Speziale since 2019, Karen takes a hands-on approach from the outset, keenly intuiting the intricacies of her client’s vision to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.
From co-op student to co-owner, Ashley’s journey with Barnard & Speziale began at just 16 years old. Observing the firm’s work at her parents’ home, she fell in love with the creative ideation process and instantly knew interior design was the industry for her. More than 11 years later, Ashley holds a Masters in Industrial Design from the prestigious Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy, and is renowned for her discerning aesthetic and commitment to excellence.
M.b. & K.b.
I don't think we can express how much we love everything you have done. We are in awe. We knew your work would be exceptional, but we never imagined our home could look so beautiful.