Guided Home Design is a full-service interior design firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Karen Ippolito, the owner and design director, takes pride in the way the company combines function and style to create an environment that is truly your home. We work closely with each client to discover a look that is both timeless and fresh within a full range of styles.
A client can feel comfortable in relying upon our team from the inception of a project at the blueprint stage all the way to the
final throw pillow or accessory.


In fact, we are comfortable working on projects both big and small and give all of them our unique touch. Guided Home Design is also able to act as a consultant for your remodeling project. We rely upon our own creativity and visions as well as a wide circle of trusted artisans, merchants, suppliers, and subcontractors to bring a one-of-a-kind look to a project. Guided Home Design has a well-deserved reputation for creating comfortable spaces with both practicality and beauty in mind.




                                                •  Space Planning                                                •  Complete Residential Remodel Team

                                                •  Color Consulting                                               •  Master Carpenter On-Demand

                                                •  Custom Seamstress                                         •  Custom Iron Artisan

                                                •  Fine Furniture Specifications                            •  Landscape Architecture and Design

                                                •  Material and Finish Selections                          •  Architectural Floor Plans

                                                •  Final Touches                                                    •  Custom Stone Work

                                                •  Purchasing and Installation                               •  Custom Kitchen Designing 





Karen Ippolito (sitting, right)


Influenced by her world travels, Karen's inspiration for design is diverse and can be translated into many styles including formal Mediterranean, Contemporary, Traditional Elegance, or French Pavilion
to name a few.


Karen considers the art of listening to be an important part of the design process. She discovers the threads in the fabric of a client's personality and lifestyle and brings them to life in a home that reflects that person or family. Comfort and personalization are priorities. Having a particular passion for fabric, tile, and lighting, Karen brings new life to a home, transforming it and creating a sense of continuity in the flow of the rooms. The efficiency and affordability of Karen's design solutions often surprises her clients. Her mission is to provide the highest quality design while maintaining respect for the client's needs, time, and budget. Karen is a hands-on individual who takes pride in perfection and will often
join in with a hammer in hand to create the finishing touches. Her client's happiness is her success.



Kristen Hancock (left)


Kristen's design inspiration and education started at an early age as her father is a custom homebuilder. While in school, she was able to use her creative talents by assisting him with color selections, finishes, textures, and lighting. As a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Design Management, Kristen is enthusiastic about helping clients solve design challenges.


Kristen's passion is finding the perfect balance between function and decor to reflect an individual's style. Emphasis is placed on maximizing the sense of light and space while accentuating architectural features. Achieving a timeless feeling an any range of style is what she strives for.
Bringing your vision to life is her mission!




Media Posts, Blogs and Press...

Guided Home Design is often featured in articles and on-line posts highlighting recent work, perspectives and trends. Click on any title below to review:



Haute Residence, April 14th, 2014


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Houzz.com, November 27th, 2013