Karen Rudat
Founding Partner

Karen has over 20 years of corporate management, computer systems/graphic design experience and a lifelong interest in the fine arts of painting and photography. She helped found K&P Interiors, LLC because the business allows her to use "both sides of her brain": to be artistically creative while still using her business knowledge.

A Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston and oil painting classes at the Glassell School of Art provide the academic foundation for her success.She has also studied faux finishing, stenciling, and furniture finishing at the Kelly S. King Institute of Decorative Finishes in Omaha, Nebraska and The Faux Effects Decorative Finishing Studio in Vero Beach, Florida.

Karen's specialties include the design and layout of historically correct molded architectural ornament, and she has learned the difficult old-world technique of hand-laying composition ornament to replicate intricate carving. Karen handles much of the day-to-day business operations of the company, including estimates, design consultations, personnel scheduling/logistics, purchasing and financial operations. She paints whenever she can.

Originally from the Midwest, Karen has called Houston home for the past 20 years, although a penchant for world travel has taken her to many corners of the globe. She speaks German, is an avid reader, likes playing with computers, live music, dancing, and tasting fine wines, beers, and food.

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