"I hired Katen Karlten of Bloom Again Design to be the project manager and assist me with shopping for a condo renovation. I live in Vancouver and was asked by my parents to give their condo in Honolulu a make over. I felt this would be difficult from such a distance so Katen was an essential part of the process.
We met at the beginning of the Reno in Honolulu and did a whirlwind of furniture shopping which was then stored away until the Reno was complete. I returned to Vancouver and the work was overseen by Katen. We communicated by phone, text and email. She sent me photos and videos so I could keep track of the progress and make decisions from afar. I was extremely happy with the outcome and could never have done it without her. Katen kept to the budget, finished the job when promised and was extremely easy to work with. At the beginning I was worried about trying to do this from afar but I soon realized that Katen had my back.
I would highly recommend her and would use her company again in a minute." ~ Tara, Private Client
"Katen has great intuition and ideas. She is enthusiastic, and takes the time to learn the needs of the home seller prior to making recommendations. She has the ability to bring out the beauty as well as the functionality of a home, playing up its best features to full advantage. I also love that she is flexible, offers a range of services and can work with the sellers’ own furnishings if they prefer. I recommend Katen Karlten for all of your property staging needs." ~ Colleen Murphy, RA, CRS, CDPE, ePRO RE/MAX Honolulu
"We are always looking for the best vendors at the best prices, right? I want to share with you my experience with Katen Karlten with Bloom Again Design. I have found her to be the best in her field at the best price. Katen is actually an interior designer. I learnt that an interior designer has a 4 year degree and a decorator does not (no offense to decorators - just didn't know that).
Katen came into my home which is relatively spacious with sitting areas, 3 master suites, media room, and separate 1 bedroom apartment. Not wanting to part with what I own (many special and gift items), I loved that she simply 'redesigned' my home. You would love it, too, if you could have seen the 'before' and the 'after.' Working with her, you will experience her passion for helping others and her obvious love for what she does while keeping in mind how the client lives and what THEY want.She has done major/minor renovations TO staging TO redesigning all based on the client's wants and needs. I believe no job is too small or too big as her is to help the energy flow better with design." ~ Valerie Sorensen, R, CRS, Vice President, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties