Karen Kalicka launched MAX Interiors in 1999 after a career designing model homes for local and national builders. “I like the challenge that residential clients bring to the table,” she says. “I pride myself on exceptional customer service and a personalized approach.”
MAX Interiors designs residential and light commercial interiors throughout the DC area. Projects include full-home design, kitchen and bath renovations, new-home construction and lobbies and club rooms in residential buildings
Kalicka works with local custom-home builders on interior and exterior selections for spec homes, and consults with management companies on updating exterior guidelines for their communities. “Being an active member in the design community, I attend furniture markets, meet with reps and take seminars to keep my finger on the pulse of the design world,” she says.
Developing a trusting relationship with clients is paramount. “My design process begins with a ‘meet and greet,’” Kalicka explains. “This gives me an opportunity to assess clients’ design directives.” The goal is to translate their vision into reality through attention to detail, scale, color, texture and a tasteful mix of periods and styles. Incorporating clean lines and personal elements, Kalicka creates a sense of timelessness and functionality in each home. “Staying on trend is important,” she notes. “But I never want to lose sight of my clients’ vision.”