July 24, 2008
Welcome to Living Green with Karen Mills, a eco-conscious show about eco-friendly living. After designing and staging sets for television productions, Karen Mills turned her designer’s eye to private homes in the Kansas City area. She brings a unique combination of talents into her client’s interiors, seamlessly integrating classic looks with modern concepts.
When the Midwestern native made up her mind to bring the drama of an on-camera television set into America’s living rooms, she rapidly carved out a niche redesigning interiors hundreds of Kansas City home interiors including home staging.
Mills’ creative approach to design has been widely covered in the media, which led to a co-production deal with Entercom Broadcasting for her own design show on News Radio 980 KMBZ Sundays at 10am and Classical 1660 KXTR Saturdays at 10:30am called “Living Large”. Recent media coverage includes the Kansas City Star, KMBC TV 9, Indulge magazine, NBC 41, KC magazine, Fox 4 TV, Symphony Designers’ Showhouse, KCH&G magazine, Time Warner Cable, Olathe Daily News, Olathe Sun, The X magazine, Shawnee/Lenexa Sun, Flourish magazine and the Kansan among others.
Mills was also the first designer in Kansas City to be invited to the exclusive “Kohler Experience” at the Kohler Design Center and Waters Spa and was nominated for Small Business of the Year in 2008 by the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce and in 2007 by Small Business Monthly. When Karen Mills isn’t designing interiors or on air, she spends her spare time speaking at home shows, wirting for a national magazine, designing home decor products or making charity appearances.
Her commitment to the communities where she designs is clear. She’s served as marketing director for Team Impact, an anti-drug/alcohol youth program now officially recognized by the State of Kansas after Karen secured the endorsement from the Governor and the Mayor, part of her city’s sustainability task force, a member of the Liaison Committee for the Chamber of Commerce plus she regularly emcees local charity events throughout the year.
Mills graduated from the University of Kansas where she studied Interior Design and Radio/TV/Film.
For more information about Karen Mills, go to karenmills.net and for more information about “Living Large” go to entercomkc.com/livinglarge.