Karen Chien is an interior design industry veteran with nearly two decades of experience creating stylish interiors.. With her unique ability to source materials, a passion for travel, and an eye for incredible “found objects,” Karen crosses the globe bringing beautiful art, materials, and décor to the US market for her clients and the public.

Karen’s career began with New York interior design icon Thomas Britt working on a number of residential projects. From that beginning, Karen moved on to a larger firm at Peter Marino Architect. Karen’s next move took her back to a small firm when she joined Joanne De Palma.

Cheeky Living was started by Karen in 2005 as a way for her to deliver her large firm experience combined with her personal design sense and sensibilities to younger clients who were purchasing their first homes.