Karen Reyes
Lead Designer


Karen is one of the hardest working women in Design that we know of.  With more than 10 years of experience as a Designer spearheading large projects for numerous developers and design firms, Karen excels at project management and construction.

In addition to her Design projects, Karen also has an extensive background in Staging and Real Estate.  Her skills bring a critical eye, and well rounded approach to each and every project we take on. 

Favorite cupcake: Coconut 

Meet the Team 


We live by two core beliefs, and this is inherent in all that we do at Lauri Howell Designs.  First, our mission is to do everything we can to provide the best outcome for our clients.  We are here because of our clients, and for our clients. We take pride in ensuring their finished project exceeds their expectations and is a reflection of them.


Second, cupcakes are awesome.  We never met a cupcake we didn't like.  Our love of sugar baked goods helps us to work hard, but reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously. 

Dennis Howell 
Business Manager 

Dennis is our go to guy who has been with the company since the beginning.  He will go above and beyond to make a client happy, and get the job done.  Dennis graduated with a degree in Business from San Jose State, and his background in Contract Negotiations has been beneficial to keeping all of our ducks in a row. 


Favorite cupcake: Strawberry 


Laura Karakash 
Studio Manager

Laura is a rockstar, handling everything our studio needs to keep running.  From purchasing, receiving, inventory, sales and social media, she does it all.  With a Business Administration in Sales and Marketing Degree from Loyola Marymount University, Laura helps to keep us up to date on the latest and greatest, as well as competitive in our pricing.  

Favorite cupcake: Red Velvet 

Henry Thomas
Project Manager


Henry is a team player, and holds an excellent track record of strong working relationships with owners, architects, and developers resulting in successful project experiences. He is responsible for total project management including controlling budgets, negotiating subcontracts, and providing day-to-day communication with the project team to ensure jobs remain on schedule and within budget.

Favorite cupcake: Chocolate

Loretta Brown
Design Assistant 


Loretta is our rock.  Always there to lend a hand, run an errand, or tackle a problem, we don't know where we would be without her. 

With a background in Education, and BA in Liberal Arts from San Jose State, her critical thinking skills help solve challenging problems,

as well as helping keeping our clients happy with her quick wit and

jovial spirit. 

Favorite cupcake: Triple Cinnamon 


Good Design Provides Beauty, Whereas Great Design Tells A Story


We create spaces that tell your story.  Contact us today to get started.

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