Our Story

Mockingbird Hill Inspired Design is the culmination of a life-long passion in design by Karen Christensen. She delights in translating her clients' wishes into inspired, unique and stylish solutions that result in top-of-the-line, beautiful, harmonious and comfortable interiors.

Mockingbird Hill was founded in 2000. The name "Mockingbird Hill" is inspired by Karen's Seminole, FL location situated on a hill surrounded by an acre of live oak trees. It is both a place and a state of mind: happy, melodic and productive, like the resident songbirds for which it is named.

Karen would love to be inspired by you! You're one call away from getting started on a fun and satisfying experience achieving the results you desire.


A Natural Passion for Design

Art and design talent spans generations in Karen's family. Both her grandfathers were artists and she enjoyed creating projects during her formative years with her Danish grandmother who was a

talented fiber artist. Growing up, she designed and sewed all her own clothes and painted and decorated the family homes alongside her artist father. As an adult, Karen encouraged her children to also experience the joy of the creative process and to develop their innate artistic talents. Her daughter is a sculpture artist and her son is an accomplished musician.

Karen earned a BA with a double major in zoology and psychology and an MBA with a double concentration in marketing and finance. She taught at the University of South Florida. From there she took a position with a Fortune 100 company where she ultimately became a national director. These experiences helped her hone her skills of understanding clients' needs and developing tailored approaches to achieve their satisfaction.

Throughout her academic and corporate careers, Karen continued her passion to study design as the discipline that held her greatest interest. She brings to the field an interdisciplinary background that helps her to understand and relate to a diverse group of people and to appreciate their individual needs for an interior environment that reflects their own backgrounds, preferences and visions.

Design Services

The Mockingbird Hill Difference…

While many designers have their own signature style, we operate under the principle that it is YOUR own tastes, preferences and needs that should drive design decisions. Only then will you derive the most satisfaction and pleasure from living in your home or working in your business location.

We offer computerized design proposals to help you envision your dreams before work commences!

Above all, the room must function the way you want. That involves taking measurements and drawing a floor plan to scale showing the positioning of the furniture and other objects in the space.

Define Your Style

We spend the effort up front to determine your tastes, preferences and needs so that the plan that is developed is one that will give you the greatest satisfaction.


We select distinctive high-quality furniture, including case goods and upholstered items. Your existing possessions may be incorporated with new design elements. Cherished pieces may be freshened with updated upholstery. Custom designed furniture and cabinetry may be acquired to achieve the function and look you desire.

Window Fashions

Custom tailored for beauty, light control, and privacy. Plantation shutters, shades, blinds. Fabric treatments such as draperies, curtains, panels, valances, and cornices. Original designs. Custom iron hardware.

Bedding and Fabric Accessories

We design beautiful custom bedding in any style. This may include headboards, bed skirts, coverlets and pillows. We enjoy designing and fabricating special decorative pillows and other fabric accessories just for you. Custom embroidery and heirloom sewing techniques are our specialty.


Wood, tiles, custom rugs, and carpet. Residential and commercial.

Wall Finishes

Faux painting finishes and wallpaper.

Kitchens and Baths

Stock, semi-custom, or custom cabinetry with beautiful backsplashes. Countertops in granite, wood, solid surface, glass, or tile.

Custom Cabintery

Fine craftmanship to suit your space,
style and needs.

Art, Accessories, & Lighting

Unique or custom accessories, lighting for function and style, and commissioned art.

Contact Mockingbird Hill

To discuss your project or to set an
appointment for an initial consultation,
please contact us by email or by phone:

or call us at 727-280-5282.