About Designs By Karen

MEET KAREN OSTERGREN

Custom Kitchen Designer | Owner

Owner Karen is a 5th generation Midlander and retired from for Dow Chemical after 25 years where she designed and implemented several global initiatives. Her passion for design began when she was a little girl. She found herself drawing simple house plans and visualizing walking through each room. Design continued to be her passion when she finally built her first house in 1987 another house in 1992, and 2010, and is currently planning a new build next spring in Midland. Over the years she has been close to the building industry and has taken great pride in many of her accomplishments. Most of all, Karen is a self-starter, a trusted friend, a mother of 5 girls and is married to her best friend, Eric Ostergren.

MEET JANELLE CRANDELL

Designer | Project Manager | Co-Owner

Janelle is a 6th generation Midlander and graduated from Saginaw Valley University with a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Accounting. 

Janelle is married to Jason Crandell and has 3 kiddos ranging in ages from 2 – 15. They keep her on her toes most days!

We were grateful to welcome Janelle in the fall of 2018 to join us after managing an entire department at a local CPA firm! Janelle has a proven track record of sharing new design ideas. Janelle embodies the passion that is so important in a designer, and her design work frequently spills over into her home life.

Whether it is working on a solution for a client or applying her skills to her own new home, Karen’s daughter Janelle had been quietly watching, observing, and learning to love interior design!

Contact Us​

Designs by Karen
408 W Wackerly St
Midland, MI 48640

(989) 486-8128

Showroom hours:
Monday – Thursday 9-3
Friday 9-2

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    COMMUNITIES we SERVE

    We are delighted to collaborate with clients from all over the world, bringing our expertise and passion for design to you, no matter where you are. Our commitment to creating beautiful, functional spaces remains unwavering, ensuring your vision comes to life seamlessly, regardless of where you reside.

    Auburn
    Bay City
    Bridgeport
    Chesaning

    Edenville
    Essexville
    Frankenmuth
    Freeland

    Hemlock
    Kawkawlin
    Linwood
    Merrill

    Midland
    Millington
    Richville
    Saginaw

    Saginaw Twp
    Sanford
    Shields
    St. Charles

    University Center
    Vassar
    Zilwaukee