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meet karen

a minimalist at heart, eclectic personal style, and a desire to embrace sustainable practices. Karen strives to combine natural elements, long lasting materials and vintage furnishings along with clients personal treasures to create spaces with soul and down to earth elegance. 


Karen is a graduate of the Humber College Interior Design Program with an extensive background in corporate and commercial design spanning 20 years.

Passionate about all things design and a desire to work for herself, Karen paused her corporate design career from 1997 to 2012 pursuing smaller projects during her children's toddler years, then established  bhive design in 2013, venturing to collaborate with other contemporaries and focus, inclusively, on designing residential and commercial spaces.

karen bigiel | interior designer

R. Cooper 

“I'm sure my wife has already expressed this, but I will take the liberty of stating it myself (and on her behalf) that it was a pleasure working with you!"

project:  artful annex

P. Carr

“My girlfriends were over last night and raved about the transformation you made to our home.... you are amazing and we thank you so much!
I can't wait to lie on the couch tomorrow during the hocky game!”

project:  contemporary craftsman

M. Bencic

"Our space is so inviting and we get clients every day complimenting us on our facility, it's such a joy to work in and we are grateful every day for Karen's work"

project:  bravo academy

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