Karen Lynn Poulos has been actively involved in the interior design industry and yachting industry since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design/interior architecture from the Art Institute, which she received in 2003. Karen Lynn founded Karen Lynn Interiors in 2001at age 27 (while still in her final year of design school)when she was given the opportunity to work internationally and do the interior of M/Y Shalimar a 102ft PR Marine new build yacht project built in Germany. Before the formation of Karen Lynn Interiors, she worked for 2 yacht interior design firms and a naval architect/boat builder as a design assistant and support staff.
Karen Lynn and her team have primarily worked on yacht design projects for refit and new build for clients locally and internationally. Over the past 21 years, she hasworked directly with several shipyards and internationally and locally such Cheoy Lee, Trinity Yachts, Benetti, Ferretti and Johnson Yachts to name a few. Karen Lynn has also worked directly with several brokerages such as IYC, Marine Max, Gilman Yachts, HMY, and One Water Yachts. She offers her yacht design expertise and experience to yacht brokers and industry professionals and clients for interior design support before, during. and after a sale and/or yacht charters. Karen Lynn Interiors has been published in multiple magazines including Greek Yachting, Boat International,Lux et al, Boat International USA, Showboats International, Yachts International, Power and Motor Yacht, Mega yacht Hard Cover Series IYBA COMPASS, Dockwalk and The Wave and more
Karen Lynn Poulos was honored in 2018 as the one of the top 100 women in Broward County. She was also the winner of the 2019 International Yacht and Aviation Awards in 2019 for Best Yacht Design concept for M/Y No Limit. She has been nominated for several other awards as well, and takes pride in her work and strives for excellence in everything she does. Karen enjoys art galleries and art history, museums, traveling, gardening, nutrition, cooking and being a mom. She is active in the community and in her church. She just recently started coaching and mentoring other designers and aspiring interior designers on business strategies to help them maximize their design businesses.