COMMERCIAL DESIGN LEAD
With more than 12 years of experience in the design industry and a degree in Interior Design, Karl has developed deep expertise in both residential and commercial interiors. As Design Lead for Habitation Commercial, he draws on this experience to create exceptional spaces for premium apartment and condominium models, common spaces, Lobbies, professional offices, and other commercial projects.
But as one of the original designers for Habitation Furnishing + Design, Karl remains a central part of the team by managing showroom visuals and merchandising and of course, working on the occasional residential plan.
DESIGN STUDIO DIRECTOR
Lena started her design journey 21 years ago carving a notch in the Twin Cities design landscape by bringing bold and modern furnishings through the opening of her furniture store, Vogue Furniture. She has amassed a residential portfolio that ranges from 1 room Uptown apartments to luxury estates worldwide. Commercial projects include small law offices to to luxury loft developments. She is immensely proud of her years of design work with Prince. From his personal homes to his touring stage designs to his beloved Paisley Park.
Known for her innovative and unique perspective, her projects have been featured in many local publications (Minnesota Monthly, Star Tribune, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine and more) as well as a featured on HGTV. Lena herself a co host for 3 episodes.
Her design philosophy is one of personal expression and professional execution. She believes her experience and love for design can bring her clients personalities and design dreams to reality.... while her experience can bring a project in on budget and with professional precision.
Crystal Rae Romero
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER
Crystal set the foundation for her love of design through the study of Interior Architecture. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Her career began as an interior designer with a firm in Las Vegas where she worked on custom high end residential projects as well as hospitality projects. A notable favorite being the steakhouse located in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Crystal joined the design team at Habitation one year ago providing services to the residential clientele. She loves collaborating with clients to create unique spaces. She aspires to meet the needs of her residential clients by strategically integrating the individuals personal flair and uniqueness, yet providing function in each of their spaces. Her enjoyment of discovering creative solutions to challenging spaces and incorporating unexpected details is highlighted throughout her work.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / TRADE LIAISON
Amy joins the Habitation team in the roles of Commercial Business Development, Trade Liaison and Art Specialist. With more than 17 years of design experience, Amy has applied her artistic flair and love of design to both residential and commercial projects. Versed in a variety of styles and aesthetics, she's created exceptional spaces not just in Minneapolis, but in her native Southern states (Y'all!).
An entrepreneur and visual artist herself, Amy has owned and curated her own home furnishing showroom and art gallery. That showroom, Retropolitan, in mid-town Nashville, TN was known as a center for innovative design and exquisite taste.
Today, after having made the decision to relocate to the Upper Midwest, that experience, in addition to her work as a Lead Designer, Visual Merchandiser and Project Coordinator blend to create the depth and breadth of skills that are well-applied as she manages and grows Habitation's vibrant design presence here in the Twin Cities.