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Lore is a boutique interior design studio located in New York City founded by Karen Loc where she specializes in residential design projects.

A "lore" is a story passed down through the ages.

Home is where they are kept and shared.


Colors & Materials

Discover designer finishes that enliven your space with rich detail. 


Uncover artisanal collections that captivate your eyes and visitors.

Kitchen & Bath

Restore the mind and body with a calming kitchen and bath design.


It's been a complete pleasure working with Karen and I'd recommend her without hesitation. In the early stages of our project, she took time to hear what we were looking for and learn about our style. As we went through the process, she also provided just enough ideas to help me think through options without getting overwhelmed.

Jacqueline M. & Ben M. New York, NY, USA

I interviewed with several designers, but I couldn’t find one who understood my style and what I wanted. After meeting Karen for my consultation, I felt instantly comfortable because she really listened and got me, which is why I went with her. Karen showed me pieces that I couldn’t find on my own, and helped me select the ones that really worked and brought something special.

Patti M. New York, NY USA

Karen listened to our desires, took all our basic ideas and made them much, much better. When it was time to interview general contractors, each one remarked that Karen’s drawings are excellent and detailed, which resulted in more accurate bids and will save time in the long run. We love seeing her passion and are looking forward to seeing her designs implemented. 

Hiren P. & Patti P. New York, NY USA

From our first meeting, Karen understood exactly what we were looking for in our home away from home. She nailed the vision we were struggling to find ourselves, and made this a seamless experience. We were speechless when the project was finished -- in a good way!

Jack L. & Angela L. Taichung, Taiwan, CN

I appreciated how Karen communicated regularly throughout the project so I always knew how the work was progressing. And the contractor/carpenter she recommended did a phenomenal job with the build and installation. We couldn't be happier with how our project turned out!

Jacqueline M. & Ben M. New York, NY, USA