Karen Newman Fridy Interior Design
email: karen@kfridy.com        phone 336-978-6065
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A graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in Interior Design, Karen has been providing commercial space planning and design services to clients throughout the Southeast United States since 1985. Karen's philosophy is simple: You have to listen to what the client wants and needs, then find what works for them ... on time, in budget, every time. Karen takes a team approach in working with the client, contractors, and suppliers, creating a cooperative environment where communication is clear and things get done.

Good design is in the details!


Karen was a delight to work with when the Chamber moved to its new offices. She is creative, flexible, and practical – looking for cost-effective solutions that created just the atmosphere we wanted. I would recommend her to others who are looking for a seasoned professional that can take their ideas and bring them to life.
 - Gayle Anderson
   President and CEO
   Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce


We worked with Karen on the WS Chamber new office project. She is very knowledgeable and adept at the construction process. She has a definite skill set in preparing construction drawings and specs for use on the jobsite. Most projects are complicated involving the interfacing of many construction trades. And projects involve maintaining budgets and the end goal requirements of the client. Karen was able to maneuver between the needs of the client, subcontractors and the contractor with ease. I anticipate that we'll do many other projects together.
 - John Broyhill
    Project Manager
    LMI Builders


We have worked with Karen for many years for anything from full building CAD drawings to new office construction to office space downsizing to chair/paint/upholstery/workstation layout and about everything in between! Our most recent project was relocating our office from an 8,000 sqft facility to a 6,100 sqft location. Karen was involved from the start, offering insight on office space planning, furniture and workstation selections, color and finish selections, and selection of original artwork to complete the space. She provided timely feedback, listened to our goals, and made them a reality. We are most pleased with the results! Our landlord said our space is the nicest space in his five building complex. We would use Karen again as she was thorough, fairly priced, and competent in every task we gave her.
 - Mark Brown
   SVP/CFO 
   First Carolina Corporate Credit Union


I have known Karen for over 10 years. She has assisted me and other brokers in my firm with design and space planning services both expeditiously and at a very competitive price point. Karen provides field verified, accurate as-built renderings and square footage measurements for our properties when architectural plans are unavailable. She understands real estate and provides a very beneficial service to our industry.
- Mark E. Fulk
  President
  The Meridian Realty Group
   Recent Projects Include:

  •    Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
  •    848 West Fifth Street Winston-Salem 
  •    Albert and Victoria Halls
  •    Creative Drama Children's Theater - Black Box theater expansion
  •    The Beer Growler Winston-Salem
  •    Curly Que Carolina Barbeque - Hanes Mall
  •    Grassroots Salon
  •    Pure Barre Winston-Salem
  •    First Carolina Corporate Credit Union
  •    NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
  •    Hanes Brand Credit Union
  •    City of Winston-Salem
                     City Hall
                     Bryce A Stuart Bldg
  •    Von Leake Condominiums
  •    The Phoenix Company
  •    EmmCare