New Build Consulting


Overwhelmed with the decisions you have to make when building a new home?

We know building a home can be stressful. There are so many decisions involved in pulling together selections. One missed deadline or one wrong decision, and the process along with costs can spiral out of control.

Marker Girl’s new-build consulting service works side-by-side with you and your builder to assist you in making the right choices for your home.

Karen works as your guide to building your new custom home by using her years of experience and knowledge of all things family-friendly that pass the Marker Girl test. Karen assists you with all of your selections through a series of scheduled appointments, referring to the builder's vendor sources and budget specifications that have been given to you. Then she provides you and your builder a specifications binder with all of the details of all the selections and finishes for the home. This is given once all selections have been made for your family's dream home.

(If you're not building a new home and want to remodel a kitchen and/or bath,
please see Remodel Consulting)

By letting a professional help you make the right choices, you avoid making costly mistakes and end up with a stress-free process for your new home.

Why New Build Consulting is right for you!

  • You’re overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make with building your home. You want a professional by your side working with you throughout the project.
  • You’re afraid of making costly mistakes and want a stress-free process of letting a design expert help you make the right choices.
  • You want to have the best quality choices and solutions available that fit into your family's lifestyle.



1. Initial Planning Session

It all starts with Karen’s “getting to know you session”. Karen walks through your home with you to determine your desired design direction. She discusses your timeline and how much you plan to invest in the project. After the appointment, she sends you a recap with a proposal so we can kick off your project and give you the home of your dreams!

2. Design + Selections

New Construction Design and Selections Process:

  • A review of the details provided by you or your builder is done.
  • Design plans and checklists are created for needed for materials and finishes.
  • Meetings are scheduled with you to review the selections at showrooms.
  • Recaps are sent after each appointment of the selections findings.
  • On-site meeting walkthroughs with trades are then completed.
  • A specification binder is provided to you and your builder once selections are finalized.

(Please note: Marker Girl provides only aesthetic renderings for you and your contractor to use as a guide. Your contractor is responsible for providing construction/architectural drawings)

3. Interior Design Services

Now, your new build selections are finalized, it's time to get started on furnishing and decorating your home. You will have the option of two services. Complete Interior Design takes care of all the details working with you from start to finish. Room Designed For You is if you prefer having Karen create a detailed design and consult with you on guidance to finish the design yourself. The choice is yours of which Interior Design Service you prefer to help you achieve your desired dream home!

The investment for a New Build Selections "only" service is done by a package rate determined by the number of sessions and size of the home. Packages starting at $5000
(custom package pricing given and based on size and scope of the home)

(Please note: Marker Girl provides only aesthetic renderings for you and your builder to use as a guide. They are  responsible for providing construction/architectural drawings)

Schedule a Discovery Call to get started. Whether you are looking for our New Build Consulting service, or you aren't sure which service is right for you, the call with Karen will help you understand what service is the right fit for you and how we can create the home of your dreams!

Our In-Home Interior Design services the Houston metro area including -Bellaire, Heights, West U, The Woodlands, Spring, Tomball, Cypress, Fulshear, Katy, and Sugar Land. (Out of area projects will be considered based upon schedule and scope of work; Travel and Expense fees will be added.)

We also work directly with builders for selections please contact us for more details…

What Our Clients are Saying...


“Karen has a very good eye and ear for what her client wants and created a beautiful home for us while respecting that we have two small children.

We hired Karen to help us with selections in our new home as well as the interior designing of many of our new spaces. She took care of everything from the draperies to the furniture, artwork and accessories selection, purchasing, delivery, and placement. Which made the process as stress-free as possible working with my schedule as well. Her designs for us were beautiful and family-friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend her!”

- Amanda | Houston, TX

Ready For A Beautiful

Family-Friendly Home