About Darling Octopus
(AKA Karen Guard)
Karen has been re-imagining furniture since her college days. She uses her love of color and pattern to transform vintage furniture and house ware finds. You can find Karen's creations for sale at RVA Antiques, Orange, Thrill of the Hunt and Etsy and her furniture pieces have been featured on Apartment Therapy and Design Sponge. DIY comes naturally to her and she is always looking for a new challenge. When she is not in the studio you will find her haunting the flea markets and thrift stores of Richmond. Her goal, taking unloved things and making them pretty.