Design NYC (Spring 2022)
Robb Report Dec 2020/Jan 2021

The latest issue of Design NYC features the history of St. Charles New York and its leadership in kitchen innovation with insights from St. Charles’ Creative Director, Karen Williams. The look-back at the remarkable 87-year history of the Company illuminates how St. Charles has built upon their legacy to continue its standing as the benchmark for luxury kitchens.


Robb Report Turns to St. Charles New York, Eric Ripert and Gaggenau to create the Out-of-This-World Ultimate Kitchen.

This holiday season St. Charles New York has partnered with Michelin-Star chef Eric Ripert, German appliance purveyor Gaggenau and Robb Report to offer one of the publication’s readers the unique opportunity to create a custom St. Charles New York kitchen! The lucky giftee will begin by designing their space with St. Charles Creative Director, Karen Williams, and then meet with Eric Ripert at one of the Gaggenau US showrooms to select from the’brand’s top appliances. “When all’s said and done, you’ll be whipping up restaurant-worthy meals like a pro — and in a chic new space to boot.”


Robb Report Dec 2020/Jan 2021

In Christie’s Magazine Art and Design Issue, the luxury real estate group features St. Charles New York and the St. Charles Collection. Touting the company as synonymous with “taste and heritage”, Christie’s cites its esteemed historic clients like Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright as well as its propensity for innovation under trailblazing Creative Director Karen Williams. Christie’s, who calls the new collection versatile and unique, interviews Karen about designing kitchens for the modern age. “The challenge,” she responds, “is how can I design a functioning kitchen in a beautiful envelope with all this new information we have? It’s a wonderful opportunity.”


Luxury Modern Hamptons devotes a page in their August 2020 issue to one of Karen Williams-designed St. Charles Collection drawer inserts with custom wood nesting bowls, salt cellars, and spoon. Says the magazine, “Everything has a place with St. Charles New York’s cabinet collection,” and describes Karen as “known for transforming kitchens from background spaces into the forefront of opulent design.”


Galerie magazine’s Jill Sieracki interviews Karen Williams as an authoritative source on entertaining and setting a beautiful summer table. Sieracki writes, “Here, some of the design world’s top talents share photos from their own seasonal get-togethers and their suggestions for creating just the right atmosphere.” Featured in the story is an alfresco poolside table Karen set in her Southampton home, replete with Marigold Living block printed linens and roses from her garden. Says Karen, “A table setting should be happy and lively, nothing too structured. I like to say, ‘Make it look random,’ but it’s not random at all.”

Read the article here.

Kitchen & Bath Design News gives St. Charles New York the Silver Award for the Best Showroom Design. The STCNY showroom, situated in the A&D building, was recently redesigned and accommodates all three examples of the newly launched St. Charles Collection series. The award, selected by a panel of design experts, is announced in the August 2020 issue of KBDN.

Read the article here.

Aspire Design & Home’s Andrew Joseph interviews Karen Williams about her point of view and influences, noting that under her leadership, St. Charles New York is synonymous with a tradition of “beautiful design, unwavering service, and problem-solving solutions.” Karen tells Aspire, “I am most proud of the fact that clients ask me to design multiple homes for them after completing their main house. Now I am being asked to design their children’s homes.” The article includes images of the St. Charles Collection.

Read the article here.

Design Chic, the design and decorating blog helmed by mother daughter duo Beth Woodson and Kristy Woodson Harvey, interviews Karen Williams about her work and inspirations as Creative Director of St. Charles New York. Asked about her key challenge as a kitchen designer, Karen tells them that “helping your client interpret a functional and cohesive design that incorporates their needs, while still standing true to their expectations and budget” is always at the front of her mind.

Read the article here.

ELLE Decor interviews St. Charles New York Creative Director Karen Williams for her take on the top design trends of 2020. Karen cites fully integrated hardware, a key component of her STC No. 1 kitchen collection, as a trend to look out for. “It conveys a minimal, seamless and sleek look,” says Karen, “while still offering a sense of design.”

View the interview here and here.

House Beautiful tapped Karen Williams to take their viewers on an Instagram Live open house tour of Karen’s Southampton farmhouse, which she designed. The St. Charles New York Creative Director showed viewers around her home office, appointed with an antique Murano glass ribbon chandelier and a desk from Pouenat, and opened up her carefully appointed and custom designed kitchen and prep kitchen—the heart of her home.

House Beautiful Open House Live Tour

During Covid 19 lockdown, St. Charles New York looked to new ways to inspire and engage their clients and friends by hosting three live Instagram styling workshops with stylist Mieke ten Have to commemorate the company’s 85th year in business. Originally intended to take place in the St. Charles A&D Showroom, the Heart of the Home workshop series covered tablescape design, china cabinet arranging, and a floral styling tutorial which took place in Karen Williams’ own Southampton kitchen.

Workshop 1 | Workshop 2 | Workshop 3

Luxe magazine’s March/April 2020 issue covers the launch of the St. Charles Collection, which includes images of STC No. 1 and an interior shot of the custom drawers designed by Karen Williams. In the feature, Luxe notes that the designs “draw on the brand’s rich 85-year-old design history while simultaneously ushering in a more minimal, sleek style.”

Read the article here.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, editors from AD, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor along with a select group of top interior designers gathered in the St. Charles New York showroom at the A&D building for a floral arranging workshop with stylist Mieke ten Have. After creating their bouquets, the guests sipped rosé and enjoyed lunch from Balthazar, which was hosted by Creative Director Karen Williams.

St Charles New York celebrates the launch of the St. Charles Collection in their newly renovated showroom. Read all about it in Business of Home.

In their first-ever kitchen issue, October’s House Beautiful tapped St. Charles New York’s Creative Director Karen Williams to weigh in on what distinguishes a kitchen designer. Listing her as an expert, the magazine quotes Karen, “The kitchen is like an orchestra. If you don’t have a few instruments, you really notice the difference.”

Architectural Digest’s AD Pro sits down with St. Charles New York for an exclusive discussion on the brand’s launch of the St. Charles Collection featuring three styles: STC No. 1, 2, and 3. The new streamlined, layered, and edited collections are a turning point for the historic company, which seeks to both simplify and “bring joy” to the kitchen design process.

Karen Williams discusses the evolution of modern kitchen design with Business of Home, using her four decades at St. Charles New York as a guide.

Cabinet style and color are key when renovating kitchens for resale, St. Charles New York co-owner Karen Williams tells Forbes.

Kitchen & Bath Design News taps Williams as one of the nation’s top 50 Innovators who are driving the industry forward.

Exotic materials, luxury hardware are in demand for new kitchens, Williams tells Luxe Interiors + Design’s Future Forecast.

Soaring in both elegance and scale, the St. Charles kitchen of a Westchester estate makes the “Best and the Brightest” cover of Robb Report Home & Style.

St. Charles New York is the global winner of Sub-Zero Wolf’s annual kitchen design contest. The contemporary kitchen, published widely, was deemed “best of the best.”

For decades, St. Charles New York has participated in the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse providing kitchen epicenters with designs ranging from its refined metal-framed with built-in hardware Classic design to a more traditional yet relevant white kitchen.