Joseph Matthews was born and raised in New Palestine, Indiana. Coming from a strong family background of successful entrepreneurs, he learned from an early age how to follow his natural talents. While attending undergrad at Indiana University for Marketing, he realized his true passion was Interior Design and decided to take a journey to the east coast to find his calling.
After working for numerous prominent designers in Philadelphia he took his knowledge and developed his interior design practice in 2006. His projects range from large and small scale residential homes, working with developers to enhance their multi-family residential portfolios, office solutions, commercial and hospitality installations. His client base stretches from coast to coast in Los Angeles, Orange County, New York, New Jersey & Philadelphia.
His sophisticated, sleek, sexy approach, combined with his love for the eclectic dramatic piece, offers his clients a uniquely designed environment through his, at times, complex creative expression. Most importantly, he listens and truly gets to know what his clients are seeking through the design process. In turn, guides them with his eye and helps create their environment based off their personality, not his.
Karisa came to Matthews Interiors with a bucket full of knowledge with previous work experience in High End Residential in San Francisco. She studied Interior Design at the Academy of Art University, fell in love with the hustle of city life, and strengthened her creative skills in Architecture, Technology and Art.
Originally from Southern California, Karisa moved back to Los Angeles after five years in SF. She continues to pursue her career in Interior Design with Matthews Interiors as she challenges herself with the diversity and creativeness of our design work.
For fun, Karisa enjoys being immersed in ongoing world events, following finance and tech as the industry booms, taking on gardening projects and will never turn down a good spa day. Karisa is also a fellow dog lover and just adopted a Great Dane named Zoey!