Our Story

Our Inspired Leader

As the inspired leader of Model Perfect Designs, Karen Wilhelm-Mace has combined her unmatched creativity, education, and business experience to become the go-to authority for builders wanting to turn their model homes into practical marketing tools.

trendsetting design

Karen is a proud graduate of The University of Kentucky with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Textiles. She believes her four years performing as a UK majorette helped develop the poise and confidence that have made her a successful business owner. She started her window treatment and design firm, Window Trends, almost 20 years ago. As her reputation for trendsetting design and attention to detail created a higher demand for her services with builders, her company expanded their offerings and transformed into Model Perfect Designs.

Ultimate Sales

Working with builders in the Southeast, Karen takes pride in personally being involved in paint and color selections, wall treatment design, furniture purchases, and installation. Karen's sales experience and merchandising skills have shaped her view of the model home as a builder's ultimate sales tool. She has a one of a kind eye for accentuating a designs best feature while strategically guiding your buyer throughout the home.

Award-Winning Firm

Karen's award-winning firm has designed several 'Best in Show' models in the Parade of Homes. She picked up her statue at the Tampa Bay Builders Association's Awards of Excellence. Design is not her teams only talent; Model Perfect Designs has consistently taken home the gold in numerous chili cook-offs! Karen still finds time to play tennis several times a week. She is active in her church, and with her husband, Frank, she keeps an eye on their blended family of 7 children. Karen considers herself beyond blessed to do what she loves and share the opportunities with her Model Perfect Designs family.