Interior Design Excellence

Model Perfect Designs is an interior design firm, founded in 2002 by Karen Wilhelm-Mace, and based in Tampa, Florida. Passionate about searching for beauty in everything and dedicated to making each new space feel alive and unique. Karen's mission for each project is to create a beautiful, functional, and unique home, incorporating personal interests and tastes.

While working with Vitale Homes, I have had the pleasure of meeting Karen Mace of Model Perfect Designs. She came highly recommended and the recommendation could not have been more accurate. Karen has a talent for creating a model home that truly feels like a home. Each room and space projects a feeling of comfort and appeals to the anticipated customer’s life style. Karen is always on schedule and works within the builder’s budget. Most recently she helped us out by staging an inventory home, and was able to fit it into her schedule within a weeks’ notice. Karen is amazing!

Suzanne Neff Suzanne Neff and Associates, LLC

Karen Wilhelm with Model Perfect Designs has decorated models for me several times as I worked for a few different builders as a Sales and Marketing Executive. I can’t imagine using anyone other than Model Perfect Designs. The name of the company sums up the quality of work in all aspects. Karen is patient in learning about the buyer profile, the company culture, the area and the community and then creates a design that exceeds all expectations. Each model is unique and with a buyer story behind the design and amazes the sales team and prospects. The model will absolutely help increase sales. Karen has an easy process and quick turnaround time, meeting all deadlines. Model Perfect Designs creates a perfect model with a perfect process, that offers a perfect value and ends with perfect customer service.

Kathie McDaniel CSP, CMP, CGP, MCSP, MIRM

I have been working with Karen Wilhelm-Mace of Model Perfect Designs for over three years.  During that time, Karen has been the exclusive model merchandiser for all of our models.  Karen has merchandised our estate homes (4,000+ square feet) as well as models 2,000 - 3,000 square feet.  Karen seeks to understand our buyers and the local areas in which they are buying.  She does an excellent job of adapting her designs to our target markets.  

Karen is extremely easy to work with and brings fresh, memorable ideas to our models.  Karen's efforts have resulted in our winning several Parade of Homes awards and we are delighted to have the entire Model Perfect Design Team on our William Ryan Homes Team!

Sally I. McFolling Director of Sales and Marketing
, William Ryan Homes

Karen Wilhelm-Mace and her Team are phenomenal design professionals. I was privileged to work with them on multiple projects in residential home building where they managed and installed the model décor and furniture. Karen was always professional, organized, and detail oriented on every install- whether it be a small starter home or a million-dollar listing.  Her team was always on time and willing to go the extra mile to get the projects completed within our schedule and meshed with our team’s budget and selling goals. The décor is tasteful, thoughtful, and universal to all tastes. I highly recommend her work to any companies looking to a bring on a talented firm.

Megan Stewart Director of Purchasing, Bay Area - D.R. HORTON

Bringing Life to Each Room She Touches

Karen has earnt well-deserved Awards of Excellence from the Parade Home Tampa Bay Builders Association and the Polk County Parade of Homes. She also won a Regal Award in Columbia, South Carolina. As a member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, Model Perfect Designs is a model home merchandiser you can trust. Known for her work with Builders, Developers and Vacation Rental Owners in the Southeast US, Karen creates a home that provokes a sense of happiness and warmth.