Karmyn Papavasiliou - Principal, RID, LEED AP
Karmyn Kopfer Papavasiliou is a NCIDQ and TBAE certified Interior designer, who brings over a decade of luxury experience to the Kopfer Taylor Team. Upon receiving her BSID from The University of Texas, Karmyn worked with the talented Interiors Team at Watermark Design Studio, where she completed many luxury hotels, resorts, spas and restaurants- most notably a Royal Palace in the UAE and the Bristol Panama. Returning to Austin in 2011, Karmyn served as Vice President of Rachel Mast Design for 6 years- seamlessly overseeing all aspects of high-end projects. She approaches each project with a fresh perspective, juxtaposing materials and forms to create a harmonious balance. When she is not leading the firm- she enjoys travelling the world, fine wine tasting and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.
Beth Powers - Principal, RID, LEED AP
Upon earning her BSID from UTSOA, Beth Taylor Powers began her design career in Austin- working with local standout Laura Britt Design, among others, before joining forces with Karmyn. Whether it be a sprawling new construction home in the hills of Austin or a complete gut and renovation of a downtown penthouse- Beth responds to the environment to create thoughtful spaces that make beautiful sense. In addition to creating highly custom interior spaces, Beth uses her profound interpersonal and project management skills to oversee all details of a project. Though the design portion of a project is her passion, she has an exceptional ability to gracefully clear the various hurdles that inevitably arise throughout the course of a home project. When she is not leading the firm she enjoys working out, laying near any body of water with a margarita, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
NATALIA BOTERO - JUNIOR DESIGNER
Natalia Botero was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. Her passion for design was cultivated at a young age via her participation in art, drawing and oil painting classes, which eventually led her into the world of design. After graduating from the German School in La Paz, Natalia moved to Fayetteville to pursue a major in Architecture and a minor in Interior Design from the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas. Prior joining the KTI Team Natalia interned in La Paz, Bolivia with internationally recognized Architect Michael Palza focusing on residential and retail projects. The following summer she interned with the prestigious Looney and Associates Design firm in Dallas, focusing on hospitality design. Natalia believes that tasteful and functional design detail enhances the quality of life, and values the relationship that grows between the client and designer. When not working, Natalia enjoys spending time with her parents, sisters and friends as well as reading, oil painting and traveling.
Giovannie Mendoza - DESIGN ASSISTANT
Giovannie Mendoza is an Odessa born, Senior, Interior Design Student at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. He joined the KTI team as a summer intern, but his positive attitude and quickly developing skill set has made him an invaluable team member. He is always willing to lend a helping hand and enjoys assisting the lead designers in all phases of all projects. Giovannie has a knack for developing innovative solutions for challenging situations- efficiently and effectively troubleshooting all obstacles. Outside of the office, he enjoys dancing in a studio, kayaking at lady bird lake, and spending time with friends and family.