Expert Tampa interior designers, home decorators and stylists, real estate value improvers, craftsmen and women, and logistical pros, The Home Frosting team members are all problem solvers, creative, fun to work with and love, love creating livable luxury, delicious interior designs and homes.

Karen Post – CEO and Lead Designer at Home Frosting

Karen Post is the CEO and lead designer of Home Frosting.
Since forming the company in 2016, she’s earned a solid reputation as a bright, “loves life”, and talented designer who thoughtfully transforms spaces into delicious home experiences.

Karen’s style is clean, intentional, and just the right balance of form, flow and function. A good listener, a forever optimist, with a curious mind about all possibilities – her work mixes old and new elements, color, texture, pattern, and purpose to create a design story that is a reflection of the client’s vision. Her business acumen, leadership, and global adventures add to the value she provides clients.

A visionary and master problem solver, Karen starts everything she touches, with a simple question, “what is the end goal?”. This way of thinking keeps projects on schedule & budget and ensures everyone stays focused on the desired results.

A sought-after Tampa interior designer and tastemaker – Karen is an HGTV designer, a regular home décor expert on the nationally syndicated show DaytimeTV and our local FOX network, and she is a broadcast & content contributor for the National Association of Realtors.

Her inspiration comes from her world travels, getting to know her clients and their values, and their unique needs. She stays abreast of the latest design trends, technologies, and resources by attending top furniture markets and through her rich network of  US and world suppliers. A lifetime student, Karen has studied the masters of architecture and design, art and style history, construction, lighting and color principles and theory, as well as innovations in building, materials and finishes.

Karen’s career started in Texas where she studied fashion and worked with top luxury brands as a visual merchandiser. Later, she founded an advertising agency and then became an international branding expert, addressing audiences around the globe on visual design/perception, branding, and entrepreneurship. She is also a twice-published business author of Brain Tattoos (AMACOM) and Brand Turnaround (McGraw Hill). Karen’s insight and work has been seen in many international news media venues, including Architecture Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Bloomberg, along with many regional outlets.

Erin Tompkins – procurement and administration manager
Next to stellar administrator and buyer in the dictionary, you will find Erin – Home Frosting’s mega-organized, always cheery, and important back-bone of our studio operations. Home design, home improvements, furnishings and decorating is a complex undertaking with many moving parts and experts. Erin keeps all of this important detail planned, managed, tracked and scheduled.

Prior to joining Home Frosting, Erin excelled in customer service & compliance for a national paint company and regional distribution organization. When Erin is not hard at work helping make homes delicious (and sometimes juggling balls of fire), she’s exploring Tampa with her family or spending time with her many four-legged fur babies.

Eric Dorety – logistics manager
A veteran home furnishing and logistics manager, Eric manages Home Frosting’s design studio facility, fleet of trucks, project logistics, measurements and all craftsman services.

Having working for national home furnishing brands for over 20 years, Eric is a master problem solver and a skilled home improvement expert.  His calm demeanor and extensive home furnishing experience are great assets to our customer experience team. Whether working with the Home Frosting in-house professionals or outside specialist partners, he ensures all project details are delivered on time, adhere to the highest quality standard, and are accident-free.

Katie Vitt – bookkeeper, payroll, accounts payable specialist
Katie leads everything accounting at Home Frosting. Having worked in accounting for over seven years, she is the steward of our back-office processes for taxes, vendor set up, payables and payroll. When Katie is keeping the firm organized and compliant, in her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, and spending time with family & friends.

Lincoln Vogt – Karen’s four-legged son

Lincoln Vogt
Lincoln is an important member of the Home Frosting team. He too loves luxury items and fine food. When he’s not chasing squirrels or napping, he is working hard on earning his master’s in good behavior. No matter what, he can always be counted on to remind the team that life and work should always be fun.