We coordinate all the elements that go into a room to find the perfect balance between beauty and functionality: lighting, furniture, colors, finishes, decorative details, and even selecting artwork.

Our interior design team can advise you throughout the process and look after all the little details, offering a totally personalized service to ensure the decoration of your home is a complete success.

Our wide-ranging experience can attest to it. In our long professional career of over 20 years, based in Mississippi, we have created projects for various clients and working with an assortment of budgets and style preferences.

Protea Dekor is a full-service interior design firm located in Madison, MS. We are experienced in working with a variety of customer design preferences – whether traditional, eclectic, transitional or contemporary.

We can develop a design plan from start to finish and implement it; or develop a plan for the customer who likes to “do it yourself” We can start from scratch or use the customer’s current décor and add pieces to add new interest.


Karen is an Air Force brat who grew up all over the country but settled in the Jackson area and calls it home. She attended Mississippi State University, earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After working in that field for almost 20 years as a News Anchor/Reporter at WCBI-TV in Columbus, News Anchor at WAPT in Jackson, co-host of Mississippi Educational Broadcasting’s statewide “Mississippi Outdoors” program and morning show personality at WTYX/Arrow 94 in Jackson, she decided to turn off her microphone and pursue her other passion, Interior Design.

After returning to school for interior decorating, Karen opened Protea Dekor in April 2005. Karen has written about interior design for many area publications (such as Stages Magazine in Jackson, MS) and has been asked to judge many area events that feature interior design. Karen is married to Stephen de Kock, head of commercial and corporate lending for central Mississippi for Renasant Bank.

Karen is very active in her community, having served as President for her homeowner’s association, board member for the Flora, MS Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Jackson Ladies Tennis Association.

Karen was recently honored by being named:

  • 2016 Small Business of the Year by the Flora Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014 50 Leading Business Women of the Year by the Mississippi Business Journal

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