Bookkeeper/ Office Manager
Karen is the the bookkeeper and office manager at Accents of the South. She's in charge of everything from keeping orders and client's accounts up to date to setting up installs and organizing the warehouse. Karen is our go-to gal for all of our office managing needs. Karen loves working at Accents of the South and especially loves supporting her love of quilting with the leftover bits and pieces of fabric from beautiful jobs.
Get to know a little more about Karen Tayloe, the bookkeeper and office manager at Accents of the South in Huntsville Alabama, with this interview.
Karen, why do you love working at Accents of the South?
The first time I walked in the door to Accents of the South, I knew I wanted to be here. The showroom was filled with lovely things, but that wasn’t the selling point for me; it was the workroom in back called the “Library”. The Library is filled with fabric on shelves and several walls, vibrant with color and possibility!
That’s how I fell in love with Accents of the South, but what is the most meaningful to me here is my coworkers. I have never before worked with such a group of thoughtful, caring, supportive, creative people. We all respect and care for each other, it’s truly a wonderful atmosphere in which to work.
What is an item that you can't live without?
I can’t live without my adding machine. In my opinion, they are the best invention ever made for a bookkeeper! If my adding machine ever went on the fritz, I would be lost.
What is your favorite thing about watchiing the designers bring a design to life?
Watching our designers put rooms together for clients, I have gained a greater understanding of how color, pattern, and texture work together. It is fascinating to me how they know how to play one off against another in a way that works beautifully. It’s very inspiring, and they have taught me a great deal.
Karen loves working with the clients of Accents of the South and looks forward to working with you in the future. She is available for contact by emailing Karen Tayloe.