hi, i am karen o'sullivan, the owner of share.  share is a combination of the things i love most: bringing people together, creating a beautiful and inviting space, exploring new places and discovering trends, or sharing my "simple with a twist" approach to home design and fashion (which is also, by the way, how i like my cocktails).  


i was born and raised on the east coast. after graduating from the fashion institute of technology in new york city, i worked as an editor and stylist at major fashion and lifestyle magazines.  after relocating to chicago with my husband, i landed in advertising.   when i chose to stay home with my three daughters, i created a clothing line. in 2010, i co-founded marKetS, a lifestyle pop up shop, while also taking on several home design and event projects. 


all of my personal and work experiences are an extension of my creative nature.  which is why i am so excited to share my finds, tips, trends, shortcuts, and resources with you.


when i'm not on a buying trip, seeking design inspiration, or hitting new shops and restaurants, you can find me on the beach, sidelines, or my front porch with my husband, three daughters, and our four legged friend, chip!