KCI Team

Kara Childress KCI Bio Picture

Kara Childress

In her interiors for clients, Kara Childress exudes ardent and timeless style which marries Old World European, with fresh compositions of modern and livable design, always personalized to her clients and their lives. Kara works closely with top architects, builders, and vendors in all aspects and phases of her design creations.  Her residential projects tend to evolve into continuing relationships with her clients and traverse from homes to commercial office spaces and second homes.  Kara Childress, Inc. is well known for handling and styling events at clients’ homes after the design job is completed.  Besides high-end residential, Kara’s portfolio also includes private jet interiors and vacation/beach/ranch properties in Texas, California, Colorado, Wyoming, and Puerto Rico. Kara lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Ray Childress, their children Wells, Sloan, Ford, and Knox, along with two lab retrievers Osita and Neve.

Ally Dougherty KCI Bio Picture

Ally Dougherty

A California native, Ally has always been interested in architecture, design and decorative arts.  After graduating from Cornell University in 2013 with a degree in Landscape Architecture and concentration in Interior Design, Ally began her career in Houston at The Office of James Burnett, where she spent a year developing her commercial design, construction, and technical skills. Ally joined KCI in 2014 to pursue her passion in interior spaces.  She strives to make each project an expression of the client’s own style combined with KCI’s timeless aesthetic.  In her spare time, Ally enjoys traveling and mornings at the dog park with her two Saint Bernards, Bear and Moose.