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GCU1-2-EditTeddy Karl, Allied ASID

Principal designer, Teddy Karl, Allied ASID, aesthetic is best described as a perfect union of modern and classical influences where spaces are enlivened with a beautiful mixture of color, pattern and texture. His passion for detail is showcased in sophisticated spaces customized to enhance his clients’ lifestyles.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Teddy’s award-winning designs have been featured in numerous publications including Cape Cod and Islands Home, Cape Cod Life, St. Louis Seasons, St. Louis Homes and Lifestyle, At Home and Elegant Homes. He has built a reputation for creating welcoming and luxurious interiors, showcasing both beauty and function.

Before joining The Great Cover-Up, Teddy had been with Sunshine Drapery for eight years. In 2001, he moved back to Massachusetts where he worked for Leonard’s New England, leading its design department. Teddy returned to St. Louis in 2007 as the lead designer for The Great Cover-Up, creating beautiful spaces for countless St. Louis residents.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Teddy studied textile design at Southeastern Massachusetts University (now University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth). Prior to interior design, he owned a custom-clothing boutique, designing exquisite bridal, evening and prom dresses.


GCU1-15-EditRebekah Paz

Rebekah Paz, a St. Louis native, has a passion for interiors and is drawn to eye-catching colors, energizing prints and a variety of textures. As a design associate and buyer, she loves to work on new projects and is dedicated to helping clients create beautiful interiors.

Her superior customer service and passion for design make her shine! Rebekah has been with The Great Cover-up for nine years and previously worked at Corinne Jones Interiors as a design assistant and buyer.

With her broad knowledge of our fabric and wallcovering lines, Rebekah is an expert in helping to find the right style for clients. Her eye for detail also makes her a great resource when helping customers select the perfect home accessory or gift.

When not at The Great Cover-Up, Rebekah is busy with her two young children who inspire and motivate her every day.

Julie Horvath

Julie Horvath joined The Great Cover Up in the early summer of 2018. Julie has an extensive background working in fine men’s clothing and jewelry. Her 30 years of clothing experience included Brooks Brothers as well as Kraus Clothing.  After that, Julie then spent the past 11 years working for several jewelry companies including Distinctive Diamonds. Julie is a perfect addition to The Great Cover Up having worked with luxurious fabrics and textures to adapt and fit our client’s needs. She has a keen eye and has established many professional and personal relationships throughout Saint Louis over the past several decades. Much of what she learned in the apparel industry is applicable to design. She helps our clients find the perfect wallcovering , fabrics and accessories for their homes.