Karin Rostance

I have been a Design Associate at the Room & Board showroom in Edina, Minnesota since 1997.

Before joining Room & Board I had the pleasure of working for many unique, service oriented boutique retailers and restaurants. In the 1970s I was a co-owner of Bogotti, a cutting edge boutique specializing in a variety of eclectic housewares and clothing. I have held management positions at Gabriela’s, A Fine Romance and Sherman’s Bakery and Cafe. I was also co-owner of Pirofani, a busy casual dining restaurant on the Island of Hydra, Greece.

Much of my time away from Room & Board is spent traveling to Europe with The Umbrian Table, a business that I founded specializing in food and wine travel adventures in Italy. Before college I was a volunteer in the Vista program [domestic Peace Corps].

My interests in art and fashion as well as my passion for anthropology and psychology have served me well in dealing with the needs of our valued customers at Room & Board.