"Everybody Likes Different Things and that's okay!!" - unknown
K8 Design is a full service interior design firm specializing in new construction and renovation projects as well as furnishing and staging. We also work directly with homeowners and real estate agents to create an environment and an aesthetic within your home that will appeal to potential parties and to ensure a quick sale.
Call or send a quick email of interest and I will contact you with information and an overview of services and fees. You will also receive a client questionnaire which will give me a glimpse into your desires and needs for your project and I will also ask you to provide photos that are sources of inspiration. I will then schedule our first meeting to tour and measure your space, discuss your vision and review your inspirational photos and questionnaire. After our initial meeting, I will determine your exact needs and will send design fees and terms for your specific project.
Once the contract has been signed, we will proceed with your proposed plans. If your project requires an architect, engineer or builder, we will meet with them in this phase to review your plans as a team.
Design boards will be provided for your project that will create a vision and aesthetic for your space. You will receive these boards electronically as well as a hard copy to discuss as a team while reviewing physical samples. This helps the team understand all of the details necessary to personalize your space. If you are a real estate agent or homeowner preparing your home for sale, we will create a "to do" list, which will outline recommended updaters for your property.
In this phase, all design details will be finalized. Initial vision boards will be adjusted to hone in on the exact finishes and materials. At this time, physical samples will be reviewed and selections will be solidified.
Plans and elevations required will also be completed in this phase.
Once all design details have been approved by the homeowner, all material and finishes will be purchased, handled and coordinated by K8 Design. This will ensure that all design related questions/particulars are handled by our team so that your builder can execute with ease.
A spec book will be created for the use of the builder and all of their subcontractors throughout the process of construction. This book will contain all of the decisions made as well as all plans and elevations required for construction.
We will visit your site throughout this phase to ensure that the implementation of our designs meets our standards and to address questions as necessary.
Once your space is complete and ready to furnish, all selected pieces will be installed direct from K8 Design to help create a cohesive space personal for you and your family.
For real estate agents and homeowners listing their properties, this final phase will consist of a "staging" consult where I will work with the furniture and pieces in your home to create and photo shoot ready space for your listing.
I am a full service interior designer working with homeowners, architects, and builders. My number one goal is to be your advocate throughout the entire process of your project. I can assist from the plan phase, to install to the final staging and design. I have been working as an interior designer since 2006 on both the residential and commercial sides of the industry. I found my true calling in residential design, connecting with clients and creating spaces that inspire them. I believe that the spaces we surround ourselves with greatly affect our mood, productivity and everyday balance. I am a firm believer in pushing for what you love and what feeds you and only proceeding if both boxes are checked. I am one of the rare few who have found their calling and genuinely love my work. Allow me to help you find your style and bring it to life!
Our first experience with Kate was indirect. We bought a new build in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul and Kate was responsible for the design. We looked at a number of homes and it was actually the design detail in this particular home that inspired us to write an offer. Everything from the light fixtures to the backsplash tile to the wood flooring came together to tell a unique story.
We ended up moving again, this time to a twenty year old home with great bones but ripe for remodel, in Stillwater. As we considered options for both our kitchen and master bathroom, we called Kate to help us with the design. From the first phone call, the process was a pleasure. We are both busy working professionals and have little time for browsing options. Kate makes it so easy. She somehow takes our random thoughts and pulls them through into a beautiful design and when we need to make a decision, she follows our lead, providing options to choose from or a recommendation if we want to browse on our own. I also find her follow up and follow through impressive! Kate is simply a perfect blend of talent, urgency, authenticity and professionalism. There is absolutely no reason I would choose anyone else to help with our design needs.
-K8 Design Client