Provide counsel on final site selection
Establish programmatic requirements, including the proposed function, use and budget based on lifestyle preferences
Graphically provide layouts including plans, elevations and renderings
Specify and procure stone and tile, flooring, plumbing fixtures, decorative hardware, door hardware, architectural lighting and appliances
Establish furniture layouts, furniture selections, color palettes and fabric schemes
Advise on the use or sale of existing furnishings
Purchase “to the trade”, retail and antique/vintage furniture
Purchase fabric, area rugs, wall coverings, window treatments and lighting fixtures
Design of custom furniture
Procure decorative accessories, linens and tableware
Coordinate the services of outside consultants, including architects, contractors, kitchen designers, millworkers, plumbers, electricians, A/V consultants and HVAC consultants
Review and advise upon the quality and pace of construction
Perform site inspections and troubleshoot design issues
Constant follow-up on timelines and quality of decor shipments
Source fine art and unique decorative items
Perform real time valuations and negotiate the best fair market value with galleries, dealers and auction houses
Oversee framing and installation
Renovating and designing a residence provides an exciting opportunity to create the right environment for all aspects of a client’s evolving needs. Through an iterative design process, KRD collaborates with clients to produce a cohesive plan for their project. The firm is particularly mindful to incorporate each client’s unique functional requirements and addresses needs of both public and private spaces during early stages of project development. KRD is adept at creating practical solutions around architectural constraints to maximize square footage, optimize circulation and storage, and “right size” areas to meet specific functional requirements.
KRD carefully hones the overall character of the residence by identifying the best finishes and construction materials by balancing a client’s desired aesthetic, durability, ease of maintenance, craftsmanship and cost. The profile of a molding, the finish applied to the surface of a stone slab and the inherent grain in a piece of wood paneling are a few example of the numerous details that are carefully scrutinized in the planning process.
KRD curates a selection of custom colors and textiles for the client to choose from, which all uniquely align with the client’s personality and desired aesthetic for the residence. It is at this point in the process that each space within the residence begins to reveal its true personality whether it be vibrant, serene, playful, whimsical, nostalgic, feminine, glamorous, or fun. Color palettes and textiles are chosen for all furniture, rugs, window treatments, wall coverings and paint colors so that the overall feel of the residence is cohesive.
Furniture selection first begins with reviewing the inventory of a client’s current belongings. KRD helps clients determine which existing pieces will be used in their new residence and whether any items need to be refinished or reupholstered. A furniture budget is agreed upon up front and informs the selection process for new items so that impulsive purchases are minimized.
KRD provides significant guidance with the furniture budget by balancing the acquisition of higher priced pieces such as unique or custom pieces that can adapt to the client’s needs or tastes as they evolve over time and complementing these items with less expensive pieces, such as well-made replicas, that add personality without breaking the bank. Additionally, options of varying price points are reviewed for each item so the client can determine the cost versus benefits of construction quality, finishing details, maintenance and comfort.
KRD succeeds in project management due to our proactive relationship with contractors and vendors, ensuring that all involved parties perform their scope of work on time, within budget and of the utmost quality. We thoroughly review all architectural plans to check for clarity, accuracy and completeness. Though obstacles sometimes arise due to unforeseen site conditions or vendors with overzealous lead times, our effective problem solving skills are gracefully implemented to keep projects on track.
Orders are processed immediately upon the client’s approval so that construction materials are on site and properly inspected well before they are needed. Simultaneously, furnishings accumulate in a local storage facility to ensure an on time installation. KRD has built relationships with its sources based upon mutual respect, and when necessary, KRD will flex its muscles to keep projects on time, as our clients are our number one priority.
For many clients, the most fun part of an interior design project is selecting the finishing touches, and KRD has an aptitude for sourcing exceptional decorative and fine art. We have the expertise and connections necessary to build upon a client’s existing collection and are equally adept at curating brand new collections for burgeoning collectors. KRD performs real time valuations and negotiates the best fair market value with galleries, dealers and auction houses. We also assist in reframing our clients’ existing artwork, making the pieces appear completely refreshed and at home in their new residence. Furthermore, KRD also provides guidance on the purchasing of unique decorative accessories that are tailored to each client’s personal interests and hobbies.