The BKI Experience

At Beth Krupa Interiors (BKI) we rely on international experience, design expertise and impeccable integrity to complete projects for a bold, traveled, collected, timeless interior space. Through empathetic listening our clients trust the exciting solutions we create to allow them to live their best lives.

At BKI, our goal is to make the design-renovation process a transparent and enjoyable one for our clients. Experience has shown us that knowledge of systemized phases helps clients feel comfortable for the duration of the project.

Living Room - Wilton, CT

Here’s how we work:

15 STEP PROCESS simplified in 3 KEY PHASES:

PROJECT INITIATION – PHASE I

STEP 1      Design Consultation:

  • Meet in person
  • Discuss project goals
  • Share inspiration images
  • BKI overview
  • Learn our steps of service
  • Discuss Letter of Agreement

STEP 2      Contract, Retainer, and Fees:

  • Recap BKI policies, procedures, and processes
  • Review and sign Letter of Agreement (LOA)
  • Collect Design Fee and Retainer

RESEARCH, DESIGN, & PRESENTATION – PHASE II

STEP 3      Trades Day:

  • Meet all selected Trades at the client site
  • Procure estimates and quotes needed to refine the overall budget
  • Take measurements, photos, and review final design assessments with contractors.
  • Client should be present for a majority of the day

STEP 4      Design & Development:

  • Create drawings, plans, and specification documents
  • Source goods
  • Price services from Trades
  • Procure accurate and fair estimates
  • Compose multi-dimensional, tactile presentation
  • Estimate lead time of 8-weeks

STEP 5      Presentations:

  • Visual display of furnishings and materials
  • Clients can touch and feel finishes, fabrics, rugs & accessories
  • Present projected itemized project costs
  • Collect payment in full

PROJECT COORDINATION & FACILITATION – PHASE III

STEP 6      Order Placement:

  • Purchase goods
  • Order custom items
  • Start order tracking

STEP 7      Project Status

  • Client review meeting
  • Projected timeline
  • Assess delivery lead times
  • Tracking schedule in real time ensures accurate arrival of goods
  • Align client expectations with future activity
  • Accuracy & thoroughness are more important than timeline

STEP 8      Renovation & Labor:
Finalize renovations of all Trades using designs, floorplans, and specifications.
Commencement of:

  • Renovations
  • Trade Work begins
  • Millwork & Cabinetry
  • Wall Treatment
  • Plumbing
  • Masonry

STEP 9      Renovations Wrap & Installation Preparation:

  • Furnishings are received, inspected, and stored at our receiver/studio
  • Install schedule is initiated

STEP 10    Furniture Install & Styling:

  • This is where the magic happens.
  • Clients need to be off premise during the installation process.
  • Furnishings, completed skilled trade work and styling come together to create “The Big Reveal”

STEP 11      Photoshoot & The Big Reveal:

  • Project is chronicled through the lens of a professional photographer and stylist
  • BKI welcomes the client into their newly designed home!

STEP 12      Deficiencies Identified:

  • Conduct a walkthrough of the entire project
  • Note all issues identified.

STEP 13      Deficiencies Resolved:

  • Resolve issues as needed

STEP 14      Final Invoicing:

  • Reconcile account and issue final invoice
  • Apply retainer to outstanding balances

STEP 15      Project Conclusion:
Client receives

  • Questionnaire
  • Appreciation gift
  • Opportunity to review BKI