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 trusted the exciting solutions we created 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 and discuss project goals
  • Review wish list
  • Share inspiration images
  • BKI overview
  • Learn our steps of service
  • Discuss Letter of Agreement

STEP 2      Contract & Retainer:

  • Review and Sign Letter of Agreement
  • Receive retainers (Design Fee & ongoing expenses)
  • Project Commitment
  • Review BKI processes, procedures, and policies
  • Measure and photograph as needed

RESEARCH, DESIGN, & PRESENTATION – PHASE II

STEP 3      Trades Day:

  • Meet individual trades for the purpose of procuring the necessary estimates and quotes needed to create the budget
  • On-site measurements, photos and final design assessments with contractors
  • Clients should be present for a good portion of the day

STEP 4      Design & Development:

  • Create drawings & plans
  • Source goods
  • Price trade services
  • Procure estimates
  • Compose presentations
  • 8-week lead time

STEP 5      Presentations:

  • Create drawings & plans
  • Source goods
  • Price trade services
  • Procure estimates
  • Compose presentations
  • 8-week lead time
PROJECT COORDINATION & FACILITATION – PHASE III

STEP 6      Order Placement:

  • Purchase goods
  • Order custom items
  • Finalize outstanding items

STEP 7      Project Status

  • Project review meeting *We can expect hiccups, delays, human error and moments we didn’t plan for
  • Projected timeline
  • Assessment of delivery lead times
  • Tracking schedule in real time ensures arrival of goods
  • Align client expectations with future activity
  • Accuracy & thoroughness are more important than timeline

STEP 8      Renovation & Labor:

  • Commencement of renovations
  • Tradework begins
  • Millwork & Cabinetry
  • Electric
  • Paint

STEP 9      Renovation Wrap & Installation Prep:

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

STEP 10    Furniture Installation & Styling:

  • This is where the magic happens. Furnishings, finishing trade work and styling come together to create The Big Reveal

STEP 11      Photo Shoot & The Big Reveal:

  • Our work is documented
  • We welcome you into your newly designed home!

STEP 12      Deficiencies Identified:

  • Walk Through
  • Identify issues (if any)

STEP 13      Deficiencies Resolved:

  • Resolve issues as needed

STEP 14      Final Invoicing:

  • Account reconciliation

STEP 15      Project Conclusion:

  • Client questionnaire
  • Client appreciation gift