Katharine Andrews Interiors takes pride in executing every detail in the design process, including coordination with contractors, vendors, architectural drawings, and product procurement. Being sensitive to our clients’ desires and passions, we combine our expertise with their needs to produce an appropriate and meaningful design solution. Our strong working relationship with our clients and tradespeople is essential in the success of our business and the impeccable quality of our projects. No matter your style or personal preference, our extensive knowledge of varying design styles and technical skills ensures that the projects’ completion will enchant and inspire.
Gathering information from clients to determine their specific needs.
Identifying design challenges and addressing concerns. Discussing initial design ideas and project goals.
Letter of agreement includes reviewing and defining the scope of work and the parameters of the project.
Budget, services to be rendered, and design fees are also discussed at this stage of the design process.
Evaluating site requirements, documentation and analysis of existing conditions.
Procurement of existing architectural drawings of job site from architect if they’re available.
Field measurements and drafting of existing conditions.
Initial Design Concept
Presentation, design vision, overall objectives, sketches, and space planning. Create design scheme(s) based on our expertise, feedback from clients, and site analysis. Assessment of existing design challenges and proposal of alternative solutions to improve functionality and utility.
Refinement of conceptual design, floor plans, elevations, sections, and other details pertinent to the design scheme. Sourcing and procurement of furnishings, materials and finishes, and fixtures. Acknowledgement of historic attributes integral to the existing space(s); incorporate significant architectural details into new design proposal by combining traditional and contemporary elements to add style and character. Project scheduling, estimate of probable construction costs, outline specification of material selections, presentation of refined sketches and concept boards, and renderings.
Bid / Negotiation Phase
Communication and presentation of final design proposal. Discuss budget and timing requirements and obtain bids as required.
Client Approval Process
Review of final selections and overall design scheme.
Purchasing of materials, finishes, fixtures, furnishings, lighting, plumbing, tile, cabinetry, and millwork. Delivery of goods and services. Design implementation and installation.
“Design is not just about inventing new ideas, it’s also about layering successful ideas inspired by traditions and shared culture.” -Steven Gambrel
Katharine Andrews Interiors (KAI) is a full service interior design firm located in the heart of historic Hinsdale, Illinois. KAI specializes in integrating luxury with practicality for residential, hospitality, small office, and retail spaces. We believe in customizing an interior to reflect the unique needs of each client and cultivating close working relationships from initial consultation to project completion. We capture the timeless elegance of an environment by utilizing core design principles, including scale and proportion, to create a well balanced design scheme that will endure the test of time. By seamlessly blending modern convenience and personalized taste, KAI successfully captures our client’s vision.