Karen McCooey Studios
I have been designing professionally, full-time, for 25 years, and design for you with the finest taste and care. I work with the proven best licensed General Contractor for your projects that involve construction. I'm personally engaged with all phases of the design process: the overall design direction and vision, color choices, layout design, furniture selection, purchasing, receiving, inspecting, delivery, and installation, AND, I work with only the best furniture makers, upholsterers, and other industry professionals.
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Step One - Consultation
During this step, your needs and objectives are identified. Questions regarding the specific function(s) of the space, who will be using the space and walls when carpentry and construction are involved , and furniture and equipment requirements will be discussed. Measurements and photos are also taken at this time.
Step Two - Schematic Design
During this step space planning and furniture, layouts are developed. Circulation patterns and minimum clearances are considered and applied to the floor plan. Rough sketches and elevations are created, preliminary furniture and finish ideas are developed, and then presented to you for review and revision.
Step Three - Design Development
After final approval of the schematic design, we develop the floor plans, elevations, architectural drawings for permitting, and other related items in greater detail. Colors and finishes are refined, furniture, fabrics, and equipment are selected and cost estimates are prepared. The resulting design is presented to you for review, revision, and final approval.
Step Four - Permitting / Constriction / Purchasing
Permits are obtained. Construction begins. Furniture furnishing and art purchasing begins
Step Five - Finsih / Deliver / Install
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
25+ years experience in interior design and renovation full-time.