New York City / Interior Design Services

“I’ve learned
that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

…And we agree. For us, this means designing homes our clients feel are rich with meaning. Interiors that speak to them personally, that feel safe, and that say, “I’m here, I’ve arrived.”

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Our Process

Step-by-Step

We Start…

In the same way. Always. Asking a million questions, finding out about you. Your wants and your needs, your loves and your hates. Your lifestyle. We’re learning what’s meaningful to you, and what you want your home or office to say about you.

Then, we begin our design process. First…

We develop your initial schematic designs. Why? To help you visualize your new interiors.

Then…

We create construction documents. Why? Because these drawings inform craftspeople, trades people and contractors of how exactly to build out your interiors.

Next…

We design your palette. Why? By creating the vision, by setting the stage, by giving you a glimpse of: your materials, finishes and colors, your millwork, custom cabinetry and much more, you’re seeing what your interiors will look like, and equally important, what they’ll feel like.\

And then…

We finalize all the drawings, all the layouts, all the custom finishes and all the details (and details, details.)

Followed by you, giving your approval. And we move to…

Purchasing. Ordering, shipping, receiving…and inspecting. Because when something arrives broken (and something always does) we’re there to take care of it.

Concurrent to this is construction. Where we are your…

Project manager. Overseeing and coordinating your process from construction, electrical, plumbing, lighting installation, AV, landscaping, and every other imaginable facet of construction. From the ground up (literally) we’re keeping an eye on your “punch list,” constantly reviewing and updating it, always ensuring that everything is being done correctly, and beautifully.

Simultaneously, we are…

Uploading. Photos and videos of the construction process. You’ll see your home or your office taking shape before your eyes. (Okay, your screen.)

While also, we are…

Doing something (oddly) called: “staging for installation.” Simple English? We’ve got everything in our warehouse, inspected, organized, and ready for installation.

Yes, we said it…

Installation. We show up with truckloads of your goodies. We take care of all the big heavy lifting. (Well, we find all the big strong guys who take care of all the big heavy lifting). And since we’ve drawn everything (and obsessed over every other thing.) Since we measured every possible angle, height, width and depth, we’re sure that your sofa’s going to fit in the elevator. (And oh, that hand-carved, antique armoire we had shipped from Indonesia? We’re sure it will fit through your front door–in one piece.)

Finally…

The Big Reveal. Groceries are in your pantry. Flowers are on your table. Coffee’s made, your candles are lit, and your wine’s decanting. We’ve met your every need so that you can simply walk in and live your life. And your lifestyle.

Why we did it? Because we love…

Seeing your eyes light up when you walk into your new interiors. And hearing you say, “It’s exactly me. It’s just what I wanted. How did you know?”

“…And it’s our greatest hope that you will never forget how we made you feel..”

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  • Theo S, Riverside Drive

    On a scale of 1-10 we would rate our experience with Kati Curtis Design a perfect 10.  From the very first email and phone call till now, Kati and her team responded to each and every question, concern and need speedily and readily.  As with any project,…

  • Nathan M, Times Square Headquarters

    An absolute 10! We could not have completed the interior design of our Times Square Headquarters without Kati Curtis Design. Kati, guided us through every step, from floors to furniture she was able to guide the MediaMath team through an unfamiliar process with grace and insight.{The…

  • Melissa B, Upper West Side Interior Design

    We hired Kati Curtis Design for the Interior Design of our Upper West Side apartment on Central Park West. Kati Curtis and her team have made the entire process of designing and decorating my new home effortless and enjoyable for several reasons: Kati really listens to…

  • John B, Beach House

    I have been working with Kati since 2008 when we bought our current place. First of all, she is extremely talented…..very creative….competent….open to ideas but guides you to the most practical decisions for you needs. Professionally and personally…she is a rock star in my opinion!…

  • Susan S, Riverside Pied a Terre

    We purchased a condo in NYC’s Upper Westside last November 2010 and contacted Kati in January 2011.  Here are some examples of the work that was done on our condo: Design and furnish entire condo; Installation of crown moulding throughout condo; Replace closet doors and all…