My client was looking to update the lower level common areas - showroom, lobby, kitchen and main conference room. The challenge, a very conservative budget, a tight timeline and I needed to create spaces that could work for three different brands with their own distinct looks. First step, all areas including the adjoining hallways needed to have the walls, windows, doors and trim color painted. With the paint using 60% of the budget, I worked with as much of the existing furniture, artwork and created an inexpensive solution for wall display that provides flexibility across the 3 brands. Click here for Before Photo
Remodel | Interior Design Styling
We originally worked on Redwood Street as a staging project, new owners hired KFI to re-design the upstairs space to function for their family needs. The upstairs remodel included a larger bathroom and closets in each bedroom. We also remodeled the bathroom in the guest unit out back and we’ve been working with our clients to incorporate their personal style throughout the rest of the home. We are loving how things are coming along…
The owners of The Creek Eatery were looking for an urban, modern space that would not only elevate the Chef’s menu but showcase their extensive wine, craft beer and cocktail menu. The collaboration in design ideas with Santa Cruz metal and concrete artists Dominic and Katrina of Five Feet from the Moon, Michael Wood of Vector Architectural Metals and Rebecca of Sweet Lime Gardens brought my vision to life and the results turned out better than I could have imagined, its such a unique space. The look and feel of The Creek has an industrial masculine feel yet is softened by the warm colors, textures, live plants and the creek inspired murals on the walls.
Strock Real Estate Office
This was the second office space I had the opportunity to re-designed for Strock Real Estate. By adding an opening in the wall we combined two separate office spaces into one to meet the growing demands of Stock's real estate team. In the new space, we designed a kitchen, a private conference room and reception area. We added additional furnishings and accessories to compliment the existing color palette and some of furniture that was already in place.
The home owner wanted an updated and more functional kitchen but it was just as important to her that we keep as much of this beach cottage’s original elements for environmental and sentimental reasons.
Cantine Wine Pub was my first commercial project and an incredible experience working with the owners (contractor) from both, a creative collaboration and from a hands on construction education. We worked within a tight time-frame and an even tighterl budget. We up-cycled, recycled and DIY’d this once a children's physical therapy office into one of Aptos local’s favorite meet up places.
The owner’s wanted to make cosmetic updates to their home before placing it on the market for sale. We selected fresh neutral paint colors for the walls, doors, trim and cabinets that brightened the home and complimented the existing tile and stone work. We updated flooring, lighting, appliances and hardware.
Buena Vista II
Paint Consult | Finishes Consult
Buena Vista first came to us as a vacant staging project, then new owner hired Karrie for a Post-Closing Consultation. KFI helped guide her on color/finish selections: paint for walls and cabinets, counter tops, hardwood flooring in the kitchen, living and master bath.
Interior Design | Semi-Occupied Home Staging San Jose, CA
An interior design client for many years, turned home staging client. KFI worked with the owners on editing and placement of owner's furnishing and accessories and enhanced the space even further with additional rentals. Owner occupied, Willow Glen, San Jose, CA was in contract in 10 days, sold for full asking $1,749,000.
Karrie Franks Interiors worked with the home owner's current furnishings and accessories. By editing and rearranging the placement of the home owner's property we were able to provide a fresh new prespective on how the space feels and functions.