About Us

behind the brand

OUR PHILOSOPHY

“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”

Hebrew Proverb

investing in luxurious comfort and good design is serious business

“Keith makes it a priority to help you laugh your way through the challenges every project inevitably presents.”

Stewardship, integrity and design prowess

wrapped up in joie de vivre is Keith’s hallmark modus operandi, principally expressed through: 

  • Seeking, following, and abiding by truth and wisdom.
  • Edifying the best qualities in people.
  • Restoring the total human environment including the mind, body, soul, and spirit of individuals, families and communities in their workplaces and residences.

Your unique personality, natural and architectural surroundings, and particular passion for art and beauty

are Keith’s informants for designing your Interiors
Keith’s body of work reflects each client’s singular taste masterfully integrating a complex network of design elements and principles.

Whether it’s service, collaboration, investigation, friendship or any combination of these you’re seeking for guidance along this journey, Keith will discover what communication style works best for you to get the relief you need to achieve success throughout the process.

Arrow Meet Our Team

“Collaborating with me is a bit like hanging out with the fun brother in your family…but not the kind that runs off to Vegas with your credit card! Designer pretention and snobbery set aside, you can count on intelligent, meaningful conversations – as brief or involved as suits you – filled with good humor resulting in imaginative solutions that work.”

Keith Miller

meet Our Team

I love working with people, transforming rooms in a building into the most comfortable, livable, and enlivening spaces for everyday life, recuperation and solace. I love the uniqueness of each extraordinary individual I consult – and their kids, their pets, their busy offices, and interesting lives.

In 1993, Keith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Housing and Interior Design from the University of Kentucky, a four-year professional design program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation [CIDA]. Each of Keith’s instructors held doctorates in the field of interior design. Professors apprenticed under acclaimed design research specialists such as Bauhaus color theorist Josef Albers, and hosted guest instructors like Architect Michael Graves. In 1998, Keith passed the rigorous two-day qualification exam offered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification [NCIDQ].

Rich with history, Lexington, Kentucky is a veritable museum of American residential architecture from the simple log cabin to today’s sophisticated housing innovations. Studying design experientially in such an informed and collaborative environment was inspiring. Building on that base with anthropological culture and housing studies throughout the country prepared me for designing well for any kind of style anywhere in the US and abroad.

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At Miller Interior Design Beth Marie has relished the opportunity to serve as a consultant specializing in environmentally responsible design because she is truly passionate about this part of the field. While maintaining a supervisory role at Miller Interior Design, Beth Marie lives and works in Seattle, Washington where she teaches interior design full time at Seattle Pacific University. She functions primarily as a sustainability consultant but is involved in all aspects of decision making for the company. At SPU she teaches multiple courses always incorporating issues around the environment, assists with curriculum development, advises the Interior Design Student Club among other student-focused responsibilities, and serves on the newly formed university wide Sustainability Task Force.

Keith often refers to me as his personal interior design resource library because teaching is the best way to stay on top of the latest knowledge in the industry.

Beth graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Master of Science degree in interior design in 2001. She has experience in hospitality as well as residential interior design, obtained NCIDQ certification and is a LEED-AP certified professional. She has been published in the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Journal of Housing and Society and has spoken at multiple conferences including the annual conference for the International Living Future Foundation. Her passion for the environment is only matched by her enthusiasm for student learning and love of creativity.

I believe the product manufacturing industry has the potential to change every culture by implementing environmentally responsible design. When studying chemical, energy, air quality, site impact, and social justice issues I am compelled to be part of the solution to these problems. We need not choose between humanity and the natural world. Indeed, we must embrace them both.

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The minute we land a project and settle on architectural plans or custom furniture designs, Tony and Ann Doutreligne set to work assembling our digital models. The details are crucial to get right, so their experience not only in computer drafting but also in architecture is a perfect addition to our team.

When Tony isn’t absorbed in his digital life building virtual models, you’ll find him in his wood shop crafting actual three-dimensional objects.

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Ann is the driving force behind their work, setting the tone for their commitment to excellence.

“We met at school, studying architecture in the beautiful town of Ghent toward the coast northwest of Brussels, Belgium. We worked at engineering and architecture firms before landing our relationship with Keith.”

There are plenty of modelers in the industry, but few truly understand European sensibilities, which play an important role in many of our design references. Who better to join us than a pair of European architects! From our ideas in Seattle to their screens in Belgium, we work together focusing on service, availability, quality, creativity, and dedication to bring world-class solutions to every client.

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I love working with people, transforming rooms in a building into the most comfortable, livable, and enlivening spaces for everyday life, recuperation and solace. I love the uniqueness of each extraordinary individual I consult – and their kids, their pets, their busy offices, and interesting lives.

In 1993, Keith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Housing and Interior Design from the University of Kentucky, a four-year professional design program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation [CIDA]. Each of Keith’s instructors held doctorates in the field of interior design. Professors apprenticed under acclaimed design research specialists such as Bauhaus color theorist Josef Albers, and hosted guest instructors like Architect Michael Graves. In 1998, Keith passed the rigorous two-day qualification exam offered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification [NCIDQ].

Rich with history, Lexington, Kentucky is a veritable museum of American residential architecture from the simple log cabin to today’s sophisticated housing innovations. Studying design experientially in such an informed and collaborative environment was inspiring. Building on that base with anthropological culture and housing studies throughout the country prepared me for designing well for any kind of style anywhere in the US and abroad.

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At Miller Interior Design Beth Marie has relished the opportunity to serve as a consultant specializing in environmentally responsible design because she is truly passionate about this part of the field. While maintaining a supervisory role at Miller Interior Design, Beth Marie lives and works in Seattle, Washington where she teaches interior design full time at Seattle Pacific University. She functions primarily as a sustainability consultant but is involved in all aspects of decision making for the company. At SPU she teaches multiple courses always incorporating issues around the environment, assists with curriculum development, advises the Interior Design Student Club among other student-focused responsibilities, and serves on the newly formed university wide Sustainability Task Force.

Keith often refers to me as his personal interior design resource library because teaching is the best way to stay on top of the latest knowledge in the industry.

Beth graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Master of Science degree in interior design in 2001. She has experience in hospitality as well as residential interior design, obtained NCIDQ certification and is a LEED-AP certified professional. She has been published in the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Journal of Housing and Society and has spoken at multiple conferences including the annual conference for the International Living Future Foundation. Her passion for the environment is only matched by her enthusiasm for student learning and love of creativity.

I believe the product manufacturing industry has the potential to change every culture by implementing environmentally responsible design. When studying chemical, energy, air quality, site impact, and social justice issues I am compelled to be part of the solution to these problems. We need not choose between humanity and the natural world. Indeed, we must embrace them both.

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The minute we land a project and settle on architectural plans or custom furniture designs, Tony and Ann Doutreligne set to work assembling our digital models. The details are crucial to get right, so their experience not only in computer drafting but also in architecture is a perfect addition to our team.

When Tony isn’t absorbed in his digital life building virtual models, you’ll find him in his wood shop crafting actual three-dimensional objects.

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Ann is the driving force behind their work, setting the tone for their commitment to excellence.

“We met at school, studying architecture in the beautiful town of Ghent toward the coast northwest of Brussels, Belgium. We worked at engineering and architecture firms before landing our relationship with Keith.”

There are plenty of modelers in the industry, but few truly understand European sensibilities, which play an important role in many of our design references. Who better to join us than a pair of European architects! From our ideas in Seattle to their screens in Belgium, we work together focusing on service, availability, quality, creativity, and dedication to bring world-class solutions to every client.

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Awards & Recognition

Over the years, our interior design firm has been awarded numerous awards and recognitions on a regional as well as national level. Here is only a small sample of such distinctions.

October 2019

Winner of International Property Award for Best Bathroom Design.

August 2018

Juror to ASID San Antonio Pinnacle of Design Awards Competition

June 2018

Juror to IDIBC Vancouver Shine Awards of Excellence Design Competition

March 2018

Juror to ASID Texas Chapter’s Dallas 2018 Design Ovation Interior Design Awards Competition
October, 2007

Completion of design services for regionally acclaimed green building project: “Going Green At The Beach

May, 2006
First featured segment for HGTV’s Fall 2006 “Small Space Big Style” broadcast television program
October, 2005
Featured in the October, 2005 Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Magazine Green Design issue with Jim Barger of Greenleaf Construction and David Vandervort, AIA of Vandervort Architects presenting the 2005 Master Builders Built Green Competition 1st place winning project, “Green Compact”, a single-family new construction residence located in Seattle’s Central Area
February, 2003
One of three design professionals chosen for King 5 Evening Magazine’s “Changing Spaces” segment
November, 2002
Seattle Interior Show People’s Choice Award for “Jardin de Chine: A Classical Conservatory” interior space, operating as David Weatherford’s coordinator and design assistant
November, 2001
ASID Presidential Citation for contribution to the profession
November, 2000
1st Place, ASID Oklahoma Chapter Excellence in Design Competition, model home/showcase division, for “The Imperial Chamber” Master Bedroom produced for the 1999 Oklahoma City Symphony Designer’s Showhouse
November, 2000
ASID Presidential Citation for contribution to the profession
November, 1998
1st Place, ASID Oklahoma Chapter Excellence in Design Competition, model home/showcase division, for “A Young Lady’s Fantasy Suite” bedroom produced for the 1997 Oklahoma City Symphony Designer’s Showhouse
December, 1998
National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Certification – #014846
published works
For over 20 years, our work has appeared in a myriad of journals and magazines. Find Miller Interior Design in the following esteemed publications.
frequently asked questions
What’s the Typical Process for Working Together?
We love hearing your story. Whatever is happening to bring on your courage and delight to have us create exceptional personal surroundings for you, we want to know about it! We spend an hour or two (on us!) to deeply listen to you, your dreams and your goals. We craft entertaining assessments to uncover your truest self and discover together how you want to tell the tale of your unique identity and purpose in your very own inspiring environments.

Next we revisit all you’ve reported to us and compile a comprehensive working agreement to help guide you through the 3 P’s: Planning, Procurement, and Project Execution, including how we’ll communicate with you and what you can anticipate investing in this remarkable journey.

Once we’re all on the same page, we dive in! Researching you, your habits and hobbies, needs and desires, we set your life to the measure (ask us about our “Life in Boxes” technique!), take notes and create a concept you’ll love to call home. You respond, we adjust it, then help you cross the threshold to acquiring all that’s necessary to make your space radiate with your own brand of goodness. Engaging with financial planners, architects, contractors, vendors, and makers of every loving thing on earth, we save you time and energy seeing to it everything you choose is set in place until it’s picture perfect and ready for living!

How are Miller Interior Design Services Compensated?

For your Planning Phase, we’ll usually assess a fixed fee or appropriate monthly stipend to achieve the concept for a winning presentation that blows your socks off. When we’ve resolved the plan, we manage the Procurement and Project Execution Phases by the hour on a sliding scale based on the role required to achieve the tasks at hand. We’ll find just the right furnishings, finishes and equipment or make them from scratch. Customization is Keith’s specialty. If we don’t find what we need, he’ll design it, assemble his makers, and get it installed effectively.

What Types of Clients Has Miller Interior Design Served?

Keith is an impresario. He’s more interested in what’s interesting to others than his own personal affections. That approach awards his team a widely diverse set of clientele who each in their own unique way greatly benefit from his solutions and care.

The clients he serves who receive the greatest reward from engaging with Keith and his team have a passion for art and the means and will to invest in living life to the fullest. They’re looking to set up their forever home or that jewel box they enjoy visiting by means of commissioning Miller Interior Design much the way they’d arrange an installation artist to prepare an expressive space to inspire awe. But it’s an installation masterpiece that actually works for everyday living, tailored to your taste!

What Advice is Helpful to Prospective Clients Looking to Hire an Interior Designer?

Trust your design team to accomplish your interior design goals. Every facet of the plan effects every other facet when harnessing the vast array of design’s elements and principles. Be prepared to invest at least 3 times what you or your advisors initially conceive*, and prepare to engage from concept to completion through all three phases with your creative advisors so that what is prepared in concept is achieved successfully in reality.

*nobody likes hearing that part, but be prepared to laugh your way through the challenges of the change you’re craving by watching a ca. 1948 Cary Grant classic: “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House”. Pay close attention to the prices you’ll see quoted (over 70 years ago) for design and construction services in this film. They look similar to what Keith has often experienced people anticipate investing for the same work needing to be accomplished today. However, we’re living in the latter part of a century past the filming of this movie, and prices have changed drastically over the decades. Swallow hard and embrace openly that if you take the investment amounts they quote throughout the film and multiply it times 10 (yep, 10), you’re closer to what you need to plan for on your journey to your dreams experienced in real time in the place where your legacy lives on.

What is the Definition of Interior Design According to CIDQ?

Interior design encompasses the analysis, planning, design, documentation, and management of interior non-structural/non-seismic construction and alteration projects in compliance with applicable building design and construction, fire, life-safety, and energy codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines for the purpose of obtaining a building permit, as allowed by law. Read the full definition of interior design.

What Interior Design Education/Training Has Been Achieved?

Keith received his Bachelor of Arts in Housing and Interior Design from a 4-yr CIDA-Accredited interior design program at the University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY is a veritable museum of historic American architecture from the log cabin to today. UK boasts PhD level professors and stellar guest lecturers from among the world’s leading design innovators. The creative environment Keith experienced there invigorated his drive to design the most imaginative, usable and intimately personal spaces crafted as artfully as his clients let him assemble for them.

How Did Keith Get Started in Interior Design?

Keith’s older sister insisted he pursue this career. Having been made aware of his propensity to wander into friends’ closets to assess storage techniques or stare for hours at beauty of any kind, cheer on the world for being alive or just make tasteful recommendations to anyone who might listen, Keith discovered his passion for helping people live their fullest life could be realized through the unique vessel of interior design. People enter the idea of this level of change either by the horrors of life’s hardship, or in sheer delight from its rewards, and probably both. Keith is perfectly suited to step right into those personal surroundings with his disarming whit and joy for life’s possibilities to pour out his gifts for the betterment of anyone who seeks his expertise.

Describe a Recent Project the Design Team Enjoyed:

“I want this space to allow for tea with friends,” she started with a glint in her eye. “It should hold my personal library, and allow means for an overnight guest,” she continued. “Finally, We need to keep access to the bathroom through here and the attic up there, and most importantly, the floor should be cleanable because I bring my champion pups into the world in this room”.

“But it’s only 49 square feet,” Keith stated flatly. Unfettered, she proceeded, “I visit Indonesia and Prague regularly, and look forward to seeing how we’ll incorporate those beautiful cultures into my room here. And mind the window with the view. We’ll want to enjoy that seated here,” she finished.

What an exhilarating challenge to conceive of such peculiarly stunning beauty to this magnitude with the most impossible requirements in the smallest space Keith has ever designed … and to actually PULL IT OFF!! Lightweight Bohemian antiques slide gracefully out of the room, while wainscot paneling opens to reveal a hideaway twin day-bed and nightstand. A rolling ladder allows vertical access to the book collection over a beautifully painted pine floor sealed tight to anticipate new puppies each year. Bath and attic, tea and views are accessible at the turn of the wrist as a wandering eye discovers the encircling of uncharted lands in art and literature from around the world.

What Questions Should Interior Design Clients Think Through Before Talking to Interior Design Professionals About Their Needs?
  • Who is making the decisions? Just you? Or is a creative contractor, opinionated relative or trusted friend an influencer? Anyone who inspires decision needs to participate in the process of change.
  • Why are you doing this now?
  • Is it important for status?
  • If you had to choose, which goes first: the budget or the result?
  • How will you communicate concerns and aid in resolving conflicts that arise throughout this journey?
  • Is this your forever home or another stop along the way?
  • Are you willing and able to invest your time, energy and funding to this endeavor?
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