Interior Design Services

a traveler’s guide for your journey

Imagine the
following scenario:
You’re traveling to an exotic destination. You’ve planned and saved. Now you’ve arrived geared up for an adventure…but no one understands you! People keep offering you things — you have no idea if you need them. You’re troubled by the value of your currency, and no matter how clear you are, you can’t seem to get these nice people to comprehend what you’re looking for. Time slips through your fingers on costly mistakes and you finish your trip disgruntled and exhausted. Well, that’s just no way to have a good time achieving a dream.
Now imagine all the hassle you’d have avoided if there was only a trusted interpreter at your side.
Your interior design project is that foreign world filled with daunting objectives, like life cycle assessments, complex space planning options, and innumerable design choices demanding a lot of attention and skill before you can finally attain your beautifully fashioned interiors that inspire.

Keith and his team at Miller Interior Design are your liaisons

walking alongside you through this mysterious adventure, articulating the plan to your contractors, clearing the path between vision and reality for a far more fulfilling experience when all is said and done.

Dive into your project equipped with a plan, a budget and qualified advisors walking you through it every step of the way.

explore The Process

The best results start with planning, then procurement and project execution.

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Planning

From site surveys and feasibility studies to comprehensive preliminary concept presentations, we’ll engineer the vision to the point of purchase. We’ll spell out a clear scope of work with a simple fixed price tag for us to convey the plan before shopping for any goods or hiring the help.
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Procurement

Now that you have a clear plan of action, how will you acquire it all? Directly through us? On your own, online or through others? It’s usually a mix of all of these. We’ll shortcut you through the craziness or guide you along its winding path if you want to commit the time and energy to give it a go on your own. Hire us hourly for guidance if you’re buying it yourself, or for a purchasing fee, go live the good life; we’ll handle tracking it all down and messing with the paperwork while you enjoy designer quality products and services at fair prices. Don’t see what you need anywhere in the world? That’s Keith’s specialty! We’ll design it custom just for you, priced by piece.
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Project Execution

We’ve planned it together, we’re walking through the steps of procurement, all the while interfacing with your architect, contractors, and vendors from start to finish. Constructing your dream dwellings requires interpretation of a foreign language of design+build terminology and culture. Consider us your relationship liaison; the oil that keeps the machine running in top condition. We’ll smooth out the rough spots with the team for an hourly rate on call as we deem necessary, no more, no less. It’s our job to stick with the program until the last speck of dust is swept and your spaces are picture perfect, ready for living.

Daring to dream up a design project?

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design Services
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at HOME Private Residences
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at WORK Commercial Tenant Improvements
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around TOWN Speculative & Multi-Family Housing

Everyone’s story is unique. It is a diligent yet delicate procedure to raise up each one.

A simple assessment helps Keith better understand who you are, your personal preferences, and what drives you and your decision making process.

A Fresh Approach to Your Office Interior Design

Branded environments step beyond the color coordination of a head count of cubicles that go with the logo pasted on your reception wall and business cards.

Selling a Sense of Place

Having traveled the country with a field guide to American housing, Keith has a keen understanding of what makes a particular property stand above the others without seeming austere or inappropriate to the neighborhood.
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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