When you start dreaming about a custom home, you probably create a Pinterest board. But that’s just the beginning. “We select each material for the home and draw every detail to scale,” says Kimberly Parker, owner and principal designer at Kimberly Parker Design. “We provide a detailed design plan, from cabinet drawings and tile layouts all the way down to the last tabletop accessory.”
Parker’s education included architecture and construction management as well as interior design, so she anticipates the questions a builder will ask and answers them in the design plan. That makes for a very organized process. “We’re a small firm of degreed interior designers, and we plan to stay that way,” she says. “We only take on certain projects so we can deliver exemplary service.”
A full-service interior design firm for fine homes, the team focuses primarily on custom homes. “Every home we create is as unique as its homeowner,” she says. “Most of our clients are moving to Utah, so we ask about how they live and entertain, special uses for the home and their aesthetic.” Those conversations help guide the plan. “People want livable luxury,” she says. “Once we understand a client’s vision, we go to work to make that functional.”
“We love working with clients who like us to think out of the box and who want to create something unique. One of our clients lives in Spain but is building a Scottish castle in Alpine. It has a floating circular staircase that is built by an artisan from Sweden who is retiring once he finishes it. This is one of his last masterpieces. We are also installing unique and rarely used Amazonite countertops. These kinds of homes are historic and will stand the test of time.”
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