Kay Richards

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We don’t just think out-side the box, but out-side the paradigm.  We've learned the rules so we know how and when to break them.  We always try to give the client what they want, but we will challenge you to step outside your comfort zone.  The phase I hear most often is “ you where right, I love it”.   That’s not ego, that’s a paradigm shift. 

On the flip side, integrity is everything.  We’d rather lose a job than do something unsafe, unethical, or not in the best interests of our clients.

Our focus is on the client who doesn’t think they can afford to hire a designer, or thinks their particular tastes are too  “off the wall”.  We don’t sell any products, get any kickbacks  or referral fees.  We create solutions.  The bigger the challenge the more fun we have, together.  If you hire Kay Richards Design, you become part of the team.  And we’ll both come out better for it!

The difference between a decorator and a designer; a decorator makes things pretty, a designer solves problems. 

The general misconception with hiring a designer is that it will cost too much.  In reality, a designer can create a plan on most budgets that you can implement as time and budget allows.  It takes the trial and error, stress and second guessing out of the equation. 

Naturally, life happens and circumstances change.  A good designer can roll with the punches and either find and alternate route, or find you a new destination.

How we’re different

At Kay Richards Design, we delve a little deeper.  By understanding who you are and why/how you make decisions, we can create a design, or solve a problem that bests reflects your needs.  Can’t find the right answer? Try changing the question.

We can work with any budget.  One of our  specialties is the ‘Use what you Have’ design service.  We’ll work with you to “shop” your own home for what you need.  Don’t have exactly what you need?  We can help you repurpose items you already own.  If you’re crafty, we’ll show you what to do.  Want to try but a little tentative, we’ll work side by side.  No desire to DIY, we can do it for you or refer you to someone who can.

We believe in empowering our clients, if they want to be empowered.   We’ll explain who, what ,when where, how and most importantly, why.  It’s our way of giving back.


Call Kay @ (703) 395-7406 to make your interior dreams come true

After Staging, this home sold for full asking price 2nd day on the market!

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