Winter 2019

LUXLIFE MAGAZINE | 19 Winter 2019 Rarely having the time to undertake their own home redesign projects, homeowners appreciate the value of hiring an interior designer to help them recognise their dream. With Stephanie Kratz Interiors, clients are guaranteed to receive focused attention, high-quality professionalism, and a wide range of design services that will help make dream homes a luxurious reality. Established in 2003 and located in Carrollton, Dallas, Stephanie Kratz Interiors pair their passion for beautiful interiors with modern and contemporary styles to create luxurious feelings in corporate or commercial spaces. From consultation right through to completion, Stephanie and her team can work with a variety of project sizes and shapes. Whether spaceplanning and consulting, enhancing existing furnishings, or designing new build construction homes, this unique design firm can do it all, specialising in larger, full-scale projects. The beating heart of the firm is Stephanie Kratz, a walking synthesis of creativity, elegance and traditional style. Having studied and trained at Fordham University and Rhodec International, Stephanie has over fifteen years’ experience in the interior design and fashion industries, operating as a true creative visionary. Through continuing education and a deep appreciation of beauty achieved through design, her innovative works showcase an unequalled aptitude and unique imaginative abilities. Being an active member of the community is also important to this leading designer, getting involved with a wide variety of charity organisations each year. In 2014, Stephanie was responsible for leading the design plan and implementation for a comprehensive overhaul of an apartment for a night student mother and two-year old daughter transitioning out of homelessness. Other charities that she has dedicated time to helping include Feeding Children Everywhere, and The American Fallen Soldiers Project, ensuring she is always what she can to help those less fortunate than the rest of society. Having built a trusted network of industry professionals, artisans and artists alike, this design firm endeavour to offer their clients the very best in high-quality design and service. When creating exquisite interiors with exceptional craftsmanship, Stephanie and the team are able to fuse together fashion and functionality. Utilising a wide variety of exceptional manufacturers across the sector, this interior design firm can deliver on the custom requests that the clients desire. Reflecting the clients desires with expert creativity and design is at the heart of this firm’s philosophy. From the outset of any project, Stephanie and her team build long-lasting relationships with clients, striving to create the perfect combination of comfort and balance in a home or office space. Listening to and understanding the client, each project is personalised to accommodate the everyday activities of each client in timeless and unique spaces. From conception to completion, Stephanie Kratz Interiors provide personal guidance and project management for all their clients, no matter the size of the project. With a client-centric approach to each job that is undertaken, nothing is done without the client’s approval. Executing all the clients ordering and expediting, the team will then co-ordinate with their vendors, artists, craftsman and contractors to fully implement each client’s vision for their project. Working closely with clients, Stephanie Kratz Interiors follow four key steps on the route to solving design needs in a positive, organised and professional manner: consultation, creative designing, construction, and the big reveal. Through an initial consultation, the firm gain an overview of the project, client priorities, budget and desired timeline. Taking inventory of all existing furnishings, spaces are measured meticulously to ensure that the design is inch perfect and not a centimetre of space is wasted. After the consultation, the design work begins. The team work to create plans for the new space, considering potential furniture and themed colour palettes. Interior finishes are also important, and Stephanie Kratz Interiors ensure that paint, wall coverings, lighting, flooring, ceilings, window treatments, cabinetry, countertops, structural modifications and detailed unique features are all incorporated into the design phase. Personalised presentations for unique client designs are prepared, and the client is able to request any adjustments before final selections are made. Then the construction begins. Stephanie and her team, through their organized design processes, will prepare pricing for the full