At Renae Keller Interior Design, we take incredible pride in our design process. Our work is truly where dreams meet reality and every space tells a story. If you’re seeking an interior design firm that prioritizes your vision and values your story, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a closer look at the RKID design process and why it stands out from the rest.

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Your Interior Design Process Journey Begins

It all starts with research. Understanding your unique design preferences and lifestyle is crucial in shaping a space that resonates with you. This initial phase sets the foundation for our design journey. To kickstart this process, we use both a design questionnaire and a presentation with images that reflect your vision.

The Initial Meeting

The initial meeting marks the official start of your project. In this meeting, we dive deeper into the information you’ve provided. We’ll conduct measurements, capture visuals, and discuss every aspect of your project. We highly recommend the presence of all key decision-makers during this pivotal meeting.

Design Phase

While this phase may seem quiet from your end, our team is diligently working behind the scenes to bring your vision to fruition. We’ll craft floor plans, source fixtures, and furnishings, and curate finishes to bring your vision to life. Typically, this phase spans 2-6 weeks for concept development and 6-8 weeks for finalization.

The Interior Design Process Presentations

During the Concept Presentation, we’ll unveil preliminary floor plan options, discuss budget estimates, and showcase mood boards. Later, at the Final Design Presentation, we’ll meticulously unveil every detail, including elevations, design boards, renderings, fabric swatches, finish samples, tear sheets, and proposals. Your feedback guides our adjustments, ensuring your home reflects you at every step. All key decision-makers presence is vital during these presentations to maintain project momentum.


Once you approve your design plan and proposals are settled, our team initiates the procurement process. We meticulously track each item’s progress, ensuring accurate delivery to our receiving warehouse. Lead times from vendors typically span 16-20 weeks or longer, and you’ll receive regular updates on your project status via Friday emails.

Project Management 

If stipulated in your proposal, we’ll collaborate closely with your contractor or trades throughout the construction phase. This may involve trade days, scheduled site visits, and acting as the liaison between you and your contractor to ensure flawless execution of every detail.


The pinnacle of our journey together, the installation phase is where your space truly comes to life. We orchestrate the delivery of all items and oversee their placement on-site. Tailored accessories are carefully integrated to add the final flourishes, leaving you with a fully realized space to cherish. Should we schedule a photography session, we’ll notify you in advance and handle all arrangements.

Wrap Up

In the unlikely event of any issues arising during installation, rest assured that we’ll promptly address them in collaboration with our vendors and, if applicable, your contractor. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we’re committed to delivering a seamless conclusion to your project.

Interested in seeing a completed project? Check out this Sandy Lake Renovation!

Why Choose RKID for Your Interior Design Process?

At RKID, we don’t just design spaces; we curate experiences. With a blend of creativity, expertise, and a deep understanding of your story and personal style, we transform houses into homes that feel uniquely yours. Our commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and passion for storytelling set us apart. When you choose RKID, you’re not just choosing a design firm; you’re choosing a partner in bringing a space to life that truly reflects who you are.

Your journey begins here. Let’s bring your vision to life, one design at a time.

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Renae Keller is an award-winning, ASID certified interior designer in Minneapolis-St. Paul, specializing in new construction and large remodels. Trusted by homebuilders, architects and homebuyers alike, Renae is known for creating an overall design vision that blends functionality and aesthetics, while keeping the details intertwined, and her customer's style in clear focus.