Project: "RS Insurance and Financial Service Agency Project"
Company:KT Design Solutions, LLC
Designer(s): Keita Turner of KT Design Solutions, LLC KT Design Solutions Jung Wor Chin (expediting services; architect of record), United States
Category: , Professional
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Entry Description: The objective was to create a fresh, updated, and professional office that reflects the trusted reputation that our client and her company have earned in the insurance and financial service industries. The design for this agent's office was inspired by the solid and trusted reputation of it's corporate affiliate. We incorporated a color palette that we borrowed from the State Farm Insurance company's marketing collateral. The previous office was dated and needed a totally new spacial overhaul. With the new space, we wanted the customer to identify immediately with the Rodney Shannon - State Farm Agent name. Vibrant reds, soft whites, chamois yellows, caramel browns, and warm to chocolate brown hues were used throughout the space. Using a mix of materials, like warm mahogany wood , glass, gunmetal steel, brushed stainless steel, textured fabrics, PVC textiles, leathers, vinyl composition tiles, and striped carpet tiles, we were able create a space with depth and dimension, while still remaining balanced and cohesive. KT Design Solutions' team of an architect, a general contractor, several sub-contractors, a construction manager, office furniture vendors, and installers worked together to complete the office space for our client. We were charged with delivering the overall look and feel of the finished interior design for the space. We were also responsible for the design project management and for overseeing construction trade progress during our site visits. We designed and specified every interior detail from the furniture space plan, colors, textiles, flooring, ceiling materials, lighting fixtures, office furniture, equipment, window coverings, accessories, and marketing signage.

About the Designer/Company
Keita Turner is an interior designer who creates Enduring Fashionably Classic Designs. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Turner has an extensive background in both fashion and interior design. Her award-winning full-service firm, launched in 2000, offers expertise in custom furniture and cabinetry, interior design, product design, renovations, project management, and staging. From 2011 through 2013, Turner has been invited to be a member of the Interior DesignCommittee for Young Collectors Night at the pre-eminent Annual Winter Antiques Show and recognized as one of the world’s finest designers on a committee chaired by Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York Magazine. Named the 2nd prizewinner in the 2007 International Design Awards for Residential Interior Design, a runner-up in The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute’s Prettiest Painted Rooms in America competition in 2006, and invited to participate as a designer in the Essence Magazine Designer Showhouse in 2005, Turner’s award-winning designs have been featured in print, film, TV and in the AADA at the prestigious Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Turner has been featured in publications including Elledecor.com, New York Spaces, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, New York Post, Curb NY, Essence, and Decorati Access, as well as seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and BETJ broadcast channels. Turner partnered with Hunter Douglas, Inc. and Designer Blinds of Omaha in 2010 to become a Priority Dealer for Hunter Douglas window fashions.