Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you provide?

MKID (Melissa Klebanoff Interior Design) is a full-service interior design company offering expertise in all aspects of interior design. Services include design conception, specifying and sourcing materials and finishes, space planning, purchasing, budgeting, and project management.  

What is your design process like?

The first steps always begin with understanding our client’s needs and the project’s scope. Projects range in size and scope, so the process is adjusted accordingly. From a simple color consultation to a large multi-family project, each client benefits from an individualized approach that focuses on the client’s vision and needs. Many factors are taken into consideration in designing a space including the surrounding environment, existing architecture, projected use of the space, budgets, stylistic preferences, and timelines. 

How do you charge for your projects?

Given projects vary in scope and size, MKID offers several different programs for compensation. Small consulting projects are invoiced a flat fee.  Mid-sized projects are typically billed at an hourly rate combined with a 20% upcharge on wholesale prices. Often building materials, fixtures, furnishings, etc. are  not available to the public at these discounts or are  sold strictly “to the trade.” Our clients often enjoy a discount from retail prices and/ or have access to items not available to the public. Large projects that require many months or years to complete are billed at a percentage of the total project or for a negotiated flat fee.

Can I be involved in the design process?

We consider the collaboration between client and designer to be among the most important aspects of the design process. Our main objective is ensuring your vision is expressed in ways that exceed expectations. We work closely with our clients from design conception through to completion and we pride ourselves on our transparency and the integrity of our work product. Our job is to provide design expertise and guidance that aligns with our clients’ vision while rigorously managing the design details, communications, and budgets – insuring regular communications and updates between designer and client. 

Award-Winning Interior Design Firm

Melissa Klebanoff and her team provide expert guidance that results in uniquely beautiful, supremely functional, and architecturally enduring interiors. Obsessive about quality and functionality, dogged about details, creative, and sensitive to your input, realizing your vision is Melissa’s primary objective.

Interior architecture is a specialty. Melissa works closely with homeowners, architects and builders in the greater Seattle area, Idaho and California in designing harmonious home and work environments. Bringing an extensive knowledge of costs, materials and construction processes, Melissa’s contribution to your project will add enduring beauty and value.

Melissa’s background in fine art plays an integral role in the design process. She calls on her talent and understanding of color, texture and composition to create spaces that are warm and inviting. Melissa travels annually to Europe in search of new products and ideas for the home. Her passion for quality and service drives the design process. Your space, whether it is your home or your office, is approached with fresh ideas backed by many years of experience.