Keyser Interiors, Inc.
Kori Keyser, ASID
Kori Keyser says her “fate was set” when she was a teenager and her mother began taking her to local designer show houses. Along with visits to historic homes such as Monticello and Falling Water, these experiences cemented her interest. “Learning about history and design made me realize what I wanted to be when I grew up,” she reveals.
A father who was a woodworker contributed to her education, teaching her “how things are made, how they work together,” she explains. “It’s what gives me the ability to walk into a room and immediately see what works and what doesn’t—and how to improve or correct it.”
After earning a BS in Interior Design and passing the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) exam, Keyser hung out her shingle in 2009. She works solo for the most part, designing residential projects in a collaborative style with her clients. “I spend a lot of time talking to them, gaining an in-depth understanding of how they use their homes,” she says. “Then we work together to create beautiful, functional spaces that represent them as well as the home’s architecture.
“When a project is done,” she continues, “it should feel like a seamless complement to the home, or as if it has always been there.”