HOW WE WORK
A successful project is when our client feels that their interior is an expression of themselves. It’s not about our personal style—but about how we can help clients better express their own. We never lose sight of this, and strive for transparency and timeliness with all our clients.
Utilizing our extensive training and experience in architecture and construction, BK Interior Design has the capability to design from the ground up. We can do everything from moving walls to designing custom end-tables. Our expertise in finishes and our rich background in myriad design aesthetics give us the ability to cater to all design styles. And whether in California’s wine country, the beaches on Long Island, or a highrise in Chicago, our interiors always reference context, purpose, and place.
OWNER & PRincipal
Brad began his design career at the office of Thierry Despont, where he was fortunate enough to work on everything from five-star international hotels to high-end residential homes. It was a formal training steeped classical proportions, fine detailing, and luxurious finishes.
After a decade in New York, Brad moved to San Francisco to head the interior design department at Backen Gillam Kroeger Architects. While at Backen Gillam and Kroeger, Brad completed numerous high-end residential projects, as well as Sonoma and Napa Valley wine-tasting rooms. Working on more rustic, relaxed environments has built on Brad’s conviction that a home must function in its environment.
Brad holds a BFA in Art History and French from NYU, and an MS in Interior Architecture from Pratt Institute. He lives in Mill Valley with his husband Eric and their French bulldogs, Leo and Gemma.
Carleigh brings a penchant for problem solving and excellent project management skills to BK Interior Design. Her previous work experiences exposed Carleigh to all facets of the design industry including stints working in fashion design, landscape design and permaculture. Her career in interior design blossomed while working alongside Brad at Backen Gillam and Kroeger Architects. There, Carleigh was able to work on a multitude of projects ranging from high-end residences to international wineries.
At BK Interior Design, Carleigh can fully exercise her managing skills and design talents as Senior Interior Designer. Her attention to detail and incomparable work ethic reinforce our commitment to excellence. She is quick on her feet, a color maven, and incessantly positive. Carleigh holds a BA in Interior Design from Florida State University with minors in French and Art History.
To say Gwen is a master multitasker would be an understatement. Her exceptional management of contractor, vendor, and client relationships ensures each of our projects is carefully thought through and executed smoothly. Gwen’s detail-oriented mindset and penchant for premium design brings a refined tone to the BK palette. Gwen has an extensive background in interior design and landscape architecture in the Mill Valley area.
Katie brings enthusiasm and positivity to every task at hand. As Junior Designer, Katie wears many hats at BK Interior Design. From presentation preparation to sourcing to expediting; Katie is instrumental in helping keep projects moving along steadily and on time. She brings hard work and dedication to the office every day and is quickly turning into a design maven herself. Katie holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of the Pacific.
Annie’s expertise in utilitarian spaces, including kitchens and bathrooms, makes her a strong member of the BK Interior Design family. Her thoughtful aesthetic Is rounded out by her passion for both form and function. When Annie isn’t designing, you can find her scaling a cliff. She’s an avid rock climber with a love of running and cycling. Annie holds a BS in Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Leo + Gemma
Leo and Gemma joined the BKID family in February 2018. These little guys love lounging on piles of fabric samples, sniffing for forgotten snacks, and cuddling under the office desks.