What started as buying, renovating, and selling multiple homes of her own throughout the U.S., later became an established design firm for corporate executives, business owners, and successful individuals.
Kathy founded Samaan Design Group with a vision to alleviate clients of the stressful, often all-consuming aspects of a major design project, by providing an elevated and coordinated experience across all stages of the process.
With more than a decade of direct industry experience, Kathy is a trusted advisor and widely sought after for her monochromatic, elegant, and enduring style.
Throughout the process, we handle everything from procurement to execution so you can be as hands-off as you’d like to be, without neglecting a single detail. From day one of your project, we harness our knowledge, challenge commonly-held perspectives, and push the boundaries of our creativity to generate something that feels intentional, serenely beautiful, and innovative. All while maintaining the comfort and familiarity that makes your space a reflection of the people within it
Beyond the undeniable mood boost that comes with beautiful aesthetics we believe a functional, well-designed space improves overall quality of life.
I used Samaan Design Group to upgrade my first business location and completely design my second location. Not only did she work with me when it came to cost but the process was seamless form purchasing to execution. Kathy did an incredible job with every single detail. We get compliments all the time on how stunning our spa is. I can stay enough how worth it it was hiring Kathy and her team to eliminate the stress of trying to design the space myself. It was also so worth it to be able to rebrand and launch our new business location in such a special and unique way.
When looking for a designer for our bakery a friend mentioned using Samaan Design Group for their space. The moment we met with Kathy we knew our bakery would be in good hands.To this day we still get asked, “who designed this place?!”
When I first spoke to Kathy, my request was for a space that was glamorous, classy yet had the warmth of a home and reflected my personality. It was a tall order, but if anyone could do it, it was Kathy.
She got it spot on. To say that the result surpassed my expectations would be an understatement.”
As I look around the home, I am unable to decide which is my most favourite place in the home. Every room is special. But hands down my favourite space of the house is my basement, which I had requested reflect a retro upscale lounge/entertainment space.
This space is the perfect getaway when I need to relax.
Kathy and her team helped us make our vision a reality with our new Hoboken showroom. We messaged Kathy when we signed our lease asking for some insight and she went above and beyond expectations putting together some design concepts for us. Her and her team were very communicative and flexible and were always willing to go that extra mile to get us the final product we were looking for. Not to mention they still stay in touch with us to make sure everything has met our expectations and continue to bring new ideas to the space. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone looking for that next level of product and service and will continue using their services as we expand.
To this question we answer wholeheartedly, YES! Every project we do is completed in 3D to provide our clients with visualization tools and a sense of ease. Seeing your space before it comes to life can be enlightening and alleviate some of the tension surrounding a design build-out. If you already know what the end result will look like then you won’t be apprehensive in trusting our vision!
Our projects vary greatly in size and scope. Most take between 3 to 12 months to complete. If you are on a tight timeline, we will do everything in our power to complete the project as quickly as possible. In cases when our clients want to rush projects, charges will apply. Our vendors appreciate knowing in advance specific jobs will be rushed to accommodate scheduling. By making decisions quickly and being decisive this can speed up the process and keep the project on the right trajectory.
We won’t take this personally. We aim to make our clients fully satisfied and we do include a full set of revisions once we do our big presentation. If there is something you don’t love, we ask questions on how to tweak the concept to your liking. We’ve never had a client dislike everything, causing us to completely start over. But in the event that ever occurs, we’d be happy to scrap it and give you a new concept. If it takes more than one set of revision there will be an hourly charge for the extra work.
One of the best parts of our firm is that you don't get just one designer working on your project, you get the whole design team led by our fearless leader. All the projects have a lead designer overseeing the team as a point of contact, while the principal of the company critiques each project during the creative process to ensure the vision is representative of the company. All team members are involved in the final design, which breeds a more creatively charged approach to our designs, and an added bonus of quicker turn around times.
Typically we cannot obtain wholesale pricing (aka: a discounted price) from the big box stores which means we pay what you pay.
Selecting paint colors is more difficult than most people will admit. As we have studied color theory and understand color patterns, we understand what a crucial component to the design the selection of colors can be. That being said, at this time we do not offer a paint selection packet.
We do not have a standard markup. Instead, we make sure that our prices are never above retail cost, that they are fair to you as our client, and that they fit within your budget—unless you’d like to splurge on a specific item at your own discretion.