About

Studio Vice is a Minneapolis based design cooperative, encompassing interior design, architecture and brand/identity development. At Studio Vice we strive to combine a strong design philosophy based in collaborative support with local artisans; while pushing creative and innovative experiences tailored to each client's specific needs.

 
 
 
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Innovative and engaging projects encompass concept-driven designs with each element relating to a central narrative. Whether we are designing a home, restaurant, coffee shop or retail space we strive to create a clear, readable and enjoyable vision that is captivating and represents its owner or brand. We strive to incorporate crafted, personal, intelligent design that is intuitive to the end user. 

 

 

All of our projects benefit from the network of collaborators and resources that we have built up over the years. A large component of our design philosophy is based in our collaborative support with local artisans. Creating environments that encompass custom made pieces that have a connection to time and place. 

Design is an explorative process, one we believe should always encompass fun and play; while also adhering to a strategic plan that allows us to stay in budget and schedule.

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PROCESS

TRIED, TESTED, PERFECTED

 

1. DISCOVER 

This is where we learn about you, your project and your goals. 

In this consultation stage we may ask:

  • What is your budget, timeframe, restrictions?

  • What are your goals?

  • Who is your end user?

  • What already works? What doesn't?

  • What will the role of the interior designer, architect, graphic designer be?

Maybe your project requires all of us, maybe it requires one of us. This is where we will find out.

 
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2. EXAMINE 

This is where we evaluate the logistics of your project.

In this programming stage we will:

  • Evaluate site conditions

  • Inventory furniture & equipment to remain

  • Measure and develop floor plan options

  • Review building codes

  • Begin developing a concept

 
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3. EXPLORE 

This where we think way outside the box!

In this concept development stage we will:

  • Think big!

  • Develop creative solutions to represent your brand or home

  • Review and share concept images

  • Create 3d renderings and elevations

  • Review preliminary material selections

  • Present-feedback-revise-present-feedback-revise

 
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4. FINE TUNE 

This is where our vision turns into actuality.

In this design development stage we will:

  • Fine-tune the big ideas from above

  • Revisit budget, schedule & codes

  • Finalize floor plan, elevations, lighting plans & furnishing, fixtures, materials and equipment specifications

  • Coordinate logistics of custom design details with our trusted local artisans

 
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5. DRAFT 

This is where our vision is translated into construction documentation.

In this design implementation stage we will:

  • Create construction documentation to obtain permits and speak to our contractors 

  • Create specification books to ensure procurement is a seamless process

  • Final code analysis

 
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6. PURCHASE & ADMINISTER 

This is where our experienced project managers oversee purchasing & instillation.

In this project administrative stage we will:

  • Facilitate vendor relations, orders, payment & receive products on your behalf

  • Coordinate and communicate with contractors and trades people during construction

  • Site visit to ensure quality, budget & timeframe are being adhered to

  • Documentation as needed for change orders

 
 

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING


Studio Vice was nothing short of amazing to work with on our restaurant and lodge renovation! Their eye for finishes and color choices as well as budget conscious design elements helped us create a one of a kind destination in the Northwoods. Highly recommend!
— Owner of Poplar Haus
Kristin was extremely helpful & hands on throughout the entire process. Her project management skills and industry knowledge made the process much easier. Without her professionalism this project would have been extremely chaotic. Not only was she knowledgeable about selecting furniture and finishes, she also had great insight on what would be the most beneficial layout and flow of the space plan for our guests and employees. The project turned out amazing and we are so proud of the way our new space looks and feels.
— Owner of Bunny's NE
Studio Vice gave us the perfect blend of artistry and functionality in the design for our mid-century modern kitchen and bath remodel. They were very responsive and easy to communicate with. Presenting ideas was very interactive and personal. We highly recommend Kristin and Studio Vice to anyone looking for design services!!!Β 
— Home owner Bloomington project
Innovative, creative and inspirational. Kristin understood our aesthetic and the functionality we needed in a small, challenging kitchen space. She was able to take our input and enhance it, coming up with a design that exceeded our expectations. She listened to our thoughts and added value with the design. The visual representations she provided made it possible for us to understand not only the aesthetic of the space, but also how we would function in it.
— Home owner Bloomington project