Interior Merchandising


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Top250PrivCos_2015webiconThe award-winning interior designers at KTI create distinctive hospitality, commercial, and residential projects, and make spaces come alive with unique interior merchandising. Founded in 1997 by Kimberly Timmons-Beutner and based in Denver, Colorado, KTI’s spirited approach has earned them a loyal local and international clientele, as well as national industry recognition. The KTI team is filled with lively, meticulous people who love the design process as much as you’ll love the outcome! As a team, we are collaborators     first and enjoy working with each client and one another to create memorable spaces that realize our clients’ vision. We are industry leaders who deliver integrity, teamwork, and originality to produce tailored design, timeless elegance, and a thoroughly unique “KTI sense of place.” KTI team members are active participants in the design industry through ASID, IIDA, NEWH, SMC for the HBA of Metro Denver, The Art Institute of Colorado, NAWIC, and other professional associations.



At KTI, we measure success by client happiness. Our job is to make our clients’ vision a reality– on time and within budget. KTI designers are committed to understanding our clients’ challenges and goals and designing spaces that meet those needs. Our versatile style ranges from classically-inspired to creatively contemporary, from sensible to spectacular. Always tailored, never fussy, KTI’s award-winning interiors have clean lines and smart contrasts that defy the ordinary. Our collaborative, flexible approach invites open dialogue and produces thoughtful solutions. Whether we’re working together on a clubhouse, restaurant, recreation facility, luxury resort, model home, sales gallery, or private residence, your project will benefit from the direct involvement of KTI founder Kimberly Timmons-Beutner. With 37 years of experience and a passion that is contagious, Kimberly leads KTI’s dedicated team of experts in creating interiors that leave a lasting impression.

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Dedicated to excellence in design, KTI’s dynamic team of professionals is committed to working with owners, architects, and contractors to envision and realize interiors that blend premium elegance with functional purpose and cutting edge design. Click on a designer to learn more.

  • Kimberly Timmons-Beutner PRINCIPAL
  • Carissa Thompson Design Director
  • Dean LeManske Director of Production
  • Patti Nies Office Manager
  • Savannah Schafer Project Manager
  • Kelly Flynn Project Manager

Kimberly Timmons-Beutner ASID, IIDA (NCIDQ Certificate No. 020479)


For the last 25 years Kimberly Timmons-Beutner has been making her mark in the design industry. She founded KTI in 1997 and continues to build upon an exceptional portfolio of work. Her passion for design is contagious and she encourages her team to create the best possible design solutions and believes great design is in the details. An avid learner who stays current with the latest design trends, Kimberly is also a keen listener with an unerring sense of what will delight each client. Her leadership, honesty, and commitment to artistic excellence and client collaboration has helped KTI develop long-lasting relationships with the nation’s premier builders, hospitality developers, restaurateurs, and architects worldwide. Kimberly graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Colorado. In 2008, she was inducted into the Art Institute’s Hall of Fame and in 2010, she was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters. She is an active board member of the HBA of Metro Denver’s Sales & Marketing Council. Previously, she served on the board for the HBA’s 50+ Housing Council and as a member of HomeAid Colorado’s Fundraising Committee. Kimberly is also a member of the National Association of Women in Construction and a devoted supporter of the arts and local design schools. International travel for work and with her family feeds her soul and inspires her creativity. When she is not working, she enjoys tandem cycling with her husband.
Favorite time of the year: Summer
Favorite color: Anything purple, from indigo to magenta
Quirky talent: Racing BMWs on ice.
Favorite KTI project: Our latest project is usually my favorite.

Carissa Thompson (NCIDQ Certificate No. 019747)

Design Director, Hospitality & Commercial

Carissa has comprehensive experience in hospitality design including resort hotels, restaurants, spa & fitness, private golf clubhouses, entertainment and gaming. She holds membership in both IIDA and NEWH and is NCIDQ certified, being very active within the Denver design community where she is highly respected by her peers in the industry. Carissa has a passion for design and carries it throughout her professional and personal life, holding a countless number of hobbies from making jewelry, sewing elaborate Halloween costumes to creating decorative masks. She enjoys the outdoors, loves to hike, camp and is fervent about rockclimbing in the stunning mountains of Colorado.

Favorite time of the year: September / October and Halloween
Favorite color: Spicy Hue
Quirky talent: I organize and pack like I’m playing Tetris
Favorite KTI project: Guard & Grace Steakhouse

Dean LeManske

Director of Production, CAD/IT

Dean is not a native of Colorado, but his heart has always been drawn to the mountains. After graduating from Kansas State University in 1993, he spent four long years in KC building on his professional skills. In 97 he and his wife decided it was time to move to Colorado. Since then, he has worked for Interior Design and Architectural firms as well as being a successful small business owner. With over 20 years of experience, Dean has established standards and practices that help KTI produce quality documents efficiently and economically.

Favorite time of the year: Middle Fall
Favorite color: Pantone® 268 - Kansas State Purple
Quirky talent: Pit master - I love to smoke Brisket, Tri Tip Steak, but mostly Pulled Pork
Favorite KTI project: Saddlebrooke Ranch Fitness Center, Tucson, AZ

Patti Nies

Office Manager, KTI

Patti brings over 20 years of experience to Kimberly Timmons Interiors, with experience in accounting from the banking, oil and gas, aerospace and non-profit industries. She has two grown daughters, one married, following Patti’s career in Banking and living in Ohio while the younger daughter is a successful massage therapist living in Mobile, AL. Patti manages the day to day activity of Kimberly Timmons Interiors, as well as keeping the finances in order. In her spare time, Patti enjoys spending time with her husband, two puppies and waits for the next Bronco season to start!

Favorite time of the year: Fall & Winter / I love decorating for the holidays!
Favorite color: Green
Favorite KTI Project: All of them! I love all our clients and all our projects!!!!!

Savannah Schafer

Project Manager, Interior Merchandising

Savannah has been a member of the KTI team for eight years. Savannah graduated from Arapahoe Community College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design. From starting as an intern just out of college to working her way up to Project Manager, her passion for design drives her desire to create fresh, creative, memorable homes. She enjoys working with each builder, alongside her talented design team, to create beautiful homes that enhance and compliment the interior architecture in each community. Savannah’s passion for design carries into her personal life, where she enjoys spending time with her husband remodeling and updating their home. Life is busy with three boys at home but her favorite hobby will always be her family.

Favorite time of the year: Summer
Favorite color: Never the same, but usually shades of green.
Quirky talent: Queen of Multi-tasking
Favorite KTI project: Continues to change, but for the time being, Celebrity Custom Homes Pradera and Taylor Morrison Skyestone and Leyden Ranch.

Kelly Flynn

Project Manager, Residential

Kelly offers creativity within inspired design sensibility and understanding of business to work projects with care and attention to detail. With over a decade of experience in high-end residential design, Kelly understands projects from the construction process of a home as well as the people who will live there. Communication, integrity and ingenuity are her keys to working successfully in design as she assists clients to develop their individual sense of style. Family is where her heart is and enjoys Colorado activities such as hiking, enjoying local dining, culture/art, cooking and music. Kelly is proud to have gained her education at ACC in Littleton, CO.

Favorite time of the year: Crisp air of Fall as the cozy sweaters come out of storage.
Favorite color: Who could choose just one?
Quirky talent: I am surprisingly good at parallel parking.
Favorite KTI project: Private Residence in Heritage Hills

Amber Bryan

Project Manager, Hospitality & Commercial

An NCIDQ certified interior designer, Amber’s career has concentrated on hospitality interiors where creating luxurious user experiences have been the primary focus of her work. In her nine years of practice, Amber has been involved in the design of ultra-premium hotels, casinos, restaurants, spas, and event centers, among others. A skilled project manager, Amber is equally adept at leading clients through the finer details of the decision making process and the hands-on development of life-like renderings and construction documentation. She strives to balance project costs and schedules with a refined appreciation for the destination qualities required to achieve high-end hospitality environments.

Favorite time of the year: Early Fall
Favorite color: Fresh Spring Green
Quirky talent: Finding local happy hours with great patios to enjoy our beautiful Colorado weather.
Favorite KTI project: Guard & Grace Steakhouse

LeKathryn Champine

Project Manager Consultant, Hospitality & Commercial

LeKathryn Champine is a highly qualified, motivated, creative professional with extensive experience in hospitality. Her experience includes resort casinos, hotels, restaurants, spas, retail, senior facilities, multifamily housing, historical, new construction, and renovation. LeKathryn is engaged in all phases of the design process including client contact, programming, concept vision, schematic design, animation coordination, design development, FFE and construction documents, purchasing coordination, construction administration, installation, and photography styling. She has a strong passion for the creative design process and a deep respect for the client’s needs. Her ability to respond quickly while maintaining excellence in creativity and quality of design sets her apart from many. LeKathryn is a member of ASID, NEWH, LEED Associate and is NCIDQ qualified. She enjoys spending time at her mountain log cabin with her husband and labs, gardening, hiking, and being patted on the back by the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

Favorite time of the year: SPRING!
Favorite color: All greens except hunter
Quirky talent: I can still do the splits.
Favorite KTI project: Welk Resorts Breckenridge

Stacey Drake

Designer, Interior Merchandising

Stacey interned at KTI while completing her design degree at Arapahoe Community College. She quickly found her niche with the Interior Merchandising Team. The best part of her job is purchasing and expediting because it encompasses problem solving, organization, forming relationships with vendors, and sticking to a budget. In Stacey’s spare time, she keeps busy by spending time with her family and friends. She has a passion for cheerleading and coaches a weekly cheer class for high school girls. She also loves to hike the Colorado 14ers and dreams of visiting all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums.

Favorite time of the year: Spring
Favorite color: Black
Quirky talent: Being organized and detailed in any situation
Favorite KTI project: Celebrity Pradera

Rachel Vanek

Designer, Interior Merchandising

Rachel has always had a passion for every type of design. Prior to establishing her career as an interior designer, she worked as a graphic designer where she achieved skills that help her in the interior design field as well. While pursuing her interior design degree at Arapahoe Community College, Rachel came to work at KTI as an intern for the Interior Merchandising Team. Her attention to detail and true love for the job has helped her become the designer she is today. Outside of work she spends time working on her numerous design related hobbies which include everything from scrapbooking to glasswork, photography to movies and even painting her nails.

Favorite time of the year: Spring
Favorite color: Teal
Quirky talent: Saying the alphabet backwards
Favorite KTI Project: KB Home Lyons Ridge

Alice Failoni

Designer, Residential

Over the past decade, Alice has become well versed in luxury residential design, with experience ranging from Upper East Side and Miami Beach apartments to vacation homes in Turks and Caicos and Vail. Passionate about all aspects of design, Alice often dons her hardhat and joins contractors onsite to consider detailed custom millwork and furniture. Her design philosophy is to have every client’s home become a reflection of their personality and style.

She graduated Cum Laude from the Art Institute of Colorado, with her hands in every IIDA event, as their student chapter Events Coordinator.
A true southpaw, Alice lives outside of "normal" and indulges in a life of creativity. From music to art to the components of her new road bike, she strives to find moments of perfection in her work and life.

Favorite time of the year: Fall, right around Halloween
Favorite color: Violet
Quirky talent: Jump rope – she can win any double under contest
Favorite KTI project: Berardi-Sprague Residence

Trang Dang

Designer, Hospitality & Commercial

At the age of 15, Trang left her home in Vietnam to pursue her educational dreams, first in Tulsa, Oklahoma and then in sunny Sarasota, Florida. She graduated with honors from Ringling College of Art and Design, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design with a minor in Business of Art and Design in 2014. Today, Trang is happy to have reached the beautiful mountains of Colorado’s Front Range, calling Denver home.
Having worked on many different types of interiors - from model homes to single family residential, restaurants and resorts - Trang found her calling in designing for hospitality clients. In her work, Trang believes in the unlimited and universal power of design as the solution to each project’s unique challenges.
In addition to her love of all things interior, she has a passion for graphic design and photography. Trang finds constant inspiration in nature, whether at the beach or in the mountains. She loves paddle boarding, boating, hiking, snowboarding, and travel adventures of all varieties, especially when her travels lead her to exotic cuisines of any sort.

Favorite time of the year: Autumn
Favorite color: Changes with the season, base color is shades of gray.
Quirky talent: I’m an expert mover
Favorite KTI project: Any current project is my favorite project.

  • Amber Bryan Project Manager
  • LeKathryn Champine Project Manager Consultant
  • Stacey Drake Designer
  • Rachel Vanek Designer
  • Alice Failoni Designer
  • Trang Dang Designer

Lisa Oleynik

Designer, Commercial-Hospitality

Born into a family of custom home builders, Lisa discovered her passion for design at a young age. Lisa is a LEED Accredited Professional with diverse project experience ranging from historic preservation and community support facilities to Washington D.C.’s magnificent Union Station. Lisa’s innate design talent is gracefully complimented by her commitment to team work and a warm engaging personality, both of which cultivate strong relationships and an atmosphere of camaraderie. A graduate of Colorado State University, Lisa often takes inspiration from her travels and seeks to impart unique experiential qualities into every design she is involved in.

Favorite time of the year: Autumn, nothing quite compares to the colors and smells of fall.
Favorite color: Always changing, always.
Quirky talent: Really good at Wheel of Fortune
Favorite KTI project: Guard & Grace

Jennifer Good

Design Assistant, Interior Merchandising

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Global Studies. She studied Art History in Aix-en-Provence, France. After completing school she moved to Chicago where she worked for The Art Institute of Chicago, and then went to The Institute of Art at Chicago for interior design. Jennifer moved to Denver over three years ago and has loved all Denver has to offer. She is enjoying being part of the Interior Merchandising Team at KTI. In her spare time, Jen loves to hike, cook, and read.

Favorite time of year: There is something I like about each time of year, whether the colors in fall, snow in winter, the new beginning of spring or the warm heat of summer.
Favorite color: Right now it is blue
Quirky talent: Really good at the game dominoes
Favorite KTI project: Pinery West by KB Home but I am very excited about the Oakwood Cottages in Utah. The colors & textures we are using in this project are unique & creative.

  • Lisa Oleynik Designer
  • Jennifer Good Design Assistant


KTI is defined by our multi-faceted ability to operate seamlessly in a number of different design arenas from hospitality and commercial projects to high-end residential and interior merchandising. A selection of our experience is presented below.

News / Blog

As ambassadors of design and proud community partners, KTI combines active industry participation and community outreach to affect positive change. Catch up on our latest endeavors here.

  • January 2016 Awards Press Release

    Kimberly Timmons Interiors (KTI) was delighted to be honored with four distinguished awards for interior design at the 2016 National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in in Las Vegas on January 19th. At the NAHB’s Best of 55+ Housing Awards KTI brought home Gold for the Robson Ranch Arizona Clubhouse, a design that embraces a resort living philosophy by balancing comfort and sophistication while taking inspiration from Arizona’s sunsets and southwestern style textures and patterns. KTI also received the Innovation Award for the Robson Creative Arts & Technology Center at Quail Creek. This lifestyle enhancement amenity combines well-appointed artist studios with a state-of-the-art technology center, allowing residents to learn and explore new creative pursuits year-round. KTI also achieved distinction at NAHB’s The Nationals Awards, which recognizes superior achievements in the nation’s largest competition for home sales and marketing by individual professionals, home builders, and sales and marketing... Read More >>

  • Black and White – Classic Combinations Never Go Out of Style

    Somethings are simply meant to go together – black and white, wine and cheese, business and pleasure, and success and celebration. Kimberly Timmons Interiors was delighted to be a premier sponsor of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Redesign Debut Bash and joined many from Colorado’s amazing home design industry in enjoying all of the above on Tuesday January 12th. Beginning with an always elegant theme – Black and White attire, there is nothing like style to add instant flare to any evening. Giving such a simple, timeless ensemble color pallete to a group of interior designers, architects, vendors and other creatives is always beautiful.   Way beyond Wine and Cheese, Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group presented seafood classics of shrimp and crab cakes combined with an eclectic mix of international comfort foods such as grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters, pot stickers, and empanadas. Dessert tables featured delicate custard and berry tarts... Read More >>

  • 149! Measuring Impact

    There is something about stability in a business that is simply comforting. Kimberly Timmons Interiors is delighted to announce being named one of ColoradoBiz Magazine’s Top 250 Private Companies in 2015. This distinction puts KTI on a list with the likes of CH2MHill, Sage Hospitality, Hensel Phelps and Oakwood Homes, and top to bottom each of these businesses provides quality, stable working environments where Colorado people can find meaningful employment impacting their communities in positive ways. Coming in at 149 KTI is proud to join other strong contributors to the state’s thriving economy comprised of everything from energy to health care, technology to construction, manufacturing to financial services. Particularly noteworthy are the great number of businesses KTI recognizes as industry peers – builders, designers, developers, product manufacturers and vendors are all well represented throughout. At KTI we know that our work is about enhancing our client’s ability to share their products and services through well-designed spaces. We also know... Read More >>

  • Making a Difference with Every Dime

    Despite the near-constant churn of today’s “go-go-go” business climate, Kimberly Timmons Interiors (KTI) continues to look for ways to use design as a means of helping others. Today, we are pleased to announce completion of a new freshwater drinking well in the village of Anh Janh, located in the Siam Reap Providence of Cambodia. Through a charity called Together We Can Change the World, KTI’s donation has been transformed into a year-round supply of clean, sustainable drinking water for families who previously lacked a vital resource many of us take for granted. It’s a great feeling to know our relatively modest contribution will change many lives for years to come, and we want to spread awareness of the organization that made it all happen. Together We Can Change the World was founded in 2008 by Jana Stanfield and Scott Friedman, who had business relations throughout Southeast Asia. Today, the organization... Read More >>

  • Kimberly Timmons Interiors Named Top-100 Women-Owned Business

    Kimberly Timmons Interiors received a prestigious honor Wednesday night, June, 17th, 2015 from Colorado Biz Magazine as one of the Top Women-Owned Business in Colorado. Competing against many other women-owned businesses spanning all industries, Kimberly Timmons-Beutner was excited to be named along with some of the most entrepreneurial women in the state. “It’s a great honor to be recognized in this way, not for myself, but for the many talented women and men that work at our firm,” Timmons-Beutner said. As a vital source of opportunity and an avenue to improve economic circumstances for everyone, small-business ownership is essential to building a vibrant and sustainable economy. Currently, 9.1 million women own businesses in the United States, accounting for 7.9 million jobs and $1.4 trillion in revenues; a statistic that has been steadily rising. In recognition of this increase, Colorado Biz Magazine celebrates women-owned businesses and with this award, has... Read More >>