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Interior Designer Spotlight
Six questions with Randi K. of Biltrite Furniture-Leather-Mattress

By JEN KENT
PHOTO BY DAVID SZYMANSKI

Nov. 2017

Describe your aesthetic in one sentence.

Modern-hip with a funky twist.


 

Tell us about one of your favorite projects — and why you enjoyed it.

Myself, Gail K. and Sarah K. (all family members) just recently completed a project for the new Rozga Funeral Planning Center in downtown Milwaukee. From one multi-generational family business to another, it’s always special to work with other local businesses. We have worked with Rozga in the past, and this time they wanted more of an updated, modern, fresh look. Their space looks amazing, and it’s not your typical funeral planning center.

 

Aside from furniture and décor, who or what influences or inspires you?

I love the pop culture era, including pop art, and (also),  of course, traveling to  different cities.

 

Finish this sentence: Every room needs _____ .

A personal memento —  from artwork to a family heirloom piece.

 

What is something that would surprise people to learn about you?

I met my husband at Biltrite. He moved here from New York City and was referred by mutual friends to shop at our store. Who knew that a customer would turn out to be “the one!”

 

What are your favorite Milwaukee-area spots?

For clothing, Lela Boutique and Bruce Paul Goodman; for shoes, Shoo; for glasses, Metro Eye; for beauty, Indulge Salon and Skin; for restaurants, Beans & Barley, Buckley’s, Centro Café, Coquette Café and Il Mito; and for a picture-framing shop, South Shore Gallery & Framing. For museums, currently Betty Brinn Children’s Museum with my 4-year-old son.













 

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