Barbara passionately believes that everyone deserves a home they truly love, that perfectly fits their lifestyle, expresses their uniqueness and brings them joy every day. So she focuses on getting to know each client – what their passions are, what their dreams are, what their expectations are – and only then maps out their design journey.

When you join Barbara Krai Interior Design’s exclusive family of clients, you will enjoy a beautiful design experience. You can expect Barbara’s personal attention throughout the design project. She will dive into unlimited possibilities – exploring one-of-a kind designs to create the home of your dreams that perfectly reflects the breath and beauty of your life.

For 25 years, Barbara’s award winning design firm has created one-of-a-kind environments for hundreds of residential and commercial clients. Having worked around the country, she now resides in the Tampa Bay area and is considered one of the most highly esteemed Interior Designers in Florida. Barbara holds professional membership in American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), certification by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), and Florida Interior Designer License #ID0004540.



Barbara Krai, ASID 

Tampa Bay / Sarasota, Florida


Barbara’s insights on the next set of images:

“Create a space with a peaceful aura and a positive energy force.” My clients – a physician and yoga practice instructor – made their desire perfectly clear in our first meeting brainstorming the complete renovation of their common living area in their lovely Dunedin, Florida home on the intracoastal waterway. They envisioned a panoramic view of the water, a stunning grand room, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with a cozy booth for family activities.  They strongly preferred natural and handmade items, and wanted copper brought into the space as a “healing element.”


I loved hearing about their vision, and I was inspired to go to work designing many custom-features to create a sanctuary for them that would perfectly fit their lifestyle. They fell in love with the stunning copper leaf cathedral ceiling in the grand room; the dramatic freestanding copper fireplace; the custom-cast glass chandelier and sconces (they’d loved selecting the colors of the fused glass); the hand applied terra-cotta Venetian plaster; the Blue Solodite granite evoking the water; the comfortable, custom-built booth with ample storage and a curved linen wall for displaying family photos and the children’s artwork; the custom- designed copper top dining table – practical for myriad activities; and the glowing green recycled glass and natural grasses on the booth perimeter adding positive energy to the room.

The peaceful aura and harmonizing environment my client had envisioned in our first meeting was realized through custom designs and artistic elements perfectly fulfilling their wish-list. The only problem my client says they have with the new design is getting their guests to leave. Once in the space, they’re are drawn in by the chi and want to stay. As my client remarked, “The overall feel is truly magical”.