Basicspace is a Brooklyn based design studio specializing in residential, commercial, and retail spaces.

Established in 2012, our team has worked throughout New England and the Mid Atlantic with projects in New York, Massachusetts and Maine. Our work spans from small intimate renovations to newly constructed buildings. Our process always begins with getting to know our client’s individual preferences, living patterns and future goals. And our network of contractors, craftspeople and representatives will help create a trustworthy and effective team.

Kaitlyn Payne - Founding Principal

Kaitlyn is the founding principal and lead designer at Basicspace. Since 2012, she has developed the firm’s work ethic, design process and aesthetic. She graduated cum laude from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Since then, Kaitlyn has worked for award winning architecture firms in San Francisco, New York City and Boston. She has participated in installations at the Boston Society of Architects, the historical Fort Mason in San Francisco and at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Kaitlyn believes in the importance of relationships with clients, vendors, coworkers and contractors while pushing for clean, authentic and practical design.

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