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Kirsten believes that keeping a clear line of communication open between the designer and client, from the beginning, is the most important factor contributing to a project’s success. When she begins a new project, she is most excited about the opportunity to make her client’s dream become reality. She strives to achieve this goal with every project she gets involved with. 

Originally from Illinois, Kirsten graduated from the Harrington Institute of Interior Design and received her Associates in the field. Eventually, she headed East and ended up in Connecticut. As her passion for interiors continued to grow, she made the decision to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She became NCIDQ certified in 2021, and is working to obtain her LEED Green Associate Certification. Kirsten is also an active member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Kirsten balance between our Academic, Corporate, Retail, and Hospitality market sectors. She believes this diversity in her work keeps her ideas fresh and relevant. She is dedicated to innovation within her field, and enjoys facing new challenges with an open mind.

Describe your dream project.

I love hospitality design. My dream project would fall into that category. Restaurant, bar, spa, or a hotel/resort. A project where I can use live walls, water features, beautiful materials, and comfortable furniture. I enjoy experiences and knowing that others are experiencing something exciting, relaxing, and enjoyable that I created? It would be incredibly satisfying.

What does it mean to you to be 100% client-centric?

To me being 100% client-client centric is listening to your client, remembering what they want and need, and involving your client in the solution to their project. When you are client-centric you will produce a product that your client will be happy with for years to come.

Describe the moment you realized interior design was for you.

When I was a kid, I would always get those catalogs that would sell house plans. I would draw my own plans and rearrange my bedroom all the time. But finally, when I was in high school, I took an interior design class. I participated in a competition that my teacher encouraged me to participate in and I won 1st prize. I realized that I had a talent and that I should expand upon it.


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