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Interior Design Alchemy

Portland, OR

A few years into my career in interior design, I realized there had to be a better way of helping clients achieve the home or business they want and deserve. Some of my clients had gone through negative interior design experiences in the past, with unclear explanations of billing, timelines and deliverables, or they simply were not being listened to.
This revelation led me to rethink the services I provided and how I provided them. I wanted my process to be easy to understand, my pricing to be transparent and my approach to be collaborative.
Here are my core beliefs:
You are the ultimate decision-maker. I am here to guide you and offer professional recommendations, but your project is about you, your needs and your desires.
The process from concept to completion does not have to be lengthy.
I will help you define your goals based on your lifestyle and budget. You will be empowered to make the decisions.
I believe in flat-fee pricing with defined deliverables and set timelines. No one likes surprises or delays.
About Kristen
For nearly 20 years, I’ve been in the business of using creativity to bring my clients’ visions to life.
I have a long history of storytelling, beginning with McMenamins hotels, pubs and breweries, where I learned about vision, historic preservation and the importance of infusing a little whimsy into everything I do. Later, as Vice President of a bi-coastal communications agency, I was responsible for designing hundreds of successful campaigns for major international consumer brands.
In 2012, my former husband and I opened the neighborhood restaurant, Tabor Tavern and three years later, we opened our second venue, Swift and Union, in an up-and-coming neighborhood. In 2013, the Portland Business Journal recognized me as one of its “40 under 40," an award given to young professionals at the top of their respective fields.
Today, I draw on my diverse background to realize a variety of commercial and residential interior design projects. My work has been featured in Apartment Therapy, Oregon Home Magazine and 1859 Magazine.
A graduate of the University of Oregon and with a certificate from the Heritage School of Interior Design, I currently serve on the board of Heritage as well as Chown Hardware, the oldest family-owned-and-operated architectural hardware, plumbing and lighting company in North America.
I would love to hear from you and help you achieve the home or workplace of your dreams!
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