My name is Krystin and I am an Interior Designer in Southern California. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, blocks away from the beach where I learned to surf, snorkel, and scuba dive. The beach has influenced my work just as much as the Spanish Architecture that you will find in Santa Barbara. I want my designs to feel loved, warm, and relaxing. I call my design style “California Casual”. 

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. I have worked in many different parts of the industry including model homes, home staging, commercial design, residential design, and I even specialized in Kitchen and Bath Design.  

I am a published author of several online Interior Design Books. I started writing Interior Design How-To Books because I saw a need to educate homeowners. When I would meet with clients to discuss their projects, I was shocked to find out how much they didn't know or understand about the design process. Often their expectations were going to be extremely hard to fulfill given their projects limitations. So I wanted to make sure homeowners were educated so that should they choose to remodel or build a new home, they would know what they need to consider, prior to making any costly mistakes.