As part of our continuing View From Here Series, today we are featuring interior designer Kristen Laing from Kristen Laing Designs in Austin, TX. Interior designer, style consultant, creative mind behind photo shoots...she's got it all. Oh and did we say she is also a certified floral designer and yoga instructor, essentially a jane of all trades.
We were SO lucky to have Kristen share a tour, or view if you will, of her bedroom and family home as well as some of her personal design values implemented at home.
Kristin uses our Organic Cotton drapes, Ivory, in her bedroom.
Tell us a bit about yourself, what do you like to do for fun and do you have any hidden talents?
Changing and restyling the decor in my home is my hobby. I'm always changing things and I enjoy that evolution. I like to fill the home with fascinating objects and conversation pieces. Mixing vintage with new also keeps things interesting. I really love styling and figuring out what is pleasing to the eye and what makes you feel good when you enter a space. However, in the big picture I'm not attached to any of the items in my home. They are just things! I know there is a lot to take in when a guest visits, but I hope they feel that is a warm, welcoming space.
If you could describe your interior style in three words, what would they be?
Warm, eclectic and unique.
What are some non-negotiables you have for your home? Things you can't live with or without.
I must have art, pets, and of course family.
What obstacles did you encounter, structural or otherwise, when decorating your space?
Right now my favorite room is my office. We recently added a skylight so what was once a very dark room is now filled with natural light all through the day. The light really draws me in. My favorite part of my bedroom is the large windows and the view outside. And I love the wallpaper and how it adds drama to the room!
Any advice you'd give to others when styling a home?
I love the view from the living room. It is the center of the home and also looks out on the greenery in the backyard. It's really soothing.