KIRSTEN BRANT

Why use a designer?
Because we are fun and collaboration can lead to more and varied ideas.

Why shop the trade?
Excellent quality, wide variety and superior customer service.

What is your most valued design tip?
Don’t forget about the lighting—a room is no good if you cannot see it!

What makes your style unique?
Me, my eye, my sense of style. It is what makes each designer unique, with something special to bring to their projects.

Who is your design icon and why?
Jean Michel Frank because I am MAD for French design of the 30’s and 40’s and his minimalist approach with luxurious materials was so ahead of the curve.

Who is your favorite fashion designer?
Diane von Furstenberg. Bright colors, fabulous patterns and the wrap dress.

What is your ideal getaway/escape?
The beach and sunshine with my kindle.

Name three things you cannot live without:
In design: measuring tape, scale ruler, eraser
In life: my husband, Mexican food, the beach