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It’s still a bit of a shock when I see this date: October 18, 1929. What’s so special about this day? It’s the date (some) women became persons under the law in Canada. Can you believe that was less than...

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At KHD, our modus operandi is to bring beauty to people’s lives through the joy of hygge. For those not in the know, the Danish word “hygge” literally translates into English as “cozy time”.  It is comprised of elements that...

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As you’ll remember from last week, we shared Case Study Part 1 of this entertainer’s dream home! Like part 1, we have options for you for part 2! You can read the rest of the transformation of part 2 below,...

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This case study is a little bit different. We recorded a video onsite for those visual individuals like ourselves. We will share the video in two parts, but we still wanted to be sure that this information was accessible to...

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There is one element of design that has remained constant and long-lasting: natural materials and by default – neutral colours. If we look at the ancient designs that remain relevant in these modern times, we see that all of them...

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We mentioned in our last blog that interior designers take away the guesswork of the design process. Building on that thought, this week we wanted to go through some of the ways you can prepare yourself for a successful bathroom...

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Why should you hire an interior designer? Here comes our shameless plug, right? Not this time. We’re not going to plug our services and technical knowhow in this blog – much. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t know...

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All designers have their niche – the style that we revel in. That doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy playing in other design spaces. When our clients come to us, they may have a specific style in mind, and we...

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  If you’re reading this, you’re in the energizing space of imagining possibilities for your home. Each element deserves careful consideration and making so many choices may feel like too much of a good thing. Countertops can be quite costly,...

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Though its origin is much older, Scandinavian design reached popularity in North America in the 1950s when House Beautiful Magazine’s editor, Elizabeth Gordon, brought a traveling exhibition to Canada and the United States. She showcased the best designers hailing from...

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  The past year has taught us that home is more than where you hang your hat. Your space affects your joy and mental health in more ways than you may have realized. Did you know that items you choose...

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As the warm weather heralds spring, so begins renovation season.   All of a sudden, the phone is ringing off the hook at KHD and everyone is asking about renovations.   But for a homeowner, how do you know who to...

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Congratulations!  You are going to transform your home with the help of a trusted renovator. After the euphoria of planning all the beautiful details comes the work of physically preparing your home for the construction. Keep this list handy and...

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All right, all right, I admit it – I am more than a bit of a construction geek, and one of my favourite soap-boxes is the budgeting component of any renovation project. Having executed literally hundreds of home renovations on-budget...

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  At KHD we love stories.  Happily, we get to live them with our clients every month! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here’s a recent one. This sweet couple had been married for about a year when we first met...

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Brrrrr!  Baby, it’s cold outside and it’s going to get colder yet.    But don’t despair! KHD officially declares February 1st to be National Hygge Day.   Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a concept that inspires joyful living, togetherness, peace and warmth. So,...

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Considering a spring kitchen renovation this year or next?  We LOVE renovating. At Krista Hermanson Design, the before and after transformations never cease to thrill us!  So, stay tuned, as upcoming posts will discuss mission-critical considerations from the standpoint of...

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Happy New Year! As the calendar ticks over into 2019, we are thrilled to kick off our 15 Year Anniversary celebrations of Calgary Interior Design. Over the years we have had the privilege of working closely with hundreds of Calgary and...

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It’s early morning on the last day of the year, my home is quiet and family from out-of-town are asleep upstairs. I am enjoying my second cup of Icelandic coffee and the smell of muffins baking while I reflect on...

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We confess that we are more than a bit obsessed with great design.  But the personal element in many environments is sadly lacking.  The fabric of Scandinavian culture contains many elements to inspire a richer daily existence within our homes. ...

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As a Calgary interior designer, there is nothing more fun than creating and executing a vision for a space.  Here are my top seven decorating tips to help you bring hygge and a designer’s touch to your living space. Whether it’s...

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  You’re ready to renovate or refresh your space and your Calgary interior designer is on their way to meet with you. To get maximum results from your designer’s expertise, here are some ideas to help you prepare. Our profession...

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It sounds like a crazy fantasy, but it is possible to have a beautiful home renovation completed on time and on budget. You just have to hire the RIGHT renovator. Here’s what to look for:   1. Start with your...

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On October 18, 1929 📅, women were named as persons under the law in Canada. That's less than 💯 years ago! As a #femaleownedbusiness, this day is especially important to KHD. Though would take time...
When the KHD team sits at our artfully arranged Thanksgiving dinner tables and share what we're grateful for, we always say, "Our clients!" We are so grateful for another year of business. We cannot believe...
🏰 Castle on a hill. COMING SOON! This castle house comes complete with breathtaking 🏔 Rocky Mountain views and an extra large renovation. The scope of this project is too large to share all the...
Special Delivery! 👶 Can you tell which one is the gorgeous light we just had delivered for one of our clients and which one is the adorable baby bump? How's 9 months for lead time? @maggie.lemanski...
👀 Client meetings. Samples, samples, samples. This is the stage where the design really comes to life! Up until now it's fairly conceptual. BUT when you touch and feel the samples it becomes real and you...
How do you feel when you're in your personal space? We don't want to tell you how to live, but we sort of think you should feel cozy, content, and able to unwind with a...