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Keller Williams Luxury Magazine featured Krista Hermanson’s words of wisdom on all things hygge in their fall article titled, “Hygge Your Home“. Krista is Canada’s Hygge Design ambassador and she could talk all day about the benefits of hygge. Here’s...

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We shared seven beautiful elements of Scandinavian Design in a blog last year that listed some reasons to love it. We wanted to share a refreshed version to further explore our passion for this style of design and answer the...

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Redfin’s Hygge Article | KHD Feature Krista Hermanson Design & Construction was named a top hygge design expert by Redfin. Check out the article we were featured in: Hygge Design and Decor: The Secrets to Creating a Happy Home | Redfin...

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In case you’re new to our little community, hygge (hoo-gah or hyu-gah) is the Danish word for ‘cozy time’. In Canada, things that scream hygge are blankets, candles, and soft pyjamas — anything that makes you feel warm and… well,...

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The kids are heading back to school and with that comes backpacks, binders, papers to sign, and glorious artwork you will no doubt display on your fridge. And let’s not forget about the seasonal sporting equipment that you’ll need to...

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We always say that the kitchen is the heart of the home and as much of a cliché as that may seem, it’s true. So much of our time is spent in the kitchen sharing how our day was with...

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Interior design tells a story, and each room is a chapter in the same book — lighting is part of that story. As in design, there should be a string that ties fixtures together. There is a danger of telling...

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Good design is simple. Class dismissed. Go ahead and design your space now! If only simple were that easy. Good design is like an iceberg. You can see the tip of the iceberg. It is beautiful in its simplicity, but...

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When you come to a designer, you will be asked two important questions, “What is your style?” and “How do you want to feel in your space?” To answer these questions, you could use terminology like modern, Scandinavian, or simple...

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Furniture and décor are the icing on the cake of a larger renovation with an interior designer. However, there are times when this is all that is required to make a space cozy. Enlisting a designer to help you select...

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Beyond the kitchen and the bathroom, lower levels, more commonly, but less luxuriously known as basements, are the next in line for being the most common renovation project. What are the top things you need to consider when you go...

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Let’s lift the curtain on renovation costs, shall we? Your renovation will offer an incredible change to your daily life, but what will the hard costs be? Throughout our design process, we consider the budget and costs for each item...

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Aside from the purchase of your home, you’re making what is potentially one of your larger financial purchases when you choose to renovate your home. That experience should come with as little stress as possible. Everyone has a friend who...

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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? We’re not going to plug our services and technical know-how in this blog – much. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t know you need a designer, so we’re just going to...

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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 select...

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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 construction. Keep this list handy and it...

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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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Updated Feb 1, 2022 Brrrrr!  Baby, it’s cold outside and it’s going to get colder yet. But don’t despair! KHD personally declared February 1st to be National Hygge Day in 2019 and we have been celebrating ever since. We’re working...

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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 poised to meet with your Calgary interior designer. To get maximum results from your designer’s expertise, here are some ideas to help you prepare. Our profession owes a great deal to...

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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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Your blood pressure lowers when you walk into a well-designed space. ⁣ ⁣ You may not even be aware of how much your surroundings affect you, but they do! ⁣ ⁣ When you walk through your door, do you...
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"Your kitchen is where life happens"⁣ ⁣ We couldn't agree with this statement by Bradlee Distributors more! ⁣ ⁣ A few weeks ago, we took some lovely clients to the Bradlee private showroom for an intimate culinary event. ⁣ ⁣ They showed us how to get the...