KHD’s tagline – Fall in love with your home – is spot on; no truer words were ever written. The elements of Hygge are prevalent throughout our renewed space. We feel peaceful, relaxed and joyful in our home at long last. After our initial, very informative meeting with brilliant, charismatic and elegant Krista, we felt totally comfortable diving into this project. Embarking on a home renovation is a really big deal but KHD has the design and construction process down to a seven-step science as referenced on their website. Our principal designer, Victoria, was fabulous. Her talent, passion, warmth, attention to detail and constant communication never failed to impress. The budget we arrived at together was itemized line-by-line and was extremely transparent, no hidden costs or surprises. All of our meetings were positive experiences which included necessary decision-making but also lots of laughter! The KHD team is a wonderfully happy one which speaks volumes. Krista has created an incredibly supportive work environment for her designers and the company attracts/contracts only top-notch trades. In addition to Krista and Victoria, office administrator Jenny, brand manager Britt and on-site project manager Adam all possess amazing energy and professionalism. Our home renovation was completed on time and slightly under budget which we assume is rare these days! We whole-heartedly encourage any and all to connect with KHD; you will be so glad you did!
Anne & Kerry
“I want to get back to my kitchen. I want to cook. You 100% nailed it. A fully functioning kitchen — all aspects. And it looks great, too!" See the full interview on YouTube >>> https://youtu.be/sVV7mb4C1Y8
Jill B. - YouTube Review
Awesome group to work with! They took the time to learn about our lifestyle and family and designed a kitchen around this. We absolutely love our new kitchen and how it works with us instead of us trying to work with it. As usual with renos, sometimes things don't go according to plan. If we were not satisfied with something, they went into action to adjust things until we were happy with the outcome. In some cases, changes resulted in better outcomes. For example, there was an issue with the ordering of the backsplash that we picked out. They were able to find a tile that we ended up liking better than the original tile at no additional expense to us. They were always patient, professional and accommodating and worked within our budget. We would highly recommend this company to others and will use them for the next stage of renos for our home. Be forewarned that their work is so good that we ended up including additional renos (e.g. redoing the hardwood floors, baseboards...). Not having this done would have taken away from the beauty of their work.
Nancy C. Google Review
Krista ( sweet Krista ) As I started to pick everything up, it’s one of those thoughts that come to you that you wish time could have “paused” because you don’t want something so special to end. As you noticed, I had smiles from ear to ear. I was so excited and just in awe for all the support and love around. You, Maggie, and Jenny~ the reason for it all. ⭐️ The peace and calmness that my house brings me is something I can’t even describe to all of you. It is a foundation of love, passion, creativity, and so much more. I hope you know, you and your team deserve it all. Every single person in the house continues to talk about how beautiful the house is; the finishing touches, the quality, the comfort and of course the people behind it. This home is an essence of you and your hard work and I will forever be grateful. This is your home always.
We did our second renovation project over a 10-year period with Krista Hermanson and her amazing team at KHD. Our whole main floor was redone, including a beautiful new kitchen and living room. From start to finish, the process was well organized, professional, on time, and beautifully executed. We love the final product and would recommend this team to all our family and friends!
Laura L. Google Review
The house is absolutely gorgeous. Everything has been done so well. We have a very beautiful home thanks to all of the hard work and expertise of your team. We have ordered the furniture you selected for us and can’t wait for it to arrive. It will definitely pull it all together. Our son pretty much lives in the steam shower and I manage to sneak in there once in a while and enjoy it. It is so comforting especially with the cool weather. Thanks to all of your planning, hard work and thoughtfulness, we truly are in love with our house.
Terry & Hugh K.
Thank you very much for the beautiful gift basket. How did you know my favourite “CH”s are cheese, chocolate and champagne? I look forward to savouring the treats (well, I did have one or two chocolates as soon as the basket arrived). I enjoy my new kitchen and bathroom every day. They are incredibly beautiful and functional. I have almost forgotten the former irritations like the very low bathroom counter and sinks, the long walk to the fridge, and the inaccessible kitchen cabinets!
We are now back into our ‘new’ home and everything is starting to fall into place. The furniture is arriving one piece at a time and we’re slowly sorting through the boxes in the basement. We are incredibly happy with the way everything turned out. The house looks amazing. We are very impressed with the workmanship of the contractors and the professional approach Adam presented during the entire renovation. Having the project start and end on time was amazing. It was incredible how much was accomplished in three months. Thank you Krista for the ‘Velvet Box’ treatment. It was very stress-reducing to know everything was taken care of throughout the entire process. From the first day you walked into our home to begin the discovery process, we knew we were in good hands. We couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you Maggie for all of your design ideas. The flow of the house is very well done and we absolutely love the colors and design choices. Thank you Adam for keeping us informed and guiding the process along the way. Our before and after pictures really do tell an awesome story of an amazing transformation from 1995 to modern day!
Sharon & Duane B
I chose to have a consultation with Krista after I had done much research on Calgary designers and project managers. I was impressed by her web page, gallery of photos, great reviews and her desire to get to know you and understand what is is we were trying to achieve. After Krista came for our first consultation, we were pretty convinced that we would hire her for the job. She is very personable, very knowledgeable and has a sharp eye for design and all the details. Krista took the time to understand what we wanted to achieve and provided excellent suggestions and even possible changes that we had not thought of. After multiple visits and meetings, KHD provided a project plan and budget covering the timing and cost. The design team provided tasteful options for all design choices and helped us work through them. Our project started on time and the trades came as scheduled, and on time. Krista has trades she has worked with over the years and they were excellent. They were professional, thorough, tidy and polite. Because of her thorough design and planning phases there were no surprises. Our renovation was finished on time and on cost, and the entire team was excellent and they did a fabulous job. We are so pleased with everything and would highly recommend Krista and her team to anyone planning a renovation.
Gay & Blaine S
Even though there is no furniture to sit on downstairs in my newly renovated room, I love to bring a pillow and a blanket and curl up on the soft carpet and enjoy. I realize that one of the reasons why I love to be in this new space so much is that everyone who has contributed to creating my new space has been filled with love, support and passion, which makes the room emanate with such a positive energy! I am truly thankful for your presence in my life.
Our new fireplace has been working overtime keeping us cozy in this cold weather... just loving our new home!
Thanks so much, Krista. We're loving our home - the mud room and having the basement developed have been game changers for us!
Erin & Rob M
Krista and her design staff did a superb job through 2013, helping our mutual clients through the complete rebuilding of their mid-century modern home. I am an Architect with serious time constraints and I needed to benefit from Krista's ability to understand the project vision quickly and to focus her resources and artfulness to bring calm and beauty to the finishes of a magnificent home. Krista added a lot of excitement to this very successful project. She combined creativity with a great work ethic while respecting our budget. Because of this (and because I enjoyed the process of working with her), I hope to work with her again and highly recommend her to others, too.
Louis Keene Architect, Inc.
I have known Krista Hermanson professionally for several years, and my company has worked on a number of projects with her and her team. Krista is a consummate professional with high standards that are reflected in everything she does. As an interior designer, Krista has a wonderful, classic sense of style that ranges from traditional to contemporary. I have witnessed her ability to deliver results that both delight and inspire. Further, as an NKBA certified professional with many years of experience, she is extremely knowledgeable about all areas of the renovation process, and as such as the ability to manage a project from the design stage all the way through to completion.
Casa Flores Cabinetry
Krista really listened to us. She kept our budget and ideas in mind while providing a number of design options to choose from. Krista's crew provided quality workmanship which was completed right on schedule.
Krista and her team carried out painting plus minor renovations in my new home. Krista is very knowledgeable in design and project planning, and once the plan was in place, she kept me informed of progress, possible delays, and changes in cost. All the staff that I met were helpful and knowledgeable. The project was completed on time and the result more than met my expectations.
Krista and her team were excellent. I would definitely use them again and would refer them to any of our friends. Very professional. Answered any questions or concerns we had. Pricing was up front and no hidden costs. We absolutely love our space.
From working directly with the amazingly talented Krista Hermanson on the design and scope of the project to having her team come in and work their magic it was a great experience! She was great at working within our budget and had some super ideas. The project was done within the timeline that was laid out in the beginning and was done meticulously. Thank-you Krista Hermanson Design for making our renovation a pleasant experience!
We had an amazing experience with Krista and Magdalena!! We have a teeny tiny master bedroom that we were looking to transform and maximize space in, and they definitely lived up to the challenge. Upon their advice, I found it helpful to first make an Ideabook, and then after surveying and measuring our space, they came back with multiple design ideas. We were able to choose from the options provided to create a beautiful new look for our bedroom. I might add that I was 8+ months pregnant and we had a really tight deadline :) but they were efficient, organized and the project was completed on time. The makeover included a new dresser, light fixture, window treatments, carpet, duvet with pillows, nightstands, lamps and my favorite feature - the Stikwood wall covering. Our bedroom actually feels bigger and it looks amazing!!!! Thank-you Krista Hermanson Design!!
We had the pleasure and honour of working with Krista and her team in 2014 to re-build our home that was affected by the Calgary flood. We wanted to bring the home back to its initial high quality, plus update it to create a fresh new look that would fit with the design of the home. Krista helped us to create a new colour palette throughout the house, pick light fixtures, hardware, flooring and tile as well as redo 3 bathrooms. She had a keen eye for all of the many, many details as well as kept her eye on our budget. She added that special sparkle in every room! Our home is now finished and looks even better than we had envisioned because of Krista Hermanson Design! We would highly recommend their services.
Krista and her team managed the renovation of our house in Garrison Woods, Calgary, during the fall of 2014, and were extremely professional. We were most impressed by the fact that Krista not only delivered the project within a very tight timescale, but also kept to the original budget quoted for the scope of work- in our experience this never happens! Krista and her team worked hard to ensure that the renovation met our expectations- it certainly did!- and were lovely to work with. We would absolutely use this company again.
I've worked with Krista for a couple years now, and have always been impressed with the level of service provided by both her and her staff. They have been great to work with, and I am always pleased to introduce them to my own clients. Trusting someone with my clients is likely the highest praise I can give another professional. However, I know that they are always well taken care of, when I send someone to meet with Krista Hermanson Design. Krista is able to capture the vision I and my clients have for their homes, and she brings it to life!
Marre Design Group
Working with Krista Hermanson and her design team was an amazing experience. She transformed my dark and dated townhouse into a bright and trendy oasis, which was no easy task. Her team completely gutted my house to the studs and then came up with multiple design ideas on how to make the small space as functional as possible by utilizing every square inch. Krista remodeled my kitchen using custom cabinets and reconfigured my bathroom in order to make room for a much needed pantry in my kitchen, all while working within my budget. Her attention to detail and imaginative ideas turned my home into a work of art! Krista kept me updated with every step of the remodeling process and presented me with an array of different ideas. I love her modern design techniques and working with her and her team was an incredible experience. I would recommend her to anyone who is planning on renovating their home.
Krista and her team transformed our kitchen and bathrooms into beautiful and functional spaces in our house. They not only catered to our taste and requests, they also added attractive and thoughtful design ideas. The team and trades people they hire are reliable and professional. They always respond to our questions right away. We will definitely use them again in our future projects and recommend them to others.
We found Krista and her associates to be extremely friendly and most enjoyable to work with through all phases of the design and construction of the renovations in our house which included: remodelled back entrance to include more stationary and pull out shelves, locker storage and shoe racks, additional storage shelves in our laundry room and total reno of our pantry to include a variety of shelves, drawers and a closet to greatly improve the look and most importantly the functionality of the space. Krista and her team listened to our needs and provided a few options for us to review. These proposals had a variety of price points and styles to select. We never felt like we were being pushed towards one or the other but weighed the pros and cons of doing some or all the work. Krista was always prompt in delivering her quotes and designs and knew exactly how much time would be required for each portion of the construction. Renovations can cause a great challenge while managing through the construction process but this was managed very efficiently. Krista took great pride in providing her design services and was a pleasure to be with. I have recommended Krista to friends and they have also been thrilled with the results. I would certainly use Krista again and highly recommend her talents to others in the reno market.
I had been interviewing interior designers for a while, and was wondering if I would ever find the right one. They were all good mind you, and had great ideas. however, no one stood out. When Krista came in she was very professional, knowledgeable, and prepared. We walked around my house, talking. As I was assessing her she was also assessing me. After a long conversation, she told me that the design would have to reflect who I was, not who she was. She saw what I liked and designed with my taste in mind. I remember Krista also saying sometimes you can make something inexpensive look like a million, and sometimes you have to have to realize you have to buy quality. Krista has an amazing flare for colour. Even when I thought she was wrong, she was right. This was a lesson I had to learn over time. So we signed some papers, and started a long relationship. She was contracted to do mostly cosmetic upgrades, paint, flooring, furniture, wall covering and artwork. Then a kitchen reno followed, I was away most of the time, and was always happy with the progress. Krista often went out of her way to accommodate my schedule. I grew to trust her ideas; her wonderful sense of scale and colour. Krista understands the importance of detail. At the end of it all, I had a home that was me, that was warm and inviting. A home my friends love to come into. I have Krista to thank for this.
Krista has an innate ability to blend ease and elegance in her designs. Her spaces are both refined and relaxed - weaving high quality materials, aesthetics and precision craftsmanship to create comfortable and inviting spaces. Krista never loses sight of her clients needs and researches products and materials that reflect their vision. As one of the most innovative and thoughtful designers I know I would have no hesitation in recommending Krista to others.
Krista designed and executed a significant kitchen and upper floor renovation in our home in Calgary Alberta. Her willingness to accommodate our wishes and fold those wishes into her design process is very unique in this industry. Execution of the project was flawless, on time, and under budget. I look forward to working with Krista again on our next renovation project.
Our goal was to move our laundry room from the main floor to the upper floor and then convert the old laundry room to a functional closet system. Krista came over to our house and took a look at the space and offered many good suggestions. It was a pleasure to meet with her in the early phase of the design in this project. She is very accommodating, knowledgeable, personable and made us feel very comfortable with the pending process for the renovation and how it would affect our day to day living. Once the renovation started her team did a fantastic job of keeping the dust and activity confined to the space they were working in. They were great to our kids and loved our dog so we really felt that there was no renovation going on at all. When I came home at night I could barely see any signs that they had been in the house (outside of opening the room that was being renovated). Even in that room it was very clean and well organized. Krista constantly checked in and made sure that everything was moving forward according to plan and that we were very satisfied with the job being performed. The total project was done on time and on budget and the quality exceeded our expectations. Krista was a tremendous pleasure to work with and I would have no hesitation recommending her for any project that was needed.
My basement has been completely transformed and Krista and her team made this a positive experience. They were professional, great at communicating and on time! I am planning to have them do more projects for me in the future!
“She had us at Hello” When my wife and I set out to find an interior designer to help transform our new home, we considered many designers before choosing Krista Hermanson Design. Admittedly we were nervous about finding the right person both to execute our vision and to help us define and refine our tastes. Any hesitation melted away the instant we opened our door to meet Krista. Her warmth, grace, and impeccable sense of style were palpable moments into our first meeting. Simultaneously we felt at ease and invigorated by the notion that she could help transform our home into something even more special. We can’t say enough about how amazing and truly enjoyable this journey has been. We had an entire home in need of design suggestions. We needed to proceed in stages as our budget allowed. Krista listened to our goals and needs in the context of raising a young family. With every selection she considered style, function, practicality, and quality. Because she took the time to get to know us, she knew when to push us out of our comfort zone in order to achieve the desired aesthetic impact. Our connection was further strengthened after meeting her colleague Carmie. Carmie was simply outstanding. She was able to produce incredible graphic designs that truly allowed us see exactly what was envisioned. Together, Krista and Carmie have taken us on an exhilarating journey. If you are looking for an amazing interior design team, Krista Hermanson Design is an incredible choice! She had us at hello.
My fiance and I had an amazing experience with Krista Hermanson Design. From the very first moment we met Krista we knew she was the one for the job. She is extremely diligent and passionate with her work. We just bought our first home and wanted to update the main floor to something more our style. We renovated the kitchen, installed beautiful light fixtures, fresh paint all throughout and updated our coat area by the back door. We loved working with Krista so much that we asked her to furnish our living room as well. Krista and Magdalena treated us like family, we really couldn't have asked for a better team to work with. We will definitely work with Krista again in the future and stay close friends.
We hired Krista and her team to update our tired bedroom and to create for us a special place to retreat and relax. Krista accomplished all of that and more! She was very good at asking the right questions and she really listened carefully. She presented beautiful choices to us (with snacks), she stayed within our budget and delivered on time as promised. While we were out of the country she and her team came into our home and did the installation. What a beautiful 'love nest' we came home to! We were just delighted! It was simply perfect down to every last detail including the bedside gift of champagne and chocolates. Not only have we found a very talented designer but I feel we have made a lovely friend.
Donna and Jerry H.
From the moment we first shook hands with Krista Hermanson we knew we had found our perfect partner. Our project was a complete renovation of a late 1970's four-level split. It was a total gut-job; demolished back to the studs. Right from the beginning, she seemed to intuitively know what we wanted the house to look like. Krista understood our home philosophy, our lifestyle, respected our must-haves, gently nudged us away from ridiculous ideas, and ensured we were comfortable at all stages.
From design to completion Krista Hermanson Design was very thorough, thoughtful and professional. The project team delivered the promised design. Workmanship was top-notch. As with any renovation certain issues were uncovered during demolition but were quickly and professionally addressed. We were well informed of the construction schedule and the project finished on time. Considering the magnitude of the change (removing bearing walls, rerouting heating ducts, and rewiring the majority of the main floor), the project went smoothly and all who see it compliment the design and the work. It's like we're living in a new house. We would recommend Krista Hermanson Design without reservation. The "hygge" is genuine!