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11 Tips to Create a Cozy Home Office: A Designer’s Guide

A bright home office with personal artifacts grouped behind a white desk. A large sofa and ottoman create a cozy atmosphere.

11 Tips to Create a Cozy Home Office: A Designer’s Guide Is your home office a catch-all for things in transit in your house? In the whirlwind of running a household and being a busy professional, your office can take a backseat to other rooms in the house. Since so many people continue to work […]

2024 Interior Design Trends to Inspire You

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2024 Interior Design Trends to Inspire You As we begin the new year, we wanted to share the emerging 2024 interior design trends. The world of interior design is a constant balance of innovation, comfort, and sustainability. We craft spaces that reflect personal tastes and echo a deeper connection with the environment and the evolving […]

Top 7 2023 Design Trends

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It’s no secret that Krista Hermanson Design interior design philosophy is built around timeless design with long-term thinking in mind. That doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy a good trend when we see one. The 2023 design trends are all about personalization and making your mark on your home. Forget about builder-grade, flat, emotionless designs. It’s […]

The Number One Reason You Need to Hire an Interior Designer

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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 talk to you. By the end, you’ll fall in love with us. We’re not vain […]

How to Select the Right Renovator

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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 for this critical and major investment in your home? Would you put your money in […]

How to Prepare for Your Renovation

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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 will guide you through the most important renovation preparation steps. 1. Advise your insurance company […]

A Renovation Love Story

Designer and client sip coffee while sitting on cozy chairs in a renovated living room.

At KHD we love stories.  Happily, we get to live them with our clients every month! Here’s a renovation love story for the ages! This sweet couple had been married for about a year when we first met them back in 2016. They asked for our help to transform their master suite into a cozy […]

Considering a Kitchen Renovation?

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Considering a kitchen renovation?  We LOVE renovating. At Krista Hermanson Design & Construction, the before and after transformations never cease to thrill us!  Planning For Your Kitchen Renovation A well-conceived design plan is the often-overlooked first step to ensure a happy result. Careful planning is synonymous with avoiding costly mistakes. We’ve all known someone who […]

Celebrating a Fantastic 15 Years of Calgary Interior Design

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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 area families to co-create spaces that they love living in. It’s my commitment to keep […]

Hygge Reflections on Adventures of 2018

Freshly baked muffins and coffee sitting on a kitchen island looking out into a winter wonderland.

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 consider the many hygge reflections on the adventures of KHD in 2018. This year we […]

The Joy of Hygge

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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.  At KHD, the central of these is the concept of hygge. Hygge is the magic, […]

7 Must Know Decorating Tips for a Designer’s Touch

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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 re-inventing a tired room that needs some love or fluffing up what is already there […]

Secrets to a Successful First Meeting with your Calgary Interior Designer

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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 HGTV – having watched designers work their magic on television, people now have a much […]

How to Hire the Right Calgary Home Renovation Company

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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 network If you know someone who has had a great experience with hiring a renovator, […]