Tastemaker Tour with Kirsten Krason

In the excitement for this fall's One Room Challenge reveals tomorrow (and linking participants Thursday), I thought I'd throwback to this adorable design by the ever talented Kirsten Krason of House of Jade. Kirsten designed this sweet space in last season's ORC for her daughter Jane & of course I was thrilled that she incorporated our Fuchsia brushstroke lamp in the space! I've been a fan of Kirsten's for years so chatting design with her was long overdue.


Tell us about little lady Jane's bedroom you designed!

Jane's room was such a fun space for me! I love kid's rooms because you can go really bold with color.  The room is small so I had to be careful with where I brought in the wow factor. I chose to create a focal point with some oversized art and then punch it up with colorful pillows, a pink chair and a teal rug.  I opted for a toddler bed instead of a twin because the room is so teeny.  To balance out all the color I kept the dresser and bed white.

Photos by Lindsey Orton

Having started off your design career as an individual designer with 6th Street Design School, how does the design process differ now that you’re partnered with Erin Morgan for House of Jade Interiors? What are the highlights, any challenges?

As with any transition there were some growing pains but overall the process of turning my own business into the House of Jade brand has been amazing! Erin is one of my best friends so we are really comfortable with each other.  We bounce ideas off each other really well now.  It took awhile to get our design minds in sync but now most of our projects flow really seamlessly.  She brings a different eye to the table which helps broaden our designs. I gravitate towards colors and she loves neutrals so it's been fun to blend our two styles. The best part of working with your best friend is that it makes work fun! 

Photos by Kate Osborne

You are a master at mixing textiles in your designs! How do you approach picking out patterns and colors for your client’s spaces?

I always like to start with a color scheme and go from there.  If there are too many bold patterns I'll throw in a solid to break it up or some good neutrals. I think the key is to not worry about it being perfect. Oftentimes it's the most unexpected patterns and colors that look best together.  Just be careful with pattern scale so nothing competes with anything else. 


Any favorite home décor stores in Salt Lake City you can recommend to our readers?

When we are shopping for clients we always make a stop at Alice Lane! We also love Nest Boutique in South Jordan for fun and unique finds.  Anthropologie has all kinds of treasures as well. If we are looking for some vintage items we love Home Again.

Via Alice Lane Home

I'm so delighted Kirsten stopped by today! If you are on Instagram, I highly recommend you follow House of Jade's beautiful feed! Also, this was just a small taste of the duo's designs, be sure check out their portfolio here!