Kristen Lisenby has always been interested in art, but her interest in interior design was sparked by watching the TV show “Trading Spaces”. She earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design from the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University and she’s been doing residential design ever since.
Tell us something about yourself that your clients might be surprised to learn.
I designed a kitchen for the TV show “Kitchen Crashers: Worst Kitchen in America”. They were looking for a design to improve the “Ugliest Kitchen in America” and selected my design. The kitchen project was a huge endeavor because everything that would normally take a month to accomplish had to be done in three days! We worked really long hours, but it was an amazing experience and the results were absolutely incredible.
Do you think the role of the kitchen has changed since you started designing?
The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, that will never change. I believe designs should be classic and flexible, so they stand the test of time. Many people are moving away from formal dining rooms, so I see a lot more seating in the kitchen. This encourages families to gather in the kitchen. And, in today’s environment, kitchens all over America have turned into home offices.
Whether it’s on TV or in real life, Kristen never fails to deliver transformational designs that her clients will enjoy for years to come.
As lead Kitchen and Bath Designer for Waypoint Living Spaces®, my goal is to become a partner and support you in the creation of beautiful living spaces. As a busy mother of two, I have a true understanding and appreciation for a well-designed, functional space. That's why I'm here - to deliver expert support and content that makes your job easier. Together, let's achieve exactly what you have in mind!
Jennifer LeMarr, CKBD
Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer