Designer Series: Form and Function with Kristen Dena Design
Working with an interior designer can be an exciting yet intimidating experience. The key is finding someone who truly cares. Simple, right? Meeting Kristen Mullen of @kristendenadesign has made us a believer of a professional interior designer who, not only sticks to the budget, but someone who puts forth the importance of function and flow in a home. We did something a bit different this time – instead of giving Kristen two pieces to style, we gave her three and girl, did she deliver. Fun fact: she used to be an educator so we knew she’s a toughie and can handle a challenge. She’s a purveyor of making the space work based upon a person’s lifestyle and can be done so by simply being mindful of which furniture pieces and accents to design the space with. Take a look into Kristen’s way of creating spaces with form and function.
Kristen takes on a large living room sectional and two occasional sets to demonstrate versatile multi-purpose furniture design.
Style using a combination of Mor Furniture furniture accents, studio props and Kristen's very own personal accent decor pieces.
Set #1: Hansel Sectional
Kristen’s first set was the Hansel 4 Piece Sectional in Anello Charcoal. The Hansel is an ultra-contemporary collection featuring soft chenille fabric, low profile deep seating, customizable, and offers a level of comfort you could find if placed in a family room or theatre room. It currently comes in two different colors and is available as configurable sectionals, sofa, loveseat, chairs, and ottoman. Kristen styled the Hansel keeping in mind the space as intimate yet comfortable with an open flow. She kept it cozy by adding two Flax Swivel Chairs in Linen, the Boswell Coffee Table and End Table, the Granada Rug in Washed Ivory 8x10 for warmth, and the Wrenleigh Wall Art for size and statement. We loved how Kristen made the, typically large, Hansel sectional look and feel compact and extra homey. She finished off the look with light touches of accent décor with the Malthace Table Lamp and accent pillows perfectly placed in the corner sectional for a soft contrast. The versatility of this living room design can easily entertain a large party or settle in for an intimate gathering.
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Kristen’s official website: https://kristendenadesign.com/