Our home environments are the only places of reprieve from the chaotic outer world, and I believe they should be treated accordingly when it comes to design.” – Kirstin S. Havnaer, Founder, Hearthstone Interior Design LLC
Kirstin Havnaer, a Pacific Northwest native who was raised in a family of homebuilders, architects, and artists, founded Hearthstone Interior Design LLC in 2002. Kirstin’s upbringing naturally engrained in her an undeniable sense of the power of aesthetics and functionality in the home. Despite this intrinsic understanding, Kirstin took what some may call an untraditional path to becoming an interior designer. As fate would have it, this path has led Kirstin, and Hearthstone Interior Design LLC, to become an even more exceptional and unique company.
Perpetually curious about human nature, Kirstin pursued an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and then worked her way through a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. After working in the corporate world (without much creative inspiration), Kirstin decided to get back to her roots and delve more into her artistic side. She once again immersed herself in education, by earning her AKBD certification (Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer) through the National Kitchen & Bath Association – the country’s lead organization in kitchen and bath design and design education. She also graduated from the Western School of Feng Shui, Heritage School of Interior Design, and completed studies with the IACC (International Association of Color Consulting) – who are the worlds’ expert organization on how color, neuropsychology, and physiology collectively affect human behavior. By then, the embers of a new vocation had been stoked, and Kirstin found her true calling...
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Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, December 30, 2015 |
DANBURY, Conn. - For the 10th consecutive year, Ethan Allen will serve as the primary source of furniture and décor for the HGTV Dream Home, set to be revealed on a network special on New Year’s Day.
The 20th annual HGTV Dream Home, a 3,100-square-foot Caribbean-inspired getaway with spectacular water views, is located in Merritt Island, Fla. This is the first time that HGTV has opted to remodel an existing home, instead of building a new one. The home will be awarded to the winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 Giveaway.
The remodeling transformation was the creative work of HGTV Dream Home designer Brian Patrick Flynn, who shopped the Ethan Allen Design Center in Manhattan to select the furniture, upholstery, window treatments, and accessories that would make his vision for a sophisticated Floridian escape a reality.
Flynn chose a cool palette of blue-grays and ivory with some punches of terracotta. He filled the breezy home with an array of Ethan Allen styles, all suitable for its coastal chic vibe.
“The most enjoyable thing for me was having the ability to shop at one place to furnish the entire home,” said Flynn. “With Ethan Allen, it was all done in New York City over just two days. That really made the entire process enjoyable and easy.”
“We’re honored to be furnishing the HGTV Dream Home for the 10th year in a row,” said Ethan Allen chairman, president and CEO Farooq Kathwari. “This is a wonderful partnership for us, and the home is a beautifully designed showcase for our furniture, accessories and art.”
For a virtual tour of the home, visit here.