After a six-year hiatus, Interior Designer Kristin Rowell has re-joined Kendall Wilkinson Design, as Principal. Kristin excels at creating highly personalized and beautiful living environments for her clientele. Her wide knowledge base, understanding of scale and proportions, and innate sense of color and texture allow her to create spaces of enduring quality and understated grace.
Kristin’s keen interest in the effect of one’s surroundings was piqued by the ever-evolving interiors of the Victorian home on the Peninsula, where she was born and raised. Travels to Europe with her family sparked her interest in fine arts, architecture, and fashion at a young age. The cobblestone streets and ancient church spires juxtaposed with the modern architecture and chic fashion scene gave Kristin a lasting impression of the possibilities of design.
After obtaining a BFA in Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder, Kristin spent several years working for various Bay Area residential design firms and showrooms, including founding an eponymous firm, prior to joining Kendall Wilkinson Design.
Collaboration is important to Kristin. She has achieved noteworthy results by working closely with her clients, her team, and her established network of trusted resources, with projects that have been featured in multiple design and lifestyle magazines. Kristin’s ability to successfully collaborate with architects, contractors, and other key players makes implementing design and interior architecture a seamless process. Clients soon learn they can depend on Kristin for sure guidance and attention to detail and that she will make well-considered decisions on their behalf.
Kristin currently resides in Palo Alto with her husband Deke, a landscape architect, and their three children. She loves spending time in the outdoors and can frequently be found running, hiking, paddle boarding, or skiing.