Designer Profile: Kristen Panitch Interiors

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I recently came across designer, Kristen Panitch’s work for the first time and was thrilled to have stumbled upon her portfolio. Based in Los Angeles, Kristen’s work certainly exudes that special brand of cool California elegance that has come to be associated with the area. What I love most about the spaces Kristen designs is the way in which she mixes traditional silhouettes and classic shapes with bohemian fabrics to create incredibly warm, inviting spaces. As you’ll see in these images, Kristen is a master at mixing ethnic textiles like ikats and hand-blocked prints with beni ourain rugs and other exotic pieces. Lately, I’ve been increasingly drawn to bohemian interiors, so naturally, I love that Kristen designs spaces that exude a bohemian vibe while maintaining an air of sophistication.

kristen panitch5 {Notice how many patterns coexist beautifully in this living room. The bold piece of art is the perfect way of bringing everything together.}

kristen panitch8 {Doesn’t this game room/media room look inviting? I would take this cozy and functional set-up over a gimmicky home theatre any day.}

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{Another Cozy Room for Lounging and Watching TV—I actually love the way in which she used the same striped fabric on the seating, walls, window treatment, and the inset panels on the built-in. The color palette and stripes keep it from being overwhelming. Instead, it creates a super cozy vibe that summons you into the room.}

kristen panitch rustic4 {A Lovely Seating Area}

kristen panitch rustic3 {I adore this kitchen. The cabinetry is spectacular. I also love the lighting and stools.}

kristen panitch palisades {This is such a great example of mixing styles and patterns successfully in an open-plan space.}

kristen panitch palisades5 {I am dying over this bedroom and dressing room. First, notice the amazing ceiling in the bedroom and the gorgeous club chairs swathed in sumptuous tangerine velvet. Then, admire the beautiful built-ins and brass lighting (French Library Double Wall Lamps and a Basil Flush Mount from Circa Lighting) and hardware in this dream dressing room.

kristen panitch rustic5 {Isn’t this bedroom lovely as well?}

kristen panitch palisades6 {I am in love with this gorgeous bathroom. Notice the glamorous brass vanity.}

kristen panitch riviera2 {The patterns in this bedroom are done in such a graphic way that the look is really modern. It’s a serene, yet hip bedroom.}

kristen panitch rustic 6 {Isn’t this built-in bed adorable? I love the bold striped rug paired with the floral pattern of the headboard and drapes.}

kristen panitch10 {You may have seen this bedroom before as it has made the rounds on Pinterest. Isn’t this a brilliant use of space? The built-in bunk beds and desks completely maximize the space to allow for plenty of room to play.}

kristen panitch sm5 {More Amazing Cabinetry and Hardware, This Time, In a Mud Room—How beautiful are the painted cement tile floors?}

Which of these rooms is your favorite?

{Images via Kristen Panitch Interiors}

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  1. She has a unique perspective, and it works. I hate to say it, though, but she needs to hire a professional photographer. The poorly-lit shots don’t do her work justice.