We are excited to announce a new addition to the Spruce team! Krysti started at Spruce in late September as an intern for the front of house operations. Meredith has been putting her hard to work organizing and managing the fabric selection as well as retail inventory. Recently we decided to bring Krysti on as Meredith’s “front gal” pal.
Krysti was nice enough to answer a few questions for us so you all could get to know her a little better.
1. Tell us what you’ve been up to lately at the Art Institute of Austin.
At The Art Institute, I have been working on getting my interior design portfolio together for the upcoming portfolio show. I would like my specialty to be in furniture design, but I still have a lot to learn. So far I think rendering would be one of the best attributes I’ve gained during school.
2. Do you have any pets?
I have one cat named Combo. He’s adorable and thinks he’s a dog which is a plus.
3. What do you like to do in your free time?
I try to relax in my free time or go to a hula hoop class. (My goal is fire hooping…)
4. Favorite color?
5. Favorite fabric company?
6. Favorite band?
There are WAY too many to pick just one. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Florence and the Machine.
7. Favorite book?
Right now I’m reading Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential; he’s so crass and humorous to read.
8. Favorite Austin restaurant?
A few years ago that would have been easy, Las Manitas. Since that is shut down, I’m not sure… possibly Perlas?
9. Next upholstery project? Do you have any?
I hope to have some in the future. None planned as of right now.
10. What do you love about Spruce?
I will have to agree with most of the clients. Spruce has a great atmosphere. It has an Austin, down-to-earth, homey feel coming from everywhere.
11. Favorite Interior Designer?
Hmmm, Kelly Wearstler?
12. Favorite design period?
13. Favorite TV show (Spruce TV doesn’t count:)?
She’ll be here on Saturdays and a few days a week, so stop by and meet her in person. Also, November 15 is her birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Krysti!! We hope you had a wonderful day!