Hi there! It’s so nice to meet you! My name is Kristy Mastrandonas, and I’m the voice behind the blog.
I am a licensed and registered interior designer in Texas, which in a nutshell means…I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, and passed a rigorous 2-Day exam (NCIDQ). In addition, I also take continuing educational courses each year to maintain my professional status with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners and coveted industry organizations, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interior Design Society (IDS).
So, that’s the bells & whistles side to my story, but my story actually began at a much younger age. Like most creative types, I’ve always had a passion for creating beautiful things. My earliest memory of me “practicing” interior design was when I was around 8 years old. I received a Barbie Dream House, along with Barbie and friends, as well as some clothing and furniture items. Well, it wasn’t long before that I discovered my interest was more in their clothing than in the dolls. I had used all their clothing to make bedspreads, rugs, curtains, and artwork, and unfortunately for Barbie and friends, they ended up in the corner of my closet, naked, with their shoes on! Also from a very young age, I constantly rearranged and redecorated my bedroom, and other rooms in the house (when my mom would let me). And for fun, I would draw floor plans and perspective drawings. Little did I know that I was honing my craft.
Flash forward a few decades later, and now I’ve been designing interiors for almost 30 years (yikes!). Throughout those years, I’ve had the privilege of designing and decorating hundreds of luxury model homes, private residences, club houses, and retail stores. And for the past 17 years, I’ve owned and operated, Kristy Mastrandonas Interior Design & Styling (KMIDS), specializing in residential interior design. I offer traditional interior design services, as well as E-Design services. If you would like to learn more about me and KMIDS, as well as view a portfolio of my work, you can find that information here, here, and here.