Hearthstone Interior Design, LLC was founded in 2002 by owner Kirstin Havnaer who was raised in the Pacific Northwest by a family of carpenters and artists.
Her life experiences have taught her much about the meaning of home and its important role in one’s overall well-being. “Our home environments are the only place of reprieve from the chaotic outer world, and I believe they should be treated accordingly when it comes to their design.” she says. “Besides…somebody’s gotta save people from their misguided HGTV beliefs about remodeling a home for $50 and in under 24 hours. It’s a total nightmare!”
Kirstin graduated from both the Heritage School of Interior Design (Beaverton, OR) and the Western School of Feng Shui (San Diego, CA). Kirstin is a proud member of the following organizations:
- NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) – currently serving as the VP-Membership for the local Columbia River Chapter
- IACC (International Association of Color Consultants, Associate Member)
- IDS (Interior Design Society, Associate Member)
- IFSG (International Feng Shui Guild, Red Ribbon Member)
Kirstin’s undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters in Business Administration have served her well in running a successful business and helping people come together in tough design decisions (which sometimes require a little on-the-spot “marriage counseling”). Her passion for the use of color and energy flow in interior spaces has propelled her into a realm of interior design not currently served by others in the Pacific Northwest. She has consulted for architectural firms, builders, businesses, and home-owners alike who seek environments that support them physically and emotionally, while maintaining optimal levels of comfort and productivity. She sees her passion as an inescapable opportunity to serve people and make the world a more comfortable place – one room at a time. Kirstin describes her design philosophy this way, “It’s not about what color the wall becomes versus the sofa, but rather it’s about creating an atmosphere that supports the individuals who spend time there. Trends and fads can’t do that, but designing around the understanding of the human response can.” And that’s what design is all about at Hearthstone.