I've worked with Kirtlye on a number of projects, both here in Santa Fe, and in New York. Her great eye for detail, and superb sense of style, instills great confidence, and just as important, she makes it fun! Renovating or redecorating is always stressful, but somehow it never seemed that way with Kirtlye on board.
Kirtlye worked for us 10 years ago to help us decorate a 1918 Bay Area former hunting lodge that we purchased to convert to our home. Not an easy task! Somehow, she succeeded in bringing elegance and order to a disjointed old structure and garden. We have loved living in the much improved spaces. So when it came time to renovate our Santa Cruz beach house, we considered working with no one else. We wanted the house to morph from clichéd beach cottage to sophisticated "pied a sable." As it nears completion, it is clear that Kirtlye has managed to accomplish it. From concept (interior and exterior) to budgeting (and staying within it!), scheduling, sourcing and installation, Kirtlye is an expert at all that she does. We couldn't be more delighted with the results and the experience. Delightful to work with and able to stay calm and find creative solutions when those stressfully unexpected (and inevitable) challenges arise, we wouldn't dream of working with anyone else!
Kirtlye Parker has enormous originality in her design and vision. She creates space that recognizes the uniqueness of the area, the needs of the client and somehow makes everything better than you could imagine. She is fun to work with; her enthusiasm infectious. She has created home and office spaces that have just made me happy and productive. Currenly we are working on the design and decoration of the entryway Santa Fe courtyard in my home. She helped me 13 years ago when we were building and now is helping create a fresh, inviting and vibrant look.
I have worked with Kirtlye Parker on various projects over many years including a loft style pied-a-terre in San Francisco; post adobe home in Carmel Valley and ranch house also in Carmel Valley.
Her services included fully furnishing my San Francisco pied-a-tierre including linens, dishes, furniture and art. She also assisted in designing the interior and exterior space in our Carmel Valley post adobe and most recently our ranch home in Carmel Valley. Kirtlye is able to develop a finished project within your budget constraints without sacrificing design and aesthetics.