It’s no surprise that the fresh and timeless style that interior designer
Kriste Michelini creates for
her clients is also found in her Danville, California office. Starting with crisp white walls, Michelini uses bold accents and flexible furnishings to make the open
office space ideal for collaboration but also perfect for quiet concentration. 68
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“I wanted to create a fresh clean envelope since we look at color for projects all day long," says Michelini of her design studio. Inspired by menswear fashion, the designer chose a heather grey flannel for the tufted sofa, grey hide lucite stools, dark brown leather office chairs and black lighting over the living room, island and conference table. The patterns on the Saarinen chair cushions in the conference room are all menswear fabrics from Holland and Sherry. A living room vignette with bookshelves displaying a rotating cast of accessories used in clients’ homes offers plenty of seating for team meetings.
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A main island houses a library of fabric, wood and finishing samples and is where design collaboration occurs.
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Michelini created a comfortable space to meet with clients, using large barn doors to create a private nook that is used for as a conference room for meetings.
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The conference room has a well-stocked bar cart – a must-have for client meetings!
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The studio entry is all about contrasts. Michelini paired black chairs, task lamps and a mobile with white parsons desks for a super clean look.