MEET KRISTEN

Kristen is the principal designer and owner of Studio Thomas. Her career started in real estate, where the world of home building eventually led her to study interior design. With nearly 20 years in the industry, her education pairs with experience to create a refined expertise in designing and building homes.

Since founding her firm in 2013, Kristen has worked on a wide variety of projects, each unique in size, scope, and style. Her aesthetic is clean and modern, focusing on the power of architecture, simplicity, and texture. Her design method is one that elevates your own style, while adding value to your home and depth to its story. 

 
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MEET THE TEAM

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EMILY THOMPSON - REGISTERED ARCHITECT, LEED AP

Emily is a registered architect with over 13 years of hospitality and commercial experience, including golf and country clubhouses, resorts and spas, custom residential, and multi-family projects. She has a bachelor degree in environmental design and a masters in architecture from the University of Colorado. Emily has had the opportunity to manage a variety of project types, budgets, and schedules. This includes overseeing multi-million dollar designs to complex and budget conscious redesigns. She enjoys detail-oriented projects that allow her to work directly with clients, helping them achieve their dream by meeting and exceeding their expectations.

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ROBYN MCCARLEY - Lead Designer

Robyn has been an invaluable asset to Studio Thomas since 2014. Her keen eye for design and building relationships with our clients is what makes her such a instrument of success at ST. With an attention to detail that is unmatched, Robyn enjoys building relationships with our clients and listens intently to every detail to ensure we execute a home our clients can call their own. She loves the sourcing process and is always on the hunt to find unique and different conversations pieces.

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KRISTIN DRAKE - LEAD DESIGNER

Kristin has been immersed in the art and design industry for the last 15 years, first studying fine art and then beginning her career with high-end residential furniture sales. While working in the showroom, she returned to school to complete her second degree in interior design. Using her knowledge of art history, color theory, architecture and interior design, and leaning on her experiences of owning a small business in her early 20’s, Kristin has propelled her career forward in high-end residential design. Her greatest strength is designing and overseeing large scale new construction and renovation projects. Kristin was born into a family of home builders, engineers, and artists so this has always been a very natural path for her. She loves to create environments that leave you with a feeling and give you something to talk about. 

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HEATHER HILL - LEAD DESIGNER

Heather has over a decade of high-end interior design experience with large scale projects all across the country. She has an incredible eye for the finest details and brings a sophisticated style to the Studio Thomas team. She loves designing in layers using contrasting textures and finishes and adding unexpected details to furniture and soft goods. Heather brings our client’s homes together through space planning, furniture layouts, materials and finish selection, custom furniture design, and lighting selection.

Heather graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Interior Design and a minor in Architecture. She’s endlessly inspired by fashion and jewelry and loves the Colorado outdoors.

 

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KIEU NGUYEN - LEAD DESIGNER

Kieu joined our team fall of 2017 while in the throws of design school. With her experience in all things design, she has been so valuable to our team. She is a cut above the rest and raises the standard for how our company runs. Kieu's efficiency with CAD has allowed us to serve our clients and elevate the overall design experience. Her willingness to assist the team - with anything and everything - is a testament to her work ethic and passion for good design.

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JOY BEACON - PURCHASER 

Joy handles all pricing and purchasing for client projects by connecting the dots between the design phase and installation. Joy's capacity to manage our clients and their projects allows us to source custom pieces and ultimately create unique designs. We rely on her level of organization to execute every last detail, from ordering fabric and finish samples to furnishings for entire homes. Joy works with over 100 vendors, all while keeping our projects tightly managed and on track. 

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KAYLENE BITTER - EXPEDITER

Kaylene manages and coordinates all client orders. Her ability to maintain this side of our business allows us to have control over our projects throughout the entire shipping process, from order to delivery. Her contribution to our team keeps our projects on course, tracking every last sofa, sconce and side table from vendors around the world. We depend on her ability to coordinate the backend of our projects and help us deliver thoughtful, complete designs to our clients. 

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JOEY RHEEM - MARKETING / PR DIRECTOR

Joey is responsible for overseeing our overall marketing plan and building/maintaining relationships with media and industry partners. She has been in the luxury real estate and design industry for the past two decades, from corporate management positions to brand development, marketing, and creative direction. Joey is an avid traveler and foodie, which works in our favor, because she always brings in new design inspiration and lifestyle trends from exploring new cities, boutique hotels, and restaurants. She thrives on connecting with people and loves sharing our design projects with magazines, bloggers, and other media. Connect with Joey if you would like to coordinate an interview, photoshoot, coffee meet-up, or invite Studio Thomas to an industry event! Send her an email: joey@studio-thomas.com.