MEET KRISTEN

 

Kristen is the principal designer and owner of Studio Thomas. Her career started early 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, building and decorating homes. 

Since founding her firm in 2013, Kristen has worked on a wide variety of projects, each unique in size, scope & style. Her aesthetic is clean and modern, focusing on the power of architecture, simplicity & 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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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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KIEU NGUYEN - DESIGN ASSISTANT

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 elevates 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!

 

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KAYT JOHNSON - ASSISTANT to kristen + the team

From the moment you call in and inquire with us to your install day, Kayt will be there to support you and the design team! Day to day she assists Kristen and the team with whatever comes their way. More than anything she is honored to be a part of a team that is simply kind and creative... And she wants to only add good things to the mix. If at any point you need something, you are welcome to connect with Kayt - she will get you where you need to go!