Kris Nunn, a local designer, decided to move her business back to Montana two years ago. She is a lifetime learner with broad areas of interest and uses her extensive wisdom in holistic health as a lens for designing homes which facilitate maximum health, happiness, and functionality for her clients.
Kris describes the roots of her interest in design beginning when she was a young child, “while playing with blocks on the living room floor, making rooms, step-downs, windows, and doorways, then fashioning furniture from colored cubes and cylinders.”
As she grew and became more aware of living spaces, she “noticed their capacity to reflect the personalities and philosophies of those living in them; as each individual is unique, it seemed that their spatial environments could express this to provide comfort and be an area for self-expression.”
This extensive background working with both artisans and clients has given Kris the remarkable ability to make a collaborative conversation with a client flow into a comprehensive design plan which utilizes every element of the senses–from light level to color, texture, sound, scent, and temperature–to reflect a client’s personality, yielding a home which is not only visually beautiful but also intimately purposeful in design.
Kris’s philosophy is that homes should be sustainably personal, to create homes which “will last over the next hundred years,” but have room to grow and change as her clients and their families do. When creating architectural designs, Kris considers the future plans for her clients and their families–she delegates spaces which can transition from being a playroom for young children into a study space as they grow, or a home gym above a garage which can be transformed into an apartment. She encourages her clients to find a theme of items for them to collect when they travel, so that their home is always becoming more unique and filled with memories. To Kris, “design is not just vision or a well-staged picture; it is meant to evoke an attunement with their space.”
If you’re looking for a self-aware smart home furnished with the trendiest accents à la Parasite or Ex Machina, Kris may not be the designer for you. However, if you want a space to kick your shoes off and binge-watch your favorite series, where you can make beautiful, delicious messes with your kids in the kitchen, where you can go directly from catching snowflakes on your tongue in your jacuzzi to lounging in custom water-resistant chairs by the warmth of your fireplace, then Kris is the designer you’re looking for.