"Buy what you love. You can always make it work." - Annie Selke
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Since 2010, Kristin Campbell, owner of Kristin Therese Designs, has been successfully helping homeowners with their home design & decorating and staging needs. She is extremely proud to be the founder of the RESA Minneapolis Area Chapter – part of the national Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), which is the first and most highly regarded association for the home staging industry. Kristin held the position of the chapter’s first President from 2016 - 2018 and she's back on the board serving as the 2023 President-elect and the 2024 President. In 2022, the RESA Minneapolis Area Chapter won Chapter of the Year!
Kristin's passion is helping people love the space they're in, which she does through her E-Design and Design Consultation & Project services. Clients love the ease of working with Kristin on E-Design - where she creates beautiful custom room designs to fit all styles and budgets! Many of her Design projects include helping to select updates such as new paint colors for exteriors and interiors, updated finishes such as flooring, cabinets and countertops, refresh the look of a home by re-styling bookcases, arranging artwork and home decor, outline furniture arrangements that make sense for both the space and how it is utilized and shop for key new décor to create beautiful interiors. In 2019, Kristin also added Airbnb/Rental Property Staging to her list of successful projects!
Occupied Home Staging Consultations are another of Kristin's specialties! One of her top talents and strengths is creatively utilizing the seller’s own items to make dramatic transformations that will appeal to buyers. Her detailed Home Staging Report, which is included in her consultation, is frequently praised by agents and sellers.
In addition to being fully insured, Kristin provides value to her clients by connecting them with trusted vendors who can help to execute some of the necessary pieces in completing a home decorating or staging project. These vendors include painters, residential cleaners, handyman services, contractors, etc. Another benefit her clients can tap into are the many discounts she passes along from local and online retailers and wholesalers. These savings can really add up; especially when working on a larger project.
Prior to embarking on her career in home staging, Kristin was fortunate to follow her passion for travel for close to 20 years. Her position as a Senior Meeting & Event Planner allowed her to travel the world, as well as fine-tune her skills in project management, contract negotiations, comprehensive incentive program and large meeting (2,500+ participants) development, creating detailed budgets, and often working in high-pressure situations involving very tight deadlines.
Kristin grew up in Deephaven, MN and graduated from Minnetonka High School before heading to the University of Minnesota. Soon after, she transferred to St. Cloud State University, where she graduated with a degree in Geography with an emphasis in Travel Tourism. Kristin and her husband, Jason, have lived in Waconia since 2004. In their free time they enjoy traveling, golfing, scenic motorcycle rides, watching movies, working in their yard and spending quality time with family and friends.
Kristin proudly claims herself to be a “crazy cat lady” and is very passionate about animal welfare and rescue. She's been obsessed with Prince since the age of 12 and is a music fanatic who attends as many concerts as she possibly can! She also enjoys traveling, reading and shopping thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales for unique treasures.