14 Mar Four Phases of an Interior Design Project

Last year, I spoke at several printing shows, such as the Printing United Expo and the Wide-format Summit. Each time, printers are energized to start selling directly to the interior design market, but many don’t know where to begin. I often recommend they start by familiarizing themselves with the industry. Attending industry trade shows such […]


4 Jan Design Pool Turns 5!

This week, Design Pool turns 5! I launched Design Pool back in 2019 so I could bring the magic of digital, on-demand printing to the commercial interior design market. As I’ve learned these past few years, owning your own business is full of peaks and valleys. And those peaks and valleys are all the more […]


26 Sep Design Pool Website Updates

This summer, I have been hard at work with my web developer, making improvements to the Design Pool website. I am so excited to let you know the website is now faster and easier to navigate. Whether you’re a printer licensing designs, or an interior designer looking for the perfect pattern, we think you’ll enjoy […]

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2 Feb Poetry of Color from Ultrafabrics

Thank you so much to the team at Ultrafabrics for inviting Kristen to talk about color as part of their Poetry of Color series. Any day I get to talk about color and trends is a good day! Especially when I get to do it someplace beautiful. Thanks so much for inviting me to be […]

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16 Aug Wide-format Summit Recap

One of the common themes at the Wide-format Summit, presented by Wide-format Impressions in July, was that at the start, no one really knew what to expect. The summit was a unique format and a new event. Guests were invited to attend, at no cost to them, and the attendee list was limited so as […]

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2 May My Snow Farm Art Residency

This spring, I had the opportunity to participate as an artist in residence at Snow Farm, The New England Craft Program in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, for two weeks. It was the first time since graduate school that I had an extended period devoted solely to being creative. There were no limitations or requirements. I spent two […]

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9 Nov Denyne Designs Opens Up About Process

Denyne Sanville is the founder and luxury design specialist at Denyne Designs, a full-service, residential, interior architectural design firm. Founded in 2003, Denyne Designs is located in Dunstable, Massachusetts. An award-winning design firm, they specialize in kitchen and bath design and remodeling. Yet their service offerings don’t stop there. With over 40 years of combined […]


10 Aug Building on Hope Construction Update

I’ve written before about how much I love working on the the Building on Hope Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven project. The renovation and big reveal was supposed to happen over a two week period back in May. And, well, you know the story. As with most things in 2020, the original timeline went out […]

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6 Mar Design Tip: Refresh on a Budget

One of my favorite ways to freshen up a room while trying to stick to a budget is with a statement-making accent wall. You get so much bang for your buck! With a little creativity, you can create an accent wall that you can refresh seasonally or whenever you need to breathe a breath of […]


10 Feb 2020 Spring Runway Color Trends

At Design Pool, we love tracking trends, and color is one of our favorite trends to track. Color is such an integral part of our day to day business and color trends are constantly providing direction and inspiration to our designers as they color designs for the market’s end-use. Over the years, we have learned […]


4 Sep Digital Textile Printing, ITNH Explains the Basics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From high print resolutions to limitless creative possibilities, digital textile printing opens up a world of opportunities for DIYers and businesses both small and large. But the textile printing process can be a bit more comprehensive than printing on materials like vinyl or paper, so it’s important to have a solid grasp of the basics. […]


5 Jul NeoCon 2019 Trends and Analysis

Overview It was another fun June in Chicago! Neocon 2019 was my 20th, so I probably need to stop counting. No matter how many times I’ve been, I’m always inspired and I truly believe the show is still the best way to see all the latest products in one location while packing in as many […]