Kristopher Dukes’s interior design work includes one of Dwell.com’s most popular stories, the transformation of a 1930s beach bungalow into an 800-square-foot zen retreat. Her work has been featured in South Bay magazine, and her Dwell-published renovation and decoration of her own 1980s Ray Kappe home was praised by the SCI-ARC founder and seminal architect himself, who says, “It’s much nicer than the original."
“My first considerations are how you live, the unique world you want to create, and the story you want to tell yourself and your guests,” says Kristopher. “Second to that, is making your world and your story and your furnishings and your home’s architecture feel like a layered but seamless whole. Your home should be interesting and beautiful – and a completely comfortable experience.”
Kristopher’s aesthetic is inspired by Japanese architecture, French modernism, and her hometown, Los Angeles, a city that has nurtured an organic modernism that brings the outdoors in, and still vibrates with the subtle theatricality of its historical Hollywood homes. “Maybe it’s due to growing up in Los Angeles and loving classic movies,” says Kristopher, “but I believe in the idea of your home setting the stage for the life you dream of living.”
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