If you’ve been following along on our Instagram stories, you may have noticed a new face around the #kresswellcave! With the company growing daily, we are excited to announce that we’ve expanded the team and welcomed Mckinley on board! Mckinley has been such a great addition and an exciting new creative mind to have in the office! We thought it would be fun to ask her some questions to help us all get to know her on the blog!
What were you doing before you joined Kresswell?
I always knew I had a passion for Interior Design growing up, as my family moved around a lot and I always inserted myself into all the design decisions! When I graduated high school I worked in a show home for a little while trying to figure out the road I wanted to take to get an education in the design world. I enrolled at the U of A and took one course in the residential interiors program there, later deciding I wanted to try out NAIT’s program. Fast forward two years and here I am, graduated and at my dream job!
I had been following along with their social media for a while, and really connected with their design style (Also, do they not seem like the best people to be around, which I can confirm is true! LOL) That’s when I decided to put myself out there and reach out to see if they would take a chance on a recent grad joining their team! To my surprise the answer was yes, and the rest is history! I am so lucky to have gotten this opportunity and it has been the perfect fit for me!
What inspires you creatively?
There are so many outlets now a days with social media to get the inspiration flowing, that I often find myself scrolling Pinterest and Instagram! I also am that annoying person pointing out the floor tile at a restaurant with my family (LOL)! So I definitely take inspiration from everywhere I go!
What’s your favourite area of design to work in?
Residential, for sure. I love doing the finish selections and pulling a concept together for a client!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with family, friends and my cat Chloe (LOL)! Also, I hate to admit it, but I often find myself in front of the TV binging my favourite shows! I’m also a big movie goer, partly due to the popcorn! Which leads me to one of the things I probably spend the most time doing which is eating, I can always find a good excuse to go out and eat! (LOL)!
Who are the first designers that come up in your IG feed?
Amber Interiors, always! Studio McGee and the LD Shoppe are favourites, and I also can’t help but love Amanda Hamilton too.
Thanks Mckinley! We are SO excited to have you onboard!