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From the Clients  


           Design Build - Retirement  Aging in Place 

"Dear Kathryn,  My wife June and I would like to thank you immensely for your kind mentorship, patience, and exceptional design talents shown throughout the planning and construction of our new timber frame home.  Your attentive help from since the start has been invaluable.  You have given us a sense of security and trust in your abilities and have made an often emotional process of building a new home smoother and enjoyable in so many ways. We are grateful for your dedicated attention to our retirement needs concerning the laying out the rooms for making them functional, absolutely beautiful,  and enjoyable to use. The knowledge you have shared with teaching us about how color works with the body and mind is fascinating!  Your passion,  talent and creativity are clearly applied throughout the entire home with the room layouts,  kitchen, bath, and cabinetry design, finish selections, and lighting and plumbing fixtures. We could not be more pleased with the end results with your vision in delivering us our dream home."                                                                                                                                                  Thank you again,

Jerry + June Demers

Retired Owners l  Agawa Crafts + The Canadian Carver

Ontario, Canada 

          Commercial Design |  Professional Dedicated to Details + Service

"I have had the pleasure to work with Kathryn on several occasions in San Diego. Her knowledge in laboratory casework with respect to process layouts, functionality and ergonomics was unmatched. A true professional who put her heart and energy into every detail of my projects. No detail was too small and no job was too big. We worked well from the start, moving from the design stage to finish selection and into installation was always a smooth and seamless transition. You’ll not regret having Kathryn on your design team and I encourage you to give her a shot. She’ll not disappoint."

Mark Breeden

Senior Consultant Facilities Engineering

Pacira Biosciences, Inc.

San Diego, CA 


           New Construction

"During new construction of my home I worked with Kathryn Grube on interior design elements which included: plumbing fixtures, lighting, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, color selection and all other aspects addressing interior design.  Kathryn was very attentive to my thoughts and ideas along with gaining an in-depth understanding of my personality.  Combining this with her own original thoughts resulted in a modern timeless design of my new home.  I was also impressed with Kathryn’s expertise In managing a tight budget.  She provided many cost saving solutions with ought compromising quality, superior finishes and overall final design.  It is a very comforting feeling to walk into my home and feel a sense of connection and belonging. It is everything I hoped for thanks to Kathryn’s expertise and excellent work!  I strongly recommend Kathryn Grube for interior design solutions."

Rex Hays

Associate Vice President, Campus Services & Facility Planning


         Realtor Collaboration - Update to Put on the Market

"Kathryn Grube brought her multi-faceted Interior Design talents to one of my real estate listings of nearly $1 million.  She met with the couple and developed a whole house transformation starting with changing the color pallette.  Then as they continued to work together, the couple kept expanding the scope of Kathryn’s responsibilities to include acquisition of furniture, artwork and accessories for all areas of the house.  They were delighted with her vision and creativity to incorporate existing furnishings with tasteful and eye appealing color coordinated additions.  I will continue to recommend Kathryn to my real estate clients."

Charlie McMurry

Senior Sales Consultant  l  Reece Nichols 


         Remodel - Functional Dream Kitchen 

"We were very lucky that we were directed to Kathryn by a mutual acquaintance when we decided to make our first foray into a serious remodeling project. We desperately needed an updated and more functional kitchen that would suit our home’s overall mid-century style, but were stuck about how to get it going. In our meetings with Kathryn, it was clear that she was knowledgeable and experienced with no-nothings like us, and quickly got us up to speed on how to proceed and what to expect during the process. She was really great to work with, responding to our tentative ideas and desires with creative ideas and solutions of her own. We appreciated her patience with our inexperience and numerous questions.  In a matter of days, she came up with 3 great designs that allowed us to understand the impact of the various options we were considering for altering the space. Each design matched our style and optimized the functionality and aesthetics of the kitchen within the constraints of the differing choices. Her work helped us immeasurably to define our needs and preferences, while showing us what a great kitchen we would have, whichever option we chose. We are really grateful to her for taking us from stymied and dithering, to moving along the right path toward a beautiful, super-functional new kitchen!"

Drs. Terry Harrison + Dennis Defoe

East Tennessee State University 


           ASID Heartland Design Award for Whole House

"I was fortunate and lucky enough to be introduced to Functional Color Solutions through a referral for updating design services + the redecoration of my whole house.  I have to admit I was a little skeptical that colors and tones could change your mood or feeling of well-being.  Also I can be very opinionated (hardheaded) about picking paint colors.  Kathryn was able to come up with perfect colors that we both liked, and they did subconsciously change how you felt in the room.

My house was beautifully transformed!  What a blessing she was to work with.  She has a true talent.     Thank you Kathryn! "

Dave D.

Lees Summit, MO

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