Author Archives: dgrubb
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I am proud to be part of the Krispin’s family for 19 years now. It has been interesting watching how the trends in both style and color have changed, just… more
This was Krispin’s second time around furnishing this eccentric great room. My client had recently inherited some antique heirlooms and wanted to showcase them in a more eclectic setting. The… more
As you can see, this setting is fitting for a lifestyle condusive to reading the newspaper or sipping their coffee in the mornings. The use of brighter colors will also… more
This room was originally used for a storage space but with the addition of a dining set and a seating arrangement, this Lower Level space is now set up to… more
My client had a challenge with a large wall in their Great Room that was created for architectural interest but essentially became an unusable space that set off on it’s… more
“I strongly believe that everyone deserves a great interior design for their home. A great design should reflect who they are and be functional as it relates to their lifestyle. … more
In loving memory of one of my beloved clients, I want to post this as a reminder of how precious life is. My client was an ambitious woman and she… more
Comfort or design… hmmm … can you have both?? Well, as you can see, you can! This dark espresso leather sectional has more hidden treasures than you can count on… more
The blend of the butterscotch, chocolate and rusty red colors “Spice” things up in this families everyday living area. Scale and function were are two biggest challenges with this room. … more
My customer needed a space that would be comfortable enough to draw her family together in the evenings. With this electric reclining sectional and pair of reclining chairs, there is… more
Krispin’s has a professional design staff of highly trained design professionals. They can offer anything from color, style and accessories to furniture layouts–they do it all!… more
The entire staff at Krispin’s enjoy a unique relationship in that we all have genuine love and respect for one another. This natural connection makes ”team building” almost unnecessary; however,… more
A Non-Traditional Thanksgiving
Have you ever considered something different as your main entrée for your Thanksgiving meal? Or if you are like me and not a fan of turkey, have … more
The sun has tamed its rays and the kids are back in school. What does that mean….that fall is here! It’s time to stow away the flip flops and the… more
Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips
I am an Interior Designer at Krispin’s but when I am not designing I wear a second hat; I am a volunteer for a local fire department.
Local commemorations of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: The Centerville Noon Optimist Club has showcased its Avenue of Flags program… more for seven years in Centerville and Washington Twp.
It is no secret; prices on our everyday needs have risen, on everything from groceries to gas. Not to mention the increase in fees for flights and hotel stays. This… more
Krispin’s– More Than a Store–33rd Anniversary Celebration
Owners and staff members reflect on the store’s wonderful history!
“At Krispin’s we are constantly learning and growing. Every day we … more
Connie Tschantz, Senior Designer
Krispin’s Team member since March 1989… more
First, I would like to thank God for the beautiful life he has given me. Everyday I am very
With the contemporary architecture of the home and the collection of Asian accents, the calm, earthy palette of the cognac leather and slate gray wall created a serene setting for… more
This customer came in knowing the colors and flow they wanted for their home but wasn’t sure how to make it happen. We found a wonderful a-symmetrical sectional that matched… more
Designing My Wedding–by Candis Lindsey—Read about how Candis selected her gown and the rest of her exciting wedding plans!
Date is picked, church booked, … more
Can you believe it is 2011 and not to mention January is almost over?
You can be in control of many things and possibly put a stop to some; but … more
As everyone was celebrating the Holidays with family and friends, Designer Candis Lindsey and now fiancé, Javin Thomas had something more to celebrate! She said yes to the one question … more
Regardless of our attire, I think we can all agree that the most important thing to wear this season is a genuine holiday smile! You always have on your best… more
Are you finding yourself at a lose for gift ideas this Christmas? Tired of resorting to socks and gloves? Here are some great ideas for almost anyone on your list … more
Various charitable contributions and activities Krispin’s staff members have participated in this year
Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings families together! And during the holiday celebrations, not only is food being made but also memories.
As the staff at Krispin’s recalled some of… more
Orange. This seems to be the perfect color to go over next with the definite fall weather we are experiencing. Orange is considered to have the same effects on us… more
This is a customer that I have had the pleasure of working with for several years and after furnishing their patio home they decided they needed more space for entertaining… more
This customer downsized from a larger home to a smaller patio home but didn’t want to loose the formal look her previous home offered. Her current sofa and chairs set… more
To get started, you need a pumpkin. Where do you get a pumpkin? Well, it can be as simple as running out to the closest Walmart or grocery store and… more
When I met with this client, this home had a huge open floor plan that was furnished very sparsely and had even fewer accessories. I turned the the final floor… more
Yellow! … moreYellow is one color that can be deceiving in interiors, especially paint. Often times a yellow that looks cheery and inviting on a 1 inch by 3 inch paint
Fall is synonymous with high school football and it just doesn’t get any better than Centerville High School’s team this year currently at 5-0. They play … more
Everyone has different taste; but what are some of the important factors to consider before pin pointing your craving? Since defining your personal style is a process, one that many… more
Over the next several weeks we will look at individual colors and what effects they have been shown to have on us.
We will start with the first color the… more
It is almost time to put away our shorts and sandals and switch out our bright neon’s and fun graphics for some warmer colors! This year however, anticipate seeing some… more
Even now, as I sit here and type, my mouth is watering from all of these yummy recipes I am about to share with you.
So let’s start the weekend
Labor Day is the last official holiday of the summer and many families take this opportunity to enjoy their last bit of family fun. And there seems to be some … more
Krispin’s Contemporary has convenient and comfortable furniture that will keep you wanting more and at the right price!
The designers are always there to treat you in the best of… more
Interior Design Tips from Dayton’s Krispin’s Contemporary Furniture Designers–Silk Floral Arrangements–Friends or Foes?
The silk plant has been around for years upon years. And just as many other trends come and go people tend to believe the greenery phase has passed. However, it… more
If you take a room and throw a little red in it… or in this case, a lot of red, there is nothing to say but WOW! The space is… more
There isn’t a day in which we fail to comment on the state of the economy and the current climate of the real estate and design industry. The ripple effects… more
You can have an aha moment or find a piece which offers you some form of inspiration; however, the execution of good design starts with a plan. Design, as with… more