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Striking accents illuminate Ekeland's sophisticated touch, transforming ordinary spaces into environments that bring a sense of wonder and excitement.


Kristen Ekeland conceives awe-inspiring spaces brimming with unique textures and colors. Her approach to design embraces bold elements while maintaining a commitment to the individual needs of her clients. The results are deeply personal interiors that allow for customized comfort and style.

Ekeland began her career in New York City at several noted design firms after working as a graphic designer in book publishing.  She later held positions in Chicago where she created innovative concepts for hotel and residential clients across the country.  Her disciplined approach ensures that projects are not only tailored to the unique lifestyles of her clients but also function incredibly well.

Ekeland holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Michigan and an Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  She then went on to study branding and environmental graphics in London and Glasgow. Ekeland’s fine arts degree paired with her graphic design background has given her a strong foundation in understanding form and color as it relates to interior design. She currently splits her time between Chicago and New York City where she acts as Principal of Kristen Ekeland | Studio Gild.

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