Renu Challenge Q&A - Kristine Crook


What room will you install your Renu devices in? Why?

In conjunction with my clients Juan & Tara Cruz, we chose to redo their master bedroom for a couple of reasons. First and foremost Juan and Tara have been married for 8 years and we have 2 children, one 7.5 and the other 2.5.  Tara says, "we have spent most of our marriage taking care of and focusing on our children, to the detriment of our relationship. As a result we have spent the last year intensively working on our relationship, learning how to reconnect and falling in love with one another again. The number one piece of wisdom we received was that our relationship is the most important to our family.  So while we at first thought we would like to do the girls room we decided to do our room and let the inspiration of that work spill over into the rest of the house."

Tara continues, "The second reason we chose our master bedroom is because we have splattered through our house tons of Asian artifacts from my great aunts tour in Korea and Japan during WWII. Also, my husband is a 3rd degree black belt in TawKwon Do and loves all things Asian, so over the years we have tried to piece together a theme throughout the house, to no great avail.  So we took this opportunity to work with you to help us nail the theme."


Which color(s) did you choose for the Renu devices? Why did you choose these particular colors?

I chose Pebble Grey for the Renu Devices because, we are lightening up the room and I chose do do Black, White, and Grey as the neutral among green, blue, and coral.


Do you plan on coordinating or contrasting the Renu devices with the walls/surroundings?

The Renu Devices contrast with the walls but coordinate with all the neutrals in the room. I decided that choosing something other than white for the wall plates would be fresh and fun.


What is your favorite room in your home to design? Why?

I honestly love designing every room in a home, and I love designing businesses too. I especially, love a difficult space or one with a problem to solve. As an Interior Designer, it is important that I value all spaces, colors, etc. for the unique roles they play.