Originally from North Carolina, Kristen fostered her creative eye in the prestigious visual arts program at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Her passion led her to New York where she studied at Parsons School of Design.
After grooming her skills within the interior-design industry, she opened her New York-based firm, Kristen McGinnis Design in 2005.
She has participated in both the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Showhouse as well as the Hamptons Designer Showhouse. Traditional Home Magazine honored her as one of the Top 20 Young Designers to watch for their inaugural list. Recently, The International Furnishings and Design Association honored her as a Rising Star of Interior Design.