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Interior Design by Kristi Riblett


hello! i’m kristi, owner and lead designer at Cle Elum Designs. i’m thrilled to be taking on design projects once again here in the Cle Elum/Roslyn area. here’s a little bit about me and my design “philosophy”.


when i first got into design i was inspired by a local designer’s style.  i could literally walk into a home and know she had been there. 15 years later, my hope is the opposite.  i hope no one can tell i was there. to me, if i do my job right, your home should feel exactly like you hoped but didn’t quite know how to execute it on your own. 


the spaces and homes i work on tend to look cozy and feel inviting. although each home and homeowner are unique, i have a naturally casual design approach that runs the gambit between traditional, modern mountain and a bit of coastal. i often hear myself saying to clients “let’s be aware of trends but focus on timelessness.”


knowing when to invest in quality  pieces and when a target or home goods find will do the job is what i love most about being out on my own, not attached to a design studio. 


whether i’m helping a homeowner with their new construction build, furnishing or designing a child’s bedroom, i always look at a home holistically. i think the most beautiful homes are one where there is a sense of quiet, curated cohesion as you move about, not intentional matching. 


i have a great team now which allows me to take on turnkey projects. probably because i personally love to stay in a great airbnb and partly because there are so many weird ones out there ….. at this time, my favorite projects are doing turnkey higher end vacation rentals where my clients give me a nice long leash to make design choices, and i can be respectful of their budget, making choices i feel will have the most impact. 


thanks for being here.


What Our Clients Say

"My husband and I bought our mountain home in Cle Elum and had the pleasure of working with Kristi to furnish it and make it our own.  Kristi is the most upbeat and cheerful designer we’ve ever worked with!  She totally understood the vibe we were going for and went to task to create a stylish look that is 100% ours.  Kristi has the ability to clearly and vibrantly communicate design concepts that allowed us to "see" her vision in advance.  We absolutely love how it all came together with her design talents leading the way, and special touches throughout.   Six years later we continue to work with Kristi on little face lifts here and there.  She continues to be that vibrant, enthusiastic person with a unique eye for stylish design.  We would, and have, recommended her to many"


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