Hi there! You made it this far so thanks for reading. The Higher Home Studio blog is a work in progress and we're diligently typing away behind the scenes to bring you fresh trends, design ideas and interviews that we hope will inspire.
In the meantime, let's get to know each other.
I'm Kirsten Brehmer and I'm the owner and lead designer at Higher Home Studio. I have a few folks behind the scenes that help me create beautiful designs and we'll get to know them soon, too. I'm married to a devilishly handsome Southern gentlemen and we have the best brown dog in the world and also the sweetest (soon to be devilishly handsome) little boy.
I was raised in the South and draw inspiration from the timeless designs of the Lowcountry and coast. I've also spent time living in Europe, Alaska and the Rockies. And each location inspires a piece of my design philosophy.
I believe that functional, beautiful spaces can truly inspire good living. That a coat of paint can transform a mood and the right lighting can provide both comfort and intrigue.
Some of my current favorite styles from my Pinterest boards.
My goal is to combine classic elements with more modern pieces to create spaces that are warm, welcoming and unique. I love how lighting and textures can bring an otherwise plain space to life. I exclusively use white paint. Just kidding. But not really. And I hate when rugs are too small. Also, hang your curtains higher. Yep, keep going. Nope, higher than that.
I've carried a passion for design and all things interiors from the days of my first dollhouse (which my mom constructed by hand, seriously). And I've built my business by helping friends and family over the past few years and it has turned into my full-time job and full-time passion in 2021 (thanks for the push, Jolene!).
No room is truly ever done.
My greatest design inspiration is my mom and she taught me all of the basics of creating functional and stylish spaces (and how to refinish furniture, sew curtains, make pillows, spackle, paint, and DIY most anything). Her home still remains one my favorite designed spaces because it is always evolving. No room is ever done, she tells me, and she is most definitely right.
That being said, I love the satisfaction of completing design work for clients because I know they will love their new spaces and hopefully draw daily inspiration from them.