Meet Crystal - Sticks + Stones Design Group

Meet Crystal

Meet Crystal
December 7, 2016 user

Meet Crystal Redgwell

Q: Where are you from and how long have you lived in the Okanagan?
A: I grew up in Vernon, moved to Calgary, AB for college for a few years, than came back home to be close to family and live in the beautiful Okanagan. I have been living in Vernon for the past seven years.

Q: What is your favourite local restaurant or store?
A: Intermezzo Restaurant and Wine Cellar, Vernon BC

Q: What activities do you enjoy in your spare time?
A: I take part in Bikram hot yoga and a ballet barre class a few times a week. I try to get out and hike on the weekends usually in Kalamalka park.  Also, I like to bake and have become the cupcake/cake go-to girl, (birthdays and showers) for all my friends and family. I had a good little side business going, but it stopped being fun and creative and more about filling orders. So I have retired, and only bake for special occasions. I also like to paint, mostly abstract, some landscapes, with acrylic.

Q: What is your position at Sticks and Stones?
A: Architectural Technologist

Q: How many years have you been in the industry?
A: Seven
Q: How would you describe your style/aesthetic? 
A: I am drawn to modern and minimal, clean lines. I like when the focus of a building or home is about the materials and how they are put together. How they relate to one another moving from exterior to interior spaces. (Concrete, timber beams, or engineered  steel beams, stone, brick etc.) A seamless design in which the finishes make sense and don’t look like “plant-ons” or after thoughts. 
Q: Where do you find inspiration? Everywhere.
A: Listening to my friends talk about life, people watching, driving, websites, my travels to Europe and other countries. 
Q: Tell us about a career highlight or rewarding project. 
A: I come from a family of builders, so I have had several opportunities to work on projects with my father and brother. This has allowed me to be more involved with all aspects of the projects. Having the builder be a part of the design process from day one ensures a streamlined design.  
Q: What is one piece of advice you have for someone in terms of designing a home or office space? 
A: Less is more. Simplicity and functionality is key. 

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