Kris Swift's Design Portfolio

This artist and designer loves to take design risks to create an eclectic mix of styles and colors in each space.

  • The Shore

    The lobby of this LEED-certified high-rise condo features natural reclaimed wood consoles supporting recycled newspaper vases and environmentally sound wool rugs. Highlights include local art and a custom ceramic wall installation mirroring a swimmers bubble trail.

  • North Meets South

    With a nod to the 1950s, this retro inspired interior features custom framed vintage napkins which mirror glorious Texas sunsets and natural living cactus as artwork. The imported snowflake coffee table is a nod to the Canadian owner's professional downhill skiing days.

  • Classic Contemporary

    Featuring an imported reclaimed wood table and rustic lighting, classic style meets modern substance in this custom lake front project with stunning river and city views.

  • Clean Line Urban Retail

    With a high contrast wall decal and custom industrial piping for hang racks, Nice Kicks' first international flagship store brings street and sneaker culture indoors.

  • Artistic Edge

    Custom-commissioned, hand-sprayed graffiti drips onto the cement floor and is framed directly on the wall in this contemporary retail space.

  • Nice Kicks Retail Store

    Sneakers float effortlessly in this modular LED backwashed display and are framed by a custom-designed light pendant. Contrasting the circular motif, Kris selected award-winning faceted furniture to bring an edge to the retail seating area.

  • Escondido Library

    Kris designed this members-only library, combining Spanish flair with Southern charm. Each shelf highlights curated, authentic, one-of-a-kind pieces such as the custom golf club sculpture and the living terrariums.

  • Hacienda Style

    Inspired by the villas of Spain, this private entryway encourages classic country club relaxation.

  • Personal Passion

    Representing the client's passion for live music, custom framed concert tickets highlight the entryway of this AIA award-winning home.

  • Client Driven

    As a designer, it's important to recognize that it's all about the client. In this case, Stanley steals the show over the custom recovered vintage Knoll chairs.

  • Custom Kitchen

    Custom cabinetry, imported limestone, and 1x1 multi-tonal glass mosaic tile anchor the heart of this contemporary residential kitchen.

  • Mixing Old and New

    Custom adjustable display shelves and a whimsical ceramic elephant side table dominate this clean and simple living dining room showcasing various vintage glass collected over the years by the client. The imported, hand-carved screen is a treasured family heirloom.

  • Splash of Color

    The vibrant wall color and custom checkered floor tile brings life and energy to this family dining room. The custom banded window treatments and bentwood chairs around the expandable dining table represent that taking a risk often results in a great reward.

  • Lakefront Luxury

    A graduated solid wood table with classic woven wishbone chairs allows a whimsical squirrel and lakefront view to shine in this project.

  • Natural Nautical

    Nautically inspired, this lakefront living and dining space feature a custom framed vintage life-preserver and a section of a vintage anchor chain resting over a limestone-topped coffee table. Tractor stools add a nod to the client's days ranching and farming deep in the heart of Texas.

  • Simple and Stunning

    All about relaxation, this bath lets simplicity shine.

  • Classic Elegance

    Elegant, curvaceous, hand-carved furniture demonstrates that being elegant doesn't have to be stuffy. Pops of gold and black and crystal on cream are the heart of this formal living room.

  • Set the Mood

    Moody and relaxing, this lounge features a custom textured charcoal black wall that mirrors the hand-pressed leather bench. This space finds just the right balance with bursts of purple via custom pillows and a casual elegance through crystal table lamps and imported gold leaf mirrors.

  • Celebrate in Style

    Inspired by classic damask patterning and the butterflies of central Texas, this holiday room highlights custom upholstery and encourages family gatherings and everyday entertaining.

  • Completely Modular

    Clean and natural with a pop of green and orange, this condo features an expandable dining room table, a coffee table that converts into a console serving table and a modern solid metal take on classic windsor chairs.

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