Christie Hausmann Design is a full-service interior design firm based in Santa Cruz county. We specialize in residential projects in four major categories: full home remodels, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels and interior "redesign" projects (no moving of walls or electric, just revitalizing a space through design). Occasionally we'll handle a commercial project, but mostly we love the passion and personal vision of homeowners and using our expertise to bring that to life in unexpected ways.
It all began with yellow carpet and rainbow wallpaper. Allowed to decorate her room for the first time, she sent her parents all over central Ohio looking for just the right shade of yellow shag. While the results may not have been featured in House Beautiful, a passion for finding just the right design solution was born. Growing up with a very creative father who was both an industrial designer and architect, Christie was encouraged to pursue her passion for art and design.
After majoring in photography and design and spending many years as a graphic artist and on event spaces, she has developed a keen eye for space and color. As a mother of two children, an appreciation for durability and practical living has been of utmost importance on almost every project. Christie loves to use her diverse background of skills and connections to delight a client. That may happen through a custom-made dining table crafted from felled trees in the Santa Cruz mountains or a flea market find of antique bowling pins for a client's sports den (both true stories). The exciting part of her work is that each project brings more opportunities to solve design challenges in new and interesting ways.
Joanna honed her design sense first-hand over the last twenty years as she built or remodeled seven different homes for her boisterous household of boys and pets. (With a family full of builders, there's always a more interesting property around the corner.) These houses drew upon many childhood memories where her world-traveling parents would blend furniture, textiles, objects and art from different cultures into a style all their own.
That balance between personal style and family dynamic influences everything she does at Christie Hausmann Design, from practical space planning to sourcing unique design pieces. It all begins with mining each client's story and translating that into a one-of-a-kind environment.
Before diving into design full time, Joanna practiced law in New York and California. Through her continued membership with California Lawyers for the Arts, she keeps a toe in the world of emerging artists up and down the coast.
Kim is the engine that keeps this vehicle on the road. She has an incredible brain for project management with the finance and organizational skills that a creative business so desperately needs. But she is no dry finance manager. She is warm, funny, and loves her kids, pets and chickens. (Is that redundant? Are chickens pets?) The only downside is that we may lose her soon - she just started taking drum lessons from the drummer of Blue Oyster Cult! We are lightly supporting the hobby while discreetly trying to sabotage it in the background. We need her too much!