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Designer Picks: Kristin Frappart

Trauner Designs, Inc.

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A Jackson Hole native, Kristin Frappart joined Trauner Designs, Inc., after finishing design school. “The relationships we have been able to build with our clients is my favorite part of the job,” Frappart says. “Doesn’t matter how large or how small the project, I love using my clients’ ideas and inspirations to create both personal and working environments tailored to their unique lifestyles.” Frappart’s selections are a testament to her varied tastes and influences, and she counts the time she spent post graduation, working as an interior designer in Phoenix, as invaluable to her successful return to Jackson.

Kristin Frappart

 

1. Cowhide Chair

This chair is a great example of mixing modern style with rustic, natural materials. The hair-on-hide upholstery provides rich texture, while the simple, clean lines of the chair frame lend a contemporary air.

Cowhide Chair

 

2. Paris

My travel experiences really help inform my sense of design. A recent trip to Paris to attend the Maison & Objet Show, the world’s largest home show, was a designer’s dream, offering new interpretations of how old fits with new. We were impressed with some of the furniture lines and the lovely European fabrics.

Paris

 

3. Lighting

Done properly, lighting provides utility, ambiance and, if desired, functional art. I look for lighting that provides mood within fixtures that complement the space we are creating. But lighting is also an element that begs for creativity. This fixture by Hilliard Lamps is a handcrafted luxury artisan piece.

Lighting

 

4. The Private House

Rose Tarlow is influential for any designer, style or project. Tarlow’s simple principles and creative design are appropriate to any home, and her solutions are elegant and personal. Whether I’m working on lighting, fabric textures or with architectural elements, this book provides insight for any room.

The Private House

 

5. Fabrics

Any design project entails selecting fabrics from a myriad of options, choosing textural components and finding colors that fit within the design scheme. This requires a good eye, knowledge of a client’s taste and the proper use of various textiles. Properly done, the right fabrics make a room or home come alive.

Fabrics

 

6. Artwork/Judith Dragonette

Whenever possible, I try to showcase local talent. Judith Dragonette’s seemingly simple paintings immediately catch your eye, and she manages to create art that enhances a room without overpowering other elements. Currently, Dragonette shows her art in the Amangani Gallery at Amangani Resort, Cafe Genevieve in Jackson and at The Jackson Hole Flower Co. in Wilson.

Artwork