Welcome to Grandeur on Grove:

An interior design outlet of Founder and Creative Director, Kristi Gundrum Kebinger.
In the summer of 2017, we bought an 111-year-old home in Oak Park, IL. I spent three years on a journey through traditional home design. I’ve loved the process so much, I’ve decided to transition to a career in interior decorating and design.
This site is a tool to:
showcase my decorating work
share my design inspirations
• undertake DIY projects
• foster a love of color, patterns, and creativity, and
• explore what role traditional design elements can play in contemporary home decorating.
My favorite areas of interior design are textiles, colors, patterns, upholstery, wall coverings, and antique wood furnishings. You’ll see those areas highlighted in my projects.
During my journey, I noticed a gap in information about who is using the traditional design style today and how. To gain knowledge, I’ve mostly relied on magazines, books, visits to European castles, mansions, other glorious estate homes, and trips to antique stores. I yearned to find a website (tell me if you’re out there) where someone talked about how they were decorating their current house in a traditional style. Since I’m learning about traditional design as I go, I wanted to provide some content to help those with a similar mission of appreciating, preserving, and utilizing antiques furnishings and prints in their home in ways that won’t make them feel like they are living in a historical museum.
And so, I hope to offer a bit of grandeur for your decorating consideration.
More introduction to this site is in the Welcome article and in this article from the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest.

About Kristi

Kristi has B.A.s. in Behavioral Science & Law and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration) degree from Suffolk University School of Business. She’s worked in the legal, nonprofit, governmental, higher education, and political sectors in areas such as consulting, marketing, program management, event planning, assessment, fundraising, community organizing, budgeting, and supervision.
Currently, Kristi is pursuing an interior design degree and a certificate in classical architecture. Interior decorating is a life-long passion that she is now pursuing as a career.
Kristi also enjoys oil painting, quilting, Wes Anderson movies, 14th-17th century British history, meditation, fishing, overcast and windy days, European and Caribbean travel, air conditioning, learning about the comedic process, visiting historic homes, snuggling with her family, massages, viewing miniature dioramas, watching period dramas, soft coated wheaten terriers, drinking tequila, walking in the woods, and eating mashed potatoes.
Kristi lived most of her adult life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but now resides in Oak Park, Illinois, with her husband, son, and soft-coated wheaten terrier pup.


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