Kristine Mullaney by Brian Phillips PhotographyKristine Mullaney, principal of Boston interiors firm Kristine Mullaney Design, is known for elegant interiors that are at once sophisticated and approachable. Her rooms are layered with rich color, sharp detail, luxurious finishes, and furniture hailing from a variety of eras.

Upon graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in communications, Mullaney headed to San Francisco to forge a career in design. Over the course of eight years, Mullaney worked for Darin Giese (currently owner of Coup d’Etat) at Shear & Window; at Foster Gwin, a gallery specializing in 16th, 17th, and 18th century Continental furniture; and as the manager of interior designer Michael Taylor’s flagship showroom.

In 2008, Mullaney returned to the Boston area with her husband, and launched her own design business. Mullaney believes decorating a home should be fun for the client, and enjoys the relationships that develop through the collaborative process. Her rooms have been featured in New England Home Magazine, Daily Candy and Boston Globe Magazine.