Kristen Dettoni

Kristen Dettoni

Kristen Dettoni is the founder and CEO of Design Pool LLC, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers. Since 1996, Kristen has worked for mills throughout North America, designing fabrics for automobiles, furniture, and home furnishings. She developed the first sustainable upholstery fabric for office interiors, the first sustainable upholstery fabric for automotive interiors, and was awarded a patent for automotive suspension seating. Kristen believes strongly in the power of good design to transform our environments and experiences.

My Color of The Year Round-Up

Each year, in addition to Pantone, I also see what popular paint companies are choosing for their Color of the Year picks, let's take a look.

Why Wide-Format Printers Should Keep An Eye on Hotels

Currently, hotels are undergoing a shift. They are redesigning their spaces to appeal to the digital nomad and the traveler who is moving away from the Airbnb experience. Hotels are trying to meet this decline by offering amenities such as on-site coworking spaces, small kitchens, and multi-use areas.

Reflecting On My Experience At PRINTING United Expo 2023

When I wasn’t presenting, I enjoyed walking the exhibition hall and seeing what’s new in the world of wide-format printing. I came home so energized to see all the possibilities within the world of digital printing.

An Autumn Check-In: Commercial Interior Trends To Look Out For

Fall is always an appropriate time of year to check in on trends. So much of what’s happening more broadly in the culture impacts our lives and, eventually, our own industry. With this in mind, I’ve narrowed down five important trends impacting interiors.  

My Recap From the Wide-Format Summit

This summer, I was honored to be included as a speaker at the Wide-format Summit in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. My presentation, Diving into Décor, focused on the possibilities for wide-format printers in the interior space.

Design Trends and Opportunities For PSPs From NeoCon 2023

As more and more interior designers learn about the possibilities of using wide-format printing in their projects, there are more opportunities for printers—especially those printers who can quickly respond to what’s trending and what interior designers want.

How to Read Your Client’s Mind

It can be hard making clients happy and even more difficult when certain factors, such as design, can be subjective. Here are some tips that will help you better communicate with your clients and better understand what they want.

Fostering a Creative Environment For Your Print Shop

If a design staff is new to your print shop, you will need to create an environment within your company that supports good, creative work. That might look different than what you're used to, but fostering a creative environment can benefit a company that reaches far beyond the walls of the design studio.

A Guide to Hiring the Right Designer for Your Print Shop

If having an in-house design staff is new to your print shop, know that hiring for a creative position is different than hiring for other types of positions. Not sure where to start? Here are tips on how to hire the right designer for your business.  

The Main Themes Surrounding Pantone's Color of the Year Picks

It’s that time of year again when Pantone and many big paint companies pick their color of the year. These picks are always fascinating snapshots. Why does this matter? Because these colors inevitably impact what colors will be trending in the upcoming year across industries.