Kandy Christensen grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and her family's roots are deep in the city. After knocking about the Midwest for a couple of years she finally found her way home to Chicago in 2001. She spent a year in Iraq working in the human rights field and that experience strongly influences her need to incorporate ethical, sustainable and local design into her life and her work.
Kandy is a Certified Interior Decorator and designs spaces using upcycled, vintage and locally sourced goods. Utilizing such materials ensures that every space she designs is unique. She is a strong supporter of the DIY movement and believes in helping her clients create their own space. She is available to consult and be a partner in a project or she can complete the design from initial conception to implementation.
Kandy is passionate about the work that she does and loves sharing her love of design with others. She speaks about upcycling, revamping, makers, sustainability and the importance of design. Kandy has spoken at Ignite Chicago and Potluck! A Smorgasbord of Ideas. She believes good design can change the world.