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4880 Donald Ross Rd. Suite 100 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

About Us

KRISTA + HOME. Designing The New Palm Beach. Our dedicated design team works intimately with your family to infuse your home with comfort, style and timeless beauty.

Incredible interior design does not happen by chance. Great spaces are carefully explored, planned, and curated by professionals. A home renovation is a big life event, and the Krista + Home team carefully manages the entire process from the initial client meeting to placing the final pillow to ensure each project is seamless.

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Krista Watterworth Alterman, ASID, IIDA, IDS

Creative Director

Krista is Connecticut born, New York trained and happily adopted by Palm Beach County. Her modern, clean and surprisingly classic aesthetic has earned her a reputation as Palm Beach County’s go-to interior designer. She also curates her own lifestyle blog Design Palm Beach.

Krista received her Master of Fine Arts from the prestigious New School in Manhattan, and furthered her studies at Parsons School of Interior Design, one of the top design schools in the country.  The New York Daily News called Krista “a designer who gives a room soul.”

A television personality, Krista is known for her highly acclaimed HGTV shows Save My Bath and Splurge & Save. She's also been featured on The Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible and DIY's The Vanilla Ice Project for seven seasons.

Krista won three prestigious 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Design Excellence Awards, a 2018 LUXE Residential Excellence Award and two 2018 American Society of Interior Designers Crystal Awards.

Krista's work has been featured in many publications including Architectural Digest, DECOR, Luxe Interiors & Design, Florida Design, Good Housekeeping, HGTV Magazine, Southern Style At Home and Cottages & Bungalows.

After living in Manhattan for ten years, Krista, her husband Eric (a serial entrepreneur and technologist) and their two children (Griffon and Skylar) escaped the madness for paradise. Krista is a serious food lover, secret chocoholic, and avid Poker player.

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Read more about Krista here.

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Fran Sachs

Chief Operating Officer

A senior level executive with demonstrated expertise in operating and growing service businesses, Fran has had over 25 years of success in refocusing organizations, motivating teams and driving change. Fran has extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience, having worked in Fortune 500 companies, emerging middle market companies and start-ups.

Did we mention she's a graduate of The Wharton School of Business and Stanford? Talk about a GirlBoss!

Fran left Manhattan over 15 years ago and loves living in Jupiter with her husband Jon, their son Graham and their dog Oatie. Fran loves to go to the beach, but doesn't get there enough and will happily debate the best place to get a good slice and a good bagel in the area.

Contact: fran@kristahome.com

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Pam Hassler

Interior Design Director

Pam has been involved in residential design in South Florida for over 18 years. Her experience began at sixteen in a hometown furniture store in Strongsville, Ohio. By the time she was eighteen, she was designing and furnishing her clients’ homes. After earning her degree in business administration, Pam moved to Manhattan where she worked as a wholesale trade representative.

Pam’s invaluable experience in the design industry is an asset to the Studio. She lives in Jupiter, Florida with her husband Ken, their three daughters (Sophie, Olivia, and Ella) and their dog Rocco. Pam's secret obsession is watching tennis and riding roller coasters. She loves baking with her five sisters and talented mom (a local celebrity baker in Ohio).

Contact: pam@kristahome.com

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Sarah Eisenberg

Interior Design Coordinator

Sarah is the Studio's all-around resident problem solver! She hails from Michigan, but has lived in Palm Beach County for two years. A graduate of Saginaw Valley State University she's a die hard Cardinals fan. Sarah studied Arts & Behavioral Science and Computer Applications, needless to say she's our resident therapist and IT expert. When she's not working, Sarah loves the beach, Hard Exercise Works, and her dog Ted. (She's also a self proclaimed closet foodie).

Contact: sarah@kristahome.com

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Joy Bennett

Design Assistant

Joy is a native Floridian with a true passion for styling, organizing and design. We affectionately call her “Master Organizer,” for her ability to creatively and stylishly find space for our ever-growing sample library! She excels at multi-tasking and is always up for a challenge. Joy’s favorite part of design installs is styling shelves. Krista likes to say “she can style a bookshelf like it’s no one’s business.” Joy is married with two beautiful children. She has been living in Palm Beach County for the last 18 years, so she considers herself a local. 

Contact: joy@kristahome.com

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Lucie Grotti

Design Assistant

Lucie was born and raised in the south of France. She comes from a family of architects, so says design “runs in her veins”. After studying interior design at Les Beaux Arts in France, she completed her studies here with a degree in Interior Design from Palm Beach State College where she is proud to have been named to the prestigious President’s List. When she is not working, you will find Lucie enjoying a glass of wine with friends or walking on the beach with her dog, Jazz.

Contact: lucie@kristahome.com

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Jenn Ruyack

Director of Marketing

Jenn manages all of the Social Media, Marketing Communications, and Advertising for the Studio. Jenn graduated from the prestigious New York University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. She has worked for ad agencies in NYC and Chicago on a variety of brands in a variety of industries, but Krista is definitely her favorite so far...(shhhh!). In Jenn's spare time she is super mom to her three children, attends the monthly Abacoa Food Truck Invasion, and is known for lunching at the Studio where Krista holds her captive for hours of creative brainstorming.

Contact: jenn@kristahome.com

Graham Gilbert

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Jr. Design Consultant

Graham is a 10 year old aspiring interior designer who achieved insta-famous status overnight when he visited the Kips Bay Show House and gave an interview about how he would design a space. We immediately decided we needed him on our staff and we love his fresh perspective on design and the business. Coming soon...a video series starring Graham! Check out his instagram account @instagrahamdesigner.

Contact: @instagramdesigner