meet the FOUNDER
Award winning designer Kitchy Crouse is one of the leading home renovation experts in southern California, with years of experience in ground up and remodeling homes, kitchens, baths, ranches, coastal houses and businesses of successful professionals in and around Cardiff by the sea, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Olivenhain, La Jolla and others across California and the world.
Kitchy was born and raised in Brazil where she worked in the ecotourism and hospitality industry, gaining deep knowledge and respect of the surrounding nature, how to efficiently do project management, and the power of customer service. Since then she move to California, got married and changed careers to follow her passion in Interior Designer - a unique background for a designer in this region.
Inspiration comes from her husband's wood work, and from nature. "I believe design is a reflection of who you are. As a global designer, I prefer quality over quantity and handcrafted over mass production." She has a creative and unique way of approaching design and believe that each home and each client deserves unique and full attention to create an ideal space, aesthetic and functionality.
Kitchy is knowledgeable about and involved in every aspect of the remodel/construction: from plans to material selection to working with contractors at overseeing the implementation of design and furnishings. She is a residential design specialist known for her attention to detail and her outstanding customer service. She is fully involved with and accountable for each of the companies projects including participating in client meetings and furniture selection.
KC Interior Design is backed by some of the regions most prominent contractors, has won a wide variety of design service awards and has been featured in numerous publications. Kitchy's work first appeared in the press in a striking 10 page editorial and cover of San Diego Home and Garden 2018, an acclaimed magazine in the southern California. She also has been featured on HGTV's Home Tour, Houzz, San Diego Voyager, and is a contributor on magazine articles Like "Design by sign" and "designers favorite objects". In June 2019 she won San Diego Home & Garden's Kitchen of the Year award, being selected from over 90 other applicants.
Kitchy, who is an active participant in the National Kitchen and Bath Association, attended San Diego Mesa College where she graduated with a degree in Interior Design. Her previous work experience in Design includes a partnership at a Residential and Commercial Interior Design Business in Encinitas, where she successfully managed full projects from drawings to installation.
Kitchy likes to explore the aspects of virtual designs and how to help her clients visualize the end results. She has proficiency in 3 different computer programs to successfully communicate with contractors, clients and all trades of the business.