Chic Interiors provides a stress free and innovative experience for every client's remodel needs.


“We help people to love what they come home to.”       ~Kristen Gablenz

When you come home, do you love what you see? Do you feel like your kitchen represents you while functioning the way it should? What about the layout? Does your home flow with the way you use it?

We are in an era of being busy. Finding the time to look at Houzz, Pinterest, Google, magazines, and other inspirational interiors, can be daunting. Not to mention where to find quality materials, reliable and licensed contractors, how to get the permits, and find the time to do the hours of research it takes to create the right layout.

I get it, my family went through a house remodel and addition in 2005 when I was 18. My mom was frustrated with the architect not listening to her needs and wants, she was working, taking care of kids, and trying to pick out the materials and layout for her new home. This frustration created more stress through the process, and right then and there I vowed to not dictate, but collaborate with my clients while being an educator and professional building stylist. Why? Because, we all work hard and deserve to have a home that represents who you are, with an aesthetic design flare to it. My job is to get your mind thinking in a different way to give you something you will be proud to come home to.

In the midst of chaos, we, at Chic Interiors are here to help! I am the owner, Kristen, and I received my BFA in Interior Architecture and Design in 2010. In 2016, I became a Certified Interior Designer in the state of California. I am proud to help every one of my clients from start to finish for their remodel, addition, or new construction project. We have researched the quality of materials from different stores and vendors, know where to get that really cool light fixture you saw in the magazine, and help to make the process fun and stress free. We help you:

·      come up with the perfect layout of your new space,

·      turn it into architectural drawings for permits,

·      help you find the perfect contractor who has integrity, quality work ethics, is licensed, bonded, and insured,

·      select all the materials, fixtures, colors, and lighting,

·      show you what your new space will look like with 3D renderings,

·      and do project management for you to become the liaison between you and the contractor so you can work and live your life while the contractor and Chic Interiors finalizes your project

We would love to help you with your remodel, addition, or new construction project!

Email us at or call us at 925-596-1260 to schedule a consultation to get started!


Kristen, CID, IFDA

Portraits by Shani Studios

Kristen Gablenz
Founder, Designer

Kristen graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2010 with her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design. With a passion for designing a building from the ground up and from the inside out, Kristen has been creating dynamic interior designs for trusted clients all over the Bay Area since 2008. Today her firm offers full service, certified interior design services including additions, remodels, and new builds with an eye for structural integrity and, most importantly, her client’s vision.