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“I can tell you only this – I would rather have taste than either love or money.”

– William “Billy” Haines

Kristen Laird is an interior designer in the greater New York City area and a licensed real estate salesperson for Coach Realtors in Garden City, New York.   As an interior designer, Kristen aims to capture an informal elegance in her interiors; creating comfortable, functional, dynamic and uplifting spaces. Her work incorporates a traditional approach to design with a clean, crisp and creatively modern edge. As a Real Estate Salesperson, Kristen finds great pleasure in helping to people realize their homes greatest potential and helping people to find the home of their dreams.  To contact her about her services or view her portfolio or if you are looking to buy or sell a home please email kristen@kristenlaird.com or klaird@coachrealtors.com

Bio After receiving her BA in English and Costume Design at Middlebury College, Kristen began her career in the lovely valley of Vail, CO as an Interior Design assistant at Greenauer Design Group.  A native to New York City she soon returned home to begin working under Pat Healing and Dan Barsanti at their Greenwich design studio HB Home. Both Pat and Dan provided Kristen with a tremendous amount of creative inspiration and fueled her real passion for Interior Design.  It was here that she learned the ins and outs of high-end residential design and was able to find her own creative niche as an interior designer.  After 4 years at HB Home, Kristen continued to refine and diversify her talents working for the notable veteran designer Mark Cunningham of Mark Cunningham Inc.  It was here that Kristen would gain a real knowledge of antiques, as well as dip her hand in the commercial and construction side of Interior Design.  Kristen Laird Design opened it’s doors in November of 2011.   

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