Christine W. Kittrell, CID, Allied ASID

School: Professor, Interior Designers Institute
Company: Kittrell & Associates Interior Design
430 Goldenrod Ave
Corona del Mar, CA 92625 map
Phone: (949) 233-7840

Designer Profile

Greetings! Our testimonials written below say it best. We have extensive experience in Kitchen and Bath renovations, a great place to start refreshing your home. If you are remodeling or building a new custom home, we'd like to be involved early in the game to make your process easy and fun. Please visit our website and give us a call to transform ordinary to extraordinary!


Kittrell & Associates is an award-winning design firm specializing in designs for new custom homes, remodeling and renovations. Projects have ranged in size from 2,700 to 11,000 square feet.

Principal Chris Kittrell is a Certified Interior Designer, Allied Member ASID, and has a BA in Art Education, an MBA, and and AA in Interior Design. Chris is a professor of design at Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, CA teaching both Certificate and Masters in Design courses.

The firm has won awards for excellence in Kitchen Design, Home Office Design and Home of the Year under 3,500 square feet.


In 2011, we completed a major remodel of our home, which included three bathrooms, a powder room and the kitchen. We had worked with Chris before and contacted her again to help us with this new project. We explained to her what we wanted to have done within a certain budget and time frame. She helped us get organized, select materials and a color theme throughout the house. Chris has a keen eye for space planning and is a very creative designer. She was able to maximize the existing space without changing the footprint of the house. She managed to put together for us functional, yet elegant bathrooms. It feels like having our own spa at home.
Chris also acted as our project manager, when we did the renovations with Del Sol Construction. She is very thorough in everything she does and pays attention to details. Under her guidance and expertise, we managed to stay within our budget and she even found for us quality materials that were less expensive than originally estimated. Our kitchen is gorgeous and looks twice as large as before. Chris knows how to perfectly coordinate materials and colors. Everything flows beautifully from room to room. Overall, we are very happy with all our renovations. It is like being in a new home without the cost and hassle of moving!

Marie and Larry Atkins
Newport Beach, CA
January, 18th 2012

Services Offered


Designs for Kitchen and Bath remodeling.
Consulting during Custom Home building or Room Additions.
Referrals to professional and experienced Architects and Builders.
Space planning and furniture recommendations.
Staging homes for greater buyer appeal.


Efficient use of design time & complimentary estimates
Excellent resources, showrooms, vendors
Creating a wide range of individual styles
Team player with Clients, Architects, Builders
Computerized illustrations
Clear description of design fees & terms

Checks and Major Credit Cards.


"Chris has helped us extensively remodel two of our bathrooms, as well as refurbish our dining room, living room, and master bedroom. She has always been responsive to our practical needs as parents of three young children and our budget and tastes. She is extremely efficient about getting things done as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our bathrooms came out beautifully, and the rest of our house is really improving. We hardly want to leave the house anymore because everything is so nice and comfortable and pretty in our own home.�

� Debra and Jeffrey Garfinkle (Repeat Clients, 2006, 2012)

Awards & Publications

ASID/OC Home Magazine, Gold Award, Kitchen Design, 2004
ASID/OC Home Magazine, Platinum Award, Home Office Design, 2005
ASID/OC Home Magazine, Gold Award, Kitchen Design, 2006.
ASID/Orange Coast Magazine, Gold Award, Kitchen Design, 2008.
ASID/Orange Coast Magazine, Platinum Award, Home of the Year, 2009.
Published, OC Home Magazine, Soft Contemporary
Published, OC Home & Garden Section, Home Office


�Building a home is a huge undertaking and can be very stressful. We found Chris mid-way through our process and she quickly organized our whole process, giving us great advice on small and large details of items we would have never have known without her. She is efficient, flexible and giving us valuable information and we couldn't have done this without her by our side. Once she knows your style, she focuses to making everything come together and our home is turning out to be exactly what we dreamed of.�

� Mary and Larry Schannault

Fee Structure

Please visit our website for more information on fee structures or call to discuss "package rates" for Kitchen or Bath remodeling.

For your convenience we accept all major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover.

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ASID/OC Home Gold Award 2006
Newport Coast Dining Room
Huntington Harbor Master Bath
Nellie Gail Ranch Kitchen
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Newport Coast Formal Living Room
Master Bath, Covenant Hills, Philharmonic House of Design 2006
Nellie Gail Bedroom
Interesting artworks, authentic silk trees, contemporary accessories all add punch and detail this Corona del Mar Entry and Living Room.
An original oil painting handsomely framed, hand-forged French wall sconces, colorful down pillows and area rug all create a finished effect in this traditional Family Room.
Santa Barbara style Master Bath, Philharmonic House of Design 2006. Unique vanity with candles, beaded velvet hand towels, and amber martini glasses.  The mirror and sconces further express the Spanish style.
A custom tile design created especially for this arched niche, was a major point of interest in the Philharmonic House of Design 2006 Master Bath.
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Faux Fruit Bowl 
Courtesy of Ivy Guild
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