Kristi Black Design, Interior and Exterior Design and Environments Kristi Black Design, Interior and Exterior Design and Environments
Interior Design with Talavera tiles

Dining Rooms
Fireplaces & Chimneys
Home Office
Tile Murals
Wall Decor
Tiled Furniture

Orange County designer who uses Mexican tile for decorating homes in the Spanish colonial design. Free consultation on Mexican design techniques incluiding mosaic tiles, fountains landscape designs for houses in LA, Orange & San Diego County. Orange County designer who uses Mexican tile for decorating homes in the Spanish colonial design. Free consultation on Mexican design techniques incluiding mosaic tiles, fountains landscape designs for houses in LA, Orange & San Diego County.
    Casa de Suenos, bed and breakfast near Rosarito Beach, Mexico

Rent our romantic "House of Dreams" in Las Gaviotas, Baja Norte, Mexico.

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Kudos from Clients

Muchas gracias for the fantatico courtyard wall fountain that you created for our Spanish Colonial home in San Clemente.

I can't begin to tell you how much pleasure the fountain is giving us. We start the day hearing the sound of water before we open the courtyard doors, we enjoy all our meals looking at the beautiful tile and the play of water, and at night the lights illuminate the tile and dance on the walls. Outdoor entertaining is so much more pleasurable with the fountain providing a beautiful focal point.

Kristi, your services have been perfect from the initial consultation, through the selection of custom tile that we could never find on our own, through the supervision of the contractor at each stage of construction, to your final touches.  And, oh yes, your prices are more than fair.

We will enjoy the Talavera fountain every day, and remain very grateful for your services.
J & M Johnson, San Clemente

Kristi, I am so grateful that I "surfed" into your website at the very beginning of this renovation project, when I only had the glimmer of an idea about how I wanted to change my newly purchased Huntington Beach tract house into fully accessible, low-maintenance retirement home along the lines of a 1920's Spanish Colonial cottage or a Baja vacation villa.

You held me close with support and encouragement during the frustrating searches for an architect and contractor, the turmoil of construction, the stressful days of my granddaughter's illness, the confusing days of decisions, decisions, decisions! You gave me so much more than a beautiful tile design for my kitchen and two baths. Innumerable hours of planning, recommendations, shopping and reassurance throughout the house – and at a price amazingly more reasonable than many of the other pros whose services were needed to complete this custom home. My little "Casita de Mama" feels like a warm and welcoming Cabo San Lucas retreat and I enjoy showing it off to all who come to admire. You were my loyal companion from start to finish. It's a pleasure to see photos of the finished project on your beautiful website.

Mary Jane Bartee, Orange County, CA

After seeing the Mexican tile fountain design that you created for my daughter, I knew that your work was just what we needed to give our condominium kitchen a custom look. Our kitchen was boring, I knew that I needed color, and you were the only one to do it.

I am more than pleased with the finished product—the colors are perfect for our house; you designed it with my traditional American design style in mind, using the colors that I wanted. In addition to loving the design , I really appreciated that you checked the tile work by the contractor, and that when the work was not up to the quality standards that you expected, you made the contractor come back to clean up the work.

I would unconditionally recommend both your artistry and your oversight of the contractor.

Thank you for making my kitchen fun.

Mrs. Jackie Key, San Clemente

How can we begin to thank you for transforming our somewhat nondescript house into a magically warm and inviting home. Although our busy lifestyles do not permit us to travel the world as much as we want, simply moving from room to room in our house becomes a journey to the French countryside, an exotic Asian bazaar, or a sunny Mexican casita. Thank you for quickly zeroing in on a decor that would "fit" for us, for making the process a pleasure, and for creating an environment that we are proud of and love to spend time in.

AJF, Long Beach, California

"Thanks so much for transforming my dull patio area into a bright and tranquil oasis. Kristi, I will continue to recommend you to all who admire my backyard's "new look"!

MS, Orange County, CA

We love the "English" atmosphere you created in our bedrooms and living room, and still feel like we're in someone else's house! Thanks for a job well done, and under our budget too.

Martha, Encinitas, CA

I absolutely love the new, fresher, cleaner, brighter look of my home. It's a real pleasure to walk into the different rooms and enjoy their elegant simplicity. The living room and dining room are open and airy, and display all my favorite treasures to best advantage. The guest bedroom, what I now call the "harem room," blends function with an intriguing display of artifacts from my world travels. I've received many compliments on the new decor. Thanks so much, Kristi, for your unique viewpoint and innovative thinking."

MB - Huntington Beach

"Kristi, I just love the fireplace! The beautiful Mexican tile mural with the tile borders and red paint on the bricks, really warms up the entire living room. The colors match the rug, curtains and pillows perfectly pulling the whole room together. You and Ian did such a superior job, not only installing the tiles, but also the immaculate cleanup. I would recommend your work to anyone!"

A.H. Fountain Valley

"Once in a while, we meet someone that is so good at what they do, that we feel very confident about recommending them. In fact, Kristi has become part of the Baja Relocation family. She has a home in Las Gaviotas that she has transformed into a real "Mexican casa". Everyone who visits, goes away with a feeling that they have seen something very special.

Kristi and her husband Ian, live part-time here and part-time in Orange County. However, anyone can see, their hearts are in Mexico! So, if you are buying a new casa or just want to make a few exciting changes to the home you already have, "Just ask Kristi". She and her variety of local contacts, will be happy to help you!"

Kerry & Charlie Sims

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