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January, 2014

Mantels by Design as Seen on KUTV, Channel 2 Fresh Living

DSC_1197A mantel is typically focal point and is often the strongest architectural feature in the space. It should suit the space in terms of scale and design language. A few tips: allow for at least a 10 inch depth mantel and install an outlet on mantel shelf where it cannot be seen for holiday décor or lamps.

I generally prefer TVs away from the mantel on a side wall or cabinetry if it’s suitable for viewing. Generally this is best when the space is formal or when the mantel is high. Typically I suggest a TV above the mantel if the space is casual and mantel is 62 inches above the finished floor or lower. Above the mantel is also suitable if the majority of viewing is standing or lying down. I have on occasion placed TVs below a mantel where they seem to disappear.  This works best in a wide feature, where the TV is viewed from a seating position and in a room where TV isn’t the primary function. I have long ago gotten over the compulsion to hide a TV.

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Year In Review

Here at K. Rocke Design 2013 was an eventful year. We completed some incredible projects and homes. And got to know and collaborate with terrific new clients.Kristin Rocke was one of 10 designers selected nationally and named 2013 New Trad Interior Designer. “To be shown in a National Publication feature was amazing! Goes to show that hard work and loving what you do pays off big time.”

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Kristin Rocke was also featured on the cover of the Money section in the Salt Lake Tribune. It was a great article and can be read here. Followed by a shout out from Utah Style and Design and seen in Park City Magazine.

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Kristin Rocke hosted a One Kings Lane Sale that was very successful.

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