Meet Crystal Palecek

Principal Interior Designer

I believe in the power of beauty to transform our lives. When we nurture our well-being by surrounding ourselves with beauty and order at home, we free up space and time in our lives to be the truest, highest version of ourselves. My work is dedicated to creating environments that improve the way we live and feel through thoughtful design.

"I believe in the power of beauty to transform our lives."

I attribute my unique ability to understand the principles of design to my lifelong study and pursuit of beauty in all forms. It was during my three years living in Italy in my early 20s where I truly honed my distinct eye and gained an affinity for classic elements . My path to interior design was always an inevitable one.

Crystal Palecek Design Studio Marin

In 2010, I co-founded the online design publication, Rue magazine to share my fascination with beautiful interiors. A few months later the New York Times profiled us in a four-page feature article in their style section. Having struck a nerve in the design community, I spent the next several years traveling the country for speaking engagements, trade shows, and photo shoots, producing content featuring leading designers and extraordinary homes. Editing the magazine further developed my eye while decorating homes for friends and family along the way would prove to be a poignant piece in my journey. Knowing that I was most aligned when I was designing, I launched my next chapter: Crystal Palecek Design with a waitlist of clients eager to bring my unique design point of view into their homes. Today CPD is my sole focus as I derive great joy from creating thoughtful homes for exceptional people.

I grew up in Seattle and always curious to explore the world beyond me, set off to college on the opposite coast in Boston. Following graduation, I moved to Rome, Italy and returned stateside by way of Chicago and then San Francisco. Today I live just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County with my furniture designer husband Andrew, who heads the industry leading furniture company PALECEK, and our three, precious, young children, Benjamin, Luke, and Sophia.