Christine Brun

Speech Topics:
Living Large While Living Small: How Quality Living Leaves More Space
Small Space Living
Design for Small Spaces
Remodeling for Dual Use of Space
Aging in Place Remodeling
Design for Downsizing

Christine Brun is an award-winning interior designer, author and syndicated columnist whose weekly column reaches more than 6 million readers across the country. She is nationally known as an expert on design for small spaces and advises clients, readers and audiences on how to make small spaces more functional and flexible, whether a 1,200 foot condo, a 500 square foot apartment, or a college dorm room.

For the last 10 years, Brun has shared her ideas for homes under 1,200 square feet through her weekly syndicated newspaper column “Small Spaces,” which is carried by more than 20 newspapers including The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle and the Palm Beach Post. Her just-released book Small Space Living (Schiffer, 2009) shares the best of these ideas including the benefits of small spaces, exploring dual-use space, flexible furnishings, design solutions for home offices, and how Baby Boomers can downsize while keeping artwork and treasures. As home sizes shrink, homeowners choose to remodel instead of move, families add a telecommuting office space, and Empty Nesters downsize, Brun shares her advice on design strategies and products that make small spaces work.

Brun is the owner of Christine Brun & Associates in San Diego and has worked on residential projects ranging from 700 square feet to more than 10,000 square feet. She and her interior design work have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, USA Today, Décor & Style Magazine, San Diego Union/Tribune Newspaper, San Diego Magazine, Kitchen and Bath Magazine, and more.

She is also a certified aging-in-place specialist who has been trained in the unique needs of the senior population, aging-in-place modifications, and common remodeling projects.

Brun’s first book was Big Ideas for Small Spaces (Rockport Press, 2000). A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers since 1978, in 2003, Brun was awarded the prestigious Ethel M. Siegelman Memorial Award for outstanding service to ASID. She has also taught at the Design Institute of San Diego and at San Diego Mesa Community College, where she serves on the advisory board to the Interior Design Program. She speaks regularly at Home & Garden shows and national trade conferences such as ASID and NEOCON.

She travels from San Diego.

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