Founded by award-winning interior designer Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger in 2017, Iron Key Designs is the start of her independent company after designing with studios since 2001.  Kristen's style is both modern and eclectic-a mix of old and new creating a timeless look that is fresh and original. Her design goals will always be what is best for your individual project needs


Originally from the North Shore of Chicago, Evanston, Illinois.  Kristen now lives in Bloomfield Hills, MI with her husband Billy and son Stone.  She grew up in the art studios of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated from Central Michigan University.

She believes the home should speak of the family or individual that lives there.  Kristen oversees all design projects to ensure they are a reflection of the needs and wants of the each client while incorporating the Iron Key Design aesthetic.

Kristen is passionate for great design, doodling with good inky pens, eating great meals, traveling and collecting wooden spoons, and loves spending time with her family, and rescue thoroughbred horse. Kristen believes that all great conversations start in the kitchen, especially a well designed one.

Please read our client's reviews found on Kristen's Houzz account, HERE