Kristina Bade Sweeney is known for creating spaces that are visually stunning and highly functional – beautifully blending glamour, elegance and casual sophistication. She attributes this success to her unique mix of bold personality, neo-traditionalist sensibility, pertinent design experience and in-depth knowledge of the construction process.
Cutting her teeth at Wynn Design and Development under Roger Thomas’ creative direction, Kristina was integral in the process of creating the dazzling environments at Steve Wynn’s Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond property. One of her restaurants, Golden Flower at Wynn Macau is a Michelin Two-Star recipient and was in the running to being named one of S. Pellegrino’s “World’s 50 Best Restaurants”.
Bringing her talent back to the East coast, Kristina Bade Studio, L.L.C. was established in 2009. Her fresh and innovative techniques using color, texture and unique materials help both her residential and hospitality clients to achieve environments that both compliment and inspire a lifestyle. She understands how form anticipates function and how their synergy is integral to design.
Prior to formalizing her career in design, she worked in advertising sales and marketing for consumer magazines. She believes her business experience has helped her greatly in meeting key project deadlines and managing budgets. She is aware of how these project components are as important to a successful client relationship as the creative process.
Kristina is a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall and holds a B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Spanish from Villanova University. She received her A.A.S. degree in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design. She is a LEED, Accredited Professional. Kristina now resides in Madison, New Jersey with her husband, two young children and an emoting Betta fish named Concrete Crusher.