Member Spotlight: Qrystal5to9

Meet @Qrystal5to9, a member from Lexington, Kentucky with an interior design degree. Learn more about what inspires her and who her favorite designer is below!
Tell us your name, age, profession, location and anything else you’d like to share about yourself.
My name is Crystal Linton and I am 30 years old. I live in Lexington, KY, and I am (for now) a stay-at-home mother of three with an associate’s degree in interior design.
Where do you get your interior design inspiration?
I get inspiration from magazines, fellow Polyvore members, art and history. One of my goals would be to open a small interior decor business.
What’s your creative process on Polyvore? How do you begin creating a set?
I get inspiration from lots of places, but most comes from current styles and trends on various websites, interior design and fashion magazines, art and history (different eras). I begin with an idea, then I search for what’s close to that idea. Sometimes my full idea is achieved, and other times it may take a whole other direction, but it still comes out nicely. And when I don't have an idea, I find something I really like, like a sofa or a painting, and I build on that.
Are there any interior design professionals you are a fan of?
David Bromstad would be my favorite designer. I love the way he plays with color. I like to do the same.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
Polyvore has really inspired me to keep going with my interior design. I had somewhat doubted myself and thought about other professions, but when I get on Polyvore and I bring my ideas to life, I feel like I can do it. With the great comments I get from some of my PolyFriends, I start to feel confident again. Polyvore has made dreams come true. Many artists just want a chance to be seen, and Polyvore offers that.
What is your favorite Polyvore feature?
I don't know the correct term for this, but my favorite feature is the thing that takes a product and gets rid of the background, so all you have is the image you want. Oh, and the ability to cut things out.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
Polyvore has been a great part of my life since I’ve joined. I first started making fashion sets, but as I explored the site more, I found people were doing interior sets. And that’s when it all changed for me. The lightbulb started going off; my dreams had come true. A website that allowed me to create interior sets using real furniture from top furniture websites! I have used software such as Photoshop and CADD, but none compares. Polyvore is hands-down the best.
How would you describe your set style?
I would describe my set style as somewhat artsy and eclectic, with a fresh contemporary twist.
What are some Polyvore tips you would like to share with the Polyvore Community?
Some tips I have would be to go with your gut on your designs and don't second-guess yourself. I'm not the most organized person, but I was thinking of re-organizing my items by specifics. For instance, I’d put all sofas, chairs, beds and paintings in categories of their own. That way, I can find what I am looking for more easily.
Does your username have any special meaning?
Well, Crystal is my real name, but I thought it was cute and different to spell it with a q. Five and nine are special numbers in my life because my birthday is 5/9 and my husband’s is 9/5.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
My favorite brand is Ethan Allen. I like the brand because it offers good, quality furniture at affordable prices. They set trends and offer a great variety of items and fabrics.


Wrote three years ago
uuhh, it's fantastic! check mineee

Wrote three years ago
Love everything

Wrote three years ago
even an outdoor scene outside the window, special touch, 2 thumbs up

Wrote three years ago
Crisp clean and cozy, wonderful design
Congrats to you for feature, I think your sets have wonderful design ideas
Best wishes, Linda

Wrote three years ago
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY, congratulations to a wonderful Poly for Member Spotlight.
I enjoyed your interview so much.
Best wishes, Linda

Wrote three years ago
Hey @annmaira!! Thank you soooo much!! :)) *hugs*

Wrote three years ago
oh wow! :D hi @qrystal5to9 !!! :D Congrats on the feature!!! :D * hugs around *

Wrote three years ago
Thank You very much ladies!! @kimmiebeloved @deuxs

Wrote three years ago
Congrats @qrystal5to9! You are a talented girl! :)

Wrote three years ago
I love everything you do


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