E-Designer & Lifestyle Blogger
"My name is Krystal Smit and I’m a born and raised Midwesterner living the west coast life in Los Angeles along with my husband, corgi, and cat! We lived in Chicago before moving to California, where on top of my design career, I danced professionally in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls. We’ve moved around quite a bit, and love to travel and make life an adventure! Our next adventure is taking us to Austin, TX and we are currently searching for a new home… which I can’t wait to get my hands on!"
Krystal & Umbra Prisma Wall Decor
"Umbra products have such a beautiful, minimal aesthetic that really go with so many styles. Which is perfect for me when I’m looking to add that modern touch to match with my eclectic style."
CARMEON - @carmeon.hamilton
Interior Designer & Lifestyle Blogger
"I am a Memphis-based interior designer, content creator and lifestyle blogger, creating my brand, Nubi Interiors. My 15 years of experience in multiple facets of the design industry, from public health-care to residential to retail and merchandising, are the foundation of my work in discovering the beauty in all things and helping others find beauty in what surrounds them every day. When I am not hosting a workshop on social media management or creating content for Fortune 100 brand partners, I am often found doting on my husband, Marcus, son, Davin, and my jungle of house plants!"
"With a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design under my belt, my career started immediately after graduation in healthcare design. I worked for almost 5 years as an interior designer for a national healthcare company, traveling across the country, designing hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physical therapy clinics and more. The company later dissolved their internal design department, leaving me unemployed. This soon became an opportunity to start my own design business, Nubi Interiors. I worked with both homeowners and business owners, creating spaces that felt personal or on brand, but with an elevated designer’s touch."
"I'm loving the continued use of indoor plants, and deep, moody colors, and also how people are maximizing their square footage and creating multi-use spaces to fit their needs!"
Carmeon & Umbra Bolo Planter
"I love Umbra's approach to design! Modern designs that solve problems while being accessible and affordable!"
ELISHA - @ouraesthetic_abode
Interior Design Teacher
"My fiance and I (and our two cats!) bought our first home in May 2020! I’m a certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher (formerly known as “Home Economics”) at the high school level. I currently teach both Interior Design and Apparel classes. When I’m not at school, I’m designing and DIY-ing… I may or may not be addicted! We’re total homebodies so it's incredibly important to me to have a space that is functional, pleasing to OUR eyes, and displays our personality."
"I’ve always had an appreciation for aesthetic environments, but it wasn’t until recently that I became more involved in the industry. I took a couple interior design classes in college and I enjoyed them but it wasn’t a huge focus of mine. When I got hired at the school I teach at now, I was actually a little nervous about teaching interior design! I preferred teaching cooking/nutrition classes. But I ended up loving teaching it and as soon as we had a home we could call ours, designing became an immediate passion of mine."
"I’m LOVING all the curved lines… all of the arches and curvy furniture have my heart!"
Elisha & Umbra Arling Magazine Rack
"I love the simplicity of Umbra. Everything is very minimalist and practical. Umbra’s products allow me to have a more functional space without sacrificing aesthetics… which is everyone’s goal, right?!"
ANDREW - @andrewcretaro
"My name is Andrew Cretaro and I’m a menswear and lifestyle content creator here in Toronto, Canada. I originally started off as a wedding / event photographer but always had a passion for product photography. I decided to make an instagram to share all things products and after a few years it kind of turned into a content creation business where I got the opportunity to share with my audience products and experiences that I love!"
Umbra Swivo Coffee Table
"About a year ago after going into lockdown I decided to create a Pinterest account and created mood boards of spaces that I loved. I realized that small condo living wasn’t for me anymore so I used Pinterest to motivate me to recreate a space in my condo that brought me joy until it’s time to upgrade to a house. I kind of fell in love with home decor over lockdown and the whole beige aesthetic in general which my Instagram has now become."
"I love the innovative products that Umbra makes! Everything is so well thought out, and they’re known for creating products you’ve never seen before. You can really tell that Umbra has a passion for design! Because I’m really into the beiges right now and light woods, Umbra seems to offer so many amazing products in the perfect walnut tones which work perfectly in my space"