At Home With Minted's Lorent & Leif

In the studio with this month's Minted artist!

Photography by LORENT & LEIF

Meet Kristin Doversberger, the creative force behind Lorent & Leif, and Minted artist of the month! Doversberger's passion lies within the fine arts with a focus in painting, drawing, and printmaking. She began her foray into the arts with an internship at a local art museum, helping set-up exhibits and learning about historic preservation. From there, Doversberger went on to work for a manufacturing company, designing industrial advertisements and eventually graduating on to creating custom invitations. Today, the freelance artist collaborates alongside individuals and businesses with a focus in creative consultation. We caught up with Doversberger to learn a little bit more about her process and her love for the arts. Take a look!

Photography by LORENT & LEIF

Where do you feel most inspired?
In my studio, on a bright, sunny day, after spending time with other artists in the community.

How would you describe your personal style?
I prefer organic colors and textures, and that tends to come through in my art and design, as well as in my home. I think it's important to add in subtle details when I can, as these often help express a feeling or show an appreciation for the nuances of a project.

Photography by LORENT & LEIF

What makes a home beautiful?
A home is beautiful when it is thoughtful. The objects that you display tell your story, and when placed in a meaningful way, can have an impact on guests and also be a reminder to you and your family about memories and what's truly important.

What do you love most about being an artist?
Art allows you to appreciate the little things, it is diverse, and when we look around, it is all around us. It is a privilege to help people express who they are or communicate a message.

Photography by LORENT & LEIF

What is your most prized possession?
In elementary school, a teacher traveled to Czechoslovakia and brought me a set of wooden stacking toys in the shape of people. I have kept these with me ever since!

On what items do you scrimp?
Nice clothing and upholstery. I have two young boys, and unfortunately have learned that the hard way!

Photography by LORENT & LEIF

On what items do you splurge?
Old furniture. I think antiques are unique and typically very high quality. I love to incorporate an old piece or put it to new use, whether in my own home or for my friends' or family. If I am lucky, I find a note or letter in a drawer, a reminder of its history.

What's your favorite travel destination?
I love the stories within old neighborhoods or businesses. I enjoy traveling to the East Coast, as history is all around you. 

Photography by LORENT & LEIF
Published on March 12, 2017 - 3:00am EDT

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