Kristin Dittmar: Around Aspen Feature

Kristin Dittmar is a talented interior designer based right here in the heart of Aspen. Her modern-mountain aesthetic draws inspiration from natural elements and she believes in creating elegance through simplicity. Kristin was an intricate part of O2's transformation from McDonald's to the beautiful space we occupy today.

Q: In a few words, how would friends and family describe you?
A: I called my longtime friend to help me answer this question and I am honored she said, “ happy, caring, fun, reliable, adventurous, thoughtful, a good friend and a go-getter.”

Q: How did you get started in design?
A: I was really into fashion design, but my sweet dad was not a fan of my career idea. He got me an internship at John Brooks to expand my interest and the rest is history. 

Q: What do you love most about your career?
A: I love being creative! The days when I get to purely design are my very favorite days. I can’t believe I get to learn something new every single day and work with such fun, talented people.

Q: How do you stay inspired?
A: Travel, travel, travel! Every new place I visit inspires me through a different setting and culture and resets my eye for design. 

Q: Do you have any wellness rituals or routines you swear by?
A: I try to take Pilates and hike twice a week each. I am also religious about my skin care routine. I love Biologique, wear sunscreen every day and do facials every 6 weeks.

Q: What do you love most about Aspen in the spring?
Obviously, I love the bright greens that start to pop, the warm days and chilly nights, and I always pray for an early summer.

Q: How do you stay well?
A: I believe routine is key to a balanced life, as well as surrounding myself with amazing friends and family.

Q: What are a few of your favorite experiences at O2?
A: I was lucky enough to do the interior design for O2 Aspen with a great team. During the process, I learned so much about a true architectural transformation. To see the old space change from a McDonald’s into a beautiful, soft, and clean health spa was educational and fulfilling.

Q: When you're not in the office, where can we find you?
A: Playing with my two baby boys, skiing with my husband, Ryan, or hiking with friends.

Q: What are you wearing these days?
A: I am loving all things DRESSES and The GREAT is my go-to brand right now.