About the Owners
Kristina Jolly Lyden – was born in San Diego, California and raised in the Town of Ashland, VA (The Center of the Universe) “They Say….” She and her husband bought the well-established since November 2011 Thrill of the Hunt Shop on May 2017. Kristina had been with the company since the beginning. One day when the opportunity came that the owners were wanting to retire or work less she knew it was meant to be. “I had no idea that one day I would basically work up to ownership! That is by far the greatest promotion someone could ask for.” Says Kristina.
After years of designing and painting furniture for herself she recognized her true talent when she started her first Independent Decorating business called Simplify in 2008 and then re-branded herself individually called Kristina Lyden Designs. Since branding herself she has designed many beautiful homes including her own. Kristina is a talented self-taught Decorator or some would say Interior Stylish. She has many design and organizing certifications that has furthered her career. Thrill of the Hunt quickly became the next chapter in her life. A dream come true to display wonderful collections and services all under one historic brick and mortar building.
Kristina loves giving new life to vintage and well-made unique pieces, by transforming a once out of date worn piece and giving it new life by using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and products. She is truly grateful to step into the shops shoes and grow it to the next level! Her trait is mixing old with new and re-decorating with what you already have. Her motto is to simplify your life and her concepts center on the idea that homes should be comfortable well designed, livable spaces.
“Let’s bring your hidden style to Life!” -Kristina
Mike Lyden –
Bio Coming Soon!
Thrill of the Hunt – Painter in Residence
Cathy FitzGerald Wood –
Bio Coming Soon!
Thrill of the Hunt is where vintage meets modern in-Home Furnishings + Gifts. Kristina and The TOTH Team aspire to help customers and design clients curate beautiful everyday practical living spaces. Check out the Shop’s Design Center located in The Paint Shop at Thrill of the Hunt.