Co-owners Kristen White and Adam Kettle are a mother-son team, both having grown up in Topeka, Kansas. Kristen, creative director and buyer, graduated from Kansas State University in 1976 with a degree in art education and has a passion for art, antiques and product design. She owned Gallery Classic, a retail store in Topeka, Kansas from 1987-2011 and began designing home décor in 2008 because she saw a need in the home décor industry for on-trend, well made yet affordable products. Kristen opened her wholesale company, White x White, in 2010. Her designs are inspired by the wonderful homes, gardens and antique shops she sees on her antique hunting excursions in Europe and she's especially intrigued by the Belgian and Swedish styles of decorating.
Adam is a 2002 graduate of Kansas State University with degrees in industrial engineering and business management. He has a keen interest in product design, home furnishings and art, and has an entrepreneurial spirit honed in part by attending estate sales with his mother as a child. Adam is managing partner of Artisan 119 while retaining his position as lead recruiter for TekSystems in Overland Park.