The projects may differ,
but the result is the same.

We tap into a homeowner’s hopes and desires and bring them to life. We listen. We ask questions. And together, we create something beautiful. Our experience has taught us to work closely with the builder to translate those dreams in the initial concept stage and balance them with the realities of time and budget throughout the entire process. This ensures that everyone stays on the same page and is speaking the same language. Because we all want the same thing in the end—a spectacular result.

The team behind your dream.

Meet the professionals behind the projects and see how we creatively transform space to address both form and function—from concept through completion.

JEAN ADAMS

Founder & CEO

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, with concentrations in Construction Management and Business Administration

Jean earned her interior design degree from Colorado State University, accredited through the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and lauded as one of the best design programs in the United States. Before launching Perspectives in 1986, she worked at Kravet Fabrics in the Denver Design Center, managed the Decorators Walk showroom in the Blake Street Design District, and was an interior designer in new-home sales for Mission Viejo. When she’s not making the world a more beautiful place, she’s skiing moguls and racing sailboats.

KRISTIN DRAKE

Lead Interior Designer & COO


Bachelor of Arts, AAS Interior Design

Kristin received her bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She’s an affiliate of ASID and a member of the Design Council through the Denver Art Museum. She formerly worked at Columbine Showroom, assisting clients with furniture, finish and textile selections. Kristin loves travel, art and photography. Her newest creation debuted in May—her first child.

SHANNA NEWBROUGH

Interior Designer & Draftsperson


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, with an emphasis on Sustainable Design

Shanna received her degree in interior design from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, a CIDA-accredited program. She’s an affiliate of ASID and has participated in the 1+ program, in which designers dedicated 1% or more of their working hours to provide pro bono design services for nonprofit organizations. Previously, she worked at a commercial architecture and design firm in the Highlands and as a senior studio designer for CorePower Yoga. The South Dakota native says space planning was her love from the time she was a small child—and she’s been rearranging anything she could get her hands on ever since.

PAULA HUPKA

Interior Designer


Bachelor of Arts

A native of Canada, Paula graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Ottawa University and completed equivalency testing when she came to the States with GE. She moved to Colorado to start her own design business working with Denver and Summit County builders, and now Perspectives. When she’s not working on design projects, she’s spending time at Volunteers of America—Battered Women’s Shelter, Colorado Youth at Risk, Habitat for Humanity, and Summit County Playhouse Project, which donates playhouses to raise money to benefit the Summit Foundation. In the summer, you’ll often find her lakeside at her summer cottage in Ontario.

RHIANNON BUXMAN

Associate Designer & Administrative Supervisor


Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Rhiannon earned her bachelor’s degree, majoring in architecture and planning, from the University of Colorado. This smart cookie and fifth-generation Colorado native has been with Perspectives for four years, serving as an intern for two years before joining the firm full time. She says she wakes up every morning inspired and optimistic about even her biggest challenges—and loves the sound of a really loud audience at the end of a performance. Her team gives her a standing ovation, not only for attitude but for the quality of her work.

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