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About Us

Gerrianne M. Russell A St. Louis native, my family lived in Dallas and Stamford, Connecticut before we pulled up stakes one last time to settle in Austin, Texas. Since 2010, I have been thrilled and excited to explore the opportunities this unique city has to offer. I am grateful that I have a career that I love, and I am dedicated to doing my best work ever here in Austin.

I started Cross Keys Designs in 1997. We had offices in Stamford, Connecticut and St. Petersburg, Florida for over 13 years. During that time, I specialized in renovating historic and vintage houses as well as tropical homes, luxury condominiums, and vacation retreats. I have extensive experience in space planning, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, and collaborating with architects, builders, and construction managers. I want you to love your home and am dedicated to sourcing materials that are both Made in the USA and family friendly. I offer design solutions that are innovative and stylish, practical and timeless.



  • Geri has a vast array of resources. Being able to view all the possibilities was very helpful.

  • She [Geri] never pressured me. She would always present me with the options and when it was done, she always made me to feel like I had done it all myself.

  • The work was efficient, professional and reasonable.

  • I think the best part of working with Cross Keys Designs was knowing the finished product would meet my expectations. Geri works wonders with color and space.

  • Geri did my entire house over a period of several years. It all started with the kitchen. She did a beautiful redesign of our kitchen. It was such a pleasent experience that i called on her again the next year... after that, she did the living room, dining room and the sunporch. There is literally not a single room in our home that has not been touched by her: window treatments, furniture selection, lighting —you name it, she did it.

  • Producing a family liveable environment that still has some 'pizazz' [was the best part of working with Cross Keys Designs.].

  • I had an idea of what I wanted, but Geri brought my idea to life in a way that was even better than I had imagined. I can't wait to have her work on my next project.

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Gerrianne M. Russell, ASP, IAHSP

Interior Design and Consultation
Accreditated Home Staging Specialist

Serving Austin, Texas & the surrounding areas.