Whether it’s a living room makeover in Alexandria, Virginia; a complete interior design project for a new hilltop residence in Rancho Mirage, California; or a seaside condo redesign in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Kathy’s sophisticated approach to interior design brings ideas to life and transforms a client’s dreams into perfect spaces.
Kathy operates out of both McLean, VA and Cleveland & Westlake, OH, and serves clients nationwide. Obviously, with a dual-state interior design firm and a nationwide clientele, geography is not an issue for Kathy. Long time clients ensure that Kathy “goes with them” when they move.
One client insisted that Kathy shape their interior design through three different moves: from Reston, Virginia to the Historic District of Leesburg, Virginia to the resort town of Whitefish, Wyoming. The client’s thoughts on those projects? “Our three homes have been magnificent!” Kathy has said, “Great interior design transcends place and transforms space.” That concept shines throughout all of her work. While it’s true that Kathy’s designs are sophisticated, they are also sensibly functional. They consider the specific day-to-day needs of the client, and sometimes that means pointing out and correcting inconsistencies in architectural plans.
While visiting the Kent Island, Maryland construction site for a custom home with sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay, Kathy noticed that footers had been poured for columns that would support an overhanging roof. The problem? The columns would destroy the spectacular view outside every major window. After a quick discussion with the client and architect, an architectural redesign ensured the panoramic views were preserved. The desecration of an inspiring view was averted.
During a review of architectural blueprints on a project in Mt. Vernon, Virginia, Kathy identified a design flaw that would have forced the client to walk sixty feet to get from the garage to the kitchen. The thought of having to carry weekly groceries that distance didn’t exactly please the client. Kathy provided a quick, but thoughtful, redesign that chopped the distance down to a very manageable five feet. Daily functionality was restored, and “fix it” costs were virtually eliminated.
Whether it’s a complete interior design project with spectacular custom built-ins that cleverly expand the functionality of a large open basement in an 15,000 square foot, comfortably elegant farm house in Vienna, Virginia; or a stylish refinement of an existing home in Nashville, Tennessee; or perfectly designed murals that bring to life an exquisite foyer as one element of an extensive top to bottom interior design project for a new custom home in McLean, Virginia; Kathy finds the perfect mix of form, function, color, texture and scale to elevate each project to its highest manifestation of the client’s dreams and aspirations. And whether it’s a beach house update with a redesigned kitchen, new furniture layout, and fabric and finish selections in Bethany Beach, Delaware; or a complete remodel of an old Cape Cod style home in Olmsted Falls, Ohio to transform it from neglected and mundane to marvelous and cozy; or a unique, stunning home theater in Mason Neck, Virginia with original custom marque and bar; or a thorough renovation of a Rehoboth Beach, Delaware beach house to take it from tiny, dark rooms to expansive, sunny spaces and a kitchen to die for; Kathy’s exquisite design sense, eye for the functionality of a space, and deep seated belief in the need for a collaborative working relationship between the client, architect, builder, interior designer and all of the various trades ensure projects manifest the client’s vision, hopes and desires.