Katrina of Designs by Katrina provided a complete house interiors consultation for our 4500 square foot home in an upper income Cape Cod community. This included space planning, layout and color palette choice, lighting, artwork placement suggestions and accessorizing for multiple rooms. Not only did she assist us in the choice of furnishings purchases, she also made fabric choices for reupholstering existing pieces in our home, all the while making them work together with appropriate placement. I felt she was extremely generous with her time, always taking plenty to answer any questions, going above and beyond and making absolutely certain we were very happy with the design! She is full of positive energy, remarkably creative, very organized, handles a multitude of tasks at once, and a pleasure to work with!
We have used her for many different projects over the years.
She has twice done a plan for our master bedroom, including the assistance in choice of fabrics for beautiful panels, chair upholstery, rugs, bed linens, decorative pillows and accessories. I especially love the Brunschwig and Fils European pillows on the bed that blend beautifully with the soft Benjamin Moore wall color.
My daughter's bedroom has gorgeously designed pink and green silk and jacquard window treatments, accent pillows and an adorable upholstered chair that she loves!
The wall color she suggested in my teenage son's room is a really rich cobalt/navy blue which ties in with the nautical feel that he wanted. The tailored sailcloth valances, banded with the same blue, over nautical alphabet panels are really perfect! The custom duvet, shams and decorative pillows complete the look! She helped create order with suggested furniture placement and the best part is that he loves his room!
Katrina came up with a great idea for the mudroom to help coordinate it with the entrance foyer which has black and white ceramic tiles and a spectacular coral paint on the walls. She designed a black and white houndstooth window seat cushion for an unusual shaped built-in and did wonderful accent pillows that really pull the two spaces together!
The Cape location generally dictates a Coastal feel, but Designs by Katrina managed that style with a sophisticated taste by the use of high end designer fabrics that are both elegant and understated as well as with the choice and placement of timeless accessories and paintings.
Her use of beautiful cache pots with plantings of real succulents has an excellent appeal and the compliments received are numerous!
In the living room there is now a lovely sofa, upholstered in a fabulous cotton velvet in a deep shade of sand, certainly to last forever, it is such a fantastic neutral! There are fireplace chairs upholstered in a great nautical blue and piped in cream. There are several lively, decorative pillows, some from a gorgeous blue linen with creamy seashells by Cowtan and Tout, edged in a really fun, whimsical, loop fringe made of chenille and ribbon and some in a sandy colored Scalamandré silk. The crisp, fresh panels hung on a custom painted rod on the bay window have sea coral on them and the painted cocktail table on the custom soft wool sisal rug is just perfection! Again, the careful choice of accessories, (vases, bowls, lamps, books and plants) she chooses really make each room very pulled together!
The family room where we spend the majority of our time is made up of walls of challenging windows and French doors and she made it much warmer and softer with the use of panels on custom cut rods! We are very happy with that recommendation and solution. There are now several custom upholstered chairs and a couple of sofas that look great! We love the look and comfort of all of the accent pillows in different designer fabrics that give richness and transform the space! Some have starfish! Everyone has their favorite spot in this room!
She did custom seating for our kitchen built-ins, chose fabric for the pillows, window treatments, dining room panels and dining chair seats.
In our media room she provided the perfect custom sectional sofa for viewing, and blackout window treatments as well. The curtains have coral colored coral on them and are by Scalamandré; there is a really creative grouping of custom pillows for comfort as well as style!
If you expect every detail to be taken care of in your home....
I highly recommend designs by Katrina!