Our current designer of the week is our newest designer Katie Carone! She joined our team in April and has been so much fun to have around! We love seeing this mama’s belly grow as she prepares to welcome her first child at the end of this year! We could not be more excited for her!!
We did a fun little Q&A with here so here it is!
What is your favorite design trend right now and why?
I am actually ALL about florals right now!! You’re seeing it in fashion but also in textiles and home decor and I don’t think it’s going to be going away any time soon. I’ve never been a super girly girl, I usually lean more towards edgier looks in fashion as well as decor, but with the florals right now, my softer side is definitely coming out. Not that all florals have to be girly or fussy. I’m actually seeing a good bit of darker versions with jewel tones, blacks and golds which is perfect for Fall, as well as muted more abstract takes on traditional floral prints. I’m loving floral so much, I actually did the accent wall in our daughter’s nursery a beautiful watercolor-esque muted large print floral wallpaper in soft pinks,bieges and grays and my husband and I both absolutely adore it!!
What’s your favorite room in a home to design? Why?
I love designing Master Bedrooms. In our home, its personally my favorite room. I feel like it should be a comfortable, calming space to retreat, relax and enjoy each other’s company after a long day. Whether curled up in a cozy bed with great linens or lounging in a beautiful chair to read a book, I always try to pick soothing color palettes and comfortable fabrics and textures to also make this room a favorite space for my clients.
Tell us about your favorite project to date and what you love about that particular project!
My favorite project to date is definitely our daughter Ava Ryn’s nursery. My husband and I are pregnant with our first child due in December so this has been a complete labor of love, not to mention super fun!! I’ve always loved designing children’s rooms and nurseries, but this one is of course very near and dear to my heart. It’s the first room in our home I have completely designed, as every other room in our home is his, mine and ours. This room is all baby girl and I love it!! I finally feel the satisfaction that I give my clients from their perspective. Although I’m always thrilled when projects are complete, sometimes I feel like I’m as happy as they are with our end result… But now I truly know the joy and excitement I give my clients and its an awesome feeling!
Is there a publication, book, blog, website, magazine that has just really inspired you lately? Tell us about it!