"We breathe life into our clients’ visions". With this motto, Kate Taylor Interiors creates refined, comfortable and functional interiors. From luxurious bachelor pads to modern houses and children's rooms. Kate Taylor can and does it all with passion and talent.
Kate Taylor has already worked for Nate Berkus Associates in Chicago and Interiors Division of Loro Piana in New York, but in 2013 she finally took the plunge and made her dream come true. The designer founded her own unique and innovative studio Kate Taylor Interiors. The studio focuses mainly on the taste and lifestyle of the customer. The design process therefore revolves around a detailed understanding of the client's needs. Taylor always opts for refined and timeless materials, an elegant colour palette and classic lines. She designs beautiful and comfortable interiors.
Kate Taylor talks about her passion and studio in an exclusive interview with Imagicasa.
"I try to limit the number of trends used in one space"
How did you become an interior designer, was it always your dream?
“It was always a dream to be in a creative field. I have a background in business and design and after university I started with a small kitchen design company. My career then took me to Baker Furniture and Nate Berkus Associates in Chicago, and Loro Piana Interiors in New York. Once on the career path of interior design, I knew it was the right fit for me. When I moved back to Chicago from New York, it was the perfect time to start on my own and Kate Taylor Interiors was born!”
What is your design philosophy?
“We gather a detailed understanding of our clients’ needs. Then, with the use of refined and timeless materials, an elegant colour palette, and classic lines, we create beautiful, comfortable, and functional interiors.”
How would you describe your style?
“Clean, luxurious and tailored, but very comfortable and livable.”
How do you integrate your style and philosophy in your interior designs?
“I hope that at this point in my career my clients come to me because they have seen my work and believe in my aesthetics and process for their space. The best client relationships and the most beautiful spaces happen when the client has full trust in my philosophy and style.”
What is the style of your own home and interior?
“My home is a constant work in progress. It is so hard for me to pull the trigger on something, big or small. As I grow as a professional, I want my space to evolve with me. Therefore, my home is never quite complete or where I want it to be design-wise.”
What do you love most about designing interiors?
“I love the installation and the reveal to the client. After all of the work, planning, etc. When you see the space come together and you can style the room the way you had envisioned in your mind. That is so much fun! And very rewarding. Seeing the client’s reaction on install day is why we keep working so hard.”
Which trends do you predict for winter 2018-2019?
“I am looking forward to see more colour in general and warmer colours like orange, gold, curry and pink.”
Do you follow trends? If yes, why and which ones?
“I try to limit the number of trends used in one space. Maybe we will throw in one ‘on trend’ element per home. This can be a paint colour, metal or wooden finish, etc. I get sick of seeing the same trends and the same room everywhere I look. I hope my clients’ homes continue to feel fresh, elegant and classic long after the trends have come and gone.”
What is your favourite project or the one you’re most proud of?
“Two of the three projects you chose! Randolph Street and Cathedral Heights. I also have a celebrity client – to remain unnamed – right now which is fun and exciting!”
What distinguishes Kate Taylor Interiors from other interior designers?
“I really hope my client service and communication is what sets me apart. I want each client to have full trust in my process and I think that starts with setting the highest level of customer service.”
What can we expect in the future from Kate Taylor Interiors?
“Hopefully a growing company, more beautiful spaces and very happy customers! I would also love to have a client outside of the United States one day.”
This interview was originally published in Imagicasa Winter 2018-2019
All images © KTI Cynthia Lynn