When I was in New York in May at Blogfest 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting interior and fabric designer, Katie Leede at the Elle Decor Modern Concept House. I enjoyed meeting Kate as much as anyone I met while in NYC. She is fascinating in person and very warm and friendly. Katie was enthusiastically sharing her design concept and secrets with everyone who entered the bedroom she decorated in the house. Her described her imaginary client was a “globe trotting” college student. Katie said most of the room was decorated with quick ship catalog finds that can be easily order online to show that good design is available to everyone. The star of the room was a fabric swag that draped over the bed creating a canopy made of Katie Leede‘s own fabric pomegranates and peonies in kohl. The walls were painted in Farrow & Ball Arsenic No. 214. The final result was a room with a well curated bohemian vibe. Here is the room from concept to completion.
Here is a picture of the Charles P. Rogers Newhouse bed in white leather used in the room. Is it me or do you find it looks totally different with the swag over the bed? Really softens the look doesn’t it?
I hope you enjoyed seeing Katie Leede’s room in the Elle Decor Modern Concept house. I think it is interesting to think that the only thing in the room that was custom made was the fabric over the bed and the window treatments.
This is a great example of how a designer can take readily available goods and create a custom look with well thought out details.
To See more of Katie Leede’s products and interior design click here
For a great interview with Katie Leede check out this one by StyleBeat editor, Maria Marcantonio click here!
“The Design Connector” connecting you to the people, places, and products you need to know in the Interior Design World. Written by Lisa Mende, who is an Interior Designer, Tastemaker and Brand Collaborator located in Charlotte, North Carolina.