Monday, August 27, 2012

Katie Leede

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. 

Katie Leede's Conceptual Drawing of the Room
Katie Leede's Conceptual Drawing of Room Idea for Elle Decor Modern Concept House 2012

Photograph of finished space

Katie Leede was dressed for the part in Room in Elle Decor Modern Concept House.  She was quick to explain the concept and share her design details with every guest that visited the room.

The canopy was made by Jonas workroom.

It was attached to the ceiling with drapery hardware from

Here Katie explains the organization of the closet which was outfitted in
components from The Container Store

Another shot of the bed styled with a tray of Laduree macaroons 
in colors that matched the room.

One of my favorite elements in the room was the amazing art.
A New Life #2  by  artist Matthew Albanese

Adjacent to the bedroom was a bathroom with this painted on the wall:
Can you think of anything better for a young woman to read 
every morning?

The shower curtain made in Katie Leede's fabric Thebes made
by the Jonas showroom in NYC

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?

Newhouse Bed by Charles P. Rogers
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!

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  1. What a room! It's amazing how she put it all together....her fabrics are gorgeous!
    That shower curtain is so colorful and it.
    I love the bed and the way it was "dressed"!!!!

  2. Lisa~
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet and supportive comment! I truly appreciate it. You are so right - God does watch over us and guard His own!

    1. Glad to meet you my friend and sister in Christ!

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