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A Few Questions for… Kathryn Satterwhite!

Let’s put a face to a name. You may have heard our design consultant’s sweetheart voice over the phone, but it’s time you learn more about Kathryn Satterwhite! This young designer has been a part of the Posh team since April 2012 and is queen of the Pinterest party treats.

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Design background: Nothing formal… I received my B.B.A. in Marketing from the College of William & Mary and minored in Classical Studies where I enjoyed learning about Roman and Greek art and architecture.

Design philosophy: I believe in surrounding yourself with whatever makes you happy. I have an eclectic taste that combines comfort, color and texture. If you combine items that have stories and remind you of past travels, experiences and moments, you can’t go wrong!

Inspirations?  I gain inspiration from traveling around the world. I was able to study abroad in college on Semester at Sea, which allowed me to collect various unique items and learn first-hand about different cultures. Through traveling, I was exposed to unique fabrics, and colors (especially fun lighting fixtures) that greatly influences my design pallet. Also, copious amounts of HGTV and Pinterest help me get inspired day-to-day.

Influences? Everyday I’m influenced by nature and the many unique items we have on PoshTots & PoshLiving. I love working with and learning from such talented designers and artisans who greatly influence by design pallet every day.  

Describe your design style: I tend to lean more on things that are whimsical, feminine, soft, light and elegant. I love playing with bolder fabrics that can be statement pieces, which you can use to build your color scheme. I like choosing 2-3 bigger pieces in the room that are in the same bold color pallet and use other more neutral colors to coordinate. I also like the 60-30-10 color rule, which means a room is made up of 60% of a dominate color (walls), 30% of a secondary color (upholstery) and 10% of an accent color (artwork or accent piece). 

Favorite book?  There Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston), Beloved (Tony Morrison) The Time Keeper (Mitch Alborn), The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

Websites? Buzzfeed.com, Etsy.com, Pinterest.com, and RedDressBoutique.com

On my iPod: New & old Country music including (but not limited to), Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, and Sara Evans. I also love Fun, Mumford & Sons and Eric Hutchinson.

Must-See TV:  Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Modern Family, and House Hunters (regular, international & renovation J).

Favorite quote:Happiness Lies in the Joy of Achievement and the Thrill of Creative Effort”- Franklin D. Roosevelt.

A few of my favorite things:

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1. Mila Pendant Lamp in Lotus White

2. Aspen Empire Glider

3. Bonne Nuit French Bookcase

4. Emilia Storage Mirror

5. Alayna Cabinet

6. Plain Tin Charcoal Rug