About Us

Kathryn Ivey Interiors is an international, high-end design firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, and Paris, France. As a firm that spans two cultures, Kathryn’s creative approach is influenced by an international point of view. In addition to sourcing products and inspiration from Europe, she brings a sense of history, local cultures, and a collected aesthetic to each project.

KII creates bespoke interiors that are personal and speak to the lives of those who inhabit them. Championing craftsmanship, excellence, buying once and buying well, their projects result in spaces that are authentic, meaningful, and beautiful.

Established in 2009 by Kathryn Ivey, KII has been featured in several publications including Veranda, House and Garden UK, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Garden, Home and Design, DC Modern Luxury, etc. Kathryn was named one of House Beautiful’s “Next Wave Designers” and was recognized by Veranda as “One of Nine Paris Designers to Watch.”

How would you describe your style?

"My style results in projects that are sophisticated, artisanal, and authentic. Craftsmanship and excellence is at the core of my work, and I am strongly influenced by travel. I work with the highest-level artisans and partners from all over the world who have honed their skills through generational savoir-faire and have an unrelenting compromise to excellence in both craft and service. I heavily use custom-designed upholstery and furnishings as well as antiques/vintage items in my projects."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"I recently completed a renovation of a penthouse condo for clients who had just returned to the States after living abroad for the last few decades. They wanted to incorporate their art and sculpture collection that they had accumulated through the years and had fallen in love with their last home in Bangkok, Thailand. We created a design that had a strong Asian influence but was integrated into the American architectural vernacular of their penthouse. I used sleek grasscloth and silk wallpapers reminiscent of Thai textiles and infused punches of bold colours through upholstery fabrics and accessories. We used plaster to provide a beautiful, minimal backdrop for their kitchen and fireplaces and Noguchi lamps for soft lighting. The result was a completely bespoke design for my clients where they were surrounded with artifacts and memories from their travels but ushered into a new season in their renovated, American home."

IMAGES 1, 2, 3 + 5: HELEN NORMAN; IMAGEs 4 + 7: GORDON BEALL; IMAGE 6: EMILY MINTON REDFIELD

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