Katie Baldwin is the founder of Katie Baldwin Designs and the KB Design Studio located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Katie is well-known for her “traditional-with-a-twist” style and strong project management skills. From beginning concept to finished project, Katie works closely with each client on every detail, taking any trace of worry off your mind. She also takes budgets very seriously and maintains clear communication with the client throughout the entire project on the budget status.
Katie enjoys mixing old and new, such as re-purposing family heirlooms into new designs. In her own home, Katie has family treasures sprinkled throughout the house. She understands the importance of keeping memories close, while staying true to your own design style. Most importantly, Katie loves what she does. From transforming entire spaces to updating fabrics on a favorite chair, she is always excited to work with her clients and make their visions come to life.
Katie currently works with clients in New England, New York Metro Area and beyond.
Education & Accreditations:
Before pursuing a career in Interior Design, Katie worked in the fashion industry for over 17 years managing a multi-million dollar business. She feels that this experience gave her a strong understanding of building budgets and collections and why that is so important. As Katie loves to say, “I used to dress people, now I dress their homes!”
Katie studied at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) and also under Robin Bell of Robin Bell Design. She studied Classical Architecture in Rome and completed the Designer MBA course with Tobi Fairley at the Tobi Fairley School for Interior Design. Katie is a Certified Real Estate Stager, Certified in Classical Art & Architecture, and a Certified True Color Expert.
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Bianca has been Assistant Designer at Katie Baldwin Designs since October 2021. The interior design industry was a new professional career path for Bianca that she welcomed with open arms. Bianca works along side Katie on most projects and can be found taking detailed notes during client meetings and tracking orders for client projects, keeping the projects moving forward and on time. Bianca is continually learning and growing her knowledge of the interior design world. She is excited to be a part of the Katie Baldwin Designs team.
Maria Grace has been Office Manager at Katie Baldwin Designs since March 2020. She is responsible for all the “behind the scenes” activities – orders, invoicing, billing, and all the other administrative tasks that go along with running a successful local interior design business. When not working for KBD, Maria runs the Sharon Land Trust, a conservation organization dedicated to protecting open space in the Town of Sharon, CT. Maria loves to see how the natural world inspires Katie’s design ideas, whether a beautiful natural motif on wallpaper or utilizing natural fibers in fabrics and floor coverings.