Tell us about your past work experience | education:
I was studying photography & culture in Florida when I received a scholarship to Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.
It was upon moving to Colorado that I decided to change my focus to interior design. In 2010, I graduated with my BFA in Interior Design with an emphasis in Sustainable Methods.
I have since been working in and out of the design world, and it feels great to be back!
So you’re originally from Florida?
I grew up along the Gulf Coast of Florida, in Cape Coral. Growing up near the water is a very dear part of my childhood.
What is/was your most rewarding project and why?
The most rewarding projects are always the ones that require you to dig the deepest to find an appropriate solution. I enjoy a challenge and having my hand in a project that’s truly one-of-a-kind.
How would you characterize your design style?
My design style is very eclectic. I’m a definite mix of progressive retro and bohemian funk. I also love antiques. I like a piece that’s had 10 lives before making it into my hands; things with a story.
In your experience working at C.A.I. Designs thus far, what is/are some of your favorite product lines and why?
I’m really digging Taracea, Cisco Brothers and Palecek. Each of them have a very disctinctive look, yet can fall into a laid-back, “California Cool” cohesion. I’m a sucker for the Cali look.
What is your favorite color?
This is a real brain-buster, because my favorite color changes like the wind changes direction. I’ve recently been into this very specific and dynamic shade of pale blue, that I lovingly refer to as “cloud”.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to involve myself in various creative pursuits. I love to write, and I’ve been working on a book of short stories for some time.
I also enjoy refinishing furniture, collecting albums on vinyl, gardening, supporting local music and restaurants, and traveling.
What is your favorite food?
How am I to choose just one?! Cheese is life–the stinkier the better. I am also obsessed with Alfonso mango and avocado (A.K.A., nature’s butter).
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Is there anything you do to get you inspired when you hit a slump?
I draw inspiration from myriad sources. I’ve always felt like I was from different era, so I tend to draw inspiration from classic movies and TV sitcoms, as well as current trends I see in Western Europe and Scandinavia. I love mixing elements of new and old, or putting a new spin on something that’s otherwise outdated. Laverne & Shirley and Mary Tyler Moore have always been monumental inspirations for me, in all capacities of life.
If you are at the Denver Design District, be sure to stop in C.A.I. Designs and say Hello! Contact Kady at (303) 282-8100 x6970 or firstname.lastname@example.org