Designer Profile: Katie Reece

We came across this stunning kitchen designed by Louisville, Kentucky-based Katie Reece with Century Entertainment and Furnishings and were so impressed we had to learn more.

SRFD: How did you become interested in design?

Katie: I grew up with art always being my first love and design just fell perfectly into that love. I still hand draw all of my plans and elevations for clients. This is my true passion and it affords me the opportunity to impart this passion into their design. It feels more personal and makes each and every project truly custom.

SRFD: Tell us about this project.

Katie: This particular project was very special as the client is a builder, Leo Thieneman & Son’s Fine Homes, which I’ve worked with for years. His vision was a modern farmhouse that would serve their family of six while still maintaining a unique space he could bring clients into. He enlisted the services of Karista Hannah with Set the Stage Interior Design & Home Decor as well as myself to help bring this vision to life.

SRFD: What’s a design trend you love?

Katie: I have always loved using the color white on walls, cabinets, furniture, artwork … really anything having to do with design. I love that so many are seeing it as a color these days and not just a backdrop. Whites can be warm or cool. They can impart energy or keep a mood very subdued. It’s all in how you use it and what undertone you choose. This particular kitchen is painted Sherwin- Williams Pure White. Snowbound is another excellent Sherwin-Williams white that I use frequently.

SRFD: What’s a design trend you’re over?

Katie: I could really do without brushed nickel right now. I know it’s most people’s safe place, their go to choice for metals, but it’s so predictable. I want to see spaces that feel collected and eclectic and you just can’t get that without mixing finishes.

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  1. Deanna Girardot
    October 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Katie is truely amazing! I had the pleasure of working with her under a previous employer. Her had drawings are truely amazing and her finished projects even more so. I’m excited to see her receive the recognition she has always deserved.

    • October 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing, Deanna!

  2. October 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Katie thinks out of the box and gives each project its own unique identity. Her hand drawings are truly a lost art that takes her designs to the next level. I am honored to work on many projects with Katie and to also
    Have her as a personal friend

    • October 27, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Such a wonderful testimonial, we love to hear stories like yours!

  3. Marilyn Stirrett
    October 25, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Do you have a source for the pendants over the island?

    • October 27, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      We are working to find out that information for you. Thanks for your patience!

    • November 3, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Marilyn – the pendants are from Brecher’s Lighting (http://www.brecherslighting.com/) and we believe the brand is Capital. Thanks for your interest!

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