Meet our newest Interior Designer!
This week, we are so pleased to introduce our newest Atlanta Interior Designer, Chanel Katic! Chanel joins us with over 20 years of design experience, both in commercial and residential projects. Living in the midwest, New York City, Atlanta, and Europe have added valuable facets to her overall design approach. We are excited to have her as a member of our Atlanta team. We sat down with Chanel to talk design, style, and life.
What you value and how you function in your environment are key to identifying your unique style.
– Chanel Katic
What are your design “must-haves”?
I always try to include something unexpected & whimsical in the design.
What are your design “don’ts”?
Fussy drapery treatments
What is the essential element of any room?
A great rug!
What is your design philosophy?
SCALE, drapes high, art eye level, FUN
What designers do you admire?
Victoria Hagan, Kelly Hoppen, Mary McDonald, Katie Ridder, and Thomas O’Brien, to name a few!
What is your favorite vintage furniture (or accessory) find?
A chest from Thailand & a mid-century lamp
What three things are always in your purse?
Passport, iphone, and my Kate Spade sunglasses
What is your favorite item/piece of furniture in your own home?
Art given to us for our wedding, two are from Croatian artists; one is an olive tree, and the other the square from my husband’s home town in Croatia. I also have 2 pieces from my dear friend, New York artist Joseph Stabilito, which I adore
What is your favorite repurposing/upcycling project?
Recently for the Dwell with Dignity project I designer, we painted a lot of donated items to give them new life.
What is your favorite way to brainstorm/get inspired for a project?
Usually starts with fabrics! I have a deep love of textiles.
What is a great tip for an easy room revamp?
New pillows….yes, they have expiration dates!
Where do you shop when you’re decorating on a budget?
Scott’s Antique Mart…amazing finds
What inspires you today?
Seeing the world through my 5 year old daughter’s eyes
We can’t wait to see the beautiful spaces Chanel will create for our Nandina clients! Be sure to stop by our Atlanta location to meet Chanel and the rest of our design team. Let us help you make your home everything you’ve dreamed it could be!