Floor Coverings International Madison is pleased to feature Kate Paulos of Bella Domicile as part of our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Take a peek at her style and inspiration here!
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I graduated from UW Madison in 2011 from the interior architecture program. Throughout college and high school, I worked for an event planning company where I worked my way to become lead planner. While planning events in Madison, I also took a full time position with a design/rental company where I worked for two years as their creative coordinator. In 2014, I moved out to Washington DC where I worked for a high end event planning company. I returned back to Madison in 2016 and began my job as designer for Bella Domicile. I have been here for almost two years now and couldn’t be happier.
How would you describe your design style?
I would describe my personal design style as updated farmhouse. It’s important as a designer to be able to design with all styles however as every client has their own aesthetic whether they know it or not. I’ve seen my style change over the years and I am beginning to like more of a mid-century modern style.
Where do you find most of your inspiration?
My inspiration truly comes from each and every client. I listen to their needs and desires, create a functional design that works for them, and choose selections that create the aesthetic they are going for.
What’s one design or flooring trend to watch in 2017?
We are designing with LVT (luxury vinyl tile) often. It’s a great flooring surface for several rooms in one’s home as it can appear as wood or tile, yet it’s softer on one’s joints and doesn’t expand or contract with water.
Tell us about a recent project you’re proud of.
Recently I have completed a master bathroom with a unique layout. The client no longer wanted the whirlpool tub, but instead wanted a large walk in shower. We were able to accomplish this in the space and create a beautiful retreat for the family.
Thank you, Kate, for taking some time to share with our community your insight on design style and trends! To learn more about Bella Domicile, visit their site. If you are interested in starting a new flooring project, contact your local flooring team at Floor Coverings International Madison.