About

Kindred's Katy Carter, photographing a coveted mirror at the world-famous Brimfield Antique Market.

Kindred's Katy Carter, photographing a coveted mirror at the world-famous Brimfield Antique Market.

 

Kindred is passionate about helping clients refresh spaces in their homes. As a former graphic designer who began my education in architecture school, I launched Kindred after many years of rethinking rooms in my own home, as well as helping friends do the same. While not everyone has the budget or time to hire an interior design firm, many have a desire to improve rooms in their home that have -- for one reason or another -- not felt as warm, welcoming, useful, tidy, or "pulled-together" as desired. 

At a consultation, we will discuss everything from favorite interior styles (traditional, contemporary, eclectic, or I have no idea!) to budget (can we find items on Craigslist or estate sales? or I like brand-new furniture) to non-negotiables (i.e., the table was my grandmother's and we can't let it go, or the sofa had to be craned through a window, it stays until we move!).

You choose your level of design assistance — from a consult resulting in a list of recommendations empowering you to take control of your space, to personal shopping and styling, or anything in-between. The goal of Kindred is to understand what you want your space to be and help you get it there, with the budget that works for you.

You can view before/after examples of recent work on this page.

Kindred offers:

  • furniture editing and arrangement recommendations
  • color and lighting recommendations and/or selection
  • gallery or art wall sourcing and arrangement
  • personal shopping for the home
  • referrals for furniture restoration, carpentry, re-upholstery,
    and painting/plaster work

How does it all work? The services page gives more detail.