We have a new designer up here that all of you need to get to know! Her name is Katie Carone and we are LOVING having her on our team so far! (And she just started!) As we do with all of our newbies, we had a quick little Q&A so we could all find out a little more about this talented designer!
Tell us a little about you!
My husband and I have been married for almost 3 years and we live on the Reservoir. I love where we live because being around water and nature makes me so happy..I’d actually love to live on the beach one day. I’m the oldest of 3 girls and was born and raised in Madison. I have 2 nieces Hailey Kate and Stella Grace and they are the cutest and sweetest little girls ever!! I graduated from Madison Central, but was actually in Catholic school at St. Joe 1st-10th grade. I went to college at Ole Miss where I graduated with an Art Degree in 2006.
As a designer, what inspires you most?
There are so many things that inspire me… Fashion, architecture, eating at beautiful new restaurants, but mainly my fellow designers. I get inspired watching them work on projects… Seeing how and why they pull a certain fabric or pick a certain paint color. I love collaborating and brainstorming together and feeding off each other’s creativity. I love what I do!!!
What’s your favorite TV show?!
I actually have several faves..The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Bates Motel, Game of Thrones, and every single one of The Real Housewives (don’t judge!)
Have you been on any cool trips recently? Tell us more! 🙂
I actually just got back from Orange Beach with an awesome group of girls for my fabulous sister-in-law’s bachelorette trip!!
What’s your favorite local restaurant in the area and why?
Amerigo! I’m Italian, my husband’s Italian and we Love great Italian food..I crave it at least once a week
Is there a color or design trend you’re really into right now?
I’m really into gold right now..I love it on accent pieces and accessories.
What’s your favorite design publication?
What might we find you doing on a day off of work?
I love being outside!! When I’m off and it’s nice outside, I’m working in my yard or riding my bike!
When did you realize you wanted to be a designer?
I was always creative. My mom said from the time I was about 7, I started moving the furniture in my room around on a monthly basis… sometimes more than that! It kind of became an obsession. I would swipe accessories from other rooms in our house to use in decorating my room… It started early!
What’s your first impression of SummerHouse?
Stunning and welcoming!
What else do we need to know about you?!
I’m a neat freak… Maybe a little OCD. I literally can’t leave the house with my bed un-made. And I LOVE animals!!!! We had the sweetest most beautiful Malamute named Sophie for 11 1/2 years, but she passed away last May. She was hilarious and would howl to the song Happy Birthday every time she heard it! We miss her terribly and haven’t been able to get another one yet but hopefully we’ll be able to adopt another baby sometime soon.