You Deserve Luxury!

May 30, 2018

How would you define a luxurious interior space? At Kathleen Steele Design we define luxury interior design, as a lovely well thought out quality space, designed with a professional eye all the way. We indulge in spurges and always create custom details to make the design a personalized one-of-a kind.  We thought we would share some of the easy ways we add luxury to a space. Enjoy!

1. Add Lighting Luxury:

Changing up your light fixtures can instantly add  personality and luxury to a room. Selecting those special ones that create a focal point, like the dining room, would be an excellent place to start. For sure you need to know approximately which size would work best, but after that the choices are endless.  Select high-end manufactures as they have built their brands on quality and special finishes.  The matt black finishes has become a favourite of ours, as they add just a bit of timeless drama.

2. Pump up the Pillows:
Right! Find those pillows that are 22-inch square or larger with rich fabrics and patterns. For a welcoming lux feel pillows made of natural linens, silks and plush velvets are the best. Designers incorporate pillows with texture into their design to draw your eye around the space. Add soft pillow forms for maximum luxury. Man-made down is now available which gives us a plush feel like down, without hurting our animal friends.

3. Lively Flowers:
Indulging in purchasing seasonal flowers instantly makes your space come to life. White Orchids are one of our timeless favourites. When purchased from a reputable florist, they can last for months. And apparently, they can last for years which is a goal of mine. Fresh flowers add colour and a focal point to the room, with no real commitment.

4. Candle Lighting:
Don’t forget to add candles into your vignettes to create warmth and intimacy. Look at the outside candle holder too, tall or small, each holder provides another layer of interest. Choosing candles made of natural soy or bees wax brings on the luxury. These candles are better quality and  burn much slower and have natural aromatherapy scents that can be tailored to each room.

5. Lux Wallpaper:

Walls are not just for paint – adding texture is so much more luxurious. With natural grass clothes, silk wallpaper and updated vinyl wall coverings, selecting this design element for our projects is easy. These textures add so much warmth, personality, and subtle drama to any room. With being a long lasting beauty, this choice also reduces the need for change.

These are just a few of our ideas to take your home to the next lux level.  Let us know which idea you liked the best, or do you already bring on the luxury in your space?  You deserve it.   And if you need us to help with your next interior design we can do that too!

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Details are the Design!

October 11, 2017

The details are not the details. They make the design.” said Charles Eames.

DSC_8718The best working relationships start with an emotional connection. First and for most our clients need to know that we completely hear them, that they can trust us, and we are committed to delivering the best Interior Decorating and Design outcome that will surpass their expectations.

One of the ways Kathleen Steele Design achieves this is through exploring all the design details that are available throughout the day, week, and year. We are always taking photos that simple inspire creativity. (Check out our Instagram.) Whether attending a new supplier event, an art exhibit, or large trade shows, these design details are constantly being cataloged, just waiting for the right time and right client.

Check out more of our design process.

Make a Statement with Your Lighting.lamps

DSC_8749Add the Finishing Touches with Upholstery.

The important part of choosing upholstery yes of course is the style and fabric, but their are other opportunities to create pieces that can add that next layer of detail to the design. These details will tell the client’s story of having a timeless causal or maybe sophisticated formal room.  Our eye catches the details like styled legs, chunky, tapered, metal or wood. Nail heads can embellish the pieces, in all metal finishes. Piping and and hand tufted button detail give the piece greater custom detail, telling more about the style and project.  Upholstery pieces Norwalk Furniture.



Start with a Custom Quality RugDSC_8752

Visiting my area rug supplier is truly one of my favorite things to do to be inspired. There is always an extensive selection of both hand knotted and machined area rugs that I discover to start the next project. It is great to visually experience designs that are contemporary, traditional, and everything in between.  The colour chose, fiber content, and different weaves, can be translated to the final outcome and tell our client’s story. Dinning room, living room, and great room will be transformed into a  spectacular design with this major design detail of adding an area rug. Area carpet right Imperial Carpet Gallery


Touch & Texture

August 21, 2017

textureModern design  is calling us to find style and comfort in an ever changing and busy world.

2017 will see design details such as top stitching, pleats, and tufted buttons, that will have us loving the new textural experience. Fabrics with raised plushes, velvets, and  jacquards will sooth our senses. Our style can be expressed with windows draped in rich luxurious panels. Upholstery pieces will consider other details like nailheads and metal legs.   Designer tip – to achieve a timeless design ensure each piece/element  has the same degree of embellishment. Keep finishes to a minimum, making one piece/element the focal point, like the head board with large nailheads for the bedroom.   Pictures from the web.