Katie Lydon, originally from London, founded her New York City based boutique design studio, Katie Lydon Interiors in 2001 after stints at Vogue magazine and Mark Hampton.

The firm prides itself on working closely with clients to create spaces that not only meet their needs, but capture their unique personalities using distinct elements, curated art and custom furniture sourced from all over the world.

Katie has been featured in The New York Times, Elle Décor, The Wall Street Journal, New York Cottages & Gardens, and House and Garden. Outside the studio, Katie enjoys spending time with her two daughters, reading and one day hopes to be able to travel again safely.

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Why use a designer?

There are many reasons, but I think a good designer will be able to bring a clients hopes and dreams into a comprehensive vision and reality.

Why shop the trade?

There are many fantastic furniture,carpet, accessories, etc that are only open to the trade so it is a great way to expand ones creative options.

What is your most valued design tip?

I think good planning is essential. The most successful rooms have a depth that comes from really thinking it through, and being able to find that great mix of styles.

What makes your style unique?

Love of color, and a fearless mix of styles to create something unique.

Who is your design icon and why?

I don't have just one. Givenchy is a favorite as is Faye Toogood.

Who is your favorite fashion designer?

Chloe & Celine

What is your ideal getaway/escape?

With family, having some kind of adventure together… someplace warm by the sea maybe..

What is your favorite movie set?

Laurence of Arabia, Barry Lyndon, High Society