As a designer and artist, I am led by color, texture, and composition. And the blending of these elements inspire me to create paintings and spaces that are well-balanced and personal. I love mixing modern and classic design elements to create interiors that are beautiful and sustainable, and tell the stories of your life, experiences, and style.
I was introduced to interior design early on, unbeknownst to me at that time. Throughout my childhood I could be found redecorating my room many times over, or with my dad sketching plans to build or repair small projects around our home. I also loved going with my mom to upholstery class, or assisting in her shop redesigning and upholstering antiques and current furnishings.
The experiences with my parents taught me valuable lessons in planning, craftsmanship, principles of design, and trusting my instincts. Those experiences also gave me a greater desire to better understand the more technical aspects of both art and design. In pursuit of that knowledge, I formally studied Engineering Graphics, focusing on architectural drafting and design, and three-dimensional modeling. After years of studies, working on design projects, and staying connected to my creative roots, I began Kathleen Mapson & Company, and committed to its growth.
I am passionate about creating interiors that help you live better. I believe my ability to connect with you, paired with my educational background and artistic sensibilities, help me guide you through the best possible solutions for your home. As your designer, I am fully committed to my partnership with you.
And I couldn't do any of this without the love and support of my husband Otis, and our three gifts - Judah, Neema, and Caleb. They have magnified the importance of living in the present, making each day count, and why creating spaces that give life matter.