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kathleen mapson

As an 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 it's 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.


While I am based out of Atlanta, I have designed for clients living in Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. As your designer, I work with you to transform your spaces into a place you will love to call home. When designing spaces, I think about the things that matter most to you. Those things become the core of your design – what I use to build beauty and functionality around.


I believe your home should tell your story. It should reflect who you are, who you want to be, showcasing your most authentic self.

I believe your home should be a functional masterpiece designed around the way you need and want to live.

I believe your home should provide inspiration, comfort, relaxation, excitement, and invigoration.

I believe you should live beautifully.

And as your designer, I am committed to thoughtfully creating a well-designed and beautiful space for you to retreat to.


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