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KATHLEEN MORRONE Morrone Sudio InDesign morronestudioindesign.com

Why did you choose Milton Glaser’s famous quote? I’m never satisfied with mediocre design, which is why I’m always striving for the “wow”. Otherwise, what’s the point. When you walk into a room, home, hotel or restaurant, you want to be left with “wow, this is amazing!” It shouldn’t be a room that you like, but a room that you love, and enjoy spending time in. It just makes you feel good. Please describe your design style. I approach design more about what “inspires me” at that moment, not as a “style.” A beautiful piece of stone, wood, or fabric sets the tone for a space. Much of the design style starts with the clients’ preferences for color and the architectural structure of a room or home. I build the “style” from there. I personally lean towards organic design, which is anything found that truly exists in nature that provides an array of colors, textures and surfaces, hard or soft, to choose from. My eye leads me to “blend” one or two base colors as the main theme of the space, while adding only small pops of an accent color. I typically don’t work with harsh color contrasts. I favor transitional spaces that mix some contemporary and some traditional pieces. I feel like a room or home full of only one style becomes boring and monotonous. I like to keep it fresh and exciting, but very simple! How long have you been in interior design? Was this your first career choice or did you come from a different background? I’ve been in interior design since 1996. My first career choice was anything in design. My love of fabrics, couturiers, color, and structure lead me to my first career as a fashion designer in NYC. The ultimate elegance of Christian Dior and Edith Head were major influences of my decision. Years later, seamlessly, fashion lead to interiors, each going hand in hand. Both are intertwined by color, scale, proportion, and the love of art. Art brings one of the highest elements of happiness to the human spirit. East Coast Home + Design is celebrating 10 years of Design, how have you seen design change over the past 10 years? The explosion of the internet and social media age has been a main game changer

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East Coast Home + Design September 2014  

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East Coast Home + Design September 2014  

East Coast Home Publishing