Author Archives | Kati Curtis

Collecting Art Like A Pro

January 11, 2013

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Professional interior designer, Kati Curtis, shares her top tips for collecting art like a pro—-> Often we work with clients who are avid art collectors and have extensive collections that we’re lucky enough to be able to feature in our designs. But now and then we come across clients who seek our advice on where …MORE

How to Buy Antique Furniture

May 7, 2012

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Professional interior designer, Kati Curtis, shares her top tips on how to buy antique furniture! —-> We recently completed a fast-track project for a client on the Upper East side of Manhattan. The Client wanted us to rush to complete the design in time for a New Year’s Eve party they were planning, and called …MORE

Potential Costs of NOT Hiring a Designer

April 11, 2012

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Mentor Kati Curtis, Principal of Nirmada, reveals just how costly things can get going it on your own.—>> We were recently hired to “clean up” a large project on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The clients had been working with a Contractor to combine 3 apartments into 1 dream apartment with stellar views of …MORE

Beach House Decorating

February 27, 2012

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Mentor Kati Curtis, Principal of Nirmada, spills her top six must haves for summer home, cottage or beach house decorating.>> Beach House Must Haves As cold as it is in NYC today, it’s hard to imagine summer will ever be here. But now is the time to be wrapping up  your beach house decorating, cottage …MORE

Mixing Styles for a Curated Interior

January 24, 2012

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Mentor Kati Curtis, Principal of Nirmada, spills pro tips and tricks for for mixing styles.>> A common mistake professional designers and amateurs alike often make when designing interiors is what I like to call the “Garanimals syndrome”. Perhaps I’m dating myself here, but when I was a kid you could go to the store and …MORE

Tips and Tricks for Open Floor Plans

December 21, 2011

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Mentor Kati Curtis, Principal of Nirmada, spills pro tips and tricks for open floor plans.>> In the 1960’s and 70’s artists began converting lofts in New York’s SoHo warehouse district into live/work spaces. Over the past 30 years, cities around the the world have seen the practicality of the concept and have adopted it as …MORE

Dining Room Brilliance | Lighting

November 28, 2011

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Mentor Kati Curtis, Principal of Nirmada, shows how there  are many approaches to lighting the dining room>> THE lighting question I’m always asked is, “How high do I hang my chandelier over the dining table?”  The simple answer I give is 30” above the table. But it’s not really that simple – as we address …MORE

Mixing Patterns and Color

October 24, 2011

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Talented designer mentor Kati Curtis, principal of Nirmada, educates on the tricks of mixing patterns and color. After attending What’s New What’s Next here in New York City last week, I was happy to see that pattern, craft, and color are trends that are here to stay. Minimalistic interiors might look great in magazines, but …MORE

Modernize A Kitchen With The Latest Trends

September 23, 2011

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Mentor Kati Curtis, Principal of Nirmada, shows how to modernize a kitchen with the latest trends. The Kitchen is by far the most important room in the house when it comes to remodelling, selling and buying. Interest in this highly specialized and technical area of the home gobbles up a huge portion of HGTV and DIY …MORE

Designing A Healthy Baby Nursery

September 13, 2011

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Mentor Kati Curtis, Principal of Nirmada, shows how she thinks about all of the little details when designing healthy nurseries for her clients.  I turned 40 this past March, and since the ladies in NYC wait until the last possible minute to take the plunge into mommy-hood, it seems like everyone around me is having …MORE