I've always been curious. Curious about the early origins of design, why the French are born with innate style, why a space can make one feel warm, inspired, lighter, or even terrible. It is with this very simple curiosity that I approach my work, seeking to reflect the history, reinvent the new, and bring about something original, often unconventional, and viscerally beautiful.
After earning my Art History degree at CU Boulder and studying Rennaisance architecture in Italy I searched the city of New York and worked in fashion, running my own fashion line, and finding that to be creatively rewarding yet not quite "me." Soon after, I was serendipitously introduced to a talented downtown interior designer. I honed my skills, and fell in love with design only to branch out on my own in 2009. In 2013, my husband and I moved our thriving businesses to Atlanta.
With residential and commercial experience in New York City, Westchester, Portland, and Atlanta, I have also worked in retail and commercial design, assisting on the children's store Bundle in Soho and the Palm Jumeirah in Abu Dhabi. I have also art directed for national ad campaigns. I reside in Atlanta with my husband Jack, sons Coley and Max, and dog Ned. Within the city, my work spans from Buckhead to Grant Park and everywhere in between.
Kate Hayes Design is an Atlanta based interior design firm that brings modernity into Atlanta's traditional architecture. We specialize in new builds, residential renovations, and commercial projects throughout the U.S.
Currently, our team is working on a diverse array of projects including a unit at One Museum Place in Midtown, a contemporary home in northwest Buckhead, a new construction Westside bungalow, and pro bono design work at Atlanta Mission.