Elegant Outside

Bringing a backyard to life is about more than making sure there's enough seating for BBQs and get-togethers. We take into account the purpose of the space, the size, the way it connects to the interior of the home, and of course, the elements. Once we've figured out those aspects, it's time to bring our vision to life and create a space that invites its own[...]

Not Your Mama’s Southwest Style (Part 2)

Welcome to part two of Not your Mama’s Southwest Style! (You can check out part one HERE). As I mentioned in part one, Southwest style can get a bad rap, so if it makes you think of the 80’s—erase that idea. No peach, no turquoise, and no white wicker here. When it comes to today’s Southwest style, we want to create a natural look with pops of color and char[...]

A Playful Project!

Whenever we get a new client, they become a part of the Kathy Ann Abell Interiors family. After all, they allow us to bring our creativity and influence into the place they call home, the very space where they make memories and live everyday life. So, of course, whenever we get the chance to revisit a past client, it's like visiting another part of our desig[...]

Tranquil Traditional

After a full remodel of their home, these clients wanted fresh decor to compliment their new space. But after trying to design it themselves, they found the look was never quite what they hoped. Color, scale, and proportion are the design ingredients that make or break a space. They can either act as culprits for a design that doesn’t fit or create a well-ba[...]

A Free Summer Recipe

We've been talking a lot about how to make your backyard a functional part of the home especially since it's summer. After all, entertaining family and friends outside is truly one of the best parts of the season. We love sharing design tips for inviting patios and thought--what goes best with an outdoor space and friends? Grilled pizza! Think crispy, chewy [...]

A Breezy Backyard Patio

These next clients made the best of this fair-weather city by building a covered patio that has more than enough space for their whole family, which is perfect since family is everything to them! Being lovers of the outdoors, they wanted this area to be an extension of their home—a place to hang, chat, and eat together all year round. In essence, we created [...]

Not Your Mama’s Southwest Style (Part 1)

When you live in a beach town, the desert doesn’t get a lot of love. But, these next clients find that a more arid terrain has just as much beauty as the Big Blue. In fact, their whole design is based around Utah photographer, Michael Fatali’s, beautiful photos of the Southwest. Sloping red rock, cacti, and orange echoing caves fill the frames hanging on the[...]

Kathy’s Guide to Kauai

This week I thought it would be fun to step away from interior design and whisk you all away to beautiful beaches and relaxing shores by sharing a guide to my ultimate happy place—Kauai! Because Greg and I have been visiting for the past 35 years, friends always ask me about the best places on the island, so, I figure, why not blog about it? Now, in order to[...]

Four Accessories for Every Home

One of the easiest ways to add character to a home is through the use of accessories. In fact, any room will feel infinitely more finished once it has a few curated details. It can be tricky to figure out which pieces to choose, especially if you're starting from scratch, but over the years, we've found a few staple accessories that can work in almost any ho[...]