Hirshfield’s Design Studio in Minneapolis is home to not only some of the most delicious eye candy the interior design world has to offer, but it is also home to some of the most experienced and creative design professionals in the Twin Cities. Those design professionals being Kathy, Greg, Julia and Meropi. All of them are more than happy to answer your design questions, but we thought it would be fun to turn the spotlight on them and ask them a few questions!
Today, get to know Kathy, Manager and Buyer at Hirshfield’s Design Studio. You’ve probably seen Kathy’s name pop up in a few blogs as we’re always asking her for her expertise when it comes to design trends (check out Best Paint Colors for Accent Walls and Make Your Rental House Feel Like Home for just a few examples).
For this blog we didn’t ask Kathy about design trends (well, almost, we couldn’t resist throwing just one trend question her way!), instead we asked her about her own personal connection to design…
How long have you worked at Hirshfield’s Design Studio?
I’ve worked at the Design studio for 27 years.
Have you always known you wanted to go into design as a profession?
I can remember being about 8 years old and wanting to rearrange my bedroom… often. It just made me feel good. I think that is when I knew interior design was my calling.
How did you get started in the design industry?
My mom opened Hirshfield’s Design Studio back in the late 70’s. I came to work at Hirshfield’s for a summer job….. 27 years later here I am and I love it!
How would you describe your personal design style?
My personal design style is pretty eclectic/classic. I don’t care for clutter. I feel like I can’t think when there’s too much “stuff” around me. I believe in investing in a few great signature pieces and then building from there. It can be anything from a great hand knotted rug, a wonderful piece of art to a vintage chest… whatever speaks to me.
What do you see being big in 2013 when it comes to interior design?
Wallpaper is still going to be huge in 2013 – there are so many fabulous papers to choose from. Grays are still very big and look for accent colors to get even brighter.
Some of Kathy’s favorite pieces from the Design Studio…