Katherine Bramlett, an interior designer based in Birmingham, Alabama, is no stranger to tricky design situations. Recently, for example, she was asked to help transform a blank slate of a space into a mature yet moldable room—one that would grow with her teenage client, Caroline (who also happens to be her sister!). “I wanted the room to be transitional in that it still spoke to her young age but also had a lot of elements that she’d enjoy as she got older,” Katherine said of the space. The end result is a sweet blush-colored oasis that is steeped in style and sophistication. Get the scoop on how to best implement your own one-day design plan, below!
Styling, design and photography by Katherine Bramlett
Tell us about your first foray into interior design. What was your first project, and what is it about home design that interests you?
I think a career in interior design was always in my future. I grew up visiting antique shops with my mom and painting with my dad. Creativity has always been part of what defined me. And looking back, I can see how my experiences growing up shaped my aesthetic. My first “real” project was working on another family’s living room. It remains one of my favorite projects because it reflects what I think interior design is all about: collaboration, great style and family. The owner of the home, Kate, has a great eye, and I got to work alongside her to put together a cohesive scheme for the room.
To me, interior design gives purpose and life to my creative nature. I come from a big family, and for me, family is home—so I just love working with clients to create spaces that will grow with their families over time. This means designing homes that are fresh and stylish, but also including classic lines and timeless elements that will last. My goal is to create spaces in which clients will love to live. I want them to love being in their homes.
(Caroline, Katherine’s sister and client, is pictured here in her finished room)