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I travel.  If you follow me on social media, you know that. I thought it was time to post stories about my trips, the photos and what they inspire. This one is a flashback to November of 2016. City and master waterfront developer iStar is the...

We are taking the mystery out of the initial process of designing for our clients and showing how we involve them every step of the way. This is part 2—concept development. My job as an interior designer isn't about pushing my aesthetic onto other people. When...

Ever wonder what it's like to work with Kathy Corbet Interiors? We are taking the mystery out of the process of designing.  This is part 1—measuring, space planning and budgeting. This case study shows how we worked with one client to transform a room. The...

A plain white ceiling can often stand out in an otherwise well appointed room.  Why do so many people forget this 5th wall? Did you know this post is part of a series? Make sure to view Part 1 and Part 2. This edition of ceiling inspiration...

How do you handle an off-center chandelier in a small space?  Old homes present challenges when it comes to plumbing and electrical.  Most of it can’t be relocated.  Sometimes clever solutions are required… This was the off-center chandelier in the powder room at the Richmond Symphony Orchestra...

Clients often ask me how to best to determine what size rug is right for them. There are some main rules to follow when choosing the right rug size for your space. The best write up I can find on rug sizing is in Rugs 101...

“Stairway To Heaven,” the foyer at the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House, has an awkward corner. It needed something thoughtful. The giant urn finials reminded me of chess pieces, so I decided to run with it.   The finals on the newel posts at Holly Lawn...

Seeing beauty where others see a mess is a special talent.  Our Ugly Duckling chair story.  The Before Most people would look at this piece of furniture and see trash. However, Seth Woods of Wood's Refinishing recognized that this chair was a fine handmade piece of furniture in...

The right design style and the right scale can often be difficult to find.  Custom designed and locally made furniture get both right.  And you get to enjoy an original, unique piece of furniture that was designed just for you.  Custom furniture sounds great, but choosing...

A fad is a revolution and a trend is evolution.  Where do they start, when do they catch on and when are they over done? And who cares?  Many of my clients are asking for grey and it's up to me to caution them about...

Relax, smile and feel at ease every time you step inside the door. At Kathy Corbet Interiors we create a comfortable, beautiful respite where you enjoy spending time. Providing custom spaces tailored for you in the greater Richmond area and beyond.