Last week we looked at an inn whose rooms were designed by Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, (a co-founder of Vera Bradley) and we talked about her fearless use of pattern and color. Today I would like to share some of the work of Cathy Kincaid Hudson with you because she, too, seems to be fearless in her use of pattern and color.
A lot of her work is more formal than my usual taste, but there are a number of more casual spaces she has designed that I love. The kitchen below (from the house above) is a bit more subdued in pattern than some of her other kitchens, but there is still the mix there…old mixed with new, pattern mixed with solid… all making for a charming room.
And the bedroom below is also in the same home from the top of the post. It has a great mix of rustic with refined.
I’ve noticed that she has used a tan plaid or check in several of the spaces that appeal to me.
There they are again in the cute cute bedroom below.
The mix of patterns in the next bedroom works so well because she has kept them in the same color family….the stripe, paisley, and small scale print…all blue. What a relaxing looking room!
Wouldn’t you just love to have a pantry like this one? (I am trying so very hard to make myself not like wallpaper, but when I see spaces like this it is difficult to resist!)
Alright now, get ready for some pattern.
Here is a more formal space she did with a large scale pattern on the chairs.
And now we are really seeing her brave mix in this next bedroom.
All the different patterns play nicely together in this room because they each have that rosy red color in them.
And although the dining room color scheme is more subdued, it too has a number of patterns playing together.
(Be sure to look at the cushions on the chairs.)
The last piece of eye candy I want you to see is this kitchen from the 2003 Southern Accents Showhouse located in Dallas. Cathy Kincaid Interiors did the entire house- over 10,000 square feet! Again there is a great mix here…rustic with refined, old with new, and a nice use of a variety of patterns and colors in the textiles.
And now that you have seen some of her work, let me tell you a little about Cathy Kincaid Hudson. She received her Bachelor’s degree in interior design from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and interned under Joseph Minton at the Fort Worth firm of Minton & Crowley. If you aren’t familiar with Joseph Minton’s name, let me just show you one space of his (my favorite) from the very last Southern Accents Showhouse that sadly never made it to print. (There is a short video tour of this room here.) Doesn’t this look like a room Cathy Kincaid might have done?
She started Cathy Kincaid Interiors in 1978 in Dallas has been decorating homes for over 35 years. In fact, her firm was awarded Best Decorators in Dallas in 2007. She believes in using the best of whatever you can afford when creating a space – even if it means the space is sparse for awhile. Quality matters, and from looking at her work, I would say attention to detail also matters. She enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, pets, and friends.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of her work. If you will click through the links below the photos, you will be able to see even more!
Enjoy the rest of your week.