Based in Los Angeles, KAIT JOSEPH is the design studio of Kaitlin McHugh, a designer of interiors, architecture, spatial curation, and staging.
Kaitlin takes a holistic approach to environmental design—carefully considering scale, necessary function, budget, and a client’s personal demands/desires/dreams.
Her aesthetic is what Dabito (oldbrandnew.com) calls Modern Bohemian; a of blend classic modern design—clean lines, openness, and functionality—with the textured exuberance of the bohemian handmade.
Both ecologically and economically conscientious, she utilizes items a client currently owns, refurbished and found pieces, vintage pieces and new designs. She advocates adaptive reuse and acknowledges the beauty of up-cycling while fervently supporting her contemporaries—current artists, designers and makers.
KAIT JOSEPH creates spaces that are visual expressions of our sum total experience —both individual and collective, rich with spirit and story. Surroundings should convey where you have been, what you have experienced, while also reflecting the present moment.
Inspiration is found in the natural world of desert skies, mountainous panoramas, and celestial bodies; in human creations of architecture and craft, industrial elements, moments that occur in urbanscapes, and the quiet and cacophonous nature of humanity. A true representation of her belief in balance—simplicity and ornamentation; the glorious and the faded; the familiar and the exotic; the decaying and the vibrant.
Kaitlin has a fine art degree in printmaking from The Colorado College. After studying urban planning & ecological architectural design at both the Ecosa Institute and the Harvard GSD and participating in the University of Utah’s design build program, she spent years drafting residences and eventually managed remodels in Park City, UT.
She relocated to Los Angeles and for four years was the Director of Development & Special Collections at Natural Curiosities—a wholesale art house rooted in the home decor industry, where she and her team worked closely with interior designers to develop custom art lines for retail spaces as well as one-of-a-kind pieces for private projects. Since that time, she collaborated with SHFT.com to cultivate their signature interior style, as well as worked closely with independent LA designers on numerous residential and small scale commercial projects in the Los Angeles area. She loves Southern California but is always happy to travel for work. Find KAIT JOSEPH on Instagram @kaitjoseph or visit kaitjoseph.com