The Interior Designer, Katie Hodges has a particular talent to balance masculine and feminine design cues to envision a sensorial delight of a California House.
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MEET THE INTERIOR DESIGNER KATIE HODGES
Katie Hodges, Principal Designer and Creative Director of Katie Hodges Design, is a self-taught interior designer in Los Angeles, CA.
Her work and design expertise has been featured nationally in magazines and high-profile publications, as well as nationally broadcasted on television: Architectural Digest, NBC, Luxe Magazine, DIGS Magazine, MyDomaine, and more.
Deeply rooted in her love for California’s architecture and lifestyle, Katie’s designs are intelligently layered, striking a balance between modern and traditional while maintaining the accessibility that never feels overly designed or precious. Working across various design styles, Katie mindfully incorporates her signature aesthetic in a way that equally honours the client’s lifestyle and the soul of the home.
A Stylish California House By Katie Hodges
Katie Hodges’ style can be described as Soft, live-in, cosy, but still sharp and smart. Their designs run through a myriad of textures and furniture styles, transforming tired old spaces into airy, light-filled retreats brimming with effortless elegance. And that’s exactly why she caught the eye of the Shapiros — a power couple with a refined taste for real estate — when they were looking for someone to breathe new life into their home in late ’90s California.
The couple saw its potential in this house in Pacific Palisades to become a home for their close-knit family and, with Hodges’ help, turned it into a modern interpretation of Mediterranean life on the west coast. Katie Hodges transformed this tired California House into a relaxed, texturally rich haven.
“I was introduced to the clients by their kids, who I was working with at the time on another remodel,” said Katie Hodges.
The designer combined masculine and feminine design codes: think sharp, dark furniture and soft, light design gestures, with great success.
Hodges used global design influences in this California House. “The main challenge was working backwards after a space was destroyed,” she says. There were some materials already selected and she tried to work around them, but in the end everything changed. “It became clear that a new team would need to be brought in to complete the job. I brought in all my own traders who have worked with me successfully over the years and would do the job.”
On-trend chunky furniture with soft, inviting curves is complemented with architectural features like arches and amoeboid mirrors, but also juxtaposed with sharp, clean lines; a beautiful balance between the masculine and feminine.
Vintage French furniture (think Royere, Perriand and the likes) and works by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, amongst others, are framed by barely-there, but monumental art, sculptural indoor plants and a fail-proof combination of linen and leather.