Kayla Hathaway doesn’t have to look far for design inspiration. She only has to look outside her front door.
“I’m a Sioux Falls girl. I attended Lincoln High School and Augustana University and I am very passionate about my community,” she says. “I’m very inspired by my hometown.”
The city is definitely Kayla’s muse.
“I love to try new things in my own backyard. Whether it is a local event, cooking class, a bike ride on our beautiful trails, or enjoying our beautiful downtown, there are so many things to do here in Sioux Falls. … It fuels all of my creative endeavors, and keeps the passion fresh in my work life.”
Sharing that passion with her clients is the most important part of Kayla’s design process.
“Collaboration is essential and communication is key,” she says. “I am energized by pulling together design solutions for my clients.”
Kayla likes to design rooms using pieces from Norwalk, Bassett and Jaipur, her favorite vendors. Accenting treasured existing pieces with new items can show them off in a new way. Adding a unique rug can really enhance and warm up a space. And pillows in a fun fabric can really make a sofa pop.
Beyond that, Kayla really only has one design rule: “Go with what you love and what makes you feel comfortable in your space,” she says. “Don’t follow design trends that don’t work for you.”
And then, have fun! “I love all aspects of design – contemporary, transitional, shabby chic, and Bohemian with a touch of glam.”
But most importantly, Kayla loves the design that works for you.