Originally from North Carolina, Kathryn moved to Washington, DC and began her design career working with various design firms in the metro area. She established her own design firm in 2009 and soon after garnered recognition from several local and national publications, along with being named one of House Beautiful magazine’s “Next Wave Designers”. Kathryn is also a member of the Design Leadership Network.

Currently based in Paris, France, Kathryn’s cultural experiences both domestically and abroad are a main source of her inspiration.

Paris provides a rich, complex environment that allows Kathryn to continue to hone her design eye. With her passion for art and travel, Kathryn’s experiences abroad influence her approach to curate well-informed and layered designs. She enjoys the thrill of the hunt and is always on the lookout during her travels for one-of-a-kind pieces for her clients. She works to create interiors that are honest, authentic and that connect the interior space to the client.

Kathryn splits her time between France and the Virginia office, and she is creatively involved in all projects.


With more than 20 years of design experience, Julia brings her sophisticated eye and her extensive knowledge to the KII team. Growing up in North Carolina around the furniture and textile industries, Julia has been a part of the design community since her youth.

She oversaw her own firm for nearly two decades prior to joining KII and worked on several high-profile projects. Her long-term relationships with her clients and industry partners are priority for Julia in every project.

Julia possesses an insatiable curiosity and a desire to push the design envelope. She uses her knowledge of art and design as a docent at The National Gallery of Art. Her passion to educate clients is apparent in her approach to every project. Julia makes it a priority to inform clients on the provenance of a piece, the process of how something is made or to share a fun anecdote about a particular artesian. She works to bring the design details to life and to create interiors that are to be well lived-in.

Julia is based in our Old Town, Alexandria, VA office where she works in tandem with Kathryn on all design aspects of every project.


After years working in event planning, fundraising, directing a non-profit, and running her own floral-styling business, Jacki joined the Kathryn Ivey Interiors team in 2015. She believes that attention to detail is critically important to great interior design and her philosophy keeps both our office and projects organized and efficient.

A shared love of travel and art alongside her professional experiences and aptitudes bring a myriad of talent to KII. Jacki is both an administrative and creative support to Kathryn and Julia assisting in both the design and logistical aspects of each project bringing our creative visions to life.

Jacki is based in our Old Town, Alexandria, VA office.