katie holman | Sr. designer
Having grown up in a military family, what primarily drew Katie to a career in design was her deep appreciation for home. She has lived in a lot of homes and considers herself a bit of an expert homebody. Her diverse experience living in different regions of the USA as well as overseas has informed her preference for an eclectic mix of styles. Her formal education was in Psychology, and she loves stretching that muscle to design spaces that reflect the soul of a home and its inhabitants. Prior to joining W Design Collective, Katie was operating her own business as an independent designer working primarily with residential clients, though she dipped her toes into commercial design with the renovation of a historic building into a preschool.
Katie has mostly only strengths, but NBC comedies are her weakness. She also loves the sunshine and the snow (from indoors, by a window) and has dedicated theme songs she listens to for each. Her camera roll primarily consists of photos of clouds and her dog. Katie is resourceful and thoughtful in her work, brings a tailored aesthetic to each project, and emphasizes design that endures. She loves the craftsmanship and integrity of historic homes and relishes the opportunity to create new homes that will grow up to be historic one day.
Katie is inspired by modernist design, quirky toile, places with great sunlight, and never met a stripe she didn’t like. Some of her favorite designers to look to for inspiration include Jersey Ice Cream Co., Jessica Helgerson, Gil Schafer, Steven Gambrel, Heidi Caillier, deVOL, M. Elle Design, and Lauren Liess.