Member Stories: Kat1973, Interior Designer From Down Under

An interior designer and visual merchandiser in Australia, member Katie Krupa, aka @kat1973, came to Polyvore through her daughter, @jewels-rox. Katie brings her professional design approach to her set creation. The process she uses in creating real-life designs, she says, "does not change significantly" in how she creates sets. The difference is that on Polyvore, Katie has "much greater and easier access to a vast variety of products. Therefore my imagination gets much more of a workout!"
Check out Katie's design inspirations, see how a design pro creates sets and get tips on how to add instant style to a space!
  • Manta Chair by Matthew Hilton
    SOLD OUT: More info
    "More on her work:
    '[I give] advice to individual customers about the most suitable furniture arrangements to complement their interiors.'" — @polyvore
    The innovative use of a multi-directional curved plywood moulding for the combined back and arm rest give the chair a strong sculptural element distinguishing it from the many plywood chairs in the market. Surprisingly this beautiful chair can be stacked. An upholstered version is also available, for further information on materials and finishes please call us. Manufactured by De La Espada. A dedicated factory in Portugal specialising in hand crafted traditional construction methods to create modern furniture with timeless appeal and a warmth of solid wood. Materials: Available in plywood with an oak or walnut veneer set upon legs of American black walnut finished with a Danish oil or American white oak finished with a Danish oil or a white oil. Upholstered version comes in a in a range of fabrics. Dimensions: W55cm xD53cm x H78cm. Seat height: 45cm.
  • Make My Bed
    "On the design process:
    'I usually start with the main furniture piece to provide a focal point and then work my way around it. Choosing the most appropriate place within a given space is quite important.'" — @polyvore
  • Dad's Favorite Chair
    "Katie's personal design taste:
    'A minimalistic approach with simple and defined lines and shapes.'" — @polyvore
  • Beautiful-Traditional-Japanese-House
    "More on her personal taste:
    '[I'm] influenced by elements of Japanese architecture.'" — @polyvore
  • How to Accessorize a Sofa
    "How to add instant style to a space?
    'It is very similar to fashion. Accessorise! Accessorise! Accessorise!'" — @polyvore
  • Using Lines
    "More tips on adding style?
    'Experiment with different textures and colors.'" — @polyvore
    "On Katie's favorite architects and places:
    'The designs I find fascinating [include the] organic forms of Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batlló.'" — @polyvore
  • royal ontario museum daniel libeskin
    "Another Katie fave:

    'The sharp angles and straight lines of Daniel Libeskind’s Royal Ontario Museum.'" — @polyvore
  • Golden Crust Bakery by Jackson Clements Burrows Arch. (5)
    More info
    "Katie's dream house is:
    'A contemporary warehouse conversion with open living spaces and an abundance of natural light.'" — @polyvore
  • Modern Home Office
    "Why Katie makes sets:
    'I love the way Polyvore is allowing me to visualise and manipulate all items within the space.'" — @polyvore
  • My Summer Pool
    "How Polyvore has impacted Katie's work:
    'Polyvore allows me to be more creative and a little more experimental with my creations.'" — @polyvore


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oh wow! i just came across your set then to your profile.. love all your sets

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Like your collection very much.

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congrats dear @kat1973 ♥♥♥

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Congrats! You deserve it!!

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I was very pleased to read and watch this collection. Congratulations, that's great!

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congrats!! :))

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Congrats sweetie!!!

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amazing sets!! happy to meet you!

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congrats on member spotlight @kat1973

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Fantastic works!

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wonderful! great job!

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Jeszcze raz gratulacje!!

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wonderful creations dear @kat1973


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