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Well hello there peeps! And welcome to my home page!

I’m Kate Dawson, AKA the Decor Whore. I specialize in making homes LOOK like a million bucks, at a fraction of the cost… 
 
To learn more about me and my services, please look through my site. If you like what you see, and wanna know even MORE – email me and we’ll set up a free 30 minute call. 
 
I can’t wait to decWHOREate your home!

We moved into our house 2 yrs ago and have been wanting to decorate it for a long time but we were very overwhelmed with choosing paint, carpet, furniture, etc, etc. All I wanted to find was a Joanna Gaines 🙂 — who could take over and give me the grand reveal in the end (the best part) – and I did… Kate the Decor Whore… she is better than Joanna Gaines!!!!! She is extremely talented and has a great eye for design, pattern, color, you name it – and she’s so, so, so easy to work with… truly cares about what the client wants, their sense of style, and their budget. She worked with us endlessly to find the right carpet, paint color, and all the furniture… all while keeping the cost reasonable and making our home look like million bucks. She transformed our dark basement – which we used as dumping place for boxes – to a bright modern guest room / winter family room which has becomes everyone’s favorite place to hang out. We get the most compliments on that room from all of our friends and family, and just about anyone who sees it. So folks if you are looking to decorate your home and make it look like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost don’t wait – call the Decor Whore now!!

~ RRB

Kate transformed the eyesore room of my house, into the space I love to be most! She was conscious of my budget and always gave me multiple options to choose from. Would recommend her to anyone who is looking to turn every inch of their home into a space they love!

~ Chelsea A.

Working with Kate to set up my new office was amazing! As a Shamanic Practitioner with many sacred objects and a design background, I figured I’d make her a bit crazy. But she listened to what I needed my new work environment to be (a calm, welcoming place for healing), helped me pick out any furniture or other items that I needed, handled my many, many texts ;-), and styled ALL OF THE THINGS in a much more beautiful way than I would have. Clients and friends have a hard time leaving it’s soooo inviting. I could not recommend her enough, and I tend to mention her to friends and clients several times a week.

~ Lori D.

I can’t say enough good things about my experience working with Kate! You can sense the joy she has for the work she does the minute you meet her and it more than translated to the absolutely stunning room she created. Our living room is the biggest room in our house and it was completely unused and occupied by sad, dark, outdated furniture. I was desperate to make it feel like home but had no idea where to start. Kate was completely up for the task and her enthusiasm was infectious! The process was fun and easy and she took the time to really understand what I wanted, which was not easy because even I didn’t know! Along the way, I was amazed by how she was able to select pieces that I absolutely love. As an added bonus, every item she selected was reasonably priced yet looks and feels incredibly high end and elegant. The room is bright and beautiful and makes me so happy! She was extremely patient and collaborative so the end result was something that I could have never imagined yet totally feels like my own. I am beyond grateful to Kate!

~ Amy H.

If you’re looking for a good time, and a beautiful home, Kate is your girl! Kate listened to what we wanted to do and delivered all of it and more. Her furniture and decor suggestions were absolutely on point and she seamlessly incorporated pieces that were meaningful to us into the design. The result is a magazine-worthy living room that still feels like home (oh, and did I mention we stayed on budget)!

~ Meredith D.

Kate is a magician! We went shopping at her favorite stores, Home Goods,Home Sense and TJMaxx and curated pillows, a throw, a table, lamps and art. I never would have chosen, or even seen the items she discovered. She has a great eye for making spaces warm and inviting with texture and color. In a matter of hours she transformed my bland guest room into a gorgeous haven for our new au pair!

~ Heather G.

Our living room was transformed! I mean transWHOREmed by my amazingly talented friend, Kate Dawson of Decor Whore. I never thought we would use a decorator. Just not our thing. But we hired her to help us with our unmanageable entryway which I couldn’t figure out. When she solved it in 2 seconds, I knew we had to use her for the living room. And as you can see, she killed it! I can’t imagine it any other way now. Definitely has shifted my consciousness in other areas of my life. So yes, a decorator. And yes you, Kate. Thank you. Plus, even the boys love it and fight over who can sit in the fuzzy chair.

~ Marcia L.

I hired Kate to help me decorate my home office, which also doubled for a guest room. I am self-employed and would work at the kitchen table every day, because I hated my office so much. It was dark and impersonal. Kate came in and saw the potential immediately – her first suggestion was to get rid of the bed. I really appreciated her permission to be “selfish” and take over the room for myself. The whole process was very collaborative, and started with me sharing a Pinterest board with her, filled with photos of my dream office. I thought those photos were unattainable and never imagined that she would actually be able to transform my space into such a gorgeous room, within my budget! I ordered the furniture that she recommended, then she came in and decorated the room for a few hours at the end of the process, and that’s where the complete transformation happened. I am floored by my gorgeous new space! Ever since having my “new” office, I’m excited to work and so productive, and the space just feels so much like me. I highly recommend Kate not only for her amazing sense of style and taste but also for her patience and humor!

~ Tracey G.

I loved working with Kate! I asked her to completely changed the look of my living room, while working around some existing sentimental pieces. She listened to and honored all of my requests (including my budget limits!) and gave me an exquisite new room. It went from my least favorite space in the house to my most favorite! I can’t wait to hire her for my next project. Thank you Decor Whore!

~ Laura G.

Kate’s talent to find EXACTLY the right thing is remarkable!! She turned my drab studio into a beautiful pied-a-terre. Now it isn’t just a place for me to sleep when I am in town, it is an oasis. Every time I step through the front door I smile and relax.

~ Jane B.

This was my first time working with a designer for any space in my home. Kate’s passion for her work comes through in everything she does. She worked with me patiently and took into consideration all my feedback through the process. — She created an inviting, inspiring room for me and put together a very pleasing display of art and decorative items. — The before and after of my office blew my mind! If you’re stumped for inspiration, call Kate and let her create some magic for you.

~ Chitra R.

Ever since I first laid my eyes on Kate’s beautiful, cozy and inviting home, I knew her style is a mix of high and low, old and new, chic and vintage. She’s easy to work with, understands my needs for the space and has found me all the perfect pieces within my budget! She knows how to balance pattern, color and fabrics to create a functional yet well curated space! I am so lucky to have had Kate guide me through this! My office is like the shining gem in our house… My inlaws are in love too!

~ Swapna P.

My home office is now beyond my wildest dreams thanks to Kate’s amazing vision and design talents.  She would graciously push us out of our comfort zone (I originally said no to the idea of bright pink chairs, which are now the centerpiece of my entire home). Every time I had doubt, she asked me to trust her and boy I’m glad we did! She truly wants to showcase your personality in every corner and she respects and honors your cherished possessions. Kate treats you like you are her only and most favorite client and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have her magically transform my home office into an amazing badass haven!

~ Tara G.

From our first interaction with Kate over the phone to our “reveal” of our newly decorated living room, we had an awesome experience each step of the way. We had recently moved into our new house and our living room was bare bones and we needed someone who could decorate it to our taste and still stay within our budget. Kate made great suggestions from day one that made the living room look more roomy and bright and made the living room very warm and central for our family. We will certainly recommend Kate to anyone who wants to reset and decorate their room with a personal touch!

~ Radhika and Amit J.

We moved into our house a few years ago and lived with a mix of furniture that we accumulated over the years. The room definitely needed some upgrading! I tried to start the process on my own but quickly became overwhelmed. I heard of Kate through a mutual friend and the rest was history! Kate listened to our ideas and helped bring our vision to reality. She was always very attentive to our design needs – pieces that were budget friendly, stylish, and accommodating to a growing family. She has a great eye for design and I recommend her for any of your design needs!

~ Vangie G.

I told Kate my vision, and she made it come to life! When we were running down the aisles of Home Goods and TJ Maxx, never would I have imagined that everything in my cart would piece together in pure perfection! The little extra touches, her eye and expertise of how to rearrange everything and the abundance of amazing pillows has made my living room a space I can’t wait to get home to.

~ Caris G.

Kate the Decor Whore transformed our sparse spare bedroom into our dream space! I had never worked with a decorator or interior designer before and did not think I could afford it. I reached out to Kate when a mutual acquaintance recommended her when I was considering turning our spare bedroom into a “Zen Den” to enhance my meditation practice. We had been using it for storage and for our cats to hang in. Now it is a beautiful tranquil environment that my husband, our cats, and I love to spend time in, reading, meditating, and drawing! Kate was a gem to work with, very communicative and collaborative. She explained the process and was responsive with my feedback. Even as the items we ordered arrived I had a hard time picturing the finished design, and that is why I am so grateful for her talent. I trusted her judgment and the room far exceeded my expectations. It was like she crawled into my head and made my happy place come to life!

~ Rachel G.

My Projects

  • Dream Space

    Rachel G.

    Kate the Décor Whore transformed our sparse spare bedroom into our dream space! I had never worked with a decorator or interior designer before and did not think I could afford it. I reached out to Kate when a mutual acquaintance recommended her when I was considering turning our spare bedroom into a “Zen Den” to enhance my meditation practice. We had been using it for storage and for our cats to hang in. Now it is a beautiful tranquil environment that my husband, our cats, and I love to spend time in, reading, meditating, and drawing!

  • Dining Room Delight

    Vangie G

    Kate was wonderful in helping us to transform our dining room. We moved into our house a few years ago and lived with mix of furniture that we accumulated over the years. The room definitely needed some upgrading! I tried to start the process on my own but quickly became overwhelmed with options. I heard of Kate through a mutual friend and the rest was history!

  • Kate is Passionate

    Radhika and Amit J.

    Kate is very passionate about her work and is prompt with her communication. We had recently moved in to our new house and our living room was bare bones and we needed someone who could decorate it to our taste and still stay within our budge and make it the centre of our home. . Kate made great suggestions from day one that made the living room look more roomy and bright and continued to add accents and furniture that just made the living room very warm and central for our family. We wanted to have family pictures on a large wall and Kate did not disappoint and went beyond our expectations. We will certainly recommend Kate to anyone who wants to reset and decorate their room with a personal touch! We wish Kate all the best and hope to work with her again in the near future!

  • Badass Haven

    Tara G.

    My home office is now beyond my wildest dreams - thanks to Kate’s amazing vision and design talents. It has become a true refuge for me and I look forward to going there each and every day. - Before Kate, this room was a dark and gloomy place. Kate immediately saw the potential, became super excited for its transformation and brought us along for the ride.

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