Blotted beauties of Belgian shoes, garden blooms, and Parisian boutiques are her signature; an ode to both Americana and Continental finesse, they represent a person who sees our world as one of beauty.
It’s a vision she’s managed to morph into a career, selling pieces on her website, creating work on commission for such design notables as David Netto, Julia Chaplin, and Rebecca de Ravenel, and soon, putting it all on display in her first book, Classic Style: Hand It Down, Dress It Up, Wear It Out. Classic Style–a title that suits her work and life as much as it does her apartment.
This is Kate’s modus operandi, and it’s evident in the way she decorates (freehand murals, custom upholstery) and dresses (think Oscar de la Renta with bare feet).
It’s an eclectic ethos that has evolved over time, and her Chelsea loft marks a high point in that journey.
She and her husband, ChrisSchumacher, found the space when Kate was pregnant with their daughter, Charlotte.
A Manhattan prewar with strong bones, it’s large, open, and bathed in light. “It has an energy that works for our family,” says Kate, and creativity can be found in every nook.