Native North Carolinian, Catherine Brown Paterson, pursued a career in the fashion industry in merchandising and marketing for two fashion houses: Ralph Lauren and Hermès of Paris, Inc. She now incorporates her merchandising skills and fine eye for detail to interiors. Paterson applies custom tailoring details to fabrics when designing window treatments and upholstery.
She previously owned a decorative accessory and interiors shop in Locust Valley, New York and shopped for pieces from Olympia Art and Antiques Fair in London, Les Puces-The Paris Flea Markets, and Flea Markets down south to give an eclectic mix. She has appeared editorially in House Beautiful, Luxe, and Southern Living.
"Part of the thrill of working with interiors is being able to source smart and pretty pieces with a whimsical twist while trying to recycle some of my clients treasures which ultimately reflect their personality. Creating a space without over decorating and staying in a budget gives great satisfaction to both my clients and to me. Decorating an elegant and timeless home may seem indulgent; however, your home is your sacred place, a reminder of family, life's celebrations, your sentimental possessions, and traditions," Paterson states.
Paterson lives in Charleston with her husband, two children and French Brittany, Talley.