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An artist at heart, Kate has been developing her signature fresh and timeless look in residential interiors since 2000 when she founded Kate Marker Interiors. As Principal Designer, Kate has created a layered, approachable aesthetic while simultaneously infusing each client's design style for distinctly custom feel.

KMI projects range from the Chicago area to each coast, ranging in size from a lakeside cottage to a 20,000+ square foot residence. Her boutique design firm has grown under Kate's vision and expanded in recent years to include an online + brick & mortar presence in the form of Kate Marker Home, offering a dynamic and curated mix of vintage and new rugs, home accessories, art, furnishings, lighting, and more to reflect the livable and inviting look achieved in Kate Marker Interiors memorable designs.

With work featured and published on media platforms including Luxe Home Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Domino, plus a substantial Instagram presence, Kate strives to bring her visions to clients, followers, and beyond.

Kate Marker Interiors
can advise on
Furniture and home decor selection and placement
Styling (surfaces, walls, sofas, beds, etc.)
Paint and wall treatments
Fixtures, finishes, trims
Drapes and window treatments
Construction and remodel ideas / second opinions
Stores and brands to consider
Exterior design
Cabinetry and built-ins
Guidance/second opinion for other professional interior designers
Floor plan layouts
Career advice/mentorship for aspiring designers

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1:1 Video Consultation

- with Kate Marker, Principal

Kate can't wait to connect with you over video and discuss your space. She can support and guide your design decisions and direction, and answer all of your questions!

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Duration55 minutes
Price$1,500
Consultation typePrivate

1:1 Mini Video Consultation

- with Kate Marker, Principal

Kate can't wait to connect with you over video and discuss your space. She can support and guide your design decisions and direction, and answer all of your questions!

**Recommended for a few targeted questions or to discuss high level concepts.

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Duration25 minutes
Price$750
Consultation typePrivate

1:1 Video Consultation

- with Liisa Gent, Designer

Liisa (Designer at KMI) can't wait to connect with you over video and discuss your space. She can support and guide your design decisions and direction, and answer all of your questions!

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Duration55 minutes
Price$600
Consultation typePrivate

1:1 Mini Video Consultation

- with Liisa Gent, Designer

Liisa (Designer at KMI) can't wait to connect with you over video and discuss your space. She can support and guide your design decisions and direction, and answer all of your questions!

**Recommended for a few targeted questions or to discuss high level concepts.

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Duration25 minutes
Price$325
Consultation typePrivate

Why a 1:1 Consultation?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, Kate Marker Interiors can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you’ll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

The countless decisions of home design tend to be time-consuming and costly. Booking an Expert consultation makes the process easier – and more fun!
Client Experience
"My 55 minute video consultation with Kate Marker was invaluable. Through her guidance and suggestions, I was able to smooth the rough edges of my tile selections, tie everything together and avoid a major mistake I would have made with my flooring choice. I particularly appreciated Kate's recommendations and the fact that she shared her sources. Kate is honest, decisive, knowledgeable, sweet and a pleasure to deal with. I will definitely work with her again! Thanks Kate!"
Kate H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Kate Marker, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"My meeting with Kate was short and sweet! We discussed my business model as a design company and some key organizational items for me to focus on, as well as where to prioritize my energy as a small company with a sense of how to begin to outsource as we grow. Kate shared some great industry referrals with me to help me take the next steps towards growth and expansion. I appreciated her insights so much and her approachable, experienced and knowledgeable demeanor. It was a great mini-mentorship!"
Mandy M.
1:1 Mini Video Consultation- with Kate Marker, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"My consult with Kate Marker through The Expert was wonderful! I went in prepared with photos, floor plans and a list of questions and the hour was so productive! Kate, and the Expert concept, exceeded expectations in every way. I will definitely be scheduling again. "
Caroline K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Kate Marker, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"If you are second-guessing any design decisions, talk to Liisa. I cannot tell you how incredibly helpful she was. She was prepared for our call and knew exactly the best layout for my basement bar/entertainment area. She shared specifics on paint colors, materials, and sources. I cannot wait to work with her on another project."
Maggie R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Liisa Gent, Designer
Verified by The Expert
"Kate was absolutely amazing to talk with and gave awesome advice!! I am so happy to have this platform at our disposal. Thank you so much Kate!!!"
Cheri L
1:1 Video Consultation- with Kate Marker, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Kate is amazing! She was so helpful and knowledgeable. She helped me review some final decisions on some renovations that we are doing and had such good ideas, insights and shared so many good sources. So glad that I was able to work with her through the expert! We got through so much in our time - she is absolutely wonderful!"
Jenny S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Kate Marker, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Liisa was amazing and very helpful in helping me narrow decisions in my new kitchen remodel! I felt that she shared my vision and was aware of all the latest trends and brands to help guide my decisions and where to shop. I plan on using Liisa again and would highly recommend her expertise."
Kristen M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Liisa Gent, Designer
Verified by The Expert
"5+++ star experience. Liisa was so warm and provided above and beyond support to my many questions. My main objective was to cover kitchen questions but she also offered advice for adjoining rooms so things would look pulled together and fresh. I would NOT hesitate if you're on the fence about booking a session- she was fabulous!!"
Julia C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Liisa Gent, Designer
Verified by The Expert
"Kate was super helpful and had great suggestions. Love her!"
Danielle C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Kate Marker, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Kate was so helpful and the time spent with her was invaluable. She helped me with some trouble shooting on the layout of our renovation and in our short time together, she brought the overall look into focus. I feel so much more confident and excited about our renovation and would highly recommend working with her and her team on every level."
Kate G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Kate Marker, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"My experience with Liisa was amazing! Going in, I knew I wanted to focus on my kitchen. I had sent her some inspiration pics for our new kitchen and she immediately knew the look I was going for. We went through which materials to use, kitchen layout, colors and lighting. Liisa made some recommendations, she shared where we could get the products too! I now feel confident with the selections we made and am ready to move ahead with our construction"
Aly G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Liisa Gent, Designer
Verified by The Expert
"Kate was wonderful to work with. She immediately picked up on my aesthetic and suggested elements of design that fit within my style. She had suggestions at the ready and she tactfully told me what I was planning just wouldn’t work. I hung up my call with Kate feeling great! "
Amy B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Kate Marker, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"My mini video consultation with Kate Marker was super helpful! She was so well prepared and organized, and gave me so many great ideas in such a short time, which I will be able to incorporate in the spaces we talked about. Kate really got the look of the house and the changes I wanted to make. I will for sure be working with Kate and her studio in other projects. Thank you Kate Marker!"
Mariel W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Kate Marker, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"This was the most productive hour I’ve ever had! Lisa understood my needs better than I did and I know that having met with her will save me from making countless, expensive design mistakes. When I finish this project I am going to book more time with her and work on other spaces in my home! I couldn’t be happier!"
Victoria L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Liisa Gent, Designer
Verified by The Expert
"My wife and I wanted to finalize paint colors for a remodel and I’m very happy that I reached out to Liisa at KMI through the Expert site. Minutes into our video consult she knew what colors fit our home and had great advice for other design decisions like kitchen cabinet hardware. Her consultation gave us the confidence to move forward with key design decisions that we had a vision for but were questionable whether that vision could work in our home. We’re looking forward to our next consult. "
Warren R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Liisa Gent, Designer
Verified by The Expert
"I can't say enough good things about my call with Liisa. It was AMAZING what we achieved in 25 minutes. She was so helpful in terms of discussing the optimal layout of our living room, and identifying furniture sources that could help us achieve our desired aesthetic. She followed up after the call with more information and sources too. "
Amanda M.
1:1 Mini Video Consultation- with Liisa Gent, Designer
Verified by The Expert
"What an absolute joy! Liisa was so helpful in our time together and answered all my questions. I look forward to meeting again!"
Nicole P.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Liisa Gent, Designer
Verified by The Expert

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Kate Marker Interiors
Chicago, USClassic interiors with a layered, approachable aesthetic