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flower fever

Created: 25 Mar 2016

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. The wobbly weather makes me

quick summer lunch: israeli couscous with herbs and lemon

Created: 08 Jul 2015

Hey friends! I can’t believe the last time I posted was February and we’re halfway through July. In my defense, this year has been crazy

it’s the most wonderful time of the year

Created: 22 Feb 2015

I know what you’re thinking. Dude, February is not the most wonderful time of the year. It is a major suckfest. It’s negative infinity degrees,

fancy, guest, fancy guest

Created: 09 Feb 2015

I promised a few weeks back that we would talk about plans for our guest bedroom soon. It’s looking like things are going to get

apartment therapy!!!!!!!!!1!

Created: 02 Jan 2015

There’s a chance that if you’re reading this, you got here from Apartment Therapy…because my dining room is featured there today! I’ve been feeling like


Created: 18 Nov 2014

What’s up? Oh nothing much, just our new Sputnik! Ahh! My mom emailed me a couple of weeks ago with a link to a chandelier


Created: 15 Sep 2014

The credenza is done! I can’t even tell you guys how excited I was to finally unpack the last boxes stacked up in the corner

room inspiration: a night in the grand budapest hotel

Created: 08 Apr 2014

I realized it’s been a while since I’ve put together an inspiration board—whoops! For a while, I guess I just felt sort of uninspired. Our

now on facebook!

Created: 03 Apr 2014

Hey party people! If you enjoy this blog, but think you might really prefer to have your Kate-related information piped straight into your eyeballs, may

fabric collections: now on society6

Created: 27 Mar 2014

Lately I’ve been inspired to do a lot of surface design. I’ve completed two new fabric collections and am working on more almost every day.

illustration dump

Created: 31 Jan 2014

I realized it’s been a while since I posted any work here. I do a lot of drawings that maybe aren’t a big enough deal

Merry Christmas, movie house

Created: 24 Dec 2013

I try not to be too sappy, and I don’t subscribe to the idea that this is the designated time of year to be thankful

Created: 22 Oct 2013

What was intended as a several-day process—maybe several weeks tops—ballooned into almost six months of work on this site. I had originally planned to primarily

Created: 23 Apr 2013

Hello, dear readers! Just FYI, the blog is being revamped for your reading pleasure. For the next few days, it may look a little funky

rats are people too: interior design in miniature

Created: 26 Jul 2012

I’m Kate Moore, and I love rats. Still with me? Good. That sentence carries a bit of a stigma. When I tell people about my

oh, the life of a cat: diy outdoor lounge for a spoiled beast

Created: 11 Jun 2012

How about this weather, Midwest? It’s been gorgeous, although the drought has put a damper on things a bit (fortunately it gave us a nice

get your om nom on: three-mushroom three-cheese pizza

Created: 08 May 2012

What I have to offer you this evening is not for the faint of heart, ladies and gentlemen. It requires a keen appreciation for two

it’s a walk-off: stephens college fashion show

Created: 23 Apr 2012

I know I usually show inspiring spaces and objects, but today we’re going to take a look at some inspiration of a different kind. Once

container gardening for the lazy

Created: 15 Apr 2012

For the last few years, every spring Jimmy and I have tried to plant a vegetable garden. We have had varying degrees of success with

apology sandwich: vegetarian banh mi

Created: 12 Apr 2012

Oh, children. I’m sure you feel like I’ve abandoned you. Would you believe me if I said that abysmally slow February was followed up by

spray, girl, spray: paint makes everything better

Created: 23 Feb 2012

(The title of this post is for my dear friend Emily, who greets me with a Tila Tequila-ish “hey girl heyyyyyy” now and then.) I’ve

cruelty-free floor: budget friendly diy faux cowhide rug

Created: 07 Feb 2012

Lately I’ve been working so much on the Etsy store, and on the various friends’ weddings I’ve been designing for, that I haven’t paid much

room inspiration: the modern mad man

Created: 10 Jan 2012

To anyone who hasn’t been living under a 127 Hours-sized boulder for the last few years, it’s pretty obvious the television-viewing world has fallen prey

new year, tiny space, big plans

Created: 03 Jan 2012

Sorry for the wait, kids. I’ve been trying to write a post about the myriad projects I put together for Christmas for a week now,

radio silence

Created: 30 Dec 2011

I haven’t forgotten you, dears. Christmas season just kicked my ass, as it always does. With any luck, I’ll get a post together tonight–otherwise, tomorrow

hello, december: low calorie pumpkin-chocolate chip muffins

Created: 01 Dec 2011

Like most people, I think, I’ve fought with my weight for several years now. I’m a healthy weight for my ridiculous height (6’0″), but that

i can’t think of a pun on “chair”

Created: 29 Nov 2011

Finally, finally, after hours of watching my MacBook search through unallocated space (which falls just below watching grass grow and just above watching Jersey Shore


Created: 18 Nov 2011

Oh man. I was all rarin’ to go on a big old post today. I was gonna teach you how to reupholster dining chairs, because

race to the (faux) finish

Created: 18 Oct 2011

My dears. I’ve been a bad blogger. I promise, promise, a thousand times promise I will not become one of those blogs where every other

quarter century narcissism time

Created: 06 Oct 2011

Sorry for my absence for the past few days, friends. I had a busy weekend helping my brother and his family move, and then I

it started with plastic drawers

Created: 29 Sep 2011

I’m going to go ahead and blame my gorgeous friend/former roommate/supermodelish object of envy Maha for this one. See, upon seeing the vast mountain of

temporary static

Created: 29 Sep 2011

I haven’t forgotten you beautiful people, and I promise to have a really really good, long house DIY post for you tomorrow. It would’ve been

in defense of vanilla

Created: 26 Sep 2011

I’m going to be up from with you here: I’m not one of those women who goes insane for chocolate. It isn’t, of course, that

fall in a bowl: mushroom stroganoff and sweet potato cheddar biscuits

Created: 23 Sep 2011

Despite the pollen parade and the mass return of students to Columbia (turning a town that’s peaceful and spacious 3 months out of the year

room inspiration: mourning dove

Created: 21 Sep 2011

Today, September 21, is the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. The symbol of the day is a peace dove, and so I decided to

before & after: new old filing cabinet

Created: 19 Sep 2011

After Jimmy and I remodeled our office earlier this year, things were looking pretty good…except our storage situation. All the important stuff we had to

seriously fine design: the wit hotel

Created: 18 Sep 2011

After my post the other day about mixing design styles, I looked for some photos to back up what I was talking about. I was

operation awesome office

Created: 18 Sep 2011

This happened a while back (the weekend before Valentine’s Day this year–I think the aftermath of a blizzard had just melted and I was itching

room inspiration: plums and cream

Created: 16 Sep 2011

One of my favorite things to do (both in planning for our first house, which will hopefully happen in the next year or so, and

say nope to the taupe

Created: 16 Sep 2011

I adore colors. I love them in paint, in fabric, in nature, or just in little swatches in a Pantone book. Whenever I find things

why hello there

Created: 16 Sep 2011

Hello friends! I’m Kate, and this is my blog. I’m a twentysomething graphic designer addicted to cooking, DIY and interior design. I’m starting this little