Katy Hahn Designs, located in Central Florida, specializes in residential interior home decorating and space planning for your home so that everything works well together. Her design consultation services can help clients learn new ways to update, upgrade and enhance the value of their home. Katy will address your unique decorating challenges, assess your needs and give you design advice and ideas. She also offers design specific consultation for clients that may need help in furniture or accessory selections in any area of their home. Katy can assist you in redesigning your space by re-purposing your existing furniture. We can redesign your home in one day without having to replace furniture and sometimes adding new design elements.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

World Renowned Winter Park Artist

A few months ago I stumbled upon a painting and I was drawn to it.  They say art is subjective and personal.  You either like it or you don’t.  It either speaks to you or is doesn’t.  I knew nothing about this artist but there was something about his work that just mesmerized me.  It finally got to the point that I began to recognize his work wherever I saw it.  It penetrated my mind.  Unforgettable!  Who is he?  His name is Jamali.  He describes his style as a fusion of expressionism and mysticism.  No wonder I was fascinated by his work.  His paintings and sculptures all possess a unique character.  I was pleasantly surprized to find that he lives and works locally in Winter Park.

Jamali was born in Pakistan and came to the U.S. to study painting, later receiving a degree from the University of Florida.  Little did I know that his sales have exceeded $35 million.  All I know was how I felt whenever I saw his work.

I have included a small sample of his work for your enjoyment.  To view more of Jamali’s work, visit Jamali Mystical Expressionism.

In Dreams

With Joy
This one is my personal favorite!

Who could resist the love of a mother and child?

I know this feeling.  I call it my epiphany.

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts with a comment.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Designer of the Week: Kelly Wearstler

This week I am featuring Kelly Wearstler.  As an interior decorator, I am always fascinated by other interior designers and what influenced them.  One of my favorite designers is Kelly Wearstler, known for her modern glamour design style.  What inspires me most about her is not only her work but also her design philosophy, "take risks”, written in Elle Decor magazine.  I love interior designers that inspire others.  Kelly is one that has inspired me.  Kelly was born and raised in South Carolina and now practices in LA on the West Coast.  Kelly Wearstler is currently featured in the New York Times for combining modernism with the old Hollywood style.  I recently found out one of her biggest influences was Dorothy Draper, a famous interior decorator from the 1920’s.  I am big fan of how Dorothy Draper’s designs influenced the interior design industry. Another favorite designer of hers and mine as well is David Hicks, known his fabulous table scapes.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mismatched Dining Chairs

Our guest post today is from Arcadian Lighting.

Hello, everyone! It's Mari from Arcadian Lighting, a wonderful place to find light fixtures and lighting ideas and trends on the Internet. Be sure to stop by and check out our great blog. I'm so excited to be here visiting at Kathy Hahn Designs. My guest post topic today is mismatched dining chairs. I love collecting chairs of all kinds. This slight obsession has led me to experiment with mixing (and seldom matching) an array of seating for the dining room.
Using several different chairs around the table means never having to choose just one style or color. For those who love to shop flea markets, garage sales and used furniture stores, it also means being able to snap up an irresistible find with a clear conscience, knowing it can happily fit in with other treasured chairs at the table. Here are eight spaces made unique by their lovely mismatched dining chairs. I hope you will be inspired to try your own variation on the very interesting mismatched chair theme. Please enjoy!
Mismatched Dining Chairs Mostly pastel hues can be found on dining chairs in this eclectic room. How many different designs can you spot? There's a French metal Tolix, an Eames molded plastic, an interesting wood folding chair and more.
Mismatched Chairs This time in black, another Tolix and an Eames DSR show up in a bright white Scandinavian dining space.
Mismatched Dining Chairs Even traditional dining rooms lend themselves to mixing chairs. These mismatched seats are upholstered in several contrasting patterned fabrics├│all shown off beautifully underneath this lovely hanging light fixture, a fancy chandelier.
Mismatched Dining Room Chairs Atop a rich red vintage rug, this Danish modern table is surrounded by a colorful mix of Mid-Century chairs. The deep turquoise is my favorite. How about you?
Mismatched Dining Room Chairs A great eclectic collection of mismatched chairs seems perfect for this vintage space. I love the one black and white harlequin seat.
Mismatched Dining Chairs Here, a long wood table is surrounded by a most amazingly eclectic collection of vintage chairs. Not to be outdone by seating, vintage signs, lighting fixtures and mirrors effectively vie for attention.
Mismatched Chairs Mismatched chairs are reflected in a beautiful mirrored buffet in this small dining space. An Eames rocker and Series 7 side chair keep company with a more traditional wood design.
Mismatched Dining Room Chairs Color is what sets apart this set of traditional chairs, showing how a matched set can take on an appealing mismatched look when each chair is painted in a different color while seats are upholstered in a rainbow of varied hues. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Did you just run out and buy some mismatched chairs to add some interest to your dining room? Why not get a great new chandelier to bring even more attention to your fabulous mismatched chairs at Arcadian Lighting, find yours today!

Arcadian Lighting is an online retailer that prides itself on bringing their customers top quality lamps at extremely affordable prices.  Because of their history and strong relationships with the lighting manufacturers, they offer elegant and sophisticated lamps.  Also visit their sister home decor e-commerce site.