Today we head to the UK to tour the home of illustrator and all around creative, Kate Reid of Kroma by Kate. Kate’s creative brand Kroma by Kate has recently been expanded to include surface design and fashion and even more to come. Her eclectic home serves as an influence for her artistry and creative career. Here’s our recent chat on home decorating and being a creative entrepreneur!
Jacquin: Hi Kate! How would you describe your artistry?
Kate: I have always had a thing for colour and after graduating as an Illustrator, I became fond of the idea of branding myself so that I could explore more creative outcomes under one name. So, my roots are within illustration and painting, but I tend to branch out to surface design and textiles too. I enjoy working in pen and ink as well as paper collage. I try to balance using older techniques such as screen printing with keeping up with the digital age!
Jacquin: Tell us about your new collection! What was your inspiration? What was your process for creating this collection?
Kate: My newest collection is based around fashion styling and trends using bold motifs and pattern. The collection will include silk scarves, sweatshirts and t-shirts. I am also working on some new limited edition screen prints. I feel that this collection, much like most of my work, combines both modern and nostalgic elements.
Jacquin: I love that you and your husband are both creative types (with your husband working on screen printing, sign writing and more). Have you two had the opportunity to collaborate on any creative projects? What future creative project would be on your bucket list together?
Kate: Thank you! Our biggest collaboration was probably designing all our stationery for our wedding last year. It was so fun to work together, Joff doing the typography and screen printing, and I chose the colours and layouts. I think we make a good creative team. We’ve spoken about collaborating again sometime soon!
- RebeccaWilliam’s Home Tour on apartment therapy! (I know it was done
a while ago but it’s still so relevant and inspiring, I keep coming
- Beck Rochhi’s photography work because it always puts a smile on my
- Peach interiors! Love that color!
- Green marble
- Lucky Horse Press for retro screen prints and patches!
Waugh’s Instagram feed for beautifully styled and delicious food!
- Eloil ceramic rainbows
- …and Ellen
Fisher’s youtube channel for an inspiring and positive lifestyle!