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Kathie L. White, C.I.D.

color consultant , home stager , interior decorator , interior redesigner

Kathie L. White, C.I.D.

Santa Cruz, CA

Through creative ideas, I can transform an everyday space into a warm and inviting room; declutter and organize; create a color scheme to fi

Kathie L. White is uniquely qualified in the field of Interior Decorating. Not only is she is a Certified Interior Decorator, she is also an International Redesigner and Staging Professional, Color Consultant, as well as a Professional Organizer. She is a member of NAPO, IDDP, and CID.

While living in Singapore and Thailand for 10 years, I had the opportunity to study Textiles, Home Decorating, Floral Arrangement and Feng Shui all under the tutelage of local professionals. Living and traveling abroad has enhanced my depth of design which I love to share with my clients. Because I am passionate about Interior Decor, I continue to improve my practical skills through education in the art of home interiors.

While enjoying the challenge of merging my understanding of design with the homeowner's character, I ensure my client's lifestyles are addressed all the while keeping in mind what is new and fresh in the world of Interior Decor.

~ Theodore Roosevelt


Interior Redecorating
Through the creative rearrangement of your existing furniture, artwork, and accessories, I can transform an everyday space into a warm and inviting room. I will help you create a pleasing atmosphere with the appeal of a professionally decorated room at a fraction of the cost of a complete remodel. By taking great care in working with your personality and lifestyle, I can change a drab space giving it a revitalized and refreshing look and feel.

If you are newly married or in the process of combining households, I can help you coordinate mismatched furnishings into a pleasingly blended environment. Let me take the stress out of your home design for you.

Color Consulting
Color is the most important element in creating interior spaces; it is also the least expensive way to update a look. Shades of Red express energy and passion, while Greens emote tranquility and a sense of peace. Selecting the right color will revitalize your home, reflecting your family's personality and lifestyle. With more than 1800 colors available on the market today, picking the best colors for your space can be an overwhelming task. Together we can choose the colors for your home leaving you with a space you will truly love to come home to.

Property Enhancement
Property Enhancement is the process of preparing your home before it is put on the market. The process enhances the property's presentation which is a significant factor in getting top dollar for your home. This proven system of arranging furnishings, eliminating unnecessary items, decluttering and overall cleaning and repairing leaves a positive impact on potential buyers.

Prospective buyers make a decision within a few seconds of walking through your front door. Buyers will spend the rest of the tour confirming their first impression whether it is favorable or not. The impression you would like potential buyers to have after viewing your home is "this home won't be on the market long, let's put an offer in now". A well prepared home makes buyers want to move in not move on.

Professional Organizing
Professional Organizing is a hands-on activity that provides immediate results. Once your space has been decluttered and organized your anxiety level will decrease dramatically. You will feel a sense of relief and once again in control of your life.

I specialize in finding solutions for organizing dilemmas, focusing on removing unnecessary stress factors often caused by clutter and lack of productive routines.

If you are looking for a way out of clutter and into a simpler, organized life call me and I can help you. Without judgment, we will work together on an organization project which will maximize space, minimize stress, improve efficiency and overall improve your quality of life.


Last week Kathie finished transforming my master bath giving it a spa like feel. I am so happy with her work that I have asked her to take on my guest room as soon as her schedule permits.

Marion M.

I know that in the future we will use Kathie's services again. She is creative, insightful, and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with her.

Joy R.

Kathie has come to our rescue. She worked up a plan for our home office, my husband built the desk and shelves she recommended, then Kathie did her magic. I can't wait to show off our new home office to everyone who comes to our home.

Joan W.

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