Kate’s talent for styling emerged when Santa brought her a dollhouse. She began arranging and decorating, shopping for swatches and paint chips, using her mother’s fabric scraps to make miniature curtains and bedspreads, and redecorating for each season and holiday. Another childhood influence was Kate’s stylish great-aunt, who offered glamorous dress up opportunities, with Pucci scarves, YSL jackets and Charles Jourdan heels in a perfectly organized closet. Kate pursued her interests, earning a B.A. from Loyola University in Fine Arts and studying Art History at the American University in Paris. After assisting at Nick Jr. and Child Magazines, Kate was on-staff at Anthropologie for 8 years, holding the position of Senior Stylist when she left to join Pat Bates & Associates.