Kate Meyers, the Editor in Chief of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles recently moved into her best friend’s home (see the full story here) and we helped finish the space with a few key pieces. Read on to get a glimpse into her home and learn more about Kate.
How would you describe your design style?
My design style is an evolving mish mash—part cottage, part modern with lots of art and whimsy. My personal style is all tomboy and I always wear comfortable shoes.
Who or what inspires you?
I see acts of kindness, goodness and bravery every day and that inspires me.
What’s your favorite spot in your home?
I have always loved the coziness of my bed complete with lots of pillows, blankets and an old quilt. In my current home that spot has been enhanced by a wonderful view of the mountains.
Where did your love for art and design come from?
My love of art and design is a gift from my mother, Natalie Roth Meyers, who had fabulous taste in all things and spent a lot of time immersing me in art and culture and taking me to lots of museums.
Do you have a favorite artist?
I have many favorite artists and the list keeps growing, but if money was not an issue I would own a Richard Diebenkorn and a Giorgio Morandi.
Every home should have…
Love, art (it doesn’t have to be expensive art, I have framed dishtowels in my house and I adore them, not to mention my children’s early drawings) and lots of blankets and pillows.
As a native of Pittsburgh, is there one place you have to visit or one restaurant you never miss when visiting?
As a native of Pittsburgh, there is one place I always go when I return: Mineo’s Pizza on Murray Avenue. I’m a purist so I go for the plain.
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
I get to share the work of so many talented people in Colorado, and hopefully get others excited about the work they’re doing.
What’s the best advice you’ve received?
The best advice was from my dear friend Joe Marco, an incredible person and ski instructor who recently passed away. We have skied together for more than 30 years but one day when I was in my 20s he told me: “It’s not about perfection, It’s about recovery.” He was talking about skiing but I have always thought of it as a metaphor for life and how it’s all about taking what comes, trying to reclaim your balance, moving forward and finding ways to enjoy the ride.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently obsessed with the soundtrack to Hamilton. I sing along with it every night when I do the dishes. I’m going to see it in Chicago in May so my next book will be the Hamilton biography, but right now I’m reading A Man Called Ove.
Photos by Kate Meyers