Growing up in Hudson Valley New York, surrounded by an intensely creative family, construction, architecture and design has been an omnipresent theme in my life, with my family's business based in luxury, custom home development and international commercial building restoration.  To forge my own path, I studied Communications and Public Relations in New York, which helped established a greater understanding of how to think methodically about business and branding, yet left me creatively wanting more. Moving to Venice California in 2013, with my wonderful husband Patrick, this change of pace and scenery gave me just the push I needed to pursue my love of interior design. Starting as an intern at a small Mar Vista design firm, moving quickly up the ladder to project manager, only to land under the wing of Natalie Myers and Veneer Designs, who has been my number one teacher and advisor, whilst I navigate this crazy business.

Today, balancing being a mother to my beautiful baby girl Poppy Mairead, managing my own styling projects, exploring this new found love of Los Angeles and the rest of the world in our travels, life is quite beautiful, balanced and adventurous. 

Kaitrin Degan of the Modhemian