Meet Katie Sullivan—lover of Starbucks coffee, mother of three, sometimes baker, and most importantly for this purpose, home design enthusiast. The Fargo, ND native spent the beginning of her career working in journalism and marketing, but after having her first child, Katie left her career to pursue her own creative passions, including writing and interior design. Pretty Domesticated, the blog, was born, which later turned into an Instagram account. What started as a passion project quickly turned into something more.
Pretty Domesticated is now a lifestyle brand, interior design resource and design firm. Pretty Domesticated is a boutique, full-service design firm headquartered in Fargo, ND. Founded by Katie Sullivan, their bespoke designs are from concept to completion.
At Pretty Domesticated, Katie pairs traditional and modern design to create warm, livable spaces, full of personalized touches and inviting textures. Drawing inspiration from classic architecture, nature and her client’s own passions, she creates timeless spaces with unique personalities. Katie doesn’t simply pick items for your home, she curates them, carefully considering your taste and your home’s individual details. In the end, your home will feel like it was tailor-made for you—because it is.
Pretty Domesticated also provides free design tips via their website and Instagram. Later in 2022, they will be launching virtual design services as well.
“With three active kids of my own, I know a thing or two about designing a family-friendly home,” said Katie. “Also, creative and beautiful storage solutions make my creative heart flutter.”
Pretty Domesticated specializes in new builds and large-scale renovations, collaborating with you and your contractor on the floor plan development and hard finishes. They also design, select, order, store and install all your furniture and styling pieces. Their efficient process brings our vision to reality with organized steps along the way, including beautiful renderings of your proposed spaces.
“I want more people to love the place they come home to”
Inspiration, Colors & Trends
“I love the resurgence of traditional architecture and classic furniture shapes,” said Katie “I’m seeing a lot of inspiring spaces that pair vintage furnishings or decor with modern elements for a familiar, but fresh aesthetic. Also, green is having a moment and I’m not at all mad about it.”
There are two things that fuel Katie’s inspiration and keep her refreshed: a book in hand and the great outdoors. She is also inspired by various elements of the arts and crafts movement, especially that of William Morris, a reformer, poet and designer, who in the 1860s collaborated with other creatives to try to reawaken the handcrafted quality of the medieval period.
In the end, Katie’s ultimate goal is “for more people to love the place they come home to.”