Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Local Design - Sage Design

I'm trying to get my head around the fact that by the end of this week we will be back in the US and will be looking at houses in CT the week following.  As a welcomed distraction, I'm really happy to post a local designer in CT that I found through Connecticut Cottages and Gardens.  

Katherine Hodge, the owner of Sage Design, specializes in kitchens, baths and rooms requiring customized millwork and interior finishes.  Her kitchen and bathroom designs are so sophisticated and timeless.

She recently won the 2012 Connecticut Cottages and Gardens Innovation in Design Awards for both kitchen and bath.  

This kitchen is stunning and there are so many elements to love.  Did you notice the exposed beams on the ceiling and the high baseboards?  Every detail has been taken into account.  

The vanity is gorgeous, but look at beautiful wall paneling!

Her design aesthetic is one that I admire.  It is clean and crisp where architecture often takes center stage.  After browsing her portfolio, I really like her calm and subdued color palette of washed whites paired with grays, greens, and blues.  She has a real knack for playing light colors off of dark colors to create contrast.  A technique I hope to achieve in my own home.

All images via Sage Design

If you want to see more of her work, visit her website.  Ok ... enough daydreaming.  Now I have to get back to our travel prep!  I'll soon post more about our last days in Vienna.  


  1. I can't believe you'll be back in the US so soon- I guess you can't believe it either. I believe I have seen Katherine's work on Houzz. Do you frequent Houzz very often? I really like it I just don't spend a lot of time on there. Usually I'm going to browse for something specific or for inspiration for a project. Her work is really beautiful - I'll have to check out more of her portfolio.

  2. Whoa, didn't you just leave the US? That went by so quickly! Thanks for the Katherine introduction. I know how much you love architectural detail, and I'm betting this post will allow you to focus on that when you are shopping for a house with good bones.

  3. Beautiful. I love every one of her rooms. The architectural detail is so lovely; I dream of having a home with details like this someday!

  4. GREAT kitchens! Gorgeous but not sterile.