MEET KATHRYN J. LEMASTER
Hi there! I am an interior designer and entrepreneur, and among the many things I love (coffee, yoga, red wine, the great outdoors, reading, writing, watering my plant babies, playing with my actual baby (okay he’s nearly 4) listening to and playing music – to name a few) I most especially love helping people live happily in their homes! I believe for the happiest space, where we live and work should be extension of who we are, reflecting our personalities and telling our stories. So part of my job is helping people express themselves and tell their stories through their homes while we optimize the space to function at it’s full potential! If you can’t tell by now, I absolutely love my job. Getting to know my clients on such a personal level as to accomplish this level of authenticity in their spaces means I always end up making new friends – usually that is my clients, but it is often their dogs, too.
I studied interior design at UCA here in Central AR, followed by the privilege of working at a world-renown luxury residential design firm, Tobi Fairely Interior Design. After a couple of years at the firm it was time for a change. I struck out on my own. In the middle of nowhere. Not really. But I wasn’t sure I “had what it takes” to start my own business. I believed alot of what I now identify as small-minded thinking and limiting lies that often hold us back from what we were meant to do. Nay, I was a lady of little faith.
How I ended up here is a long story for another time, but by God’s grace, here I am. 10+ years later, celebrating my company’s 8+ year anniversary with faith grown and more joy from this journey than I ever could have dreamed! It turns out I was most definitely meant to start my own business. In doing so, I’ve gotten to live out part of my purpose by using my creative gifts and professional skills to serve countless families, individuals and businesses, helping solve their interior dilemmas to create personalized spaces that serve their intended purpose. It is seriously so rewarding and makes my heart so happy! I love what my Insta-friend artist Allison recently wrote, “Our Great Creator formed us all to be artists – each one of us being given unique gifts to encourage and touch others in this life.” Yes, this is something I was meant to do.
So there’s a bit about me. I’d love to learn more about you! Please don’t leave without saying hello whether through the Connect page or connecting via social media. Thanks for dropping in!
xo – kathryn j.
THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE
1 Hot coffee. All day every day.
2 A good pun. Puns are my 2nd strongest skill.
3 Critters of all kinds. Especially Rufus & Nellie.
4 Liam love. My most incredible smol human.
5 The sunshine. It reminds me of Jesus’ face.
6 Wind. I imagine angel wings beating is the cause of wind! (See Heb. 1:7 ;))
everyone needs partners in crime
Junior Designer Genius
Project Manager + Resident Techspert
Hi there! Forrest here.
I am your Onboarding Specialist, Project Manager, and friendly resident Techspert for Kathryn J. LeMaster Art & Design. What had originally started out as helping her troubleshoot website issues, quickly became a smol bit more. A sort of hybrid role of sorts. Anywhere from some administrative assistance, any and all tech woes, to deliveries + installation coordination, to mock-up renderings. You could say I’m a bit of a jack-of-all-trades.
Beyond my worksphere at KJL, here’s a bit more about me! I am 33 years young, and have a full-time career in IT with 14+ years experience. I’m also a nature, landscape, food, and portrait photographer. I love to paint with watercolor and wine. Some of my other favorite funtivities include cooking, product/food styling, hiking, camping, waterfall chasing, star gazing, movies, health/fitness, Christmas – pretty much just about anything else that spells FUN. Skydiving is on my bucket list of things I want to accomplish in my life this year. I’m also a CrossFit L1 Certified Trainer aaaannnddd a proud pawrent of the wild and spunky Goldendoodle dog, Maui.
I am super happy and grateful to be here working with Kathryn and Emily, and I look forward to working with YOU! 🙂 Have such a wonderful year!
MEETRUFUS & NELLIE
Super Receiving Supervisor and Dynamic Daily Operations Manager
Nine years ago, they were just a couple a pups in a pen. Like a pair of mismatched book ends, Rufus was the biggest of the litter while Nellie was the runt. Despite their distance in stature and difference in personality – these two couldn’t be closer.
Rufus is the life of the party around the house and office, living by the philosophy that strangers are just friends he hasn’t met yet. Meanwhile Nellie prefers to take her time getting to know you, but once you’re “in” – you’re in for life. At work, you can usually find Rufus posted up at the window watching for the FedEx and UPS trucks to drop of incoming packages, mailman Kevin to drop off the mail, and keep an eye on his porch bird frienemies, ready to sound the alarm (Ruf! His name really is so fitting) should a bird-fight break out or a package arrive.
Nellie is always the first to arrive at the office (such a long commute down 18 stairs from her bed at the end of Kathryn’s bed to her desk under Kathryn’s desk) where she stares questioningly across the room at Kathryn (usually still stirring her coffee in the Kitchen) as though to inquire, “are we going to work today?” until Kathryn finally takes her seat at the desk after sloshing Nellie’s share of coffee across the floor on her way there. Once everyone is in their place, she likes observing from Kathryn’s feet to ensure daily tasks are performed up to her high standard of excellence and the office playlist is sufficiently jammy.