Fit And Form: Sarah Catherine Norkum’s Unmistakeable Style At Work

Designer Sarah Catherine Norkum combines imbeccable style with functionality in her latest Ballantyne remodel.

Sarah Catherine Norkum, a Charlotte native, founded her full service interior design studio, sarah catherine STUDIO OF DESIGN, in 2009 with an objective to emphasize a modern eclectic, yet classic approach in the design community. Her latest gem, a kitchen/breakfast room in a Transitional house in Ballantyne, was already beautifully designed, but the owner was ready for a change. And so, Norkum’s challenge was to “create a space that embodied the client’s impeccable style yet still remain functional.” It’s important that the space created was not only unique, but have “great style, quality pieces, and custom detailing,” says Norkum. She firmly believes that any space created must speak to the individual and to their personality. This 400 square foot kitchen/breakfast room was meant to inspire.

According to Norkum, her design plans were “definitely fearless.” Using a custom gray-blue-green wall, she set the stage. Balanced with “layers of patterns within a neutral foundation,” Norkum added classic prints, such as “zebra print, black and white stripe window treatments,” and a “tortoise shell table.” Once combined with small splashes of color and metallic accents, the end results were extraordinary; the room was fresh yet “functional for nights” of entertainment and enjoyment.

“A fair amount of love and attention,” said Norkum, “went into each individual piece selected and each detail was carefully thought out.” Designing a space that embodies the personality of the client is what Norkum asserts is one of the most important aspects of being a successful interior designer. It is her wish that the style she chooses for her client is the ideal for a “woman of worth.”
Because of her committment to providing defined style…style within well designed interiors, and a defined style in the quality of services delivered to your experience, Sarah Catherine of sarah catherine STUDIO OF DESIGN is making a name for herself throughout the south.