KMM Design is a boutique Interior design firm, located in Chicago, IL. Specializing in both residential and commercial projects, we work closely with each client to understand concrete and flexible needs, knowing that there is no one solution that fits all. Our one-of-a-kind designs are assembled on a project-by-project basis, tailoring each solution to be authentic and practical to our client’s needs. We’re strongly committed to offering creative solutions and quality customer service to all with whom we work with. We are continuously relied upon as industry and technical experts. Let KMM Design manage your next project today… Learn More
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The luxurious Hampton model, located in Toll Brother’s Randolph Ridge community, is designed to appeal to the active family with young children… continue
A high-end yacht marina’s new office, sales, and storage building. The project is slated to be complete at the end of 2017… continue
We are surrounded by textiles every second of our day, whether it is the clothes we wear, the cushions we sit on, or the towels we wrap ourselves in after a relaxing bubble bath. Have you ever wondered what goes into the creation of fabric? Have you ever looked at the content of your t-shirt…
As the classification suggests, natural fibers are found in nature, produced by plants and animals. These fabrics are not as opulent or fussy, but instead true to the origins from which they come from. Natural fibers are generally a healthier and more sustainable choice. They have good mechanical strength, but weigh less than synthetic fibers,…
Regenerated fibers are derived from naturally occurring resources, however, the final fiber has been so heavily processed, it is no longer considered natural. Rayon is the most known regenerated fiber in the market. Known as art silk, rayon is a great alternative to silk. It has a bright shiny texture and is more durable than…
Synthetic fibers are man-made and produced in a lab, typically made from plastics. Although there is nothing natural about synthetic fibers, they do serve a purpose. When combined with a natural material, even the smallest amount can contribute to increased durability and overall longevity. Synthetic fibers are less expensive, easy to clean, and can be…
The construction of a fabric affects the appearance, properties, and performance. There are three main types of yarn construction that we see in the marketplace today. Woven – The most common, where threads are woven together to create the fabric. The warp goes along the grain line, while the weft goes across. Non-Woven – Fibers…
Kate Mills is a Chicago-based Interior designer and owner of KMM Design.
Following her lifelong passion, Kate graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Certificate in Textile Science.
Kate began her career working for a nationally awarded Interior design firm, specializing in a mix of commercial and development projects. She has worked with the top builders across the country, assisting with the design and development of model homes in new multi-family housing communities. Kate has managed project development for high-end country clubs along Chicago’s North Shore and a senior living campus in Pennsylvania.
Additionally, Kate has worked for two highly respected manufacturers, including the largest global flooring producer and an exclusive textile studio. During her tenures, Kate assisted other Interior designers with selecting appropriate products for specific applications. As a technical expert, she helped guide industry professionals on best practices.
Kate has spent her career devising ways to make good design available to everyone. She looks for practical and sustainable solutions that are affordable and functional for each individual client while producing environments that are distinctive and long-lasting. She looks past mainstream trends, and instead, designs her client’s unique spaces to fit their lifestyle and taste, with an eclectic mix, standing the test of time.
Kate serves as a volunteer designer for Designs 4 Dignity, a non-profit organization based in Chicago. D4D transforms other non-profit environments through pro bono design services and in-kind donations – empowering lives through design. She is a certified LEED Green Associate, and an active member of the Chicago chapter of USGBC.