Charlotte is filled with talented interior designers. We recently had the chance to sit down and interview Kira Kurc, one of Charlotte’s newest interior designers. We wanted to get a little insight into her Bohemian approach toward interior design and use of color.
Tell me a little bit about your business?
First off, it’s brand new! I started Kira Kurc Interior Design in August of 2018, not knowing if anyone would even bother to follow. I feel extremely fortunate that I have had as many clients as I have in the last seven months.
What makes your interior design approach different?
I am affordable, and I create affordable designs. Not everyone can walk into Restoration Hardware and drop $30,000 for a living room design. I believe that we can create the space you dream of without breaking the bank. It takes hard work and creativity to design on a smaller budget, but you better believe I will make it happen. Most of my free time is spent sourcing seriously amazing finds, and I love passing that on to my clients.
Is there a specific theme or feel to your design?
Definitely! I gravitate towards Bohemian design mixed with mid-century modern, aka Anthropologie-inspired. I focus on comfort and coziness, along with practicality. It is very bungalow meets Scandinavian, which seems counter-intuitive, but I simply don’t feel that applies to design. It can be anything you want it to be!
What is your favorite color trend at the moment?
I am currently loving Pantone’s 2019 color of the year, Living Coral! It is a fun, bright color but isn’t super feminine, so it is a great compromise for couples.
What color challenges do you find you run into with clients?
Accent colors, 100%. What I think might be the best accent color is usually not what my client picks, and that’s okay! I run with it and make it work.
What brands or bloggers do you follow for inspiration?
SO many. As far as brands, I am constantly drawn toward Anthropologie, Lulu and Georgia, and a bit of Urban Outfitters. And I won’t lie, Target’s new line Opalhouse that was released spring of 2018 is a huge source of inspiration for designing both my own space and my client’s space. I also follow tons of “dream” brands. As far as other bloggers that I follow, I have to give a shout out to @justinablakeney, @mylittlebohome, @ashleystark, @littleblondebook, and @arrowsandbow for always giving me decor inspiration.
What is your favorite local spot?
I almost don’t want to share! I tell anyone and everyone who will listen about Cafe Monte in South Park. I have never once had a bad meal and the service is some of the best in Charlotte. Oh, and they have wine nights twice weekly (I follow half-price wine nights in Charlotte like a groupie.) It is my go-to for lunch with my mom, date night with my guy, or chatting over appetizers and wine with friends. And if you’re lucky and go as often as I do, Monte might actually put your staple cocktail on the menu!
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