Libby Kirwin Renovation + Design Consulting, aka LKRDC, recently teamed up with Katie Parent Adams, President and Owner of KP Design, to add some floral design to an interior design project here in Newport. In a matter of weeks, Libby and her design team transformed an average condominium into a high-end luxury unit. Tearing down walls, installing gorgeous light fixtures and adorning the space with opulent furniture and decor. The final icing on the cake would be flowers and plants. With such a posh project, Libby knew she needed a florist with talent- so immediately, she called Katie.
Katie has worked in the landscape and floral industry in various creative capacities for nearly two decades. Ever since her very first job in a flower shop, she has loved being around flowers. Truly passionate about plants, she strives to connect people and nature through creative, beautiful spaces and events. With a Landscape Architecture degree from University of Georgia, Katie has committed herself to making the world a more beautifully landscaped place. Prior to founding KP Design in 2008, Katie worked as a landscape designer for Katherine Field and Associates, Inc. in Newport, RI, where she managed multiple high-end residential projects from 2007-2008. Katie also worked at the Boston branch of ValleyCrest Landscape Development, the largest landscape contractor in the country, as a landscape estimator from 2001-2004. Since 2009, Katie has also worked as the head gardener for the Newport Restoration Foundation, working part-time and seasonally on the seaside grounds of Rough Point, the historic Doris Duke estate on Newport’s famed Bellevue Avenue.
Katie brought sophistication and a soft femininity to her recent project- which was absolutely perfect for this particular client. LKRDC looks forward to working with Katie again in the near future!