BRIGHT LIVING

BTS: The Toile Collection
Our most personal and inspired collection yet! With such colorful...
A Labor Of Love
The new Toile Shop puts a one-of-a-Kime twist on a classic French print.
Guest House Style
A flood happened in the fall and now I get to reimagine this space in a new way. I am excited to see how it turns out but until then here is a look back at what our little 2 bedroom one bath garage guest house looked like.
Art with Merrilee McGehee
I move things around in my house at least once a week. A chair I bought for there is now here. We launched removable wallpaper for a reason. And my children and husband have come to simply roll their eyes when yet another handyman shows up. My most recent switch…
pretty + playful: a chic Austin play house
Who would think such a “tiny” project could be such fun! The Chandlees wanted the colors in Emmy’s playhouse to really pop…so the walls stayed white and all the bright color was added to the furniture and trim. Patterned wallpaper on the ceiling, contrast pillows with an eclectic rug and…
The KK Cottage - A look inside the offices of Katie Kime
It has been a long road to here from a tiny warehouse in northeast Austin to our inspiring, bold and colorful headquarters. It has always been my dream to have a space where our team can create, collaborate, or frankly be alone if needed, and a place we can bring clients and…
Technology in an artist's world - Challenging our processes to move from physical to digital.
Wondering how we improved our business processes for creating our collections? We teamed up with Dell and McAfee for their Small But Mighty contest to show how the Katie Kime team creates our unique collections. If you took a look in Katie’s office you will see hand drawn images, paintings,…
The Story of The KK Truck: A Bittersweet Farewell
It’s a bittersweet day here at KK. We are saying goodbye to the beloved KK truck. We are excited to see it go to another budding female entrepreneur who intends to turn it into a boutique and it comes at a time when we have outgrown our need for it.…
#theKKCottage Kitchen Update
Slowly but surely, #thekkcottage is coming along. So far we don’t have a fully completed room but we have a couple that are getting close. One is the kitchen and it’s the happiest kitchen we’ve ever seen. An inspiring workspace where we all bring our ideas and strengths together in…
Introducing Our New Office Space – #KKCottage
[title maintitle=”#kkcottage”] I’ve been dreaming about a new office space for what seems like forever. But finding a space that matched our aesthetic, our values and a place we could grow into was no small task. I wasn’t going to rush into anything knowing we wanted it to be a space…
House Renovation Recap
I’m still in the middle of a house renovation and I’m fairly certain it may never end. However here are a few sneaks of what is happening. Next month the big reveal will happen and I can’t wait. – KK
Austin X Fashion: Katie Kime
One of the things that I’ve come to find about entrepreneurship is that evolution and change is a constant part of it. The way you think things are going to go is never how they really do and as I’ve said before they are in my experience always both harder…
SXGood: Shot@Life X Katie Kime
Last night we hosted our SXGOOD event at our downtown flagship store. Inspired by a collaboration with Bloom and Grace, the event debuted this new video, our tassel and rope collaboration with B&G, and was a meet and greet for those passionate about social good while making it stylish, no…
Katie Kime Apparel
Katie Kime Apparel is here. And growing each week as new textile patterns and styles emerge from my mind. My business partner is tasked with making my visions a reality and she always rises to the challenge. Apparel is the most complex, manufacturing-wise, of all of the lines that we…
Welcome to Bright Living
Welcome to the new Bright Living blog. This has been in the works for a while, in my mind for the last year or so and more recently in the works with Zangrilli Creative, with the recently-expanding team at Katie Kime, and with the contributors I’m excited to introduce you…
Adventures of the KK Truck
About a year ago I (Katie), found this truck in Dimebox, Texas. It was bright red but in great shape and the perfect size for our very own delivery truck. Be it for rentals or deliveries we found ourselves at the U-haul store every week renting a van or truck.…
Tell Us Your Story
I’m excited to share with you the beginning of the Austin Entrepreneur Series. Over the next 10 weeks we’ll highlight 10 female Austinites making their own business paths, one way or another. I got this idea from my interns who, as college students, would tell me there is a plethora…