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ME ON NATE BERKUS!: http://mrkate.com/2011/11/11/behind-the-scenes-table-scape-from-nate/
MY HOME MADE SIMPLE DESIGNS: http://mrkate.com/2013/01/12/colorful-and-multipurpose-family-room-design-on-home-made-simple/

whimisical and bright girl’s room design from Home Made Simple

elegant outdoor dining room design from Home Made Simple

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About Mr. Kate:

Mr. Kate is a do it yourself expert specializing in: home decorations, DIY projects, Home Decor, DIY Crafts, DIY Room Decor, Room DIY, Room Ideas, DIY Clothes, DIY Beauty, makeup, DIY style, styling & DIY Home Decor! She loves putting her own fun, unique twist on everything she does. Brand new videos are uploaded every single Sunday (and sometimes more), so subscribe to the Mr. Kate channel (http://bit.ly/mrkateyoutube) and get ready for a whole lot of fun!

Creative Credit:

Audio Tracks: ES_What A Night To Remember (Instrumental Version) - Joachim Nilsson, ES_First Aid Mode 3 - Bo Järpehag, ES_Give You All The Love (Instrumental Version) - David Bjork, ES_Way Of Life 2 - Johannes Bornlöf, ES_The Ripples (Elphick Remix) (Instrumental Version) - Tommy Ljungberg, ES_You Are All Alone (Instrumental Version) - Johan Svensson, ES_Tangled (Instrumental Version) - Sven Karlsson, ES_As Long As We Dance (Instrumental Version) - Sebastian Forslund

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1. What is Scandinavian Design?
2. White sofa with sheepskin - http://www.tvoydesigner.ru/index.php/skandinavskiy-interer/
3. Grey Sofa with 2 Task style floor lamps - http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisoncaporimo/chic-scandi-style?crlt.pid=camp.4dydWocxHhbW#.nuLG0DG7J
4. Grey sectional with 2 shelves behind - http://www.flairathome.nl/fijn-wonen/binnenkijken/happy-scandinavian-in-friesland/
5. White Sofa & Two Black Sheepskin Covered Chairs - https://www.amara.com/luxpad/arianna-trapani-interview/
6. White sofa in aerial type shot - http://www.nohomewithoutyou.com/2015/04/there-is-always-room-for-a-few-more-pillows/
7. Grey Sofa with open beam construction - http://www.vtwonen.nl/tv/weer-verliefd-op-je-huis/aflevering-5-kijken-en-shoppen-seizoen-2/
8. Black & White Gallery Wall - http://www.urbancouture.com.au/news/post/design-tips-on-how-to-achieve-the-scandinavian-interior-style/
9. Antlers above fireplace - https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/my-scandinavian-home-3174055/a-serene-dutch-home-in-whites-browns-3735178097/
10. White Brick Fireplace & Leather Chair - http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/my-scandinavian-home-3174055?post=4403192642&group=0&frame_type=a&context=blog_profile&context_ids=&blog=3174055&frame=1&click=0&user=0&viewer=true
11. Ikea Sofas - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/living_room/sofas_armchairs/
12. CB2 Sofas - http://www.cb2.com/sofas/furniture/1

1. Hallway with chair - http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/inexpensive-pieces-in-high-end-interiors-217628?crlt.pid=camp.WM3ENvZgxGoY
2. Ghost Chair & Stool - http://www.babble.com/crafts-activities/49-lovely-rooms-with-wood-paneling/
3. Ghost Chairs Dining - http://www.designsponge.com/2015/07/a-western-addition-traditional-with-a-twist.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+designsponge/njjl+%28Design*Sponge%29
4. Ghost Chairs with Trunk - http://erineverafter.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-08-11T05:14:00-07:00&max-results=3
5. Bathroom - http://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=94025
6. Wallpaper - http://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=93291¤tPage=0&index=10&relatedPhotoId=37819
7. Basket - http://www.mydomaine.com/owens-and-davis-menlo-park/slide3
8. Dark Blue Canvas - http://www.robertomigotto.com.br/projetos/interiores/24
9. Abstract Art - http://interiorsbystudiom.com/sideboard-cabinet-mid-century-modern-retro-furniture-interior-design/
10. Gallery Wall & Pink Chair - http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/why-they-work-11-truly-great-artwork-arrangements-217330?crlt.pid=camp.om2pwKkxi5Sw

1. Bed with black wall - http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/2015/02/09/21-of-the-prettiest-bedrooms-in-the-world/
2. Bed with Side Dresser - http://www.LIVELOVEDIY.com
3. Desk as Bedside Table - http://www.buzzfeed.com/twopoodles/23-hacks-for-your-tiny-bedroom-9g24?sub=2585244_1599183#.nv8kmXk94
4. Light Grey Sectional - https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/homesick-12653521/get-look-20-3959319043/
5. Grey Sofa with White Blanket - https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/homesick-12653521/get-look-20-3959319043/
6. Dark Grey Sectional - http://www.styleroom.se/album/50363
7. Grey Sofa with Gallery Wall - http://www.popsugar.com/home/photo-gallery/36110966/image/36110971/Mismatching
8. Oversize art on ledge - http://www.minted.com/art?art_size_range=30x40_or_30x30&art_size_range=40x54&art_size_range=44x60_or_44x44&editors_choice=minted_limited_edition&sort=popular_asc&utm_medium=onlineadv&utm_source=promotedpins&of=no&limit=60&pp=0
9. Bohemian Pillow Space - http://blog.westelm.com/2015/01/06/small-studio-decor/
10. Inspiration Wall & Dress Form - http://cherpeace.tumblr.com/post/41051542247/httpwhrtitv6ykcj
11. Bohemian Studio in Madrid - http://www.mydomaine.com/bohemian-studio-apartment/

Dress - Forever21
Letter M - From an old Methodist Church
Beach Photo - Thrifted
Candle - Champagne by Jonathan Adler (smells like heavenly grapefruity & is rose gold!!!)
Greenery from my yard in an old Strauss glass milk container

Thank you guys so much for watching. I love you guys so much!! And I'm so grateful for each and every one of you!!!


33 Responses to How To Become A (Self-Taught) Interior Designer / Decorator / Creative Professional

  • The Tuna says:

    Lighting is very important in the Scandinavian design. Its really dark her most of the year.

  • KBH says:

    Cough cough…Scandinavian design and IKEA in the same sentence? I dont think so.

  • SWEmanque says:

    For scandinavian design you don't have to use just white, black or grey. This may be the foundation of the room but bont be affraid to put in really brightly coloured textiles, red (like nose blood) and royal blue blankets are one example of how you can make the room less dull.

  • Thorlaug Borg Agustsdottir says:

    I'm really frustrated after watching your video. I've lived for a LONG time in Scandinavia and IKEA is NOT the pinnacle of Scandinavian design but designers like Arne Jacobsen and other mid-century designers. Please dig a little deeper so you don't give incorrect answers. To me as a Scandinavian this video did not provide good answers to the questions asked.

  • Leslie Gonzalez says:

    suggestions on area rug in a carpeted room? im going for the "miminal" white bedroom look

  • hitchhiker42 says:

    Don't believe everything you read on Wikipedia. The Finns do not consider themselves Scandinavian. Their language is not Scandinavian and ethnically they are not Scandinavian either.

  • Farrell, Stephanie says:


  • camper800 says:

    Mary, you are so welcoming! I am lucky to be building a house from scratch and I am overwhelmed with choice. We have an open concept long kitchen, dining living space and I would like a clean cottage chic feel. I love grey, I want to go with a light coloured wood floor but I am struggling with what tone of grey to use – I don't want it to look stark so I was considering a warm grey wall colour with white cabinets. Do you have any guidance for how to choose a wall colour that wont clash with a natural wood floor?

  • Babee Bee says:

    I have the same problem lots if antiques. I just added modern colors

  • Tabrez says:

    Are you married??

  • Carina Oliveira says:

    Another note about bohemian, I absolutely love when people incorporate lots of plants. Hanging plants, potted plants, whichever you prefer as long as you use a wicker baskets or knotted fabrics in the hanging plants with loose scruffed ties hanging below.

  • Welch Santos says:

    u talk…2much🤔

  • Braini bot says:

    More of these!n

  • Mori Darkmoss says:

    but Finland is Nordic, not Scandi 🙁

  • Kevin Schmit says:


  • irene gronewald says:

    i can`t find the "fig" plant…wah

  • Nathan G Fruendt says:

    Were the name Mr. Kate come from?

  • Brylee Brown says:

    what is the flooring app called that you showed? im starting collage soon for interior design! but for the time being im doing side jobs to help get my name out but i am tired of drawing it out by hand!!

  • Yvette Raei says:

    Thank you for your professional tips. I’m really interested in designing and you’ve really focused me to go in the right direction. Btw I love your and joeys budget friendly episodes. Thanks again.

  • Mascheria PerdueNabbs Show says:

    I am so sick of people coming down on people who did not go to school for different things. Just to have paper for what. God give you a gift use it. There are people that do not have a high school or GED but guess what some are making a 100 thousand a year while people that have their high school or GED making 10 dollars a hour. This girl has got the right idea .I bet you she ant broke. I bet you she eating better than some are . Use your gifts that God gave you and watch it grow .

  • Inspired says:

    Mr. Kate OMG. How can I DM you? I have a question!!

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  • Citlali Vazquez says:

    So are we just gonna skip over the fact she was in Princess Diaries for a split sec 😂

  • Salman Paagl says:

    hello mam I am hand made rugs manufactur and designer rugs and also customised any kind of rugs and more interior products so if any one want carpet or any interior designer want to collaborate with me I am ready ….

  • Shawn Quigley says:

    OMG i needed this video, im 10 and also in love with interior design thanks for making this it s very inspiring

  • Ghost Gene says:

    I've been wanting to get your book for so long and I just ordered it this past weekend! I can't wait to read it! You go Kate and Joey!! (And Roxanne and Winston) haha 😊

  • Karen Morfin says:

    Why does she remind me of carrie from carrie diaries lol

  • Aurozia says:

    I want to become an interior designer

  • Qizhen Liu says:

    Very inspirational!!!

  • vihangi Gimhana says:

    i have majored in IT and i wanna do interior designing but im particularly interested in interior decorating cux i loooove to decorate ! i wanna know if i could do something combining IT with interior designing cux i wish if i could apply my IT knowledge with it! please give me some idea on that! <3

  • LP DIVINE says:

    I was kind of hoping Mr Kate would give advice on how to put things together. How to know what works together and what doesn't. How to incorporate different textures and colours etc and pull everything together

  • Alexia Clark says:

    I would totally want you to decorate my room because I’m a huge fan of yours, but I’m only 13 so I don’t have a room I’ll be in very long(I move a lot) 😂😂❤️❤️❤️

  • Mr. Kate says:

    I really hope this inspires and informs you aspiring professional Creative Weirdos out there! Let me know if you have any more questions! Remember that your unique, creative voice is worth sharing always 💋👔🔮💡🦄 Love, Mr. Kate



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