The daughter of an entrepreneur and a homemaker, Katie spent her childhood intrigued by the workings of her father's family business and inspired by how her mother was able to create space for each person who stepped inside their home to feel an immediate sense of warmth and joy. Katie enjoyed the arts from an early age and was fortunate to have parents that supported and encouraged her creative endeavors. Her upbringing laid the groundwork for a career that harmoniously blends her interests of business, art, and creating spaces of comfort and beauty.

Katie holds a business degree from Boston College and an advanced degree in art from Tufts University. Prior to launching Port and Dune Interiors, her design experience includes: a role at an award-winning Boston firm specializing in boutique hotel design; managing custom furnishings projects for luxury vacation homes in the Berkshires; and working as a senior designer for a high-end residential firm in Newburyport, where her niche consisted of full home furnishings and accessory styling, custom built-in design and renovations.

A Cape Cod native, who loves the city just as much as the beach, Katie is equal parts 'port' and 'dune'. Her design style reflects a fresh coastal aesthetic, that exudes quiet luxury and sense of calm, fit for both sophisticated seaport condos and breezy beachside homes. She believes interior design is transformative and loves creating spaces that evoke her clients' core desired feelings to enhance their daily lives. In her free time, Katie can be found enjoying a dinner out in Boston with friends, spending time with family on the Cape, or soaking up the sun during golden hour at the beach.

MEET KATIE

Founder, Principal Designer 

Port and Dune is a boutique full service interior design studio, working primarily with second homeowners and hospitality clients, to design and furnish coastal vacation spaces. We manage your project masterfully, from initial inquiry through final installation. And we intentionally limit the number of clients we take on each year, to ensure we devote our full attention and creativity to your project needs.

We are proud of our approachable and transparent communication style which allows us to set clear and realistic expectations from the start of each project. You will never have to question what comes next because we will clearly communicate each step of our design process with you. With most of our clients being vacation homeowners or investors, many do not live locally. This said, we have the capabilities to successfully complete your project, regardless of your primary location.

We want you to love your new home, and feel a sense of comfort and calm, simply by inhabiting your new space. By choosing Port and Dune as your interior designer, you are supporting our philanthropic efforts to provide this same feeling of well-being and comfort to our community, through our pro bono design services. We are so grateful for clients who align with our mission of helping others.

Imagine the ease of walking into your fully furnished vacation home, without lifting a finger. 

FULLY FURNISHED, 
WITHOUT LIFTING A FINGER

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