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High + Low | Color + Pattern | Traditional + Modern | Old + New 


Kristie McGowan, PhD

Kristie McGowan is a luxury interior designer known for her traditional interiors. With a twist. Kristie applies her PhD in textiles, professional background in fashion, and passion for interiors to seamlessly blend high and low, color and pattern, traditional and modern with old and new to create beautifully curated and inspiring spaces. Her rooms are unexpected, colorful and an infusion of styles that reflect the best of those living in the spaces.


Kristie's work has been featured on, StyleBluePrint and the Scout Guide Raleigh. Her eponymous Instagram account @kristiemcgowanhome aims to encourage and help others to take their time and find the joy in decorating to make their homes exactly what they want it to be.

Kristie has a B.S. in Textile Marketing from The University of Rhode Island and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Textile Technology and Management from North Carolina State University Wilson College of Textiles.

Kristie grew up in Massachusetts but has called North Carolina home for over 22 years. She resides in Chapel Hill with her husband, two children and sweet rescue dog.


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