Her thoughtful approach to each project and attention to detail gives each home a unique ambiance that reflects the lifestyle and personality of the client. For each room she begins by utilizing traditional design elements to establish a furniture layout and color scheme that make sense for the space and the client's needs. She then sets out to find the right pieces and fabrics to make the room fabulous and inviting. Whether its building a custom wet bar out of reclaimed pine for a family room or finding the right antique rug for a living room, her extensive contacts and resources enable her to pull together almost anything that she and a client dream up. She has commissioned a wide range of customized furniture and fixtures through craftsmen, such as a custom coffee table made out of cotton mill crates, iron furniture, unique lamps, beds and vanities. With three children of her own she is always conscious of designing rooms that are both beautiful and functional.
Cathy's strength lies in helping clients build or renovate their homes. Her desire to create comfortable and inviting spaces results in homes that flow easily from one room to the next. When helping a client build a home or complete a major renovation, Cathy gets to know her clients' tastes, color preferences and lifestyle in order to help her create customized and unique rooms. She is adept at managing the dual path of the construction process and the interior furnishing process. Her goal is to simplify the process for the client and allow them to enjoy the experience of creating their dream home.
When possible, Cathy suggests that a client hire her firm at the beginning of the building process. By having Cathy work with the client and the architect in selecting the lighting and fixtures, countertops, tile and flooring for the home she is able to help the client create a foundation to enhance the architecture and ensure that all rooms in the house flow easily from one to the next. Cathy has experience working with many leading architecture firms in Atlanta.
Cathy Rhodes Interiors has been selected to participate in several showhouses including the 2022 Southeastern Designer Showhouse and the Cashiers Designer Showhouse for several years.
Homes designed by Cathy have been featured in several Home Tours including the Brookhaven Ronald MacDonald Tour of Homes, Inman Park Tour of Homes and the Morrison Brandon Tour of Homes. Her work can be found in Atlanta, Cashiers NC, Lake Burton, GA, Lake Oconee, GA, Bluffton SC, Hilton Head, SC, Dorsett VT, and Little Rock AR.
Cathy combines a flair of practical design (color, coordination, creativity) with an excellent skill in project management. The results looked great and were delivered ahead of schedule!"
Cathy is a dream designer, having a wealth of resources at her fingertips. She offered the perfect number of choices so that I felt involved without feeling overwhelmed."