I have a first class degree and MA in fashion and technical textiles.
I have worked in the UK, Europe, USA and China designing clothing and technical sportswear for over 10 years.
I started What Katy Does in 2008, where I began with a small shop in Devon selling items to help you decorate your own events, I stocked local, handmade and ethically sourced gifts and items to create bespoke weddings and parties.
The event side of the business organically grew from here, from people asking me to help style and design their events and commercial spaces. From small intimate weddings or tea parties to show home and corporate events.
Always using my style using the natural, seasonal, local, ethical and handmade.
What Katy Does, designs events and interior spaces across Nottingham, Derbyshire, Leicester and Lincolnshire
That I provide a unique, bespoke and most of all friendly and approachable service. Happy to help where I can, working with large and small budgets with equal passion and drive. Easy going, but professional, friendly but hard working.
That my personality comes through my work, my passion for the natural, for colour and for creating something bespoke, I love working with people and putting their personality into the event or space. That I love my work and love creating each event, getting to know the personality of my clients and directing this into each tiny detail of the styling, to create a unique, stylish and authentic event. That I don’t use packages or boxes that you have to fit in to, I work around you and your event, creating each detail just for you. A well designed, thought out event or space, created with stylish simplicity, design led and exquisite pared down attention to detail and style. Using trend and design led inspiration mixed with my love of the natural, handmade and elegant to create a bespoke space or event. Less can be more.
All of my events or spaces are completely unique and bespoke, I’d like to hear from them about the event and how I can help, then meet them for a free, friendly coffee, where I can listen about their event or space, getting to know your personality and vision you have and how I could help create this for you.
Creative design and styling
After our initial meeting, I would usually request a second meeting, if possible at the venue or in the space so we can chat through visions and ideas, I would then be able, form this to go and create a bespoke design concept and aesthetic, in the form of design boards showing you details, aesthetics, colour concepts, and mood for your day or space.
Advice or installation
I can then help advice you on how to source the supplies and details your self, or I am happy to fully source and co-ordinate all aesthetic supplies, covering all aspects of the styling, from flowers, linens, tablewear, decorative pieces, hand made items and any installations.
Need a helping Hand?
I can be there throughout the lead up to the wedding, on hand to help co-ordinate any visual aspect, help with further sourcing or simply lend an ear to iron out any tricky bits. I can be there the day before, and on the day to set all details in place, ensuring everything is perfectly styled and in place. I am also happy to be there after the event to clear everything away.
The Finer Details
I can be as much or as little involved as you wish, from helping formulate a style and design concept for you to source and create yourself, to a full package to tae all the work and worry away from you, and everything in-between!
My work is charged by my time, per hour or per day or for larger events or spaces charged per contract. I will always outline the work involved, estimated hours involved and costs before any work commences.
Prices start at £499, please contact for further information.
What Katy Does
Simple, elegant, natural, inspired by the natural world around me, inspired by seasonal influences, I work with natural materials such as wood, willow, wild flowers, herbs, paper and textiles to create handcrafted and personal events for private and corporate clients.
Using nature as an inspiration, I mix light, color, textures and seasonal flowers to create a bespoke, relaxed, yet elegant event.
Always unique, always personal.
I also work with a family of artists to create bespoke pieces for events from handcrafted bars, to simple table decorations.
I love working on small and large events alike.
I love nature, natural materials (paper, wood, flowers, especially wild flowers, poetry, natural smells) and I love to bring all of these evocative elements into every event or space I design, putting my whole heart and sole into the design and styling, seeing all elements through to the last detail. I love working with local, ethical and generally lovely friendly people, and have worked hard to surround myself with lots of lovely suppliers like this. Everyone I work with puts 100% love, care and attention into the work and is passionate about what they do. I love to bring the natural world around me into the events, creating something beautiful and inspiring.
I would love to hear from you, so please get in contact:
T: 07886 015558 E: email@example.com
Or simple use the contact form below, I endeavour to answer all enquires within 48 hours. But at weekends and busy times, this maybe longer.
I will of course, respond to all enquires.