{ BLUE = water } { VINE = connected } { BLUEVINE = design connected to our resources & each other} { BLUEVINE STUDIO = Creators of Connected Interior Designs }

Kathryn {Kat} James

Principal Designer of Bluevine Studio

Kathryn {Kat} James has over 24 years of experience in the field of Interiors, Art consulting and Project Management. She began her career after attaining her BFA in Art and Design as manager of Blackhawk’s Graphics Gallery in Blackhawk California, working primarily on luxury residential, celebrity and commercial interiors. With her entrepreneurial passion she started a freelance consulting business serving the luxury market and hospitality industry in the bay area and beyond. Some of these early projects included editing blueprints on new construction of Nordstrom’s (Bloomfield Hills, MI) for Baily Construction of Seattle WA, silver leaf gilding a vaulted dining room ceiling in a luxury Los Altos Hill CA home, sourcing architectural salvage, farm implements and antiques though out the mid-west and southern states to later be built into high-end furniture and even rented on occasion by Lucas Film’s Skywalker Ranch for set designs and full facility art sourcing for hotels, restaurants and corporate creative offices.

In 2000 Kat took her business north after adding marketing, web development and project management to her education. While in Portland Kat has managed and designed for projects with GE, Nike, Hurley, Target, Farm Aid, Perry Ellis, Janzen Swimwear, Tommy Hilfiger, Disney, The Dussin Group, and a list of residential clientele on the west coast.

Additionally in 2000 Kat founded and was the original director of Portland Female Executives a women’s business organization still in service today and focusing on the education, resources and networking for the advancement of Women in Business in Portland and surrounding areas.Kat received her CCB license in 2007 adding Commercial and Residential General Contracting to her services offered. Also in 2007 Kat started in on the renovation of the prestigious Heathman Hotel and has sense been the lead design studio creating custom signature suites, custom fixtures and full Tea Court, Library, Loft, Employee Lounge, and 150 guest room renovation. Kat is also currently working on several luxury Portland home renovations at the same time designing and producing the beginning of her own line of furnishing and lighting specifically for the hospitality and luxury market.


Our services

Delivering impressionable & measurable results.


Detailed design consultation, design boards, colors, fabrics, surfaces and space planning. Custom case goods, furniture, lighting and surfaces. Detailed line drawings and specification.

Project Management

Tight planning, tracking, timelines, budgets, vendors, contracts, materials, scheduling, permits, storage and recycling,


Working with architects, engineers, building and city officials, vendors, manufactures, designers, off site storage, delivery, transportation and installation management.

FF&E Procurement

Case goods, lighting, upholstered goods, tile, drapery, flooring, artwork, seating, wall covering, bedding,


Purchasing consultation, materials, product manufacturing, vendor sourcing, negotiations, contracts, quality control and delivery.

Great Fun Facts

  • Earth's water 70
  • # of Millenials 80
  • Hearts hidden 180


We create with fun, like-minded people! Currently accepting new clients.
 Commercial Hospitality Residential

T: 503.312.8843


Portland Oregon