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About

{ 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 Galley 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 ordinal 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.

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Our services

Bluevine Studio delivers measurable and impressionable results.

Design

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

Project Management

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

Collaboration

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,

Sourcing

Purchasing consultation, materials, Product manufacturing and/or vendor sourcing including negotiations, contracts, quality control and delivery.

Great Fun Facts

  • Earth's water 70%
  • # of Millenials 80mil
  • Hearts hidden by Bluevine 80

Projects

We have been privileged to work and grow with a diverse range of clients. We have worked with several brands

News

making big stars in the hospitality industry.

Contact

We like to create things with fun, like-minded great people. Feel free to say hello!
 Commercial Hospitality Residential

Bluevine Studio LLC is finally accepting new projects!  Yay!  Looking forward to hearing about yours.

Portland Oregon

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T: 503.312.8843