March 12, 2024
Lecture: Living Luxury
Cathy Kincaid’s enviable sense of color and intricate design detail has established her as one of the country’s top designers and an editorial favorite whose work is published internationally. For more than 30 years, Kincaid has designed houses for her clients that are as individual as they are. A recipient of the ICAA’s John Staub Award, Kincaid is highly respected for her commitment to restoring old houses and filling them with traditionally stylish antiques and furnishings from a historic Beaux Arts Estate in Dallas and 1750’s Ship Captain’s Cottage in Old Lyme, CT to a Mas de Baraquet in the South of France, Kincaid’s interiors evoke a sense of comfortable elegance that remains unmatched. Kincaid offers a diverse combination of old and new design elements, but her primary goal as a designer remains: to create inviting, livable spaces with her clients’ happiness the top priority.
Kincaid has worked on a number of houses designed by noted Dallas architect Hal Thompson – whose work is compared to John Staub in Houston or David Adler in the Midwest. “One of the things I love about restoring houses is the value of ‘the mix.’ It is the one aspect of design that I adhere to—the old with the new, the ornate with the simple, the refined with the rustic. This approach expresses the personality of the client and charms their guests,” says Kincaid.
At Cathy Kincaid Interiors Ltd., each of her design projects benefits from her careful eye: she coordinates activities between architects, painters, lighting designers, landscapers and high-tech media companies. “Good decoration is never stagnant,” she explains, “by cultivating a good relationship between client, designer and architect, our main objective is to expand a client’s initial design ideas, ultimately materializing their vision into a home.”
Educated at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, Kincaid began her career with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Kincaid’s post graduate work with the prestigious firm of Minton & Corley in Fort Worth, further prepared her for industry success. Upon moving to Dallas, Texas in 1976, she signed on as a designer with John Aston Perkins, the legendary designer for some of the most influential families of Texas. In 1978 Kincaid established a style all her own with the creation of Cathy Kincaid Interiors, Ltd.
Kincaid’s work has been featured in several books including Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color and D. Porthault Linens. In Fall 2019 Rizzoli will publish The Well-Adorned Home by Cathy Kincaid.