Welcome to KADU Designs

Creative Consulting

About Us

Hello!

I am very excited to be back in my hometown of Marquette, Michigan, with the opportunity to offer my design services to this vibrant and changing community!  My studio is located on the historic east side of Marquette. While I have added my creative touch to my building, I have tried to maintain the integrity of the original architectural elements. I love an historic project and hope to be able to help restore and remodel some of the east side homes. There is so much potential in this town!  

KADU Designs

will offer consulting services - interior and exterior residential, and light commercial. We are also proud to offer custom furniture and cabinetry made from reclaimed barn wood, as well as custom cabinetry made in the UP! Other products that will be available at KADU include ceramic dinnerware that is made in Michigan, area rugs and runners, made in the US, custom drapery, decorative ceramics from Door Pottery, out of Madison, Wisconsin, dried floral, art tile from Sporck Tileart, in Leelanau, MI, and colonial reproduction throws. I will also offer select faux finishes, landscape murals, and staging services.  KADU will be partnering with Creative Business Interiors for any commercial design and furniture needs. 

KADU offers

a new and unique aesthetic to the Marquette area, along with a localist and green lean to our product lines. 

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KADU Designs

610 N. Third St., Marquette, MI 49855, US

(906) 362-8440

Hours

KADU Designs Fall 

Open Studio/Walk-In hours 


Tuesdays 10-5 

Wednesdays 11-6 

 

All other times by appointment or chance! 

For an appointment, contact me at  906-362-8440  or  KADUdesigns@gmail.com

 I will likely be here far more than the above hours, and will be available every other Saturday. I look forward to helping you with your project! 



What do we do?

Offered at KADU Designs

Services

  • Consulting - Interior & exterior residential, and light commercial
  • Decorative painting - select color wash & landscape murals
  • Staging - to facilitate home sales
  • Commercial Design - Through Creative Business Interiors, in Milwaukee, WI

Products

  • Custom Cabinetry - made of domestic woods & made in the UP!
  • Custom Cabinetry - made of reclaimed barnwood
  • Handmade ceramic dinnerware - made in Michigan
  • Decorative ceramics from Door Pottery
  • Area rugs & runners - made in the US
  • Custom drapery & rods
  • Historical reproduction throws - made in the US
  • Dried Floral
  • Decorative ceramic tile from Sporck Tileart
  • Tile from Fireclay Tile



News!

My new TV commercial is done and will be playing on TV 6!


I received my fabrics samples for my drapery collection and the studio is looking great!


I'm very excited about my new vendor  - Weaver Tile! 





Testimonials

Katherine DuVernois has a real flair and wonderful talent for designing spaces that create flow and balance. The real standout is her ability to boldly and creatively use color to bring spaces together beautifully. Katherine began working with me to select wall colors for my home remodel, a process which quickly developed into a long-term agreement to consult on all aspects of the project.We were able to communicate ideas well, and she was respectful of both my time and my particular needs. The whole process was an education in the subtleties of design, from carrying through shapes, patterns and colors, to smooth integration between different areas of the home. I am a very satisfied customer who has referred  her to other potential clients.


Pamela Monroe

Marquette, MI



I hired Katherine DuVernois based on her creative mailings and her verbal exploration  of what might be best for my space. We eventually created a warm, masculine environment that meshed well with my tastes and previous acquisitions. Katherine is charismatic and I have never seen her in a bad mood. She lives creatively, on the clock and off. What struck me most, was her ability to see a color, and then match it from memory, months later! She is versatile and facile with local styles and resources, and was always prompt, kind and inventive. I feel confident in her success at basically any artistic endeavour.


Dr. Jon Potter

Marquette, MI

KADU Video

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Andy Goldsworthy - purist

For your entertainment and inspiration!

KADU dinnerware

Check out the beautiful glazes available in this handmade ceramic dinnerware! Five colors, in two different styles - all made in MIchigan!

Barnwood Cabinets & Furniture

Hello Yoopers! 


Check out my KADU Barnwood Cabinetry & Furniture. Perfect for a modern home or a rustic cabin! 


Call today for an appointment!

Tips Blog

Tip of the Day ~ Aug 1, 2017


Don't settle ~ Be unique!I see a lot of people who are highly influenced by what is trendy or what they see online right now. They may also be influenced by what is easiest for their contractor. For some this may be the perfect thing, but what is trendy is not always what is best for a everyone, and can quickly give you a dated look. I want to interview my client and get to know them, so that together we can discover what THEIR personal style is, and create a concept - something that is unique to them. This can be very challenging, but it is the part that I enjoy the most! An interior designer is trained to take into consideration the needs and lifestyle of the client, as well as their personal style, and will be able to work within any style and color scheme. I think of it as a sort of puzzle artform, or the poetry that I get to create to represent the client! Don't settle for less than loving it!


Tip of the Day ~ July 20, 2017

Edit! Edit! Edit!

When it comes to accessorizing, make sure to carefully select the objects on display!

* When creating a collection, try to produce a balance between unity and variety.

* A symmetrical composition will create a dramatic and formal feeling, while an
asymmetrical arrangement gives the space a more casual appearance.

* Achieving balance can be more challenging with asymmetry, but the outcome
can really create a visual flow, throughout the room. (Think of Japanese design
versus European design)

Tip of the Day ~ July 18,2017

Think about the focal point!

What will your guest see when they walk into your home? Is it a thoughtful composition that expresses your unique style? Or is it something else, altogether? This may take some serious planning to achieve. Enjoy the process, and think of the space as your personal canvas! Don't hesitate to get professional help if you are having trouble. An interior designer is trained to analyze your style and can get you moving in a positive direction, and a design that you'll love!