Company Profile: Diversity In Design

Kate Draper Design, LLC is a full-service "client centric" Interior Design Company for high-end residential and commercial spaces in New York City and nearby areas.

Established in 1995, the company's priority is to listen to and understand each client's vision and needs. Along with a careful evaluation of the project space and architecture, we customize sophisticated, tasteful, and above all, honestly livable homes and work environments. Embracing all the diversity of styles and personalities that her many clients present, whether for a full renovation or a small-scale design project, Kate Draper Design prides itself on being personable, expedient, and budget conscious.

"I believe the ability to integrate aesthetic & design expertise with good people skills, reliable service and project management is imperative in this field."

We are pleased to collaborate with clients' architects & contractors for detailed and satisfying results.

Bio & Background

Raised in New York City, Kate Draper attended Spence School and majored in both Music and Art at Bard College. Her father was the celebrated tap dancer, Paul Draper, and great aunts included monologist, Ruth Draper and renowned interior decorator, Dorothy Draper.

Kate appeared in the original cast of the Tony award-winning musical, "A Day In Hollywood, a Night in The Ukraine" directed by Tommy Tune. She illustrated the children's book, "The Giraffe Who Sounded Like Ol' Blue Eyes" a humorous book about a talented giraffe written by "Annie" creator, Martin Charnin which Frank Sinatra called, "an absolute delight" and created and hand-painted “Teddywear,” the clothing "created" by Sela Ward’s character on The NBC-TV show, "Sisters.” She worked as a decorative painter and muralist for photographers and residential clients before launching her Interior Design company.

“On larger projects, Kate often collaborates with experienced Interior Designer & colleague, Coco Arnesen. ( As a team they are known as "Kate & Coco."