Have you ever walked into someone’s closet and were in complete awe at the array of clothes they had? You’ll have a very similar experience when walking into Kate Ryan Linen’s studio in Tampa. With so many different options, colors, fabrics, styles, you won’t know where to start! Thankfully, Kristin Rose is there to help you and boy, is she good at what she does.
From sparkle to ruffle to lace and everything in between, Kate Ryan Linens provides more options that you could dream of, in every color you could want. With a keen eye for detail and how well everything will go together, you couldn’t ask for anyone better to assist you in choosing your event linen and more (yup, we’re big fans!). We had Kristin, Director and Founder of KRL, to give us the scoop about what they do and why it’s oh so important!
Early Fall of 2009
Simple – we love beautiful and unique fabrics!
Careful attention to detail, our in-studio linen consultation experience for our clients, and our quest to make unique and quality fabrics available for rental.
My degree is in Interior Design and I worked as the Visual Merchandise Manager/Store Designer & Buyer for several Ethan Allen Design Centers in the Tampa Bay area for 9 years, my husband Dan has a degree in Business Administration from The University of Tampa and has linen and dry cleaning processing experience as he previously owned a commercial laundry renting restaurant linen. Our daughter Kate Ryan is also part of the business and worked through high school helping with set ups and ironing and is now studying Hospitality Management as a freshman this year at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft Myers, FL.
Our in-studio linen styling & design experience is centered around our clients style, color palette, venue location, and budget.
Each one is so unique so its so hard to say. We love to see and be involved with so many different styles. During my time with Ethan Allen I designed by lifestyle and had a broad range of different looks that I had to create to appeal to our customers so I believe that really helped me in this business to help our customers find or understand their unique style.
Honestly this might sound cliche, but really and truly we are inspired by making our clients happy and helping them or their event designer envision their dream wedding through beautiful fabrics.
We love classic design as well as watching new trends though various outlets. I believe that inspiration and trends can really come from anywhere. Most recently we were working on a custom linen project for an event designer and the textural inspiration for the fabric we sourced came from the moving metallic, textural columns at this years Oscars Awards.
Oh, wow this is a tough one….there are so many celebrities today that we would love to be a part of their wedding, but if I could choose anyone at any point in time it would be a cross between Coco Chanel and Ralph Lauren because Iconic style is timeless.