Designer Friday: Kim Radovich

Long Island-based Kim Radovich Interiors, the eponymous design firm of Parsons graduate Kim Radovich, has been crafting timeless commercial and residential spaces across the East Coast for over twenty-five years. With a focus on fine art, Kim is well-versed in choosing art and decor to best complement a space, and offers architectural detailing to her clients looking to make a change beyond the surface. Her work has led her in many charitable directions; Radovich is known for her participation in showhouses including the Hampton Designer Showhouse and The Ronald McDonald House of LI among countless others, emphasizing her compassion and empathy for her community as well as her clients. As a past President of the Amerian Society of Interior Designers NY Metro, she has cultivated lasting relationships with the design community of New York and guided local designers using her invaluable experience in the industry. Meet Kim in our #DesignerFriday below, and feast your eyes upon two of her most breathtaking designs.

With tiling to die for, this entryway by Radovich embodies all things luxe and lavish.

Andrew Joseph: What’s your wakeup ritual?
Kim Radovich: I don’t set my alarm but wake at sunrise, around 6:30 am in the summer, 7:00 am in the spring and fall, and 7:30 am in the winter. I lay in bed for a while, thinking about the day ahead and taking a moment of gratitude. After watering the plants on my bedroom balcony, I head downstairs for my coffee, Nespresso with steamed oat milk and a little coconut sugar. While my decorating dog Caesar enjoys a snack, I try to have a soft-boiled egg or two or fruit with a tiny bit of granola and almond milk. When the weather is nice, I head out to the backyard and set up poolside with my coffee, laptop, and more snacks for Caesar. Then, it’s to the cottage for a workout. Once dressed, I grab the decorating dog and head out for the day.

Andrew: What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had?
Kim: I’m happy to be single again!

Andrew: What modern design trend makes you cringe?
Kim: Unthoughtfully thrown together spaces!

Andrew: Style (or design) icon?
Kim: Mary McDonald.

This holiday-ready dining hall’s plaster ceiling and paneled walls give the room a sense of dimension and dreaminess.

Andrew: What are three things you can’t live without?
Kim: My daughter; My decorating dog; The music in my mind.

Andrew: Favorite piece of clothing you own?
Kim: My silk blouse with gold buttons, which I purchased in Paris on my first trip to Maison et Objet.

Andrew: Best advice you’d give your teenage self?
Kim: You will always be you and you is just fine, so be yourself with no apologies. What other people think of you is none of your business.

Andrew: What’s one ingredient you put in everything?
Kim: Love and pink salt.

About The Designer | Interior designer Kim Radovich has a mission – restoring integrity to design – and her firm, Kim Radovich Interiors, accomplishes that with every project. Whether it’s lovingly preserving a historic estate or infusing new construction with classic detail, Kim is committed to delivering the utmost quality and design for both residential and commercial clients. Trained at the prestigious Parsons School of Design, her extensive background in fine arts informs her signature style. Her design firm, located on the famed Gold Coast of Long Island, offers a multitude of services, including space planning, consulting, custom furniture design, architectural detailing, Feng Shui and sustainable design. Kim Radovich and her team have completed design projects across the country and internationally, with steady design commissions from New York City to the Hamptons.

An Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Interior Design Society (IDS), Kim is currently President of ASID, New York Metro. Her work has been featured in national publications including Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, NY Cottages & Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, East Coast Design, NBC LX TV Open House NY and Newsday. She was awarded The Notable Designer of Distinction Award for her work at The Caumsett Mansion. And, two of her projects were featured in Showhouses 1: A Decorators’ Tour (Schiffer Publishing).

Kim is honored to contribute to a variety of charitable venues, and has offered her design expertise to show houses benefiting organizations such as The Ronald McDonald House, Pink Aid, The American Heart Association, Family Service League, Southampton Hospital, The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, The Spinal Cord Injury Project and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Currently, Kim sits on The Family Service League’s board of directors and was honored at their House Tour in May 2017. A past board member of the American Heart Association of Long Island, Kim continues to support the mission to end heart disease.

Andrew Joseph is a regular contributing editor for ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine. See more of his work here

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