Katie Armour Taylor is a travel and design blogger based in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is passionate about art, design, and silk sari lampshades. When not traveling the globe, she can be found getting cozy in the Carolinas with her English husband Simon, their five-year-old Gabe, and their pleasantly plump pug, Wilbur.
In 2009, Katie created this blog (formerly The Neo-Trad) to share her fascination with both contemporary and bygone fashion, decor, destinations, and tastemakers. From Peggy Guggenheim to Fleur Cowles, she has long been inspired by the classic, the eccentric, and the visionary. Growing up on California’s central coast, Katie’s aesthetic was molded by her vivacious grandmothers — Paula (a librarian, historian, public defense attorney, and national Jeopardy champion) and Rita (a quick-witted redhead whose style rivals Jackie O. and decor boasts novelties by the late, great Tony Duquette).
Strongly averse to the road most traveled, Katie talked her way into an all-girls Catholic boarding school at age fourteen and never looked back. She eventually made her way to Switzerland where she attended university on a lovely little lake by the Italian border. It was during her years abroad that Katie truly honed her eye for design visiting museums, galleries, and auction houses from Mexico City to Sarajevo. Twenty-some countries later, she returned stateside, doing stints in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Seattle. Katie holds a B.F.A. in Interior Architecture and Design.
Since launching her blog in 2009, Katie has partnered with interior design, fashion, and lifestyle brands including Pottery Barn, Serena & Lily, Home Depot, Kate Spade New York, Dorchester Hotels, and Salvatore Ferragamo in creative blog and social media partnerships.
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Katie has received press from The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, Refinery29, Fashionista, Glamour, New York Magazine’s The Cut, House Beautiful, Forbes, Sotheby’s, and several other nice folks. She has also contributed to MarthaStewart.com. An avid Pinner, she was named one of ’30 Pinners to Follow’ by TIME.