Kate Santos

Kate Santos


Hello! I’m Kate Santos, a writer and photographer based in Los Angeles. In the design world, I got my start working as an Editorial Intern for Dwell magazine in San Francisco. Since then, I’ve written about design and architecture in many national magazines and online publications, including Playboy, Hunker, and The Culture Trip. 

I grew up in a very old house in North Carolina and am still influenced by the rustic, charming, antique and aged elements of a home. Sustainability and longevity is extremely important to me and I believe learning to reuse materials or purchasing items you’ll love forever goes a long way. I also lean towards the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi when designing my own home, embracing the perfectly imperfect items I can find. 

About my Real Home… 

I rent a 1950s-style apartment in Los Feliz, a hillside neighborhood with a lot of Old Hollywood history and architectural design. Everything in my home is an antique or if new, is extremely beloved. I’m obsessed with featuring items in my writing that people will go to love for years. We’re all unique and while pursuing the perfect design of your own place, my biggest piece of advice is to not forget to embrace (and even showcase) what is imperfect, because a lot of times that can be the most beautiful part.