Goal: With a robust and loyal online following, Kathy Kuo Home wanted to create their first permanent flagship location with the assistance of The Lionesque Group. Kathy Kuo and her team wanted to bring their online design center, and furniture selection to their clients in the heart of Southampton.
Lionesque: Kathy Kuo Home hired The Lionesque Group to collaborate on store design & project management of build out for its first flagship location. Deliverables included design consultation, permit coordination, all production sourcing and build-out management including but not limited to: exterior facade work, signage, custom millwork, and new flooring and wallpaper throughout. The Lionesque Group worked closely with the Kathy Kuo Home Design team throughout design and build out, and created a turnkey partnership to bring their furniture to life.
Outcome: With 4,000 SF of retail space, the Kathy Kuo Home store features an assortment of the brand’s best-selling products including indoor and outdoor furniture, décor and lighting in a range of styles and project types and it introduced Kathy Kuo Home’s exclusive upholstery line, Kathy Kuo Home Collection, which includes sofas in exclusive fabrics and silhouettes as well as a line of pillows hand-designed by Kuo. The store also houses a design resource center for KKH designers to work one-on-one with clients in designing their home and will serve as a host destination for curated in-store events. The store design transcends an environment that feels like Kathy’s Hampton Home, and welcomes everyone in the space with its warm tones. Since opening doors, Kathy Kuo Home flagship store has been featured in Architectural Digest, Insider Trends, Modern Luxury and Business of Home.