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Hi! I'm Katie McKee, the Owner/Designer behind 12th State Design Co. and I'm so glad you're here.

My design journey began after realizing my passion and eye for interiors and decorating over 8 years ago. I started seeing a need for a more casual, and approachable partnership with designers, and I knew I had  discovered my passion: creating approachable, livable design that anyone can do themselves. I crafted a  design process that sets up my clients to able to execute my vision seamlessly on their own, with vision and guidance from yours truly.

In addition to design, my connection with realtors naturally pulled me into the real estate world, and I now provide a full service staging experience for both vacant and occupied clients. Curating and owning our own inventory, allows for a design forward approach that has helped sell homes all over the Triangle. 

designer curated
home staging
beautifully livable interor decorating


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it all started with my camera.

about us

-Glen C

"She brings style to your home that will make you have more "staycations". sit back, relax & let her work. you will not be disappointed"

-Corey w

"katie brought my dreams to life & allowed me to play a role which i loved!"

-Lindsey J

"Katie transformed our home, & completely brought the bright & clean look i wanted to life."

Enjoy doing design but need help with a plan? Katie will create a simple to execute design plan w/ furniture recommendations, accessories, and detailed instructions on how to do it yourself.

Design Services

Let us help you create a vision you love for your home, rental property or new-build. This can be as small as styling your
built-ins, assisting you with
new home options or even furnishing your AirB&B .

Occupied & Vacant

Wether you are selling your home or if you're a real estate professional looking to beautifully stage your vacant property, we meet a range of needs for any staging project.

Design Services

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Design Services
With this package, you'll get an in-person consultation where we take measurements and photos & discuss in depth your vision for your home. You'll receive an inspiration board, space plan (if needed), private Pinterest Board with specific links to furniture & accessories, and 2 rounds of revisions on your project. (Discount offered for 3 or more rooms)

Styling Service
With this service, you'll get a 2 hour in-home session where we will help decorate, re-decorate, and style any space that you need. Things like rearranging furniture, decorating a mantle, styling built-ins or creating a gallery wall are perfect projects for this.

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Occupied Home Staging Consultation
We partner with individual sellers and real-estate agents to prepare homes for The Triangle's demanding market. We advise homeowners on how to de-clutter, update and stage their home to make a lasting first impression in today's concentrated market. 

Vacant Home Staging

Let us use our curated inventory to help your empty home feel like a space the potential buyer can imagine themselves in. We take a design-forward approach that prioritizes the most recent trends, while appealing to The Triangle's specific consumer base. Full home, vacant staging includes the main living room, dining room, kitchen, and owner's suite. Rooms can be added for an additional cost.

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If you enjoy design, but need help creating an overall vision, then E-Design is for you. Katie will help you create a design plan that fits any budget, and can be executed at your pace. This service includes an inspiration board, space plan (if needed), private Pinterest board with direct links to furniture & decor, detailed instructions on how to implement everything, and answers any questions you have along the way. (Discount offered for multi-room clients)

Mini E-Design
This is a great option for you if you just need some inspiration or vision for a space, but can do the furniture & decor sourcing on your own. You'll have a 30 minute Zoom call with me, where you can show me your space, talk through challenges, and I'll follow it up with an inspiration board and suggestions for how to pull the room together.              


- 95% of people are viewing a home for the first time online, and home staging is one of the best ways to make a memorable first impression.
- 83% of buyer’s agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
- 68% of staged homes sold for at least 9% more than their un-staged neighbor’s home

(2019 National Association of Realtors Research Group)

Staging a house will put more money in your pocket

Why Use Staging?

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Katie McKee

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