Kathryn Pritchett

Oakland, CA 94611 USA
Website: http://thingselemental.com

Professional Experience

A well-published freelancer, I write primarily about design topics including architecture, interiors, garden design and travel. Living in the Bay Area and working for national design publications, I've had the good fortune to interview high-end design professionals as well as grass roots DIY enthusiasts. Along with my features work, I've been a newspaper columnist for over a decade now reporting on my own travel and design adventures with a sense of style and good humor. Look for samples of my work on my website: http://thingselemental.com.


20 Years
Other, Specify
15 Years
Social Media
6 Years


12 Years
20 Years
Home & Garden
20 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
15 Years
Online/new media
6 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Bay Area News Group (10+), Spaces Magazine (10+), Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace (10+), California Homes Magazine (6-10), Diablo Magazine (6-10), Marin Homes (3-5), California Homes + Design (3-5)

Other Work History

Book Reviews--AOL, literary journals PR for Williams Sonoma, Inc., individual design clients

Foreign Language Skills

A little German

Computer Skills

Programs/Applications--Word, Scrivener Operating Systems--OS 10


Laptop, Digital Camera


Joan Morris/ Bay Area News Group, Kris Carber/ Spaces Magazine, Lisa Jorge de Silva/Williams Sonoma, Inc.


Design Features

Salvage yards are terrific resources for designers and homedwellers looking to find unusual, environmentally-friendly decor. This feature interviews salvage yard owners, designers and HGTV celebrity decorator Joanne Palmisano about how to find great home decor at a salvage or reuse yard.
Ideas for incorporating green design.
Design professionals participating in the annual Dining by Design event held at the San Francisco Design Center share innovative tabletop ideas.

Designer Profiles

I love talking to design professionals about their work. For the past several years I've been writing Designer Spotlights for Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s "Designer Marketplace." This is a recent interview with Alice T. Chan of HGTV's "Power Broker."

Columns/Personal Essays

As part of an upcoming move, I decided to give away all the quilting fabric I'd stockpiled over the years. Who knew it would benefit others and reignite my interest in quilting?