Studio Design and Radio Time- Fall Happenings!

The year-end hustle is in full swing here in the studio! It’s a bustling time, with lots of projects at many different stages. And although the circumstances have never looked more different than they do this year, we are beyond grateful to be designing and creating our hearts out more than ever as we wrap up the whirlwind that has been 2020. Connecting with people through design is the thing we love the most, and our amazing clients and CFD community have kept us going in an incredible way. We wanted to take a moment to share a couple of good things that have come out way lately!

Catch us on the Radio!

We love being part of the Chapel Hill community (as a business and as residents!), so we were thrilled when WCHL Chapelboro Radio reached out to us about working with their station. We are always looking for new ways to connect with our community, so this was an enthusiastic yes for us. We kicked it off with an interview of Cat with local radio persona Aaron Keck, talking about all things CFD, our studio, and design. After chatting a bit about who we are and what we do as a company, the hot topics on the docket were Market and Moss, the trends we’re seeing in the studio this year, and how we’ve worked with clients on navigating the changes of 2020.

If you weren’t able to listen live, you can hear the interview recorded on the WCHL website. The wonderful Ali Evans also wrote an article to go along with the recorded interview, talking a little more about who we are as a team and a company, and how we can help both business and homeowners create spaces that are not only beautiful but truly functional and liveable. Check it out via the link here! We will also be featured in a special edition print calendar that WCHL is producing this year, featuring a rockstar crew of all-women business owners in the Chapel Hill area, and we couldn’t be more excited to be included. Look out for more info about where you can grab one!

Cat French featured in

High Point by Design

Some of you might be familiar with High Point- a very charming city also located here in North Carolina, a little over an hour West of our Chapel Hill studio. High Point has been a long-standing epicenter of the furniture world, with a rich history of furniture crafting. It now serves as the global hub of the design industry, with a bi-annual trade show known to designers and locals as the High Point Furniture Market. Market happens twice a year and draws buyers, vendors, designers, and manufacturers from all over the globe. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been possible to hold the event due to COVID, and some extremely innovative thinkers have stepped up to reimagine the possibilities of making High Point Market accessible all year ’round. We were excited when they reached out to us feature Cat and CFD on the beautiful HPxD website:

We have been at High Point Market for years now and were so thrilled to be part of this movement, which is making huge steps toward bringing life and access back to High Point. Supporting not only the design community but also the local economy that relies on the design and furniture world has never been more important, and we’re so thankful to be included in this group of powerhouse designers. There’s a great Q&A with Cat up on the site as well- preview below and click here if you’d like to give it a read!

High Point X Design Featuring Cat French Design


It’s always fun to get a shout-out from your alma mater, and it was great to be featured recently by UNCG’s Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture Program (there’s a little bit more about Cat’s graduate work in this post!). They highlighted some of our recent work, as well as a few of our business and design milestones. Alina, our newest designer, is also a graduate of the program!

UNCG IARC post about Market and Moss restaurant - Cat French Design

On the Horizon

No doubt we are probably ALL looking forward to 2021 (for so many reasons!) but we feel especially fortunate to have some exciting things to look forward to in the new year. One of which is a print feature on a GORGEOUS project. We can’t share much yet, but we can give a tiny sneak peek below. It’s been so, so hard to keep it under wraps, but we are so excited for this wonderful family to be featured and know it will be well worth the wait. But don’t worry- once it’s out, we’ll be showing you all the beautiful design details!

Lake Hogan Farms Parlor Room console - Cat French Design, Chapel Hill NC

More to come! We’ll be here with more big design and beautiful spaces as we move into the New Year, including lots of huge projects that are in the pipeline. There are so many exciting things in the works! But in the meantime, you can check out more of our recent work on the CFD Portfolio Page. For more of the studio happenings and going-on’s of this busy team, catch up with us on our Facebook page, or check us out on Instagram. Have questions or need help with a design dream of your own? We’re here to help! You can always reach us at or via our Contact Page.