Kathy Bates

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Home Decor, Garden Design, DIY Home And Garden
  • Kathy Woodard Bates was one of the first DIY home and garden bloggers back in 2001.
  • Her DIY decorating book spent time at #1 on Amazon's Home & Garden Best Seller List in 2002.
  • When she's not writing, you can find her looking for just a little more space for new plants in her garden.


Kathy started her career in the late 1990s as a home staging consultant and garden designer for her own company. She has created four home and garden-related websites over the course of her career. Kathy was also a home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime, and Country Woman Magazine. Published in numerous national publications, including Country Sampler's Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman's Day magazine, HGTV, and Decorating Solutions magazine, she seeks to continue her lifelong love of good design and DIY.


Kathy has an associate's degree in photography from De Anza College and has been self-taught in home and garden design over the past 25 years.
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