Hi There, I’m Kate!

Love having you here

I’m an East Coast (Long Island) girl now living in the US heartland – Kansas City – with my husband and baby girl and pup. I started Highwood Home in 2017 as a way to express my creativity and love for interior design while hustling in the corporate world. More recently, I have the opportunity to focus more on my blog, now rebranded to Kate Mundo, to inspire…you! – as that is where my true passion lies. After 10 years in the corporate world of being unhappy and dreading work every day, I’m taking time to focus on myself, my growing family and my brand. I hope you’ll stay a while and join me on this journey!

Now, what can you expect to see here? Well, I’d describe my overall style as classic, neutral, simplistic and my go-to outfit is a dark pair of jeans, black top with a great pair of shoes. As I’ve gotten older (now 31), I like to keep things casual and easy. My favorite place in the world is Montauk, NY and I’d own a winery on the east end if I had a million dollars. I’d eat pizza for every meal, and my favorite drinks are: a negroni in the winter and a Tito’s+soda+grapefruit juice (try this – trust me!) in the summer.

In terms of press and partnerships, I've been featured on The Everymom sharing my motherhood and parenting experience. Surrounding my love for all things interior design, I have a continuous partnership with Facebook Marketplace around sharing my design tips with media outlets such as KSHB Kansas City Live, Real Simple, ABC 7 NY, Easy Money podcast and Food52. I can also be seen in YouTube beauty tutorials during my time working at Birchbox: A Summer Makeup Look, An Easy Cat Eye With Benefit Liner, and How To Apply Blush For Your Face Shape.