Meet The Team

Kate Lyster, founder and Principal of Base Camp Design is from Sandpoint, Idaho. She grew up enjoying all the activities this magnificent region offers. These include skiing, hiking, camping, mountain biking along with every activity available on Lake Pend Oreille, the jewel of Northern Idaho.
Kate has built her Interior Design firm around the outdoor recreation and lifestyle found here. She has a deeply rooted appreciation of nature, and our space within it. Her work is fresh and unique, always thoughtfully designed.
Kate brings 17-years of design work to the table. She built her company drawing from a multitude of life experiences. She spent her youth on an off-grid ranch in the Selkirk Mountains where she learned to see and appreciate nature in its fullest. She apprenticed at her aunt’s New York design showroom gaining a wealth of experience about space, feel and design. 
Kate brought her first design company KDL Consulting into its new phase with the formation of Base Camp Design. This change has allowed her to use her knowledge and experience in new and contemporary ways. Her experience, coupled with her creative intuitiveness has her completing projects throughout the region. Kate has the drive and agility to be a multi-faceted advocate, someone who will make your project come to life. Her diverse experience enables her to guide your design journey with expertise and grace, ensuring a flowing experience with a perfect result.
When she’s out of the office she can be found pursuing all the recreational activities our area has to offer, often in the company of her young son. 


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Our guiding principle and company ethos comes from making an unwavering commitment to serving our clients, and discovering their unique personalities and qualities. In 17-years we have evolved, but the essential aspects of our work remain unchanged. We are informed by the people we work with, by their desire to find a perfect space where quality of life and finding joy are realized through our collaborative and holistic approach. 

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