Katie Armour Taylor is an American travel and design writer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is passionate about social media, branding, and velvet smoking slippers. Katie holds a B.F.A. in Interior Architecture and Design and is a contributor at MarthaStewart.com. 

In 2009, Katie created The Neo-Traditionalist to share her fascination with both contemporary and bygone fashion, decor, destinations, and tastemakers. From Peggy Guggenheim to Fleur Cowles, she has long been inspired by the classic, the eccentric, and the visionary. Growing up on California’s central coast, Katie’s aesthetic was molded by her vivacious grandmothers — Paula (a librarian, historian, public defense attorney, and national Jeopardy champion) and Rita (a quick-witted redhead whose style rivals Jackie O. and decor boasts novelties by the late, great Tony Duquette).

Strongly averse to the road most traveled, Katie talked her way into an all-girls Catholic boarding school at age fourteen and never looked back. She eventually made her way to Switzerland where she attended university on a lovely little lake by the Italian border. It was during her years abroad that Katie truly honed her eye for design visiting museums, galleries, and auction houses from Mexico City to Sarajevo. Twenty-some countries later, she returned stateside, doing stints in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.

Today, Katie can be found getting hygge in Copenhagen, Denmark with her eccentric English husband and their plump pug, Alfred.


Katie has received press from The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, Refinery29, Fashionista, Glamour, New York Magazine’s The Cut, House Beautiful, Forbes, Sotheby’s, and several other nice folks. An avid Pinner, she was recently named one of ’30 Pinners to Follow’ by TIME.


Keep up with Katie’s escapades on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook.


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