Natalie Catalina
Natalie Catalina
Thoughtfully curated content for the modern woman, with a dash of frivolity and retro flair.


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My name is Natalie. I'm a DC-based graphic designer and creative. This is my space, an independent design studio and lifestyle blog for the modern woman. Have fun here!



I'm Natalie Vargas, a designer and creative living in Washington, DC. I started this site as a blog in 2013 to fill a creative void and develop a platform of sartorial and interior inspiration. After a few years in blogging, I began partnering with others looking to bring their projects to life. I'm inspired by retro frivolity, good design, fashion, and my growing collection of ephemera.

When I'm not working or socializing, you can find me watching old films, craving chocolate milkshakes, scouting vintage interiors, or endlessly scrolling through Pinterest.


things to know

mid-century mix | no.1

A brand new series is on the blog featuring five mid-century interiors/decor I'm loving.

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new in portfolio

Added several new projects to my portfolio page. More to come!


newsletter return

The newsletter is returning March 21 with a bang. Don't miss it.

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I'm an independent graphic designer, with an aesthetic approach focused on minimalism, usually with a hint of fun. I believe in working closely with clients to conceptualize and execute beautiful designs to elevate their brands and bring life to what they're passionate about. I love working with like-minded creatives from coast to coast on custom website design, and have a particular soft spot for print collateral. Clients range from small businesses, makers, to entrepreneurs.


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the directory

A curated collection of my favorite creatives and brands.

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my playlists

I'm always sharing new tunes and playlists on Spotify.

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in real life

Follow me on Instagram for stories and fun posts each week.



I have an obsession with Pinterest and I'm not ashamed to say it.

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