Skip to main content

Menu ×


Design Firm


Todd Kaminski, Kaminski Studio

The Story

What better place to showcase The Art of Ulster than at a unique, boutique arts hotel created by artists for artists.

Located in the heart of a vibrant entertainment area in downtown Milwaukee, Saint Kate The Arts Hotel is a one-of-a-kind destination that is a platform for exploration, connection and expression.

With its own theatre and multiple gallery and exhibition spaces, you will find evocative art at every turn in Saint Kate. Now even the flooring has the artistic touch thanks to the beautifully bespoke carpet created by Ulster.

Like this venue, we value collaboration and the creative process. For this project, we worked alongside the venue and the imaginative team at Stonehill Taylor to design and manufacture custom carpet for the lobby, Simone Ballroom, seven meeting rooms and the prefunction areas.

The Art of Ulster refers to our concept of utilising that large canvas that flooring offers to create statement designs. With some of the best designers in the world, we can translate aspirational concepts into inspirational flooring that complements the interior design scheme.

At Saint Kate, this starts in the lobby where a distressed pattern of rich blues teamed with stone greys ties in perfectly with the contemporary surroundings. Across the rest of the hotel, the use of a common colour bank creates a sense of continuity.

In the impressive Simone Ballroom, additional layers have been added to the lobby design to maximise scale through the careful curation of sumptuous shapes. The Simone Ballroom can be separated into four separate rooms and this has also been seamlessly incorporated the carpet design.

The three-dimensional designs continue throughout the 11,600 square feet of meeting space. The transition of textures, with gently overlapping colours and patterns, effortlessly connect each area and create a sense of flow throughout the venue. This is offset by bolder patterns to match the distinctive aesthetic of the meeting rooms.

This is only possible because of Ulster’s patented weaving technology that gives our designers the freedom to create greater levels of depth and texture while also offering an unrivalled choice of colours.

View more of our projects at