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MEET THE TEAM

Caroline Harper Knapp

Founder and Creative Director

Hometown: Corsicana, Texas

Education: Texas A&M University, BBA in Marketing

Caroline started her decade long career in corporate fashion at Neiman Marcus in Dallas where she earned a coveted spot in their Executive Development Program and went on to become an Assistant Buyer in Woman’s Fine Apparel. But her dream to move to New York City pulled her away in 2010 when her husband, Fred, was accepted into Columbia Business School’s MBA program. In New York, Caroline joined the merchandising team at Gilt Group where she helped grow their Women’s Fine Apparel and Beauty businesses.

Working at New York City’s largest start-up taught Caroline to adapt to the ever-changing world of fashion and technology and she saw an opportunity to merge her love and experience for the industry into something all of her own. Bringing her skillset – visual merchandising, branding, creative planning and meticulous eye for style – Caroline launched HOUSE of HARPER in 2011.

A pioneer in the industry, Caroline has amassed a dedicated following for the relatable way she shares everything from her personal style to her personal struggles. Her ability to combine beautiful imagery with her approachable take on life has created a warm and inviting platform to share her journey – from navigating motherhood to decorating their first home.

As a young mom, Caroline aims to inspire the modern woman to explore their passions, seize every moment and have fun while trying to balance it all.

Together Caroline and Fred, her husband of nine years, have two adorable little boys, Knox (5) and Andrew (2.5) who often make appearances here on the blog. Fred works in commercial real-estate, but generously lends his encouragement and business acumen to support and grow HOUSE of HARPER.


Kathryn Worsham Humphries

Director of Content

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Education: University of Texas at Austin, BBA in Marketing

Kathryn is a dreamer, marketer, and writer with a passion for creating big picture strategies that elevate brands to the next level. After working in PR and marketing in New York for nearly 5 years, Kathryn followed her Texas roots home to Houston. As a House of Harper team member, Kathryn creates original content, facilitates brand partnerships, and works alongside Caroline to strategize the HoH marketing and editorial calendars. Outside of work she can be found decorating her Houston Heights bungalow house, practicing the art of hygge, and planning trips that revolve around food. She will happily create a dining itinerary for anyone traveling to either New York or Houston.

Favorite Houston Restaurant: Nancy’s Hustle for natural wine and delicious shared plates at the bar. Coltivare for cocktails in the garden and Italian-inspired dishes, El Tiempo for Tex Mex, and Collina’s in the Heights for pizza and BYOB wine shared with a large group of friends. 

Favorite New York Restaurant: Can’t possibly pick one! Gemma, Lucali, Cafe Gitane, Spotted Pig, Casa Mono, Estela, J. G. Melon (followed by drinks at Bemelmans at The Carlyle).

Next trip: Majorca and South of France for our honeymoon this summer! And The Cotswolds one of these days…

Follow Kathryn on Instagram: @Kathryn_Worsham


Andie Chilson

Intern

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Education: Baylor University

Andie is a Journalism student with a passion for writing, art, and fashion. She has previous experience with PaperCity Magazine in Houston as well as Highlands Newspaper in Highlands, North Carolina. Andie is thrilled to be a part of the House of Harper team where she does the day-today administrative work and assists with content production. When she’s not working, Andie enjoys reading, baking vegan goodies, and scouring Houston for the best cup of coffee.

Favorite Places in Waco: Cameron Park for hiking, Pinewood Coffee for the best cup o’ joe around, and Clay Pot for some top-notch massaman curry.

Favorite Houston Coffee Spots: Kraftsmen Baking for the best dark roast, Common Bond for Americanos, and the Bake Lab above Pondicheri for an unbeatable almond chai.

Three Quick Facts: 1. Andie spent her freshman year in New York City 2. She is semi-fluent in French 3. Her favorite song is Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

Follow Andie on Instagram: @andiechilson


Meet the House of Harper Team

Jessica Kelley

Intern

Hometown: Eagle Pass, Texas

Education: University of Texas at San Antonio, BA Communication 

Jessica is a graphic designer with a passion for fashion, food, and travel. Jessica started her career working as a communication specialist in San Antonio. When she moved to Houston a little over five years ago with her now husband she decided to take a stab at running her own online Etsy shop and has being doing so since! Jessica is excited to join the House of Harper team and provide assistance with administrative work and content production. On her free time you can find her training for her first marathon, with her nose in a book while sipping vanilla lattes at coffee shops around town, and checking restaurants off her list.

Favorite Running Trails in Houston: Memorial Park for people watching, White Oak Bayou Greenway for long runs, and Hermann Park for its beautiful scenery.

Most Frequented Houston Restaurants: Chilosos Taco House in the Heights for barbacoa tacos on lazy Sunday mornings. Mala Sichuan Bistro in Chinatown for family style dinners with friends and family visiting from out of town. Hugo’s in Montrose for margaritas and Mexican food, her favorite!  

Must Have Wardrobe Piece: A classic fit and flare dress (bonus points if it has pockets!) for a simple day to night look.

Follow Jessica on Instagram: @jessicamariekelley


Meet the House of Harper Team

Kate Robinson

Photographer 

Hometown: Corsicana, Texas 

Education: Texas A&M University

Kate Robinson graduated with an economics degree and a minor in business from Texas A&M
University. She started her career as a consultant with Accenture before quickly climbing the
corporate ladder, taking a management position at a major oil and gas firm in their systems and
performance technology department. Ultimately, Kate decided to pursue her passion as a fulltime
professional photographer after her second child was born. From live butterfly releases to
magical reindeer appearances, Kate brings one of a kind, cherish-able photographs to her clients.
Kate Robinson Photography specializes in fashion as well as family photography and everything in
between.
Kate married her high school sweetheart, Bill, and they have been living in Houston the past 13
years with their three children Liam (Age 8), Nora (Age 5), John (Age 3) and Golden Doodle,
Savvy. When not taking photos, you are surely to find Kate in the stands of the little league ball
field or planning over the top birthday parties for one of their adorables. Kate’s most recent
venture includes opening a custom bridal gown shop here in Houston (@katerobinsonbride).
Kate has been behind the camera working beside her childhood friend since Caroline’s arrival in
Houston in 2014. She takes pride in bringing a certain, recognizable style that has made
appearances in the Chronicle, Instyle magazine, Southern Living, Swoon Memorial, The Design
Network, and other local publications. Kate is in constant pursuit of beautiful backdrops that best represent Caroline’s Houston lifestyle in order to capture the essence of House of Harper.

Follow Kate on Instagram: @katerobinsonphotography




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