At this point, most of you know me, but for those of you who don’t, my name is Kati Kelly. I am an interior designer in the beautiful Sonoma Valley. After close to 10 years working in interior design everywhere from Los Angeles to Seattle, I decided to move back to my hometown of Sonoma and start my own company, k. kelly Interior Design. Life as an interior designer is not what you probably think, and not nearly as glamorous as it is made out to be on HGTV. It is riddled with the good, bad and ugly! I mean real ugly! I’m talking broken heels at construction sites [lesson learned!] and having my face two inches from pee-soaked toilets while I measure bathrooms. Ugg! Thankfully it is not all bad! I get to live in the beautiful wine country, close to my family and friends and get to work on some of the most beautiful houses in the world.
This blog’s intent is to share secrets of the interior design trade [hence the name, get it??]. A glimpse into my [often entertaining] designer’s life; a behind the scenes look of this interior designer. I find so much beauty and inspiration in my daily life that I draw upon for my designs. I will share with you my color and design inspirations; forecast design trends and share trade sources. You’ll see before and after photos of projects as well as stories that focus on great design in the Wine Country.
This blog is a labor of love; a small part of a larger dream. I hope you take this journey with me and enjoy this small-town girl’s design secrets.