WE ASK OUR DESIGN COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS QUESTION. HERE THEY JOIN US WITH THEIR ANSWERS:
Kelli Ellis, (Los Angeles, Las Vegas) interior designer and lifelong traveler, represents the epitome of livable luxury, casual international style mixed with rock star glam. Her celebrity and discerning clientele benefit from her extensive world travels, adding dramatic artwork and unique accessories used to create havens
You’ve likely seen Kelli as the featured designer on TLC’s Clean Sweep, HGTV‘sTakeover my Makeover, and productions of Value Booster’s, Move or Improve, and The House Therapist. You’ve watched Kelli design homes and offices on Bravo’s, Real Housewives of Orange County. On HGTV’s #1 Holiday hit, Celebrity Holiday Homes, and is a guest designer on HGTV’s current hit show, House Hunters Renovation. Kelli proudly stars in her own show on The Design Network, Design Therapy
Kara Cox (Greensboro, NC) Kara Cox Interiors is a full-service interior design firm with a fresh approach to classic interiors. Kara marries her fashion-forward look with traditional Southern style. Kara’s known for her expert color selection and pairings of traditional shapes with modern art and accessories. She often incorporates clean, tailored lines and dressmaker details in her interiors blurring the boundaries between fashion and home.
After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kara began her career in the fashion industry in New York City. When she returned home to North Carolina, Kara worked as an editor for a home furnishings magazine covering national and international trade shows, trend forecasting and gathering an extensive base of product knowledge. Building upon her experience in the furniture industry, Kara followed her passion for design by returning to school to obtain a degree in Interior Design in 2006.
After graduating, Kara trained under Lindsay Henderson Interiors, one of North Carolina’s premiere residential designers. Kara established her design firm in 2010. Kara creates lasting relationships with clients creating homes that reflect their family’s personalities while infusing their interiors with a fresh version of classic style. Her full-service approach allows busy families to enjoy the design process as she manages the project from start to finish.
JULIANNE TAYLOR (Charleston, SC) Owner of Taylor Burke Home a home décor brand offering bold, trend-setting designs made in the Southeast. Julianne Taylor Style is a series of licensed collections with other brands that showcase the design aesthetic of our founder, Julianne Taylor. Julianne has quickly emerged as one of the home décor industry’s most prominent female entrepreneurs. Taylor Burke Home’s bold, unexpected and sophisticated designs are highly sought after by premiere interior designers across the nation. She is also author of the popular book entitled “DesignHER”, a celebration of female entrepreneurs shaping today’s home décor industry.
MITZI BEACH (Wichita, KS) Author, speaker, award-winning interior designer with a master’s degree. She is a top expert in “Boomer Smarts” interior design for the changing demographics of American Homes. She speaks nationally on topics such as “Homes of the Future” and ageless design. Remodeling and upgrading homes for the 50+ boomers is her expertise.