Moving from Mount Forest (a small Northern Ontario town) to the big city, Kelsey has spent her career working towards her dream of being an interior designer. After graduating from Sheridan College, Kelsey gained valuable industry experience working at Restoration Hardware and as a kitchen designer before joining team SRD. Starting out as a field intern, Kelsey has grown to be an integral part of the team. Her responsibilities include generating CAD and 3D renderings and keeping projects on track while maintaining strong client relationships.
When she's not getting lost on Instagram finding design inspiration via new influencers and unique products, Kelsey spends her downtime up north with her family and exploring the world. Kelsey's travels have taken her across Canada, to the Caribbean and Nicaragua - and even Australia for 2 months! She finds inspiration in every new place she visits, and can't wait to see where her next adventure takes her.
Q & A
KELSEY'S DESIGN EQUATION:
Holly Addi Painting 'A-Mere-Le-Mere'
Egg Collective Howard Sofa
Mathieu Lehanneur Marble Bench
BEST DESIGN BARGAIN YOU BOUGHT FOR YOUR HOME?
I bought a live edge slab from a sawmill, had it epoxied and made it into a side table.
THING YOU WOULD BUY FOR YOUR HOME IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT?
I could think of many things, but at the very top of my list would be a black marble coffee table, or a large piece of art from Holly Addi!
FIRST DESIGN MEMORY:
Drawing floor plans and elevations of my childhood bedroom – or any room in the house!
MY STYLE WOULD BE DESCRIBED BY MY COLLEAGUES AS:
Minimal and neutral with edge.
FAVOURITE TWO-COLOUR COMBO:
Black and White. Together they are classic and impactful. I love neutrals. Ying and yang!
FAVOURITE DESIGN PERIOD/MOVEMENT:
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ROOM TO DECORATE AND WHY?
A living room or family room because that’s where you can really make an impact by personalizing your home. The room you spend most of your time in should reflect your personality and that's why it's my favourite! You get a real sense for who someone is by the way they've styled their living room.
WHAT IS YOUR COMFORT FOOD?
Anything Mexican – but tacos for sure!
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR NEXT DREAM VACATION?
South East Asia - Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma and Thailand or South America - Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
FAVOURITE DESIGN BOOK?
The House that Pinterest built by Diane Keaton.
IF YOU WERE A FABRIC, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
Ivory Boucle! Something about this makes me feel happy, maybe because it reminds me of a warm cozy sweater, it feels chic and casual all in one!
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