Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kelly Jones - An Updated Portfolio

Local designer, Kelly Jones, has been busy over the past few months. With spring settling in and summer fast approaching, clients are once again ready to brighten up their living spaces.  Whether it is thanks to a punch of color in a pretty painting, the boldness of fresh floral fabrics, or vibrant accessories that make a statement -- clients seem to be saying 'see ya later' to the neutrals as color swoops in to steal the show.  And what a show it is!

Two of her clients have graciously allowed Jones to share some photos with me. Homeowner Elizabeth Merritt, enjoys the designer's pops of color in her family room.  (Shown above and below.)  Here, the floor is covered by a flat weave reversible rug by Surya.   This is a wonderful choice for any home, but especially those looking for fun colors, interesting design, reasonable pricing and ease of living for a family.  (This rug and all the flat weaves are available in my store.)

The coffee table setting is actually two end tables by Bungalow 5, also available at Eatmans.  This is a clever way to add versatility to a room without losing functionality.  The fabric on the club chairs is 'Aga Reverse' by Quadrille. The bright floral pillows on the sofa are in 'Anichov' by Designer's Guild. The painting above the sofa is a custom for the homeowner by Raines Thompson.

Below are photos from the home of Corey Monk. Again, Jones used rich browns with green accents, but with a completely different effect.  In the living room, Jones used 'Granny Smith' velvet by Dogwood Fabrics combined with a cream leather ottoman by Lee Industries.  The sofa and its pillows compliment this pairing by adding an ikat fabric by Lee Industries and a Greek Key pattern by Duralee.  The overall effect is handsome, yet very comfortable.  The use of green adds the pop and the strong neutrals keep it grounded.

Monk's foyer has an easy elegance about it. Without trying to steal the attention away from the living spaces, the foyer serves its purpose beautifully as it welcomes anyone to the home.  This sunburst mirror which is of a good quality and finish is timeless. The console is by World's Away.

Thanks to Kelly Jones for sharing your work with me. And thanks also to Elizabeth Merritt and Corey Monk for allowing the photos to be shared.