Our Design Star Season 6 cast critique continues with finalist Kellie Clements. A designer who hails from Edmond, Oklahoma and works for a local builder? This information brings to mind a traditional model home designer…one who over-swags windows and incorporates overwrought wrought iron into every room. Or does she?
This room might just bump out the orange and white office Cathy Hobbs designed for my favorite room so far! I love a good mix of color and funky patterns. Love the ceiling fixture, love the curtains, love the lamps, the pillows, the striped desk chair. LOVE.
Kellie embellished the curtains and ceiling with blue birds. Put a bird on it!
Kellie commissioned this “original painting” from her mama. I imagine the convo between Kellie and her mom went something like this:
KELLIE: Hey mom, I need a painting for this showcase I’m doing. Can you swing it?
KELLIE’S MOM: Sure, honey, but I don’t have a lot of spare time right now.
KELLIE: That’s okay, Mom, I have something easy for you. You know that painting we got from Pier 1 back in 2004? The one with the silver square inside a red square with the bare tree in front of it?
KELLIE’S MOM: The one in the garage that didn’t sell in the garage sale?
KELLIE: Yeah–I need you to paint the red part turquoise. I’d also love it if you could paint the silver part white.
KELLIE’S MOM: I can do that, sugar.
Y’all remember that painting down at your Pier 1, right? Please tell me I’m not the only one.
You know I don’t dig traditional, but the black antiquing on the cabinetry makes this space feel less stuffy and serious.
This is a clever way to get the farmhouse sink look without the farmhouse sink price.
I knew the wrought iron would find its way in somehow. Pretty though.
DAAL! (Deep and abiding love!) This chair alone rates Kellie’s inclusion in the cast, if you ask me…although I can’t help it, I yearn for the stripes to be straight.
Kellie designed this bathroom for her kiddos. Cute, simple. Like the floor.
Meh. Tile inset over the range is too small, looks like a postage stamp.
I always say built-ins make a space look larger, and this is another case in point. Although traditionally-styled, this room is charming. I like the look of the stained checkerboard on the wood floor.
Hello wrought iron. The window treatments are too slight in scale compared to the bed, and I want something over the headboard. Feel like this room should’ve been edited out of the portfolio
LOVE. I’m a superfan of this hallway.
Not much of a fan. Seems like something a novice would do.
KELLIE CLEMENTS ON A BUMPER STICKER: Kellie displays a knack for telegenic design and daring color combinations, and that kind of risk-taking is a great asset for someone in this competition. I’ll be rooting for her to make it to the final four!
Coming soon: We’ll check out another Chicago finalist, Kevin Grace!
She’s definitely one of my favorites fo sho. I’m also concerned that I quite like the texan lady that’s in line after Kevin. I didn’t want to, but I think I do.