Our Featured Artist, Franklin Art Crawl

July 02, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | 1 Comment

We love being a part of downtown Franklin’s business community. If you haven’t attended a Friday night art crawl you are in for a treat! Kelly Spalding Designs will be participating for the first time on July 6 from 6pm – 9 pm with cocktails, appetizers and live music on the porch.

We are happy to introduce Dorma Tabisz, our featured artist for July. She is a local photographer and painter with amazing raw talent and a great eye. Originally from North Carolina, Dorma says she was inspired to take up photography after the trauma of 9/11/01, as a means of reconnecting with the beauty in this world. For over ten years, she’s been capturing beautiful moments between families and friends, or gorgeous landscape scenes across the world. Over time she began taking her photographs and turning them into stunning oil paintings.

She just joined our Franklin community five years ago, and we’re so happy to have her here! She says that “both photography and painting have enabled [me] to see the many tones in colors and how the light plays across the scenery and subjects to enhance the beauty. “ We love her art work and think you will too. Dorma will have pieces available for purchase the night of the event. Here is a peek of what to expect.


Franklin Art Crawl

June 27, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

Historical Downtown Franklin has so much to offer.   Did you know that the first Friday of every month is the Franklin Art Crawl? Stores and galleries in Downtown Franklin and the Factory open their doors to feature local artists and this month we are going to join in on the fun! Come by for some fabulous cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music and our featured artist, Dorma Tabisz.  Her photography and artwork are a great addition to Kelly Spalding Designs.

To add to the nights festivities we will have some great store specials so y’all come on by!  Friday, July 6 from 6pm – 9pm  915 Columbia Avenue.  Look for the Franklin Art Crawl banners for other participating locations.  To find out more about the Franklin Art Scene, visit www.franklinartscene.com

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Stylishly yours,



Celebrating Amanda & Ben

June 26, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

I loved being a part of this sweet wedding  full of southern charm and special details.  I met the bride when she first moved to the Nashville area and we became fast friends.  When it was time to plan her wedding I was thrilled to help her pull it all together.  Amanda planned this wedding while Ben  (her hubby to-be) was deployed.  Needless to say there were a few obstacles here and there, but it all worked out.  Even the cicadas behaved! (The only time during the entire planning process where the bride had a minor freak out was when we talked about the cicadas being a part of her outdoor wedding.)

Amanda and Ben really added tons of personality and local flavor to every aspect of the day. From fan programs to local beer, their guests got a taste of Nashville, Tennessee and our famous southern hospitality. Amanda also put her stamp on the wedding by adding a little bling wherever she could. They just celebrated their first anniversary so I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate here on the blog.

Love ya Amanda and Ben!

Stylist Kelly Spalding Designs
Venue Riverwood Mansion
Florals Brocade Design
Photography Donald Yeager Photography

Stylishly yours,


Introducing Kelly Spalding, Designing Events & Interiors

June 20, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

I am excited to announce that my name has changed…well my company’s name.  When I first started my company I was decorating and organizing for clients and the name fit…Perfectly Placed.  Things have changed and my company turned into so much more so it was time for a name change.   Perfectly Placed is now Kelly Spalding, Designing Events and Interiors.  Not only did the name change…but my address changed too!

I have a new retail showroom in Historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee.  Come by 915 Columbia Avenue for a shopping experience filled with stylish, vintage chic décor for home and entertaining as well as a studio for designing the wedding or event of your dreams.   A perfect place for inspiration and any guidance you might need to bring your vision to life.  Y’all stop by soon and say hello!



Brett & Jordan

November 23, 2011 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

This wedding has a very special place in my heart. I was so excited to help pull all of their ideas and dreams together for their special day. Jordan and Brett are so in love and I think Focal Point Cinematic Weddings did an incredible job of capturing that emotion. This vintage backyard wedding had tons of details that reflected the couple’s style and personalities. Custom vintage pieces (designed by me) from Southern Events added a warm inviting atmosphere to the backyard. The smile on Jordon’s face when she saw it all pulled together brought tears to my eyes. You see….she was my children’s first (and only besides family) babysitter and lived 2 doors down from us. When she left for college it was like losing a member of the family. Seeing her all grown up and living her dream in New York City is incredible…but how I miss the sweet 13 year old that gave me sanity when I had 2 small boys and needed a night out with my sweet hubby.

So thankful I was a part of their Happily Ever After story!

Plan on darlings,