I had always dreamed of opening a shop and when things fell into place for me to have a store front in downtown Franklin, I was beyond thrilled! When I brought my husband to show him the old house I had found, he thought I had lost my mind but I knew I could make it beautiful and the owner trusted me and was excited about my vision. My heart and soul are poured into this small business and when customers stop in and tell me how much they love shopping at KSD it makes it all worth it. I am a lucky girl to have a sweet husband that believed in me and encouraged me to go big or go home. He is also willing to help me stuff my SUV with old doors, windows and beat up furniture so I can give them new life and purpose. He's a keeper.
Kelly is the CCC, Chief Creative Chick at Kelly Spalding Designs. She was born and raised in the south and is proud of her southern roots. Kelly believes decorating your home should be fun and that you need to take a risk and get out of your comfort zone every now and then and surround yourself with meaningful things Her design preference is simple and comfortable with family and friends in mind. She loves giving old things new life in unpredictable ways and using her creative expertise and eye for detail to bring a room to life. Her passion is helping her clients make their house a home full of southern charm and hospitality!
Event and Wedding styling, design and planning services were added after years of planning teacher appreciation luncheons, chairing many fundraising events (from concerts to The Franklin Classic) and several weddings for family and friends. She has worked events with Tim McGraw, JoDee Messina and Eddie George and founded The Pink Gala in 2010, a New Year’s Eve fundraiser in memory of her mom who lost her 20 plus year battle with breast cancer. Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and continues to raise funds and awareness for The Breast Health Center at Williamson Medical Center.
Kelly loves a great party with good friends and a signature cocktail! She is a fabulous hostess and a contributing editor with Southern Exposure Magazine where she shares tips and inspiration for entertaining at home with graciousness and style.