what our clients are saying

"Kelly is organized, professional, efficient, and has a great eye - everything one could want in a designer. She listens to what you tell her and is great at interpreting what may be somewhat vague design ideas, but she's also confident enough to propose options that you might not otherwise have considered. She has excellent resources in the Philadelphia area and is conscientious about presenting options at different price points. She's also fun to work with and keeps her cool, which make a difference during those stressful moments that come with any major design project. We highly recommend her."

- L.W.


"Kelly Nelson is an incredible designer. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for design services. I worked with her over the past year to furnish our beach home, which was under construction from Fall 2013-Summer 2014. Kelly not only assisted with the furnishings, but she also helped me during the selection process for our home. In particular, she provided me with access to tile and lighting selections that my builders did not have and enhanced the beauty of our home significantly in those areas. The project was an enormous undertaking (6 bedrooms, a great room/kitchen, formal dining room, den, sunroom, and 7 decks/porches). Kelly made the process manageable and fun. She is an absolute professional and she has impeccable taste. She plans carefully and she is detail oriented, which lead to absolutely beautiful results. We discussed at length the look and feel we wanted for our home. We addressed function and aesthetics to ensure that our home is not only gorgeous, but functional. With three small children, I wanted our beach home to be comfortable and safe for them while also reflecting our sophistication and taste. Kelly was able to combine these goals into a breathtaking finished product. Additionally, Kelly completed our project on time and on budget. Our home was fully furnished and usable from the day we closed with the builder which allowed us to maximize our precious time at the beach. This would never have been possible without Kelly. Further, Kelly had to work with several professionals on our build team and she handled those interactions seamlessly. Hiring Kelly was without a doubt the best decision I made during the building of our home."

- T.C.R.


"All I can say is that Kelly will absolutely exceed your expectations. Her eye for color and design is impeccable. She has the ability to transform any space. The result was even better than I had imagined. We moved into an older home that really needed some updating and refreshing. I wanted fun yet elegant and that hard to describe mix of "old mixed with new". Kelly created a refined, classy yet eclectic atmosphere in my family room, kitchen and dining room. When people see it they literally say "wow!". She also understood how to make the room functional for my family without sacrificing style. But the other piece that was so important to me was working with someone who respected my time, my budget and my opinion. Kelly truly was capable of doing all of that for me. I am very excited to continue to work with Kelly to complete the interior design of my home."

- K.F.


"To start with, Kelly Nelson is a fantastic human being: truly bright, interesting, and a pleasure to be around. But her design services are equally fantastic. Kelly has impeccable taste, is funny, witty, and intelligent, she has creative ideas, and is respectful of budgets and taste. I have worked with other decorators previously and none of them compared to Kelly's vision and capabilities. We are thrilled with everything she did for us and the end result surpassed our expectations and plans. I highly recommend Kelly Nelson Designs for any project!"

- K.P.


"We hired Kelly initially to design our living room and she expertly turned this seldom used room into a space that was both beautiful and functional. It is now the most gorgeous room in our house. With three teenaged boys and two dogs, Kelly was very respectful of the way our household functioned and she helped us choose fabrics and furniture that were chic yet durable. Since completing the living room, Kelly has completely transformed our foyer and family room and is currently working on our den. The first thing people say when they walk in our front door is: "Wow!". That is exactly the reaction I had hoped for and Kelly did not disappoint. She is very professional and easy to work with. One of the best things I have learned from Kelly is not to be afraid of color. She was able to get me out of my comfort zone of white and beige and gray and experiment with color in a way that was never garish but always elegant and fun."

- N.G.



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