Kellye O’Kelly and Frances Karsh have been promoted to senior designers. They bring more than twenty years of combined experience with them in their new roles. More aptly, the designers share their design skills, talents and sophisticated tastes with all the clients they have worked with.
Kellye has been with Slifer Designs for a decade, and brings her stylish taste to every job. “Kellye has traveled the United States with Slifer Designs, creating homes that are elegant as they are functional,” Yvonne Jacobs, president, said. “In the past several years, Kellye has proven herself to be an invaluable team member, taking on a leadership role both in the world of design and within our community.”
Kellye added, “I am so excited to continue to grow with Slifer Designs and expand my client base – this is my dream job.”
Frances exhibits an impressive portfolio of work from traditional homes to sleek, contemporary penthouse suites. Frances and her team were heavily involved in the design elements of the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships, and she is also helping bring a sense of home to Jack’s Place.
“Frances has impeccable style,” Yvonne added. “She can assess a client’s home and get a feel for what they hope to create – she then brings the vision to life.”
Both Frances and Kellye have interior design degrees and know the ins and outs of the industry, attending conferences and seminars to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques. Their ability to be detail oriented has earned them rave reviews from their clients, whether in Hawaii or New England, Beaver Creek or Sweetwater.
“I’m very excited to be promoted,” Frances said. “I love being part of this company and working with clients around the US.”
The designers’ projects have been featured in Mountain Living, Denver Life, New England Home, as well as local magazines and newspapers. Their projects have been nominated for excellence, as well.
Kellye’s personal design aesthetic leans towards natural materials combined with simple clean lines. She loves monochromatic color palettes created with textures and accented with pops of color. However, she’s adept at listening to her clients’ vision and guiding them to create their perfect space.
Frances’ design experience ranges from formal traditional to minimalist modern and everything in between. She started her career as a kitchen and bath designer, after which her emphasis was in interior architectural detailing for high-end residential projects.