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KSDS Included in the 2014 release of Decorate Fearlessly


Included in the 2014 release of Susanna Salk’s 7th title, Decorate Fearlessly, Kellie was honored with a two-page spread of an ethereal living room she designed.  Her work was included alongside top designers such as Mary McDonald and Jonathan Adler.


Organized by rooms, the book addresses key design principles such as color and pattern and mixing and accessorizing.  Salk gives encouraging design tips, as well as the designers, on how to make your space deeply personal, by following your heart.


Kellie’s feature is on page 78 and 79.



KSDS featured in "Best of Residential Architecture and Design"


According to the Interior Design magazine website, "Interior Design Books brings today's most forward-thinking projects in every segment to a new audience of design clients, designers and design fans alike."  Along with other national and international projects, the work of Dalton-based designer, Kellie Smith, has been featured in the recently published hardcover book by Sandow Media, entitled "The Best of Residential Architecture and Design".  The showcased project is for Smith's work in a 1930's Georgian Revival style home.


Smith was given the mission to incorporate contemporary touches while honoring the structure's original character.  The globe-trotting couple also wanted to incorporate pieces from their travels, found objects and family heirlooms - all various styles and from different periods.  Smith mixed the styles seamlessly, layering in color and warmth.  Conjoining decades of decor wasn't the project's only unification challenge;  Smith also reworked a disjointed layout, the result of multiple renovations done by previous owners.

KSDS featured in "Best of Office Architecture and Design"


The work of Dalton-based designer Kellie Smith has been featured in a recently published hardcover book by Sandow Media. The book, entitled “Best of Office Architecture and Design” is the third in a series from the editors of Interior Design Magazine.  Along with national and international projects, Smith’s design of the SwissTex office space (now PrimeTex Technologies) is one of the featured projects showcased in the publication.


What began as three disjointed buildings left in a poor state of repair, emerged as reconfigured functioning space that is now bright, open and airy. This Dalton office features glass walls, a cool neutral palette with accents of bold, bright color, and artwork by local and regional artists. Unique touches such as an industrial modern staircase was crafted from steel and concrete, as well as a custom fabricated table that which features the Swiss flag.


The publication features numerous financial institutions, advertising agencies and retail corporate offices. Some of those featured include the Nike International headquarters located in Hong Kong, the headquarters of Elizabeth Arden in Connecticut, as well as the offices of Red Bull in Canada and Miller-Coors in Chicago.


The construction project was managed by Jerome Hollis, a Dalton-based contractor.  Artists whose work is featured throughout the space include Paul Fontana and Ashley Kinnamon, both of Dalton and James Thompson Lauritz of Cleveland.


PrimeTex Technologies provides engineering, machinery, parts and consulting to the global fiber industry and opened in 2007 with the assistance of the Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority.


Sandow Media is an innovative company with over 400 employees in 14 countries. The “Best of Office” book is available at Barnes & Noble, Rizzoli, Amazon and other retailers.

Kellie Smith Wins Designer of the Year Award in Las Vegas


Designer Kellie Smith was honored with an Interior Design Society (IDS) Designer of the Year Award in January, 2012.  Smith's redesign of a master bathroom was selected as a winner in the bathroom category.


The award was presented at the annual IDS Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Smith was one of six designers who received a category-specific Designer of the Year Award at the ceremony.


The winning bathroom features custom-cut travertine tiles, granite counter tops, custom cabinetry and storage solutions, Circa lighting, custom-bound Stark carpet and a William Morris patterned fabric.


KSDS Bathroom Design Featured in New American Luxury Magazine


Kellie Smith Design Studio’s work is showcased in the December 2012 issue of New American Luxury, a high-end lifestyle magazine for the luxury trade market.


Smith is featured as one of six IDS Designers of the Year, a designation she received at the Interior Design Society Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas earlier 2012.


Her winning bathroom design, which was created as part of a Master Suite re-do for a residential client, features custom cut travertine tiles, a jute-bound Stark carpet, remote-controlled window treatments and Circa lighting.

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