Raised in Charleston, SC and schooled at Parson’s School of Design in New York, Kelly Taylor brings an appreciation of both historic and modern architecture to her designs. Her diverse portfolio illustrates her ability to create a truly collaborative relationship with her clients, thoughtfully pairing their unique styles with a heightened aesthetic and the functional use of space. She takes great pride in interpreting her clients’ needs and transforming their visions into integrated and cohesive interiors.
Taylor has practiced interior design since 1999, when she joined Bogdanow Partners Architects in Manhattan and focused on hospitality projects, most notably the Tribeca Grand Hotel. In 2001, Taylor moved to Providence, Rhode Island, joining Durkee, Brown, Viveiros and Werenfels Architects. There, she worked on a number of high end loft projects which helped shape the city’s “Downcity” neighborhood. She formed Kelly Taylor Interior Design (KTID) in 2004.
In 2012, Taylor was honored with New England Home magazine’s “5 Under 40 Award”, which “spotlight(s) the hottest emerging talent in residential design in New England” and honors “people to watch, producing some of the most beautiful and innovative work available today.” Also the recipient of multiple Rhode Island Monthly awards, Taylor encourages design that is functional, sustainable and high quality, but believes interiors are far more than aesthetics, delving deep into the health of the interior environment itself. Because the average person spends close to 90% of the time indoors, the systems and materials used in homes and businesses permeate the air we breathe and require thoughtful attention.
Taylor attributes much of her success to a proper design education, one that she continues today as she works towards a Master of Sustainable Design degree at the Boston Architectural College. Combined with years of experience working for and with architects, she brings significant architectural design experience and a sense of responsibility to all of her work. Taylor believes interior designers should be committed to the public that they serve. In response to this belief, she is a professional member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Taylor is also is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and accredited by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).