Where was your favorite place to live?
Right here in Los Angeles—mainly because of the weather. I spend a lot of time outside so the mild temperatures are great. There’s also tons of places to take my dogs. I often take them hiking and to the beach.
What’s your favorite room in your home?
The living room, It’s full of windows and has the best light. I usually paint on the floor and I can still hang out and watch movies with my family while I’m working.
What are your interests outside of design?
I spend all my free time walking and playing with my dogs. I’m kind of obsessed with them. I also enjoy hanging out with family and friends, running, and eating cookies.
I’m inspired by animals, movies, music, strange characters on the streets,family,friends,and anything that makes me laugh.
Who are you design icons?
David Shrigley, Craig Atkinson, Marcel Dzama, Margaret Kilgallen, and David Fullarton to name a few.
Form vs. function?
A little of both, thank you very much.
In your opinion, what is the best designed item of all time?
The donut. That hole in the middle is genius!
What one item do you wish you owned?
A house with a huge backyard and lots of trees. Also a nice pair of loafers.
What’s your favorite possession?
I’m extremely cheap and don’t like to spend money on anything but I do have a decent collection of art books and my album collection is a slow work in progress.
What is your personal decorating style?
I like an eclectic look. a little vintage and modern mixed together.
What was/is your biggest indulgence?
Every morning I get a 32oz iced Americano from the coffee shop near my house. It’s very large and ridiculous looking—it looks like a big gulp—but I love it so…
What’s the best career advice you ever received? Ever gave?
Be honest. Make what you like and someone on this great big planet might like it too.
To see all of Kelly’s current works for CB2, go here.