Kellie Burke: If You’re Not Failing, You’re Not Risking
Today With Kellie Burke:
Hi, welcome to A Well-Designed Business! Join me this week as I sit down with Kellie Burke, owner of Kellie Burke Interiors. One of Kellie’s philosophies when designing a home is that “it should feel like a well-traveled home and not have a matching, store-bought look.” Tune in to hear about her journey, the importance of failure, and the ups and downs of having a business.
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“The failure comes the lessons.” – LuAnn Nigara
“I think we mistakenly see all the beautiful things and believe that that is the business of it, and it’s not.” – LuAnn Nigara
More About Kellie Burke:
Kellie studied design at Skidmore College in New York and overseas in Florence, Italy. While abroad, she soaked in the design principles associated with many different countries, including Portugal, Russia, Italy, France, Brussels, England, Estonia, and Scandinavia.
After working as a studio artist and a faux painter, Kellie established her West Hartford, Connecticut-based interior design firm, Kellie Burke Interiors, in 1995. The firm expanded to include a design studio filled with trendy, high-style home products and accessories. One of Kellie’s philosophies when designing a home is that “it should feel like a well-traveled home and not have a matching, store-bought look.” Instead, she gravitates toward an ‘Old World’ style with modern, functional accents. Kellie is also very aware of the needs of clients with families and coordinates her efforts to make sure her designs meet all of their practical needs.
Kellie was featured in OK Magazine in 2005 for designing Brooke Burke’s Mediterranean Mansion. Hartford Magazine has named Kellie Burke’ Best Interior Designer’ in 2006 – 2015 Readers Poll. Kellie has been featured in Luxe Interiors + Design, Hartford Magazine, New England Home, and was a national finalist in the 2015 Zillow Digs Design Awards.
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