Kelly Morisseau is an interior designer, writing about industry news and design advice for homeowners and designers at her self-named website and blog Kelly Morisseau. Kelly loves informing and inspiring homeowners, as well parting news and design advice from the latest design convention, which she regularly attends. She is also the author of a kitchen remodelling guidebook called Kelly’s Kitchen Sync, as well as new publication Kelly’s Kitchen Savvy. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Kelly Morisseau.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
West Coast Eclectic: modern pieces with a smattering of Edwardian and Art Nouveau.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I ask a lot of questions and pay close attention to the answers before I ever put pen to paper (or mouse to CAD). The old adage, “We have two ears and one mouth for a reason” is gold.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
Those who are naturally creative and who think of details that I don’t. Those who are good at their specialty, whether a contractor or a sculptor. I always admire talent and professionalism.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I study architectural photos and designs. I look at trends and topics from all over the globe. I doodle for fun.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Curiosity + constant learning + enjoying my career = 25 years later. For those following, design is about 25% design, 75% math. You need both to succeed.