In A Few Words…: Kelly Behun

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In A Few Words…: Kelly Behun

Seven get-to-know-you questions to superstar Kelly Behun

What drew you to interior architecture and design and what do you like the most about it?

Growing up I was always rearranging things at our home; at school I would daydream about how to make the classrooms more beautiful and I was always keenly sensitive to the importance of lighting in a space.  When my parents let me design my own bedroom as a teenager I was mesmerised by the power of design to transform a space and deepen your own connection to your surroundings.

Can you describe your work and style in a few words?

I prefer to be more of a chameleon when it comes to style. I like minimal, I like maximal and everything in between as long as it’s beautifully executed.

The piece of furniture you most like to design?

I have always had a thing for chairs, they provide such a fundamental purpose in our everyday lives, we have a direct and singular connection with the chairs we use – and yet they also within them there is so much potential for poetry and artistry. 

The most useful piece of design related advice you’ve received and would like to pass on?

To not be afraid to take risks, to try something that on paper might sound like a bad idea.

Your favourite motto/quotation about design?

“The eye can perceive harmony just like the ear.”

(Leon Battista Alberti, 15th century architect, author, poet and all around Renaissance man.)

What do you like about The Invisible Collection?

It provides a broad and impeccably edited collection all in one place, it’s as though all of the legwork has been done for you!

Which piece of furniture, available on The Invisible Collection, do you like the most?

Atelier Vime’s XXL Table  

Kelly Behun

“I love minimal, maximal and anything in between as long as it’s beautifully executed,” says Kelly when describing her style. Her most emblematic projects – whether it’s a townhouse in Manhattan or a mansion in the Hamptons – are always infused with the perfect alchemy of classic and timeless pieces mixed with an element of the unexpected. Favouring the juxtaposition of textures and styles, and driven by her strong artistic instinct, Kelly sees every space as a visual landscape of opportunity, and a means to explore how to best portray her clients’ own individual style. Labeled by the New York Times as “an interior designer with the eye of a gallerist,” Kelly has deep ties to the art world, and has always believed in the importance of including art in your home as it allows you to make a deeper and more emotional connection to your surroundings.

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