about kellydesigns

About kellydesigns

Kellydesigns, located in Fairfield, Connecticut, specializes in interior design, decorating and redesign of spaces and dwellings. Founder, Kelly Sohigian brings 15 years of fashion industry experience, 10+ years of residential real estate experience and over 20 years of assisting friends and family with décor decisions, to your home. She has participated as a designer for 6 years at The Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival and was a featured Designer at 2012 Vines and Vignettes in Fairfield, CT. She is the recipient of the prestigious Best of Houzz Award for service for four consecutive years: 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  This award is given to only 3% of the professionals listed on Houzz.

kdHomeIn 2013, Kelly Sohigian launched kdHOME, an online shop that offers accessories, furniture, and window treatments. The store features decorative pillow covers using current fabric trends to complement or update any room. Alpaca throws, a great accent or accessory to any room, is also a popular item available in the store that makes a wonderful gift. In addition, kdHOME, offers a variety of made-to-measure custom window treatments, and furniture, all hand made in the USA, that can be designed to your liking.


Kelly has a strong track record in fashion design and development and technical expertise on fabrics and color. Extensive travel to European fashion centers early in her career led to a life-long “hobby” of tracking trends, style and color evolution. Most notably, Kelly managed the $22 million Christian Dior men’s neckwear business for six years with key responsibilities that focused on product development (fabrics, style, design, and color) and worked closely with the House of Dior in Paris to maintain brand integrity and image.


  • I purchased a new house in December 2015 and quickly found myself overwhelmed with a renovation and a full time career. I found Kelly through Houzz as I was searching for a solution to all my redecorating needs. Kelly was always responsive, worked with my ideas, and within my budget. She gave me choices for materials and products which narrowed down my work immensely. She also helped me find some other vendors, for example my painter, upholsterer, and an awesome woman who custom made some draperies and hung them with the hardware. Kelly was worth her fee and then some. I highly recommend her.

    CT Mom of Twins,  Fairfield

  • My husband and I hired Kelly to renovate the interior of our home - kitchen, dining area and living room. Kelly transformed our home. She did everything to help us decorate each room from top to bottom - researched and advised on colors, fabrics, furniture, knobs, artwork - everything. Communication was never an issue. Kelly was consistently responsive and helped to coordinate orders and delivery. We were confident that if any issues arose Kelly would address them immediately. If anything came up that was outside the scope of the original agreement, Kelly was up front about it and there were no surprises which we truly appreciated! It was a pleasure to work with Kelly and we plan to use her again in the future. I highly recommend Kelly!

    Sarah Williams,  Fairfield

  • Kelly transformed our living room from a formal space that was barely used to a comfortable, sophisticated space that the whole family loves. She has a great sense of colors and textures and took the time to understand what we really wanted and needed. She even went beyond our contract with her to make suggestions for other rooms too!

    Leslie Paint

  • Kelly recently staged a house we have for sale in Connecticut. In doing so she transformed the house into a home that exudes style and subtle sophistication. At all times Kelly displayed initiative and resourcefulness. She was creative, thoughtful and decisive, and she had relationships with painters, carpenters, electricians and movers that were invaluable. She basically functioned as a general contractor, as well as designer, and was able to quickly mobilize and coordinate the workers so that the entire project came together in a remarkably short time. She painted our kitchen cabinets and two main rooms, and added a beautiful lighting fixture that has made a huge difference in our kitchen. The price for all this was lower than I thought it would be, and probably lower than I could have negotiated myself for this one-time job.

    Mike C., Weston

  • After a difficult divorce and moving my children out of their childhood home, I was overwhelmed with how to prepare my next home for my family. I was lucky to find Kelly to help me plan my move. I was downsizing and wondered how I would be able to utilize my furniture in my new home. Kelly managed to fit every piece of furniture into my new home and make it all look as if it was ordered for the space. She helped me pick paint colors that are beautiful and peaceful providing exactly the feeling I needed in my new home. Both of my daughters each picked out bedding. Kelly worked with each one of them indiviuallly to pick out paint colors and room designs using existing furnishing we owned that they LOVE. My son had one request, that we bring his desk to his new smaller room. I was sure the room was too small, but Kelly ultimately came up with a terrific layout which includes the desk from his old room. When the movers arrive, all went seamlessly since Kelly provided me with floor plans for all the rooms. And I recently heard my daughter comment to her friend how much she loves her new home. Thank you Kelly for making a difficulty transition into a wonderful experience.

    Karen,  Fairfield

  • Kelly is worth her weight in gold. She is a lovely person and an asset to her profession. Kelly transformed our 5,000 plus sq. foot house in three hours and my husband and I just love it. We are delighted that she was able to do this so quickly.Our house went from a dated look to a modern look without breaking the bank. Words cannot begin to express how high my opinion of Kelly's talent as a stager is. Initially, I did not think I needed a stager but my wonderful real estate broker, Doug, highly recommended her. Kelly has a great eye. She knows exactly what to do to make a room look better with items you already own. Among other things, she suggested changing the color paint in our living room, taking down the kitchen wall paper and getting a new light fixture over the kitchen table. She suggested paint colors as well as the type of light fixture I should get. Initially I was not comfortable with these changes. I expressed my concerns to Kelly following our appointment and she spent a lot of her own time explaining why I should trust her. She made me realize that I had to be more open minded. As a result, I did exactly (well almost) what Kelly told us to do and we absolutely love the new look not only in our kitchen and living room but the entire house. I am just so impressed and pleased with Kelly and I would love to work with her again. She is very reasonable and worth every penny.

    Arline,  Fairfield

  • It was a pleasure to work with Kelly again. She was prompt when getting the furniture choices to my clients and she got the job done and transformed a dull empty space into chic/modern space. I will be using her on my own to sell in the near future.

    Stacey, Fairfield

  • The "renew and refresh" concept of Kelly Designs greatly appealed to us as we considered updating our older colonial home. Working with Kelly was an amazing experience, from start to completion. Kelly is truly professional in her expertise, with a keen eye and a thorough knowledge of design principles, yet, of great importance, she really listened and was sensitively attentive to us as she guided us throughout the process. Kelly is committed to excellence, evident also in the quality of the individuals she recommended to work at our home. Our project was completed in a timely manner under her direction. We are thrilled with the results of our project with Kelly and truly enjoyed working with her! Chris and Peter Ferrara

    Chris & Peter,  Fairfield

  • Kelly did an amazing job for me. She set expectations up front in terms of what we could accomplish, what it would take in terms of time and cost, and what the steps would look like along the way, and then she was able to deliver on those expectations spectacularly. Very happy with the process and final product, could not have done it without her. Would absolutely recommend Kelly to others.!

    Josh,  Fairfield

  • We cannot say enough good things about Kelly!We originally brought Kelly in to help select paint colors for a whole-house repaint, which she did a wonderful job of.We then also had her assist us with the design of remodeling all the bathrooms in our house.Her taste was flawless, and she worked tirelessly with us to remodel all of our bathrooms in our style, and within our budget.She also provided invaluable contacts with suppliers and subcontractors.She worked with grace and class with an extremely difficult contractor that we had previously hired, and saved the project when he walked off in the middle, and ended up taking on the role of general contractor and getting the renovation over the finish line.Without Kelly we would still have unfinished bathrooms, and thanks to her, we have a beautiful home.We will absolutely be using her when we redo the rest of our house!

    Sarah and CJ,  Fairfield

  • Kelly did a fantastic job with our living room. She paid attention to our budget and made the entire project come together like magic. Kelly created three separate seating areas and designed a large window seat that all work together and create a great flow for the over-sized room. Using neural colors for the larger pieces like the couches, chairs and ottoman, Kelly was able to strategically place pops of color to create the desired color pallet. She made it work without requiring us to commit to the color scheme indefinitely. This gives us the flexibility we requested. The fireplace, vaulted ceiling, sliding glass door, window seat, and two sets of french doors seemingly posed no obstacle for Kelly and we are very happy with the final product. Before hiring Kelly the room was a giant empty space and now it is my favorite room in the house. It feels updated and modern but still classic and tasteful.

    Kate Rippey

  • My husband and I have lived in our home for 25 years. We knew it was time to redecorate, but we didn't know where to begin. We were stuck. Once we contacted Kelly at Kellydesigns, everything changed! She met with us, set up a plan, helped us choose paint colors, furniture and made our fireplace the focal point that it should have been all these years. What a pleasure to work with Kelly. She handled everything for us. The finished product is a fresh and beautiful first level of our home. We love it. We plan to work with her on our next project, which will be the second level of our home. If you hire Kelly, you will not be disappointed. She is wonderful.

    Maryanne  Kelly

  • I have worked with Kelly for many years. Initially I used Kelly to help decorate my four daughter's bedrooms. She did an amazing job with each room and customized each room to their own individual style. She was spot on with all of her selections. Kelly has an amazing eye with color. Her color choice is always perfect. In the past two years I started my career in Real estate and have used Kelly to help with staging homes for sale. She has helped many of my clients and ALL of the homes she stages sell quickly. Kelly really has a gift, I highly recommend her! I would be happy to take calls for recommendations on behalf of Kelly.

    Jackie,  Fairfield

  • We moved into a home that was in dire need of some updating. The house is by the beach so I asked Kelly to help me pick out paint colors as I feel like I am horrible at it. She picked out some great colors for every room and we love them to this day. In addition to the house needing paint, we also needed to furnish our living room. I really wanted this room to be "my" room. Relaxing, beachy yet comfortable and inviting. Kelly was able to find exactly what I was looking for and she did a great job interpreting my thoughts into a beautiful room that i just love to be in!

    Ana, Fairfield

  • Kelly is amazing! We would highly recommend her services (and have recommended that our friends use KellyDesigns). She has helped us create a home that is stylish, welcoming and functional for an active family. Very hands on with expert advice.Kelly has been amazing to work with! I especially loved our first one-on-one consultation where she spent time not just about the project but got to know us, our personalities, our family and our lifestyle. We are rebuilding after losing our home in Hurricane Sandy. The project for us is overwhelming. Kelly has handled the entire project from layout design, to furniture choices and ordering, to window coverings and paint colors. Kelly listened to our ideas and incorporated her own expertise and creativity to help us achieve the exact vision for our home. Budget is extremely important to us. Kelly stayed within our budget and also helped us find ways to stretch our current budget and provided a plan for a future budget for the next phase of our project. Not only a professional but fun to work with, Kelly takes great pride in her work and has helped us create a beautiful new home.

    Andrea, Fairfield (Project completed June 2013)

  • Kelly focused on our project, listened to our decorating concerns, and came back to us with a plan and detailed scope of the project. Her experience and knowledge of design really came through with her ideas and suggestions. She was so attentive to our needs and time frame. Thank you Kelly for all the work and dedication you gave to our project.

    Susie, Fairfield

  • I have worked with Kelly from kellydesigns on a number of projects. In each of them, whether big or small, Kelly took the time to really understand what I wanted and what I loved. She never tried to force her style on me, but instead helped me find my own. She also was great about presenting different price points and giving me the pros and cons to different choices. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kelly, and our projects turned out beautifully!

    Nancy - PoundRidge

  • Kelly was able to provide a large variety of fabrics and colors that suited the room I was remodeling. She was especially helpful in choosing the paint color for the room. She was willing to work with me at my pace. She is efficient and professional and has a great eye for color and detail. I will certainly use her on my next project and would highly recommend her work.

    Cindy, Southport, CT

  • Kelly’s work is fresh and innovative! She has a talent for captivating what her clients are looking for and staying within their budget. She is passionate about her work and most importantly eager to have happy and satisfied clients!

    Maria, Westport, CT

  • Kelly redesigned our master bedroom and we love it. She is very creative in her approach and works hard at finding ways to achieve her ideas while keeping costs down. She was there every step of the way and also followed up when one of the pieces had a broken hand. We will definitely hire her again for our next project.

    Beth and Phil, Fairfield

  • Kelly is an exceptionally talented interior designer with a deep knowledge of her craft. Since moving to Southport in 2006, my husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Kelly on a number of interior design projects. Her attention to detail and talent as an interior designer is so evident in her work. Kelly has taught me a lot about design and has helped me select classic furnishings and interesting accessories turning my house into a beautiful home. I highly recommend her and will continue to use her in the future.

    Jennifer, Southport

  • Sometimes during a home renovation project, the most difficult first step is getting started. Kelly excels at communicating the big picture, and then provides quality options during each step of the way. From paint color, moldings, furniture, upholstery and window treatments, our home looks beautiful and feels comfortable. We receive numerous compliments from our friends and family. Kelly is enjoyable to work with and truly loves what she does.

    Paul & Beth, Pleasantville, NY

  • “I have known Kelly since Jan 2010 and she helped with redecorating my living room, family room and kitchen.  Kelly was responsive and accommodating and she respected the budget I established from the start.  She provided me with designs that matched my taste while presenting me with alternatives that I wouldn’t have thought of myself.  In the end, Kelly was an incredibly valuable resource in making our house a home and I get compliments on her rooms all the time!

    Celerina, Easton, CT

  • Kelly’s design & staging work is totally in tune with what today’s buyers are looking for! Her staging & design services are without a doubt the most effective and impactful marketing dollars I can spend. Her work has often made the difference in getting my listings sold quickly and for top dollar. Many of my clients are so impressed with her work they’ve hired her to consult on the decorating & design of their new homes. My clients love Kelly and her work – which makes them appreciate me for bringing her in to help get the job done!

    Katie O’Grady, William Raveis Real Estate, Southport, CT

  • Kelly transformed much of our house to expedite its sale. Her recommendations were spot on and increased the audience of prospective buyers. Kelly is respectful, resourceful, creative and flexible. Her services were reasonably priced. For these reasons, when we began some reconstruction some time later, we called her again for a consultation. Kelly's recommendations for the new space reflected her knowledge of us, the needs for the space and current design trends....a perfect blend. Again, her services were affordable. We highly recommend Kelly!

    Elizabeth, Fairfield, CT

  • Kelly was hired to help furnish, choose paint colors, place our furniture appropriately and make our curtains. Kelly was always on time for every appointment and always has so many interesting ideas. She follows through to the very end to make sure we are satisfied with her work, is reliable, and is very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend Kelly for her interior design. Her expertise and professionalism are fantastic and we are planning to use her again.

    Chrissy, Fairfield, CT

  • Kelly has helped me with several home projects during the past couple years and the end results were always perfect. She is a great listener, very creative and someone with a wonderful sense of style. I found Kelly a real pleasure to work with and will do so again without hesitation next time I need interior design help. I wholeheartedly recommend her.

    Keith, Fairfield, CT

  • Kelly is an excellent Interior Decorator. She provided great results, worked within my budget, and came up with a very creative solution for my room.

    Kristen, Fairfield, CT

  • Our law firm used Kelly Sohigian for our office design needs and she did an awesome job for us!!!"

    Vicki, Fairfield, CT

  • Kelly redesigned our master bedroom and we love it. She is very creative in her approach and works hard at finding ways to achieve her ideas while keeping costs down.

    Phil, Fairfield, CT

  • I have hired Kelly for both big and small projects and she is a pleasure to work with! She listens to you and helps you achieve your objective by offering suggestions based on her expertise. She is terrific at guiding your choices without imposing her taste over yours; the end result is a product you can both be proud of. We have received many compliments on her work and I will continue to turn to her for advice in the future. She is particularly gifted at selecting paint colors!

    Wendy, Southport, CT

  • Kelly's work is fresh and innovative! She has a talent for captivating what her clients are looking for and staying within their budget. She is passionate about her work and most importantly eager to have happy and satisfied clients!

    Maria, Westport, CT

  • Kelly has completed numerous interior design projects for us, large and small. She brought creative ideas and was very helpful in making recommendation based on the direction we agreed upon. We'd highly recommend others work with Kelly.

    Mike, Southport, CT

  • I really enjoy working with Kelly on design ideas and solutions. She has a great eye for design. Kelly takes the time to listen to your design needs and wants and works with you to create the space you will really love. Kelly worked with me to redesign my family room and kitchen and I really love the results.

    Stephanie, Fairfield, CT

  • Kelly came highly recommended by a friend when I decided to renovate my family room. From the moment I met Kelly I knew she was going to deliver. She let me see the possibilities in the room and created a custom space that is both comfortable and sophisticated. I love her sense of style and attention to detail. I am in love with my family room, it is everything I dreamed of and more!

    Claudia, Easton, CT

  • Our law firm used Kelly Sohigian for our office design needs and she did an awesome job for us!!!

    Vicki,  Fairfield

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She is a graduate and member of The School of Interior Redesign (IRIS). She is also a Professional Member of the Interior Design Society (IDS) and The Association of Design Education (ADE).  Kelly has earned the RESA-PRO designation from the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA).

Interior Design SocietyAssociation of Design Education (ADE)  Real Estate Staging Association


National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)Kelly is involved in The School of Interior Redesign (IRIS) and their partnership with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) to provide public awareness and education about ovarian cancer. She is among a group of Interior Redesign Specialists who volunteer their time and talents to create “havens for healing” in the homes of the courageous women receiving treatment for ovarian cancer. If you know of a woman undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer in Fairfield County, please let her know that Kellydesigns is here to help. Kellydesigns has longstanding relationships with some of the country’s best home furnishings, textile and furniture suppliers which allows us to provide our clients with discounted prices and outstanding value.

Fairfield CT Chamber of Commercekellydesigns is an active member of the Fairfield CT Chamber of Commerce and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Networking Group.


Kellydesigns services all of Fairfield and Westchester counties.

In Connecticut: Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Ridgefield, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Weston, Norwalk, Rowayton, Trumbull, Oxford, Shelton, Derby, Orange, Milford, Huntington.

In New York: Rye, White Plains, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Pelham, Pleasantville, Tarrytown, Larchmont, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Ardsley, Irvington, Purchase, Hartsdale, Bronxville, Armonk, Bedford, Pound Ridge, Mount Kisco