Top Interior Designers: Kelly Behun – Pittsburgh-born designer who moved to NYC and trained under designer Philippe Starck, Kelly Behun is known for highly bespoke creative process and her line of artistic, thoughtful furniture pieces and home accessories.
She began her career at the Ian Schrager Company in the late 1990’s, working alongside the likes of Interior Design Hall of Famers Anda Andrei and Andrée Putman. Behun launched her namesake studio in New York in 2001, and has since built a portfolio of projects and furniture that is striking and urbane yet keeps an eye on functionality. She fills us in on how she does it.
Kelly Behun creates spaces that combine chic with a bit of kook for such high-profile clients as Ian Schrager, Ivanka Trump and Wendi Murdoch.
Her studio provides a uniquely hands-on approach, producing customized environments perfectly tailored to each client’s needs. Clients are assured a highly personal experience with an emphasis on collaboration and individualized service.
Considered an interior designer with the eye of a gallerist, Kelly’s projects utilize everything from bespoke furnishings and unique designer pieces to offbeat accents and inexpensive vintage finds.
Her aesthetic relies more on visual and emotional appeal than a particular provenance. Kelly has deep connections to the New York art world and is always seeking new and innovative ways for clients to integrate art into their homes.