Kellie Clements from "Design Star 2011" is one of the contestants in Season 6 of the interior design reality competition series on HGTV. She uses her background in art to design rooms that are warm and contemporary with touches of whimsy. She is a 33-year-old interior designer from Edmond, Oklahoma.
A self-described "fireball," this married mom of two says people sometimes underestimate her design talent. Originally from Arkansas, Kellie Clements ("Design Star 6") grew up in an artistic family. Her parents were artists and allowed Kellie to mix paints and create artwork in their studio. Kellie, who holds a degree in interior design from the University of Central Arkansas, has more than 10 years of professional experience as a designer with a residential builder. She calls her design style "warm contemporary" — that is, it includes lots of color and whimsical touches.
Creative and Colorful
For a fundraiser for the Oklahoma Symphony, Clements designs a modern, whimsical family room. "The use of bright colors is one of my signature trademarks," says Clements.
"If you look closely in the background, you can see one of my favorite design elements for this project. I had turquoise bird silhouettes applied to the window treatments and also painted one on the ceiling to give the illusion they were flying through the room," says Clements.