Kellie studied design at Skidmore College in upstate New York, as well as overseas in Florence, Italy. During her time abroad, she soaked in the design principles associated with many different countries, including Portugal, Russia, Italy, France, Brussels, England, Estonia, and Scandinavia.
After working as a studio artist as well as a faux painter for some time, Kellie established her West Hartford, Connecticut based interior design firm, Kellie Burke Interiors, in 1995. The firm expanded to include a design studio filled with trendy, high style home products and other fine accessories.
When designing a home, one of Kellie’s philosophies is that “it should feel like a well traveled home and not have a matching, store bought look.” She gravitates toward an ‘Old World’ style with modern, functional accents. Kellie is also very aware of the needs of clients with families and is happy to coordinate her efforts to make sure her designs meet all of their practical needs.