Since founding Kelley Proxmire, Inc., 20 years ago, principal Kelley Proxmire has been creating pretty yet practical spaces that reflect the way her clients live. Today, she practices her craft with a staff of four assistant designers.
From an early age, Proxmire was fascinated by interior design—by the interplay of color, scale of furniture and the mixing of fabrics. “I was an avid reader of shelter publications and loved seeing the transformation of rooms,” she recalls. She studied the work of Billy Baldwin, Mark Hampton, Frances Elkins and Michael Taylor; these icons laid the foundation for her beautiful and enduring style.
Adept at mixing traditional pieces with unexpected finds, Proxmire creates environments that are faithful to the architecture and setting of the home. By listening to clients, she learns about their passions, favorite color combinations, furniture styles and treasured heirlooms. She infuses each project with warmth and personality as well as balance, proportion and scale.
Proxmire was named Hall of Fame Designer in Home & Design’s 2016 Designers’ Choice Awards, and was inducted into the Washington Design Center Hall of Fame in 2009. She has participated in 25 show houses during the past 16 years.