My name is Kelly Porter and I’m a design entrepreneur and writer.
Based in the Washington, DC area, I’ve been in the design business for 20 years, and before that I worked in the fields of journalism and public affairs.
I’m best known for the colorful design I created for my home office — a space I called my ‘Mom Cave.’ It received national media coverage after being featured in The Washington Post and on Apartment Therapy. That was a while back, but it spawned a huge design movement with women creating personal spaces and home offices for themselves that are feminine, pretty and artistic.
Through my eDesign service Design Take-Out, I create color schemes and design plans for clients outside of the DC area. My color and design projects include residential interiors and exteriors, and commercial spaces which include restaurants, a bakery and a spa. I’ve also designed four room-makeovers for The Washington Post’s House Calls Column.
In addition to my design business, I’m a freelance writer. You can find my articles and stories on the popular website Houzz.com and on Sherwin-Williams’ website, STIR. Currently, I’m writing a historical, creative non-fiction book.
I’m married to an amazing husband (25 years!) and we have three incredible sons who are all in college.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.