Like many others, I came to work in the interior design field in a roundabout way. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in public relations and married my husband shortly afterward. We relocated for a year before moving back to Raleigh. These big life changes combined gave me the opportunity to start my own business doing PR work while also pursuing training in my first love, interior design.
While completing the certificate program in interior design from the New York Institute of Art & Design, I began working at a to-the-trade designer showroom. A couple years later I joined a veteran Raleigh designer, Brenda Bateman, as her design associate. My PR business has morphed into Kelsey Lee Interiors, and I continue to work with Brenda on a broad range of projects, from one-room residential makeovers to large-scale commercial design.
My son Miles made me a mom in December 2017! I am overjoyed to spend so much time with him while continuing to do work I love.