Name: Kelly Van Patter
Location: I live in a beautiful area of Los Angeles called "Highland Park" which is the largest of 13 historic preservation overlay zones and is an up and coming area.
Website: Van Patter Design
What's your favorite color?
"My favorite color is a tough one as I don't really have one favorite.......but I would say the color that I used daily is the turquoise found in my native american jewelry which I wear daily and don't leave home without. I consider my self a walking palette or canvas which I dress or decorate daily. "
What's the best use of interior color you've ever seen?
It really depends on the application or purpose, but i would say the best is a beautiful pure white. White is the perfect background to almost anything. It allows furniture, art, textiles or anything else to stand out and make a statement , plus it just feels so clean, bright and cheery.."
Kelly just recently opened Kellygreen Design + Home just down the street from us at Sunset Junction in Silver Lake, California. The store focuses upon green lifestyle items that are both functional for the home and daily life, while also an aesthetic compliment to almost any interior, including garden, pet and baby products. Kelly also offers design services (by the hour or by the job) and design products that are environmentally friendly.
Award-winning production designer Kelly Van Patter has been responsible for creating the looks on top-rated shows such as the first five seasons of "Survivor", the first five seasons of "The Apprentice", and season one of "The Apprentice" with Martha Stewart. She most recently was the designer for Martha Stewart's first critically-acclaimed model home in Cary, North Carolina, and designed Trump Bar in Trump Tower.
She has also designed for several varied genres: from children's television (the DIsney Channel, Nickelodeon, Children's Television Workshop), to music videos (Jill Sobule, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Public Enemy's Terminator-X), from independent films (Shelter, The Real Cancun), to commercials and promos (Kinko's, Hormel Chili, The WB Network, The Disney Channel).
Kelly has appeared on-camera as a designer for VH-1's "Rock The House", where she created interiors for such musicians such as Tommy Lee, Snoop Dog, Sammy Hagar and The Goo Goo Dolls. She also appeared on the Discover Channel's "Monster House", where she transformed a typical suburban house into a funky, functional hacienda home.
A "thank you" to Kelly for joining out esteemed panel of judges for the 2007 Fall Color Contest!