Kelly's Dream Canvas

Kelly's Dream Canvas

Janel Laban
Mar 8, 2013

Name: Kelly
Location: Historic Van Vorst Park, Jersey City, NJ

I'm an Interior Designer and have always desired to have more space with which I can decorate. I recently moved from Manhattan to Jersey City where I found my dream canvas - a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in a townhouse overlooking Van Vorst Park. In my job, I often get to work with clients who have seemingly limitless budgets, but this is not the case in my personal life.

 I must be very budget conscious and thrifty when purchasing for my apartment. I have gone to numerous estate sales, dug through flea markets will piles higher than myself, and searched online resources to find that "perfect" item. With a bit of stain, polish, and a good clean, items look brand new! 

My style is very eclectic, with a mix of mid century, traditional, and bold touches. I was lucky enough to begin my career by being mentored by the mix master, Eric Cohler. His work has helped guide me with my ability to be unafraid to select styles that some would never consider combining.

I have furthered my style as an interior designer at Jed Johnson Associates. This has helped me to develop a more sophisticated palette, where I tend to stay away from trends, and go for a more classic approach. 

Thanks, Kelly!

(Images: Kelly Zerbini)

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