Edmond designer Kellie Clements designs furniture, window treatments

Kellie Clements of Edmond made a name for herself appearing on HGTV “Design Star” and “Design Star All-Stars.” The designer now tries her hand at designing furniture and window treatments and writing books.
by Heather Warlick Published: August 27, 2012
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Edmond interior designer Kellie Clements calls herself an “encourager.”

“I like to push people to go a little further than what they think they're comfortable with,” she said.

She adores bright pops of color and bold designs. She knows how to mix patterns with panache and can turn a boring room into a spectacular showroom.

She strutted her impressive design skills during two recent stints on HGTV's Season Six “Design Star” and this summer's “Design Star All Stars.”

Now, Clements is moving her career away from reality TV competition and setting her sights on new endeavors — writing books and creating her own line of window coverings. And she's dipped her toe into the realm of furniture design. All this in addition to caring for her two children and husband.

“I've got a lot on my plate,” Clements admits.

Clements, 34, placed fourth in season six of “Design Star,” an accomplishment she said proved to herself that she could keep up with top-notch designers from big cities.

“To compete with 11 other designers at that level, and do as well as I did, it was very reassuring,” she said. “I can hang with people no matter if they're from New York or California or Chicago. So I felt good coming home knowing that I am giving my clients something of true value.”

She proved that to the HGTV viewers, too. Their votes made her the season's Fan Favorite and landed her a series of Internet videos.

In the videos, she gives viewers tutorials on creating a mini mudroom, choosing patterns that work together, creating a desk for two and creative ways to display photos on walls.

You can watch the series on HGTV.com.

This year, she again heard from HGTV. They wanted her to compete in a new reality show: “Design Star All Stars.”

For this competition, six designers from past seasons of “Design Star” came together to compete for the All Star title.


by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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