Contributors


Patti Borelli
INTERIOR DESIGNER


Interior Designer, Stylist and Blogger Patti Borrelli brings a fresh style and fun perspective to children’s living spaces. This mom of two teen girls has been styling kid’s rooms for more than 15 years. Borrelli’s style underscores her passion for Parisian influences, a life-long love of the coast and an appreciation for the art in every day. She creates compelling scenarios enhanced with color, organic elements and artful finds.

 


Barbara Miller
DESIGNER/BLOGGER


Barbara Miller, ASID, is an award winning Designer and Blogger. She is also the author of “Researching Home” a book she co-authored for the American Society of Interior Designers to help teach other residential designers how to incorporate psychological research to create comfortable home environments. Barbara blends her professional experience with her life experience as the mother of 5 to create family friendly environments that are as beautiful as they are welcoming.

 


Kelli Ellis
INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER


Kelli Ellis is internationally recognized as a Design Psychology Expert, Artist, Licensee, Speaker, a Design Campus founder and Author of the best-selling book Do I Look Skinny in this House? In addition to IDI, she also holds a BA in Marketing, a Law school education from Western State University, and a liberal arts education from The University of London. Kelli has been published in numerous national publications showcasing an outdoor rug collection, two tile collections, an art glass collection, and a successful art line. Kelli began a TV career on TLC’S Clean Sweep to starring in HGTV’s Takeover My Makeover, Move or Improve, Celebrity Holiday Homes, and recently on House Hunters Renovation. Kelli stars in her own show on The Design Network, Design Therapy, debuting in the Fall.

 


Maria Killam
COLOUR EXPERT


Maria empowers designers and color enthusiasts to use color with confidence with her proprietary system of Understanding Undertones. She is an internationally sought after Decorator, Author, Speaker and Teacher and the original True Color Expert.

 


Jana Platina Phipps
TRIMMINGS DESIGNER


Jana Platina Phipps is well known as a Trimmings Designer with a refined vision for the use of trims in home furnishings, fashion and luxury DIY. Affectionately called Trim Queen by her clients, she adopted the moniker and launched her blog “TrimQueen Chronicles” in 2013, and now shares inspiration of modern embellishment and creativity daily via her social media channels.

 


Traci Zeller
INTERIOR DESIGNER


Crisp palettes, classic lines, and chic sensibilities are the essence of the Traci Zeller Designs aesthetic. Traci’s signature style balances classic timelessness with fresh modernity. She has won multiple awards with the American Society of Interior Designers, and has twice been named one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s, 25 Most Stylish People. Her design work is frequently featured in national, regional and local magazines, and she is a regular guest on television and at live design industry events.

 


Skaie Knox
DIYER/BLOGGER


Skaie Knox is the editor-in-chief blogger for HomeJelly, an award-winning home decor/design/repurposing and DIY blog. She is also a brand ambassador, burgeoning TV DIY expert (Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” show; HomeAdvisor “Home Hacks” video series host), as well as a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and author of Project Pillow and Big Bug Lunch! (Splashing Mermaid Books & Music). Raised and taught all things home and handmade by her Minnesota farm girl mom, Skaie incorporates her upbringing with a quirky creative twist, inspiring readers and DIYers alike to infuse their own passions into their homes.