President & Design Director
LEED AP, ASID, NCIDQ
“A good designer can design in any style because in the end it is all about the client. The design process is an artful marrying of the client’s needs with my knowledge and style so that each project is completely personalized and custom.”
Kelly Sutton Design and Sutton House are directed by award-winning Interior Designer Kelly Sutton, named one of the Boutique 18, Boutique Design magazine’s annual roster of up-and-coming interior designers.
Kelly is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Louisiana State University, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for design.
Now, with over 12 years of experience in hospitality and residential design, many of which were for internationally renowned HBA/Hirsch Bedner & Associates, & extensive international travel for design, Kelly brings a unique & diverse perspective to every project. She lived in Hong Kong for two years while working on the design for the Four Seasons hotel and has designed homes for celebrities and top CEO's in Los Angeles. She has gained a reputation for having intuition, a keen sense for detail, a fresh eye, and a down to earth personality that makes everyone feel at home.
Kelly opened in New Orleans in the fall of 2015 with a showroom known as Sutton House. The showroom and design studio are located on prestigious Magazine Street. The New Orleans location is now the firms headquarters and home.
Kelly believes a good designer can design in any style because in the end it is all about the client. The design process is an artful marrying of the client’s needs with her knowledge and style so that each project is completely personalized and custom.
Kelly has developed valuable relationships with fabricators and manufacturers worldwide. She has a unique personal style she calls - eclectic modernism, a masterful mix of warm classic color palettes, clean modern lines, and unexpected details.
Kelly Sutton Design has completed rooms for the elite Greystone Mansion Showhouse in Beverly Hills, Legends of La Cienega LCDQLA West Hollywood event, and non-profit design event DIFFA Dining By Design in New York City. We have been published in Modern Luxury's Angeleno Interiors, California Homes, Modern Home Builder, and South Bay Home.
In the summer of 2016, Kelly worked with Property Brother, Jonathan Scott, on a home in the historic neighborhood of Treme. They battled Drew Scott's team and ultimately won the 4 episode series with their Vintage Remix design. The HGTV series, Brothers Take New Orleans, aired in November of 2016.