kelly shows us her gorgeous studio
richmond-born interior designer kelly witt has called charlottesville her home since 1999, when she enrolled in uva’s architecture school, and stayed in the ville after graduating. kelly’s first job was at elena’s, an interior design firm, where she designed curtains. she stayed at elena’s until 2010, when she bought the entire sample library.
now, kelly witt design is located in the same building that was formerly elena’s, a gorgeous space on second street se. most of kelly’s clients enlist her help with residential projects, and for the most part, are local, though she is currently working on projects in florida, minnesota, and maryland. charlottesville’s tastes are fairly “traditional,” as kelly says, though she tends to favor fun elements. in her personal style, kelly leans to “tailored, simple designs”—her everyday look involves jeans (kelly’s days include both meetings and scaling ladders, in addition to taking care of 8-month-old son henry) and accessories of the scarpa variety.
her first scarpa purchase was a pair of amalfi shoes with 3 or 4 inch heels, but kelly jokes that she’s “more sensible now.” most recently, she installed new curtains in the shop. you should come by and check them out! they’re gauzy and beautiful.