Designer Feature: Ken Kehoe

Aged gold leaf on groin ceiling; antiqued woodwork, crown, columns and panelingWhat do you consider to be the most important design element?Lighting! After all the paint, furniture, fabrics, and accessories are installed, it is your lighting that casts the magic spell on your finished space.

Where is your favorite place to visit and why? Bali, Indonesia. It's actually hotter than Texas, but the open designs create outdoor living spaces inside their homes, with surprising comfort. What’s the strangest thing you used as a design feature that worked? Maybe not so much strange, but more hidden, such as air venting behind coving and crowns, so the spaces are "camera-ready" to the naked eye.

Ken believes that choosing services is not about competition: "it is about the pleasure, in terms of both the process and the result." He's glad Janie shares the same philosophy.

The interior design in this beautiful "French" townhouse was created by Ken. We added the aged gold leaf to the groin ceiling, as well as antiquing all the woodwork, crown, columns and paneling. We accented the architectural trim with gold as well! The end result was like having a little bit of Paris right here in Houston!

Janie's Signature

Janie Ellis, RID, ASID-IP, CF,
Master Artisan