k e l l y b e h u n |STUDIO is an interior design firm based in New York City that specializes in the design of interiors, furniture and decorative accessories. Founded by Kelly Behun, the Studio provides a uniquely hands-on approach producing customized environments perfectly tailored to each client’s needs. Clients are assured a highly personal experience with an emphasis on collaboration and individualized service. Considered an interior designer with the eye of a gallerist, Kelly’s projects utilize everything from bespoke furnishings and unique designer pieces to offbeat accents and inexpensive vintage finds. The aesthetic relies more on visual and emotional appeal than a particular style or provenance. Kelly has deep connections to the art world and is always seeking new and innovative ways for clients to integrate art into their homes. Her portfolio includes projects for high profile individuals in the worlds of technology, entertainment, business and politics.
Kelly Behun grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After moving to New York she joined Ian Schrager Hotels’ in-house Design Studio where she worked with Andree Putman, trained under renowned designer Philippe Starck, and was an integral member of the design team that created the Delano in Miami, Mondrian in Los Angeles, and Royalton, Paramount, Morgans and Hudson hotels in New York City. She opened k e l l y b e h u n |STUDIO, known for its comprehensive and highly bespoke approach to interior design projects and its exclusive line of furniture and home accessories. Her limited edition line of furniture, including artist collaborations, was exhibited in a solo show at the R20th Gallery in Tribeca. Kelly's design work has been featured in numerous domestic and international design and shelter magazines and television shows, as well as on the cover of the book “Bathrooms” and “The Bathroom Design File,” published by Ryland, Peters & Small. Her collaboration with Vladimir Kagan is featured in “The Complete Kagan” published by Pointed Leaf Press. Her line is sold at Barneys, SuiteNY, and other exclusive retailers, as well as her storefront on 1st Dibs. Kelly is a member of Elle Décor Magazine’s A-List of Interior Designers. In the Fall of 2016 her new line of home furnishings and accessories debuted at her pop-up shop, entitled "A Kook Milieu" at Barneys New York. Ms. Behun lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.
ALEX P. WHITE
Alex P. White grew up in Atlanta, GA and attended the University of Georgia, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture. He enjoyed a successful career while in Atlanta producing public art commissions, showing in gallery exhibitions and designing bespoke environments for both retail and restaurant interiors. In 2005, he moved to New York City to attend Hunter College where he received his Master of Fine Art in Combined Media. Mr. White joined kelly behun|STUDIO in 2008 and continues to work with Ms. Behun on custom artworks, furniture and interior projects. Besides his collaboration with kelly behun |STUDIO the artist also works with SKOTE (a collaboration with performer Jill Pangallo) and MALONE (an art/graphic design collaboration with the artist Strauss Bourque LaFrance.) In 2010 the artist attended the prestigious summer residency program, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been published in the NY Times, New York Magazine (a feature in the annual design issue with kelly behun |STUDIO) Details Magazine, Elle Decor, New American Paintings, Dwell and Atlanta Magazine. In 2013, MALONE were selected as guest editors for the summer issue of Art Papers Magazine. In 2015 Mr. White was the recepient of the American Design Hot List award. He has has shown his solo and collaborative video, performance and installation works in museums, galleries, art fairs and alternative art spaces across the US including NADA, Movement Research at Judson Church, Participant Inc., Lamama Galleria and Regina Rex in New York City, Night Gallery, LA, The Contemporary in Atlanta, GA, The Visual Art Center in Austin, TX, The Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, NC and The Brogan Museum in Tallahassee, FL.