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.