kelly killoren bensimon

July 27, 2012

Best known for her stint as a real housewife
on Bravo's RHONYC, what stands out for me
about those seasons more than Ramona's big
eyes and Bethenny's skinny rise to fame are
Kelly Killoren Bensimon's
chic NYC apartment and stylish house

Kelly's mom, Lesley is a personal friend
and a talented interior designer who shared
a beautiful residential project with me here.

A model/actress/author, Kelly
hails from the town where I live
and has this tres jolie sense of playful living
mixed with the unexpected (and jelly beans).

Those pillows on Kelly's reupholstered purple velvet sofa?
Made from her Hermes scarves.

Here's the detail that hints we could hang:
she paid $500 for the sofa at a Restoration Hardware outlet! SCORE!

Since glimpsing and loving those cushions,
I have collected 35" designer silk scarves to create my own.

Check out the horse room divider!

No images of her upstairs bedroom,
but it is heavenly with its glossy white floors
and a library of shoes and bags.

Moving on to her East Hampton pad,
she maintains a clean and laid back vibe,
with sexy accents and art everywhere.

kelly bensimon hamptons

kelly bensimon hamptons

The decor changed in here a little bit
perhaps because the home was staged for sale.

Kelly's dream house is on the market,
sold, and her new book offers simple tips
from the Midwestern beauty to look
like a million bucks.

Are we lovin those Texas-sized scarf pillows?

Peace to you right where you are.

Note to Kelly:
Stoked about making your recipe
in the book for granola, but could
you please return to your hometown
and start a revolution with me here?
We need joyful chic.

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  1. Joyful chic is the right word and the world could definitely use more of it! Would love to see the revolution you could start.
    Have a joyfully chic weekend, Michele! XO

  2. I think homes beautifully reflect her personality...OMG isn't the housewives shows such a hoot? My gulity pleasure I admit.
    Thanks for sharing Michele....and have a great weekend:)

  3. I'm dying over those pillows!!! I've got to do the same thing!!! Her home has killer style; wish I was rich so I could scoop it up now that it's on the market!

  4. I haven't watched the house but sounds like I should just for the design eye candy! I love the kitchen in her Hamptons house...maybe I need to buy that house. :) Is it fair that she is beautiful and rich?

  5. Michele I would join any revolution for joyful chic that you would start, xo Kathysue

  6. So chic and stylish in both the fun and playful feel!! Happy weekend, my friend ~

  7. So fun Michele and I must invest in a horse room divider! That first picture is a great shot of her and love those pillows.


  8. I have only started watching RHONYC! And Ramona freaks me out a little.....I might have seen it a few times when Kelly was on it.
    Who cares.....her house is fab...very risky and I like that!

  9. Love love love this post!!! I'm a huge House wives fan and was always hoping to get a better peek into Kelly's Hampton home, thank you soooo much!! I love Kelly's style... the way she dresses and her whole funky, chic bohemian vibe! Everything she does seems to be effortless! You're always sniffin' out things I love... you're my cup of tea!

    much love,

  10. She's adorable and her house totally appears to radiate her personality! What a great purple sofa, and i love that pink canvas!


  11. I have no idea who this woman is but that purple sofa is just all kinds of cool. Funny, I was *this* close to ordering a plum velvet sofa instead of the olive green I went for in the end and this post is making me think I may need to just go and order it anyway and figure out where to put it afterwards ;) Such happy colours, love it xxx


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