{Celebrity Homes} Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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

in the Hamptons.

Kelly’s mom, Lesley is a personal friend

and a talented interior designer who shared

a beautiful residential project with me here.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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).

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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!

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Since glimpsing and loving those cushions,

I have collected 35″ designer silk scarves to create my own.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Moving on to her East Hampton pad,

she maintains a clean and laid back vibe,

with sexy accents and art everywhere.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon


Kelly Killoren Bensimon


kelly bensimon hamptons
Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

The decor changed in here a little bit

perhaps because the home was staged for sale.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon


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.



  1. July 27, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    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. July 27, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    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. July 27, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    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. July 27, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    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. July 27, 2012 / 11:27 pm

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

  6. July 28, 2012 / 2:25 am

    So chic and stylish in both homes…love the fun and playful feel!! Happy weekend, my friend ~

  7. July 28, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    let the revolution begin!


  8. July 28, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    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.


  9. July 29, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    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!

  10. July 30, 2012 / 3:26 am

    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,

  11. July 30, 2012 / 7:24 pm

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


  12. July 31, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    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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