My Name is Kelley Carter and I am Obsessed with Decorating

June 23, 2011 | By | Comments (6)

Finish My Room

As the senior home market editor at Real Simple, I am the resident shopper, trend predictor, and ultimate gut reactor.  I spend the majority of my time (weekends, vacations, and holidays included) searching for the coolest accoutrements, deciding if yellow is the new red, and having extreme emotional reactions to life enhancing nuggets like hand-blocked table runners.  I am willing to go the distance to find the perfect rug, pillow, spoon, etc.  Once, I actually found the chicest plastic tumblers in Paris!  I’m sure you were dying over them in the June issue.  I am constantly falling in and out of love with everything I see.  I love my job and can’t wait to share my inspirations, tips, secret sources, and all the goodies you don’t get to see in the magazine.   Oh, and I also LOVE playing the “guess who makes this” game.   I am REALLY good.  Try me…  Send me an image of that baroque plate, mid-century chair, or horn bookend you’ve been coveting but can’t seem to find!

(The photo above is from one of my favorite stories I worked on recently. Where we got the chance to help three people finish decorating a room in their home.)