We are not your average interior design firm. At Kelli Richards Designs, our focus is on creating extraordinary and meaningful spaces for our clients. Our approach to every project is about marrying the interior architecture and furnishings together to create a cohesive space that is both functional and beautiful. For us, the interior environment is an art form.
During our initial full-scale design projects, we became dissatisfied with what the local market had to offer for high quality, well-designed product options. Looking to offer our clients with something more, we developed relationships with some of the world’s most unique and sought-after manufacturers, furniture, and architectural brands as well as local and international artists and artisans. As a result, in 2019, we founded Kelli.shop, an online boutique with a curated collection of some of our favorite brands and pieces with delivery across Canada.
Our passion for unique spaces ensures that no two projects are the same and every client experiences a curated and inspired design unique to them.
Kelli Richards is the Owner and Principal Designer of KRD. She founded the firm in 2014 after graduating from College Interdec’s Interior Design program.
Since that time, Kelli has worked on numerous projects with a focus on the luxury residential market.
Working in the fashion industry as a model for over a decade, Kelli has been immersed in various cultures which have no doubt influenced not only her personal design style, but also her philosophy and outlook on life.
"I love exploring all the possibilities of a space and getting to the essence of the client. There is no right or wrong design but when I have exhausted all the options and am left with the one that just feels right for the client and the space, that is when I know I have hit the mark."
For Kelli, good design is a process that requires careful consideration so that no detail is left out. From designing the perfect layout to selecting the optimal material for how a space will be used and who will use it, every element of the finished product has been thoroughly thought through and obsessed over before ever presenting it to a client.
Working with Kelli and her team means that you can sit back, relax and know that every detail of your project is being taken care of by a team of experienced professionals.
Chief Financial Officer
Robby is a vital member of the KRD team. While you may see him helping the girls lift boxes, pack and un-pack items, his primary role at KRD is keeping the finances in order and in the world of interior design, that is no easy feat.
With a background in construction, Robby offers valuable input during the project estimation phase and assists on site solving complex construction issues and lending a helping hand when needed.
In addition to his role as CFO, Robby also happens to be Kelli’s husband and co-owner of Kelli.Shop, an online modern furniture and lighting shop the couple founded together in 2019.
Growing up in Montreal, Robby’s family owned and ran a modern Danish furniture store, which is where his love for minimalist designs began. Between the website and KRD projects, there is never a dull moment and he is rarely without a task at hand.
Maria is responsible for conceptualizing designs, drafting plans, 3D rendering, specifying products and finishes and communications with suppliers and trades.
She has been with KRD since 2016 after graduating from the interior design program at LaSalle Interdec College.
During this time, Maria took a year off to travel and live abroad in Sydney, Australia where she worked in the design field, gaining valuable knowledge and experience as well as wealth of inspiration from Australia’s top minimalist design firms.
Maria brings a fresh eye and a passion for modern, minimalist designs to every project.
Nothing is ever over designed or overwhelming, on the contrary, to Maria, less is more.
Marissa joined the KRD team in the fall of 2019 after graduating from Lasalle Interdec College with honors. Her key responsibilities include on-site measures, drafting plans in AutoCAD, using 3D rendering software, preparing photoshop presentations as well as budget formation and sourcing.
Her greatest skill set is her organizational skills which is a huge asset to KRD projects when there are so many balls in the air to juggle.
Marissa keeps all the craziness that is interior design as structured as it can be, while making it look effortless.
Ella’s main role at KRD is spreading love and joy. She loves meeting new people and must give everyone a mandatory kiss before she can relax.
Most days she rotates between team members laps so she can check out what we are working on and offer her approval.
Mia specializes in office security. Her primary role at KRD is alerting us when the FEDEX guy is at the door, otherwise how would we know he is there?!
Being more of an introvert than her sister, you will usually find her sitting in her chair sunbathing near a window, thinking her thoughts. She has been nick-named “Bunkey” because she hops like a bunny and eats bananas like a monkey.