Featured Designer: Kelly Ventura
We fell in love with Kelly Ventura’s “fresh florals, playful prints and organic hand-painted patterns” when we first featured her in our Surtex preview back in May, and we are over the moon to get to share more of her recent work! A surface designer based in Michigan, she creates pattern and art for a variety of clients in the home, gift and children’s industries.
“Through her experience working for a home decor and gift wholesaler in Chicago, Ventura quickly realized her love for pattern and product. In 2011, she started her dream company, Kelly Ventura Design and hasn’t looked back. After months of preparation, Ventura reached one of her business goals earlier this year and debuted at Surtex, leaving the show floor with a great response to her work. On any given day, you can find Ventura painting in her studio; creating fresh watercolor pattern and prints for a number of recognized national and international brands. She currently has product assortments with Bloomingdale’s, Crate and Barrel, Minted and West Elm, with a few new collaborations launching in 2015! She can now officially share the news that she has partnered with Windham Fabrics on a collection called, Flora, which will launch in April of 2015! Stay tuned for her watercolor patterns featured on quilting cottons and cotton lawn!”
Visit kellyventura.com to see more from this mega talented designer! Enjoy your weekend!! -Chelsea