Kelsie Hornby, ASID, Elegant Designs, Inc.


Business Description
professional's photo "c. Morgan Howarth".
I received my degree from Radford University and have been practicing interior design for 25 years, founding Elegant Designs, Inc. in 2004. I love to do all styles of residential interior design and small commercial projects. I am a member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
Location:
Williamsburg, VA US 
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Address
4001 Elizabeth Killebrew,
Williamsburg, Virginia,
United States, 23188 
Fax:
(757) 220-9002 
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Kelsie Hornby, ASID, Elegant Designs, Inc.
Hi the chairs are from Swaim furniture, out of NC
April 4, 2014 at 11:38am   
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Is It Time for a Sundial in Your Garden?

Welcome spring and add intrigue to your landscape with a sundial as functional art or fanciful decoration Full Story
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If you want an accurate sundial, you'll need to get one with a gnomon who's angle corresponds with your latitude, and the gnomon needs to point to true North (not magnetic north).
March 25, 2014 at 10:28pm   
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I envy these gardens. Beautiful.
April 4, 2014 at 10:06pm   
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Curtain Speech

Learn the basic terms for parts and styles of draperies and curtains to get the look you want Full Story
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I was a window treatment specialist for almost 40 years. Styles come and go, standard fullness changes and local preferences vary dramatically. When I was a young student doing my OJT in a "drapery workroom", the standard for fullness was only double and hems and headings were turned under 1" and then 4". Far less full than todays standard unless you buy your window treatments at K-Mart. But then all things Country came into popularity in this rural area along with gathered cotton curtains up to 5 times fullness and always tied back. Thankfully that style passed.
There was a time when every middle class home hired someone like me to design their window treatments about every 15 years like clockwork. That has all changed with the younger generations as they do the Pottery Barn thing and send their possessions to a landfill every 5 years or so. Notice I refer to the Middle Class. The only Upper Class people in this area, those who still want the luxury of custom window treatments hire designers from more urban areas.
What I am trying to express is that home-owners have the right to decorate their homes as they wish, styles come and go and as a designer, you can only guide your clients in what is appropriate. If they truly want swags or lace or Austrian shades, so be it. But our job is to design them tastefully. I find it truly arrogant when designers feel they must have a "signature" look and refuse to listen to their clients and their real wants or desires. Even Austrian shades or antique satin swags can be designed tastefully..... It's all a matter of skill.
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I only worry about privacy in the front of my house, but I'm not that concerned about looks. The back of my kitchen has no curtains at all, the trees provide the privacy in the summer when most people in the apartments out back might be standing around looking at us. The other reason for curtains in my house is in the bedrooms for light control. Here I have the issues of window air conditioners, and the curtains have to be above them.

I have made most of the curtains in my house, or at least adapted bought curtains. I personally don't care for the "puddling" of drapes, but that's because I have 2 blind roommates and cats who think puddled drapes are good places to sleep (actually attempted to pull down a drape in the living room before I replaced them.) I now have tab top curtains in there with pockets, just because I think they are cute. These are one of two sets I bought and the only one I haven't actually sewed to adapt, instead using cute, cheap, broaches to pin it up over the ac and to keep them closed. I would actually love to make my own out of old jeans and have even smaller pockets but that's a chore for a different time.
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Review by ckruth:

Kelsie Hornby is an exceptional interior designer with impeccable taste. She has helped us with a total remodel and furnishing of our home. Kelsie carefully l...
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Review by rpcind:

Kelsie has done several projects in our home over the past few years, not just in 2013, but several years. Window treatments, carpet, furniture, etc. She is a...
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Review by rjkkuhta:

We learned about Kelsie Hornby, Elegant Designs, Inc. via referral from our builder, and we have sought her help on four different occasions: with interior pain...
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Review by gus14:

I met Kelsie through the design/build company who built our house in 2011. Three hours of her services were included in the price. She helped me choose the li...
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Review by kingsmilldesign:

Kelsie listened to my requests and brought back several choices for me to look over. She focused on quality & cost. She is personable, responsible, and thorou...
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