CEO & PRINCIPAL DESIGNER
Growing up in Philadelphia with her parents and brother, Kaeleen expressed her creativity across several artistic mediums. One in particular, not so obvious to those outside of the household, was rearranging furniture (many times) until it felt just right. Trips to Home Depot and Lowe's with her dad and Michael’s Crafts and Joann Fabric with her mom were priceless.
Kaeleen attributes her earliest spark of interest in design to her father's incredible artistic talents that she witnessed as a young girl. She too, was hypnotized by his favorite TV shows: Bob Vila’s Home Again, This Old House and New Yankee Workshop. She remembers being fascinated by the hosts and everything they did, from woodworking in their shops to renovating beautiful Victorian homes.
As a teen, her first design endeavor was to transform their outdated play-room into a functional home-office. Highlighting her family's love of the beach (a.k.a. "down the shore"), Kaeleen selected new furniture, paint, accents and wall décor. The once dark room became a welcoming space filled with family memories.
Several years later, after exploring career opportunities, Kaeleen developed a vision to create something bigger than herself. On a mission to embrace an on-the-go lifestyle and her undeniable sense of adventure, in 2015 she created the KYARI brand and began the design and development of KYARI's luxury line of Travel & Overnight Bags.
Since the start, Kaeleen had a goal in mind to expand the brand into several divisions down the road. Making this a reality and taking her full circle back to her roots, the Interior Design Firm, KYARI Group, officially launched in February 2018. A dream come true.
INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT
Elvalisa's passion for Interior Design began under the guidance of her Grandfather, a former General Contractor and furniture maker. Over time, quality time together turned into working side by side; Elvalisa learned first hand some valuable lessons in the industry.
Having recently completed her studies at Texas State University, earning her degree in Interior Design, Elvalisa is equipped with a dynamic skillset. She brings enthusiasm into everything she takes on.
KYARI Group is excited to see Elvalisa grow and flourish on our team.