meet the team
Kelly Archer Interiors, Inc. was started after Kelly, the founder, went through a tremendous amount of loss. She came to the point in her life where she needed to make a choice: dissolve in sadness or stand up and choose a new way of life. In that moment, she decided she needed to try something that felt scary, would push her to new limits, and prove to herself that she had what it took. In 2014, one year after the passing of her mother, Kelly Archer Interiors was born.
As a Bakersfield native, Kelly loves the close community and the support the city gives its people. Opening the Design Studio first, in the winter of 2018 was easy and effortless but opening the Storefront January of 2020 proved to be harder than expected. Through it all, Bakersfield has lived up to its reputation of being supportive and the company’s success is a testament to KAI’S dedication to its clients, the community, and the beautiful designs they create.
“I will always be grateful for each opportunity we receive to enter a client’s home to help improve their lifestyle and functionality. Each project means the world to me and my team. Every story we hear and
become a part of is invaluable to our company and us as people. After 24 years of designing homes, each one still feels brand new and exciting!”
"Our home turned out so much better than my husband and I ever imagined. With out any structural changes, Kelly and Michelle transformed the whole house from a dark and dated space to a light and airy home that we love and are so proud of."
- Tom and Nancy
We are intentional and passionate about creating a unique and inviting experience in our storefront. We work hard to source a variety of items that will make your home feel collected, telling your story. You can build a custom piece of furniture with the help of a designer, or even pick out some new pillows to add a pop of color to your home. Whatever your decorative design needs are, we are here to assist in elevating your home. You can find a wide variety of furniture, accessories, lighting options, wall decor, live houseplants, and our famous gourmet coffee. We are also proud to be a hub to some of Bakersfield’s best, locally made goods. You can support our small business while also supporting other creatives in our community. We are excited for you to come in and experience Bakersfield’s best furniture store: The Storefront, maybe even with a glass of wine (or two!)
Why Kelly Archer Interiors?
There is nothing more personal than your home. It is where your life is, where your story is being built, and where continues to grow. Starting a new project, whether it’s a new build, remodel, or furniture refresh can be daunting. We are here to make the process easy and fun! We are here for YOU!
The most important objective for KAI is to connect with you, our client, in a personal way that helps us understand who you are and what is important to you. This allows us to create a design that tells your story. Your home should reflect YOU and not us!
We believe there are 3 key aspects to being a successful designer. Connection, passion, and creativity. At KAI, we are devoted to design and bursting with creativity! It is that passion that allows us to create incredible spaces for our clients.
Our Purpose is to design stylistically while keeping functionality in mind. Every selection is carefully curated for you, your design preferences, and efficient flow of your space.
What’s important to you is important to us. We are committed to providing open and honest communication. We pledge to be good stewards of your money and treat your project with the utmost respect and professionalism.
We want to provide the best experience possible from beginning to end. We will always have your best interest at heart. We stand by our work, products, and services.
Shortly after my mother passed away, a friend of mine had a dream about her. She was walking down the aisle at my daughter’s wedding dressed in a blue dress suit with a matching pill box hat. She sat next to me... suddenly stood up and pointed at her chair. There, she left a gift; it was a framed picture of the Blue Bird of happiness. When my friend told me the dream, I immediately searched for the meaning behind it.
“Usually, right after a time of tremendous difficulty, the bluebird comes to bring good fortune in all things such as love, money, healing, and happiness.”
“In our original logo the feather was floating at the top, symbolizing my mom watching over me, now in the new logo, the feather is at the bottom representing her being in my foundation.” ~Kelly
Some believe the bluebird is a symbol of joy and hope; others, that good news will be arriving soon. There are those that think bluebirds represent a connection between the living and those who have passed away.
Founder / CEO / Designer
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