The Firm

Kelly Scanlon Interior Design was established in 2004 by Kelly Scanlon Sullivan. Since then we have been working on some amazing projects, big and small, throughout the Bay Area. We are so grateful to be welcomed into the home of a client seeking our help. We collaborate closely with each, listen carefully, and together create a beautifully, inspired home that is comfortable, grounded, and made for living in. Whether it’s your 1st home, or your 4th, a Pied De Terre or a wine country retreat, we believe the process should be enjoyable, seamless, and yes, FUN! 

At KSD each project is led by Kelly, supported by multitasking office talent and an arsenal of experienced and respected local tradespeople, artisans, and contractors.


Kelly, Principal Designer

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After forging a successful career in the corporate world, and a year traveling the rest of the world, I decided it was time for my “this is it” career.  Motivated by the idea of creating beauty, I went back to school to discipline my creative side.  I wasn’t sure if I’d come out designing bridges, homes, cars or cell phones…I just knew it needed to be something that people would be compelled to love and use on a daily basis. In the end, it was the architecture of my travels that finally dictated my focus on Interiors.

While working for a small boutique design firm in San Francisco, I earned a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  I studied under thriving designers and architects and credit this valuable education with refining my vision and ability to see.

I am a wife, and the mother of 3 young children, as well as an active member of the East Bay’s Children’s Health Guild.


Sarah, Operations manager

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Sarah’s passion for design has always been the driving force behind her education and career. After attaining her B.A. from Arizona State University, that included studying Interior Design in Paris, she pursued a successful career in advertising and marketing specializing in brand strategy, consumer marketing and project management for top national consumer brands.

After taking some time to focus on family, Sarah decided to leave the ad world and follow her passion for interior design. Sarah leverages her vast experience and keen eye to ensure our projects run smoothly and on time and that our clients always have an open line of communication.

Sarah is a Bay Area native and currently resides with her husband and their two young sons in Danville. When she’s not running around with her sons, she enjoys styling her own home or sharing a nice bottle of wine with friends and family.


JENny, DESIGN ASSISTANT

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Jenny found her passion for home design and renovation at a young age. She spent much of her childhood accompanying her father, a real estate developer and home builder, to job sites in various stages of development. 

After gaining her BA from San Diego State University, Jenny started her career in trade show production. As Design Assistant, Jennifer supports all projects from concept through installation.

Born and raised in Newport Beach, CA, Jenny has called the Bay Area home for over 15 years. Jennifer is currently studying design and interior architecture at UC Berkeley while raising three busy teenagers. In her free time, she loves to ski, play tennis, read, travel, & spend time with family.