SmithHönig is a décor and furnishings company that creates custom patterns and imagery inspired by its founders’ world travels.
Visual artist and travel connoisseur Melanie Hönig and award-winning interior designer Kellie Smith have channeled their wanderlust and love of design into producing one-of-a-kind fabrics, wallcover, murals, pillows, wall art and more. Each of their exclusive images tells a story, creating a luxurious, cross-cultural layering of traditions from around the globe.
Kellie Smith’s work has been featured in books including Rizzoli’s “Decorate Fearlessly” by Susanna Salk and Sandow Media’s “Best of Office” and “Best of Residential”. Her work as a contract carpet designer and colorist is reflected in the interiors of office buildings, hotel chains and commercial establishments around the world.
Her lifelong love of color inspired her to create a signature paint line, Velvet Finishes by Kellie Smith. The line’s gorgeous palette and no-fuss application has inspired DIY’ers across the country.
Kellie lives with her husband, motorcross racing son and horse loving step-daughter, and shares her unique and irreverent take on the design process at Design Asylum Blog.
A trained visual artist and photographer, Melanie Hönig spends up to four months a year exploring the globe and capturing images that can be turned into one-of-a-kind patterns for SmithHönig’s collections. Her travels have taken her into some unique places. She’s attended dinner parties inside China’s Forbidden City, taught workshops in Crimean Tatar villages and served as an impromptu “lady in waiting” for Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.
She travels through life with the dashing Mr. H and a tuxedo cat named Mabel.
Melanie shares her passion for global cultures on her lifestyle and travel blog, Rover@Home, where her love of international house parties and stylish vacation rentals takes center stage.
photo credits: Raftermen