at home with minted artist: kelly johnston
tour the artist's home and inspiring workspace
Published Jun 25, 2015 5:00 AM
A MONTHLY GLIMPSE INSIDE THE HOMES AND STUDIOS OF MINTED’S ARTISTS.
Meet Kelly Johnston Minted + domino’s featured monthly artist!
Take a look through Kelly Johnston’s portfolio, and it’s no secret that the Seattle native gets a bit of her inspiration from nature. After all, being surrounded by the captivating beauty of the Evergreen State has its merits. Johnston’s passion for the arts flourished throughout the years, as she went on from completing a BFA in Painting to various stints in interior design and handmade jewelry making. Today, the artist lives in Bainbridge Island, a quiet community that’s just a 30 minute ferry ride from the bustling city, with her husband and two (very adorable) children. Here, Johnston touches on her eclectic style and the one place she can escape to for a little R&R.
Where do you feel most inspired?
I feel most inspired when I’m outside surrounded by light and water. I love going to the San Juan Islands in Northern Washington, the sunsets there are incredible.
How would you describe your personal style?
My style is colorfully eclectic, I love mixing styles from different eras, and incorporating designs imported from Europe. I am a big fan of the whole mid-century modern look, with a touch of Hollywood regency. I like to think of my space as a visual symphony.
What makes a home beautiful?
The people who live there. A home is the most beautiful when it’s well cared for, and filled with love.
What’s your most prized possession?
Family photos albums, baby books, and sentimental mementos I’ve collected throughout the years.
On what items do you scrimp?
Vintage pieces from garage or estate sales. The items may not cost much but they always have a lot of character.
On what do you splurge?
I’m a bargain hunter, but if I happen to come across a quality piece, which will last me a long time, I don’t mind spending a little extra.
favorite travel destination?
My go-to spot is the San Juan Islands. It’s just about one of the most relaxing places where you can completely unplug and take in the beauty of the surrounding nature.