2014 Innovation in Design Award-Winner: Hammertown friend Kelly Mittleman

Meet CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) Innovation in Design Award Winner, Kelly Mittleman

kelly-photoA few years back I met Kelly Mittleman. We connected through the internet.  Kelly had stumbled on Hammertown.com while looking for furniture for a client. She was taken by our site because, as you all know, it’s not a typical commercial retail site.  She felt the intimacy and was drawn to our lovely style and taste.

When we finally met, we took an immediate liking to each other.  Kelly is a woman of many talents (singer, designer, trainer and more!).  Hammertown was able to help her on her design project and we also introduced her to Wanda Furman, who helped her style the job.

From a cottage re-do, to a barn renovation or an extensive overhaul of an historic estate, Kelly’s design aesthetic combines respect for architecture while appreciating the needs for a modern, family home.  She oversees every detail and puts ideas into action from integrating paint and textile palettes to refining furnishings and accessories.

[all photos by Paul Johnson Photography]


A wonderful and exciting barn that was transformed into an entertainment space that can be used for intimate gatherings as well as public music performances. There’s even space for overnight guests. (see below) A true fantasy retreat for family, friends and guests.

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Guesthouse Project – Kitchen Area

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Stone Cottage – Living Room

Kelly’s company (Kelly & Co. Design) sources from many different venues for her projects and Hammertown has always been there to assist in any way we can and Wanda now often styles other projects with Kelly.  Whether it’s rugs for the floors, a sofa for a room, vintage pieces, lamps, or other accessories she has been a loyal fan.

Kelly’s Design Vision

Striking details. Warmth and Character. Simplicity. Inviting Spaces. The best COLOR advice. Rooms that will make you fall in love. Easy Elegance. Comfort. Flair. A modern approach. Vibe. Stunning Elements…all add up to creating the best ingredients of a home.

Though I’m sure you’ll recognize some Hammertown pieces, many of the items you see in these photographs are NOT from Hammertown.  I am the first to tell our clients and customers that you want to go for a varied mix of design elements and to get that mix means collecting from different sources.  When you look at these photos of some of Kelly’s recent projects, clearly, she knows how to do “mix”…brilliantly.

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So kudos to Kelly for having won such terrific recognition for her work. Hammertown is proud to have been part of her success!

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