‘THE magic IS ALWAYS AMPLIFIED WHEN THERE IS collaboration.’
With her keen eye, impeccable taste and a creative streak that keeps things interesting, journalism graduate Kelly Adami has always had a passion for beautiful interiors. So it was no surprise when she trained as an interior designer after university and then began her career as a decor journalist, writing about spaces she dreamt of designing one day. After some time spent in retail, Kelly decided to take a leap of faith and started her own interior design business, Copperleaf. What used to run on the support of odd design jobs from friends is now a grown-up consultancy, with projects including kitting out a designer bathroom showroom and private game lodge, as well as launching an exclusive range of furniture and accessories, such as gold- and copper-plated mirrors. ‘The collection will include specific items that I feel I need for my projects but don’t seem to be available in stores,’ says Kelly, who has always had a strong desire to go her own way. I’d love to work with local interior design studios Lemon, Anatomy Design and Studio19. copperleafstudio.co.za Kelly reveals her top five cleveri decor tips for new homeownersi atihouseandleisure.co.za..