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Porch Swing Styling at Palmetto Bluff with Kelly Caron Designs

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Jun 28, 2023

July 6, 2023 | 3pm | FLOW Gallery + Workshop | Complimentary

Kelly Caron Designs will host the inaugural POP-UP PORCH SWING STYLING WORKSHOP at the FLOW Gallery + Workshop courtyard in Palmetto Bluff. Kelly Caron and industry partners Lowcountry Originals and Laurie Bell, Inc. will offer tips and guidelines for styling the perfect southern swing bed. As Presenting Sponsor for the Artist in Residence Program, Kelly Caron is excited to engage her talents with those of her partners for the benefit of Palmetto Bluff residents, guests, and the greater Bluffton community. The first-ever event is scheduled for Thursday, July 6, from 3 to 5 pm. Kelly plans to demonstrate the essential steps of porch swing styling on the real thing! A custom swing bed will be installed onsite by Lowcountry Originals where Kelly and team will share various swing styles and Laurie Bell fabric themes, then field questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served.


Kelly Caron Designs – Tucked into the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Kelly Caron Designs has flourished on the coast, but is rooted in a small North Carolina mountain town. Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Kelly, the creative mind behind Kelly Caron Designs and Kelly Caron curated, spent much of her childhood vacationing in the Bluffton/Hilton Head and Sea Island areas. Later, as an art student, Kelly found herself inspired by the home aesthetic—nurturing her passion for finding, blending, and perfectly tailoring home details while working with homeowners and fellow industry business owners. And while she adores her mountain roots, the love for the Lowcountry never left her.

Driven by her entrepreneurial spirit, passion for home design, and creating a beautiful aesthetic, Kelly traded the high country for the Lowcountry—moving to Bluffton and immediately setting a new standard. Using her background as an art student coupled with her business savvy, she created a unique studio model and founded Kelly Caron Designs in 2015—slowly adding design partners and discovering the rewards of leading, innovating, and building an impactful business.
Known for traditional Lowcountry interiors infused with modern coastal design inspired by nature, the company’s portfolio is a direct reflection of its namesake’s Southern background. Connecting the majestic mountains of the high country to the serene, coastal waterways of the Lowcountry, nature is Kelly’s ultimate inspiration—with its colors and textures, and how they shift on the journey from mountains to the coast, influencing her design style. Residential to commercial, her home designs often feature palettes inspired by the authentic beauty of the Lowcountry: from coastal water views and moss-draped live oak trees to the magical interaction that happens in iconic old town squares and wrap-around porches that are hallmarks of the South.

Laurie Bell – Laurie Bell brings colorful outdoor design options to individuals and designers alike. Update your garden space with spectacular colors utilizing decorative pillows or enhance the look of your furniture with eye-catching cushions. Soften your patio or porch with a new, high performance outdoor rug. Add the perfect amount of shade with a stylish umbrella. All outdoor fabrics and rugs are individually selected by Laurie Bell, and are combined with high performance cushion components to weather the elements, wherever you may find yourself. Far from ordinary, Laurie Bell redefines fashion for outdoor rooms!

Lowcountry Originals / The Light Post – The Light Post Boutique has been serving the area for over 25 years in luxury lighting for residential, commercial, and hospitality design. We are the home to our signature collection of Lowcountry Originals, custom, handcrafted lighting and bed swings.


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