About KHD

kelly home designs Was Born Out Of A Passion For Decorating And Reimagining Spaces to Achieve their full potential 


Founder & Owner

I love to enter into a space and see the potential of it!  Working with clients to prepare their homes for sale or help them settle into their new home is a true joy

Hi! I'm Jodi, founder and principal designer at Kelly Home Designs Staging & Interiors located in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
I help people sell & style their homes.

I am an award-winning Certified Professional Home Stager, Color Strategist & Interior Stylist who loves helping people to achieve gorgeous spaces they never want to leave!  Color, decorating and rearranging spaces is something I've been passionate about my entire life and I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to do what I love every day.  

Whether it is staging for buyers or refreshing your space, I can help you achieve what you are looking for.



A bit about my journey ...

Have you ever been asked, "If you could do it all over again, what would you do?“ I think most of us have been asked that at some point or another. Any time I was asked that question, without hesitation, my answer was always "I would be an interior decorator". It has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager but it never occurred to me that I could have a career doing what I love, so I ended up in a completely different industry where I had a successful career in sales for more than 25 years. During those years I had always been decorating as a hobby and was frequently asked by family and friends for help with decorating and color dilemmas and advice on how to improve their homes. This was what brought me the most joy.

One day life threw me a curve ball and I was laid off from my job. I knew I had the chance to "do it all over again" and decided I had to do what I loved. As I reflected on all of the spaces I have renovated or redesigned, I realized that for the past 18 years, I had also been staging my own homes for sale without even knowing it. The first was in 2003, a one-bedroom condo, which I sold on my own (FSBO) within two weeks of listing at asking price. The second, in 2007, was a 3,000 sq. ft. townhouse that received offers within 3 weeks and also sold at asking price. When it was time to sell my home in mid-2020, and when I actually realized I was staging it, we received 6 offers within the first three days and it sold for $24K over asking!

I knew I wanted to do this for others but also wanted to be sure I had the credentials you could trust, so I immediately signed up for the most comprehensive and well-respected training program in the industry, Home Staging Resource (HSR), to become a Certified Professional in Staging and Redesign. I then furthered my training to become a Certified Color Expert, Psychological Color Expert & Color Strategist (total color geek here).  I also became a certified expert in e-Design and am currently diving deep into the world of window treatments. In addition, my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology plays an important role in creating spaces that evoke an emotional connection.

When I chose this path, I became more energized and excited than I can ever remember being throughout my entire career in sales... and I have never looked back.

If you are looking at your space wishing you could "do it all over again", you've come to the right place. I would be honored to help make your home one you or potential buyers will absolutely love!


Award winning Kelly Home Designs


Google Review

Amazing decorating and reimagining of the things you already own.

If you're looking to create a beautiful space, look no further!  Jodi will make your home look and feel its best whether you're staging to sell or just looking to refresh a space!


Google Review

Jodi was instrumental in helping me prepare my home for sale

As a result of her advice, I was able to get myself organized, understand the process, and best of all, my home sold within 3 days of being on the market, at 30K over ask! She was precise, responsive, and having her come to my home on photo day made things much easier.  I would recommend her services without reservation.

joan m. | westwood, NJ

Houzz Review

I highly recommend her services, you will not be disappointed

I hired Jodi of Kelly Home Designs to guide me in choosing paint colors for my living and dining rooms. This was money well spent! Everyone knows how daunting it can be choosing color schemes... and you get frozen with indecision. Jodi came in, listed to my needs and worked with me to come up with some really perfect color schemes. She was very friendly and super easy to work with. She has experience with older homes and that was a huge plus for me. Colors were chosen and advice given based on my preferences and not what colors were "in" for the season. I also appreciated her non-judgmental demeanor. I've had other consultants in my home and frankly felt judged as if my project was beneath them. NOT the case with Kelly Home Designs.

bill o. | hartsdale, ny

Houzz Review

Impeccable taste, a great eye for color coordination and extreme dedication and patience

in finding the right choices for all bathroom fixtures were hallmarks of this process with her... If you are looking for help with your next interior design project, Jodi Kelly of Kelly Home Designs, LLC should be your first option - a true professional in every aspect of the design phase of any project you are contemplating!

Barbara M. | short hills, NJ

Google Review

It was money well spent!

I am an interior designer and after months of trying to choose an exterior color scheme, I decided it was time to consult with someone who has expertise in that specific area. I found Kelly Home Designs during an internet search for a local professional.  Working with Jodi was a pleasure from start to finish. She is professional and gets right down to business. It took just one meeting to choose a color scheme I was excited about and can't wait to get it done.

nichol degruccio | coldwell banker - hillsdale, NJ

Houzz Review

Jodi from Kelly Home Designs is a rock star!

With her eye and attention to detail, my listing sold within 3 days with multiple offers and for well over asking price. She is smart, efficient, creative and responds to calls/e-mails/texts promptly. With her tiered offering of services, you can have her help with minor staging/ editing/ designing or allow her to fully take the reins for a complete make-over or redesign. No matter your needs, she will get it done and you will be happy!



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