Designer, Kesha Franklin’s intuitive sense of style, creativity and harmony goes back to her formative years, where she was introduced to the world of beauty and design through her father’s vast collection ofArchitectural Digest and the renowned GQ magazine. The exposure to art, luxurious interiors and fine men’s wear was what captivated her creativity.
Kesha, explored that attraction and the artist in her was unlocked through various creative outlets. However, it wasn’t until she encountered a prominent New York City architect who praised and complemented her eye for design while they collaborated on a restaurant/lounge project that Kesha was propelled to take the leap into Interior Design. In 2006, she founded The Beautiful Experience, a boutique design firm, specializing in residential and corporate event production.
In addition, Kesha spent years immersed in the exclusive world of couture fashion as a backstage production manager and wardrobe stylist for the iconic Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Being surrounded by the work of well-known designers such as Vera Wang, Jason Wu, Donna Karen and Lanvin, sharpened her attention to detail and sensibility for luxury.
And, it shows. The spaces she reinvents today under the rebranded firm Halden Interiors are impeccable. Kesha’s striking aesthetic as an interior designer is not only shaped by her ability to curate color palettes, balanced textures and distinct furnishings, it is also influenced by her natural ability to connect with people. Every single design project begins with a heart-to-heart.
To date, Kesha, a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses alumna, has been named Designer to Watch by the Black Interior Designer’s Network, featured on ElleDecor’s House Tour, Dwell Magazine, NBC’s Open House, Architectural Digest Pro, Business of Home, and ARRAY Magazine to name a few, and counts celebrities and high-profile athletes among her clientele.
With her innate sense of style, Kesha is defined by a commitment to highly personalized service for luxury interiors. Interior Design is not just her career—it’s her passion.