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 of Architectural 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, but it wasn’t until she encountered a prominent New York City architect who praised and complemented her eye for interior design while they collaborated on a restaurant/lounge project that Kesha took the leap and founded The Beautiful Experience in 2006, a boutique design firm, specializing in residential and special events design and planning.
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. Surrounded by the work of well-known designers such as Vera Wang, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Donna Karen and Lanvin… Kesha sharpened her attention to detail, distinct eye for exquisite styling and sensibility to craftsmanship.
And, it shows. The spaces she reinvents today under Halden Interiors are impeccable. But Kesha’s striking aesthetic as an interior designer is not only shaped by her ability to curate color palettes, balanced textures and distinct furnishings, but is also influenced by her ability to understand and connect with people. Every single design project begins with a heart-to-heart.
To date, Kesha, named, two years in a row, as a designer to watch by the Black Interior Designer’s Network and a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses alumna, 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.