Kelley Vieregg has an eye for the refined. Inspired as a child by her grandfather, a watercolor artist, she has spent her life pursuing the perfection of design and stylish living. As the interior design process unfolds, Kelley seeks out the unique, with the goal of an elegant, charming, and clean aesthetic….minimalism, with a keen appreciation for the well placed object.
““Each project is unique. What I value most is the personal relationship I have with my clients, with the end goal of exceeding their expectations while having fun along the way.” – Kelley Vieregg
Kelley moved at an early age from Tucson, Arizona to Michigan where she spent her childhood. Later, drawn back to her home state, she attended the University of Arizona where she received a bachelors degree in Interior Design from the University of Arizona. Long desiring a creative career, Kelley set out to start making beautiful designs. Her first job at the largest architectural firm in Phoenix, found her doing commercial space planning, an invaluable experience for any burgeoning designer. Be it a hip new restaurant, a swanky clubhouse, or a clean, corporate office for a Fortune 500 company, she was involved in the design process from conception to completion.
In 1993, Kelley found herself in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she and her husband John opened their first retail venture, The Interiors Marketplace, Charlotte’s first multi-merchant retail concept. With 16,000 square feet in a historic textile mill showcasing over 100 high-end home furnishing vendors, the Vieregg’s used the space to feature art, antiques and home furnishings, as well as provide a venue for hosting guest speakers and book signings by Charlotte Moss, Alexandra Stoddard, and Pearl Fryer, to name a few. While breathing new life into a declining area south of Uptown Charlotte, the Viereggs were instrumental in the development and creation of Historic South End and played a vital role in South End Development and Charlotte Trolley Inc. which is now a thriving Light Rail line.
The Viereggs opened Post & Gray in 2009, a fresh new concept in home furnishings. Located in an 8000 square foot warehouse in South End, this charming, revitalized portion of Charlotte is the perfect backdrop for design firms and art galleries alike. As the owner of Post & Gray, Kelley has the ability to access the best offerings in furniture, design and antiques from around the globe. Housing her design studio and custom line of upholstery Kelley’s exposure to a vast array of resources provide her with the unique opportunity to offer a wide range of products, and price points, meeting the needs of clients no matter their budget. Her aesthetic is clean and minimalistic, with a fresh touch. She desires a comfortable living space for her clients, infusing their personality throughout. A passion for art runs through all of Kelley’s design work. Artists such as Richard Serra, Daniel Graves, Charles MacMurray, and local favorite Eloise Gamble lend constant inspiration to her.
Kelley has been featured on HGTV, as well as published in Southern Living, Southern Accents, Elle Decor, and numerous other trade publications. In addition, she has been featured in Charlotte Observer articles, and most recently in Charlotte Home & Garden. Kelley was the recipient of the Women in Business Achievement Award in 1998, and the same year was Winner of the ARTS Award for “Retailer of the Year”. She has been involved in several non-profit organizations including the Mint Museum Symposium, the Mint Museum Antique Show, and Common Grounds a non-profit farmers market benefitting Charlotte Urban Ministries.
In her spare time, Kelley can be found painting or traveling to LA and Oregon to visit her two grown children and running an obligatory 5K with her youngest daughter. Jake, the yellow lab, might be left at home, but not forgotten!