Kelli Mitchell-Digges joined Liv Hospitality in Jan of 2022, bringing a 31 year career of designing hospitality interiors on an international level. Kelli received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech); which is a CIDA accredited program. She began her design career working with Hugh W. Dear & Associates, Inc., in 1991. At that time, the firm was ranked 55 in Interior Design Magazine’s top 100 Hospitality Giants. She later became Director of Design and eventually, Vice President, and led the firm to consistently rank nationally in the top 20 Hospitality Giants. Kelli has worked with Historic & Boutique Hotels, which have been given “Certificate of Recognition for Architectural Preservation and Restoration” and listed in the top 20 hotels and resorts in the United States Zagat; the World’s Best 500 hotels; Top 50 US Resorts, and Virginia’s # 1 Resort by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
In 2002, Kelli founded Dear Mitchell Digges Design, Inc., located in Williamsburg, Virginia. She enjoys the challenge each project brings, from researching local flavor, addressing aesthetic & architectural themes to carefully create interior spaces that are serviceable and stand out in the marketplace. From conceptual design, through specification and purchasing, to installation & delivery, she strives to give the client a product that delivers a great return on their investment. Liv Hospitality was a top client for the last 14 years, which lead to a seamless transition in joining the Liv team.
Kelli has served on the board of Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission working with the homeless population; as a women’s ministry leader and on the building committee in her church. Currently she volunteers with Promiseland’s Storehouse foodbank and is an Officer of Elections in her city. Her greatest pet peeve is to be called a decorator instead of interior designer. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and watching her two sons play soccer and lacrosse.