The bios of Kelley Strong & Madi Johnson.
Hey there! I’m Kelley Strong... aka, the “house whisperer." You are reading “confessions of a serial decorator.” HA! I live, eat, & breathe design & I’m convinced I went from womb to room.
Quirky facts about me: I always wear black, I’m obsessed with avacados, and I avoid sweating at all costs. Outside of work I’m a wife of almost 20 years to my hubby Shawn, I’m a mom to our 13 year old daughter Lanney Mae (that’s right - a teenager... help me now), and the ring leader of our home - what I like to call “Fourteen Farms." Fourteen Farms includes 2 chocolate labs (Tripp & Cruz) , a Great Dane/St. Bernard mix (Bender) and a cat named Frankie! I also start my day with a nonnegotiable hour long technology free uninterrupted walk with my mom (Linda). In my free time I enjoy gardening, watching movies, listening to music, & St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
What keeps me going? What fuels my fire? Staging and Interior Home Design.
So if you have a design dilemma, a quirky quandary, or a staging situation... then you’re at the right place! Don't be standard... STAND OUT!
My name is Madilyn Johnson, but most know me as Madi. I am a 25 year old workaholic from the small town of Ash Grove, Missouri. I graduated from Evangel University in May of 2018 with my B.S. in Communication Studies, where I also wrote for the university newspaper and played basketball for the Lady Crusaders. I recently completed my Masters in Communication (Organizational Leadership focus) in May of 2020 from Drury University. Beyond my educational background, I am also the Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Ash Grove High School, and a private basketball skills coach. In my "free time" you can find me on the basketball court, working out, cuddling with my two tabby cats (Miss Kitty & Peach), or hanging out with my amazing friends & family.
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to do something creative with my life. As a kid I bounced around the ideas of becoming a fashion designer, painter, graphic designer, and more! And then one day it finally hit me... Interior Design! After watching Kelley do home staging projects in the early fall of 2019, I recognized the undeniable passion and love I have for this field. I am so proud to be the "Fifteen" portion of Fourteen Fifteen Staging & Interior Home Design because design matters.
Thank you for taking the time to read this & getting to know me - I look forward to connecting & working with you!