Kelly Fallis Is A Self-professed Tech Geek With Designer Style
When Kelly Fallis launched her home staging company, she noticed that most homeowners had the same problem. Whether it was a 2,000 square foot condo or a 40, 000 square foot house, people were too time starved to find the finishing touches that would make it fabulous. Her solution, www.remotestylist.com, an online hub where design experts share insider information with consumers and help them connect the dots to make their home purchases easy.
How do you describe your work? "It’s so exciting, honestly. It’s challenging, confusing but I think the biggest thing is how quickly it changes because of technology. At the end of the day, one word would be fun."
What three adjectives best describe you? "Outgoing. Thorough. Fun-loving."
Cats, dogs, birds … describe your pets? "Dog. Dog. Dog. Bleaker. He’s hilarious he thinks he’s a golden retriever. 20-pound cross between a Shih Tzu and a Laso Apso."
Favorite season? "Summer, hands down."
What’s the best thing about being single? "Not having to adhere to anybody else’s schedule. My life is my life. I had the opportunity to get married at 26 and I thought, `there is more to life than this.' The later part of my twenties and early part of my 30s, being single has been an incredible learning experience. I would have not known had it gone the other way. But I think it’s one of the coolest things to get to know yourself as you grow."
Describe your ideal “Girls’ Night Out.” "It’s been a long time for me. This company has taken up my life. I’d rather just go somewhere for the weekend or go to someone’s place and have a bottle of wine."
What’s the nicest thing a friend (or friends) have done for you? "Just being there. Honestly, I don’t think I can point out one particular thing but the past year, having this company when real estate fell apart and I had to hunker down and start again. People showing up at my cottage and just listening."
What do you do for “Kelly” time? "The problem is I’m passionate about what I do so the lines are foggy. I love skiing, squash, golf. I love to travel. It’s very like me to call and say, `I’m leaving tomorrow.' I‘m sort of the happy wanderer."
What’s the best advice you ever received? "When there is a fork in the road take it."
What quality do you admire most in a man? "Intelligence."
What quality do you admire most in a woman? "Same."
Who are your real life heroes? "The people that are helping others. I’m a big helper but my thing is connecting. I really admire people who are out there helping others despite their circumstances."
What is your guilty pleasure? "I honestly don’t know. It’s probably something technology related and dorky as it sounds."
What is your biggest fear? "That’s an interesting question because it has changed. Ten years ago I would have said, `I would have a company and it would fall down.' During 2009, I was like, I don’t know how I’m going to survive but I did. It’s something I’ve trained myself to do."
If you could change one thing in your past, what would it be? "I don’t regret a lot."
Other than your own talents, what talent would you most like to have? "I’d love to be able to have a tone in my voice to sing. Singing definitely comes first."
What is your motto? Or what words do you live by? "I have this thing in my blackberry. I don’t look at it very often but I do quite like it. I am abundant in every good way. Infinite money is mine to earn, save, invest, expoentially multiply and share. My abudance is making everyone better off I embrace abundance and abundance embraces me."