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Fran Keenan Design

Birmingham, Al, US

Fran Keenan specializes in creating colorful, cozy spaces. With a background in fashion, Fran crafts layered interiors that fearlessly embrace pattern play.

a living room filled with furniture and lots of windows
a bathroom with blue cabinets and a rug on the floor
a dining room with a wooden table and chairs
a living room filled with furniture and a large mirror
a bathroom with a sink, mirror, rug and bathtub
a bedroom with a bed, chair, table and window
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a living room filled with furniture and a piano
a living room filled with furniture and a flat screen tv
a large kitchen with a table and chairs
a living room with a swing chair and a window
a bed sitting in a bedroom next to a window
a white bath tub sitting under a window in a bathroom
a room with a dresser and a mirror
a hallway with a bunch of pictures on the wall
a living room filled with furniture and lots of windows
a kitchen with green cabinets and a checkered floor
a dining room with a table and chairs
a bathroom with a sink, toilet and a window
a bedroom with a large bed and a chair


Fran Keenan’s ability to create unique homes that reflect the personalities and interests of her clients is the result of years spent cultivating her talents and influences from a wide variety of experiences. Fran’s career began in fashion. Starting with a short stint in London, she spent several years in New York City designing menswear for Ralph Lauren in the late 1990s. Fran then took her skills to the celebrated New York firm of Diamond Baratta Design. Utilizing her experience in textiles from the fashion industry, she learned the intricate and detailed craft of custom design and how to embrace compelling colors and apply layered patterns in a home. In the early 2000s, Fran dipped her toes in the editorial world and became the founding Decorating Editor of the popular Cottage Living magazine, a Time, Inc. publication based in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2006, Fran decided to open her own design studio.

Fran Keenan Design has been featured in Veranda, House Beautiful, Garden & Gun, Southern Living and more. Whether it is a Spanish Colonial in Southern California, a modern mountain home in Utah, a stately residence in Connecticut, a 19th century Georgian in Vermont or an English Tudor closer to home, Fran and her team are known for bringing a lifestyle driven aesthetic to their projects and for always having a lot of fun while doing it.

Fran Keenan Design

can advise on
Furniture and home decor selection and placement
Floor plan layout
Stores and brands to consider
Styling (surfaces, sofas, beds, walls etc.)
Paint/wall treatments and drapery/window treatments
Cabinetry and built-ins
Fixtures, finishes and trims
Exterior design
Career advice for aspiring designers
Guidance / second opinion for professional designers
Construction and remodel ideas / second opinions

Why a 1:1 Consultation?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, Fran Keenan Design can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you'll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

The countless decisions of home design tend to be time-consuming and costly. Booking an Expert consultation makes the process easier – and more fun!

Client Testimonials

"Fran is an absolute 10/10. Not only is she a brilliant designer but also such a lovely person. She was prepared and seemed genuinely engaged in our session. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and came away with great sources. "
Mary C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Fran Keenan, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Love Fran! So knowledgeable and yet so personable and makes you feel like your project is the most important one in the world! Thanks Fran!"
Donna W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Fran Keenan, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"My consultation with Fran was tremendous! She reviewed my submissions ahead of time and came prepared with a ton of great ideas, but she asked a lot of questions as well. She offered up specific products, several brands that were new to me, and provided both budget-friendly and splurge options. She made what was, to me, a very daunting task of re-doing my sons' room very easy to tackle and I'm so excited to see how it turns out!! She was also genuinely excited about my project! "
Elizabeth C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Fran Keenan, Principal
Verified by The Expert


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