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The Kellogg Collection Turns 35

It’s been 35 years since Pam Kellogg Green first opened the doors of The Kellogg Collection, our high quality home furnishings and custom design shop which now has four locations in Washington, D.C.; Mclean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; and Baltimore, Maryland.

The Kellogg Collection, Washington, DC.

The Kellogg Collection, Washington, DC.

Green launched The Kellogg Collection in 1982 after she read an article in House Beautiful about dhurrie rugs. After searching local stores and realizing none carried the rugs, she put her legal career on hold and went to India, importing the first hand-woven dhurries to the Washington, D.C. area. She opened her doors in June of that year, and quickly expanded to include classic and timeless English Country-style furniture and home accessories. We still carry dhurrie rugs to this day.

The Kellogg Collection, Baltimore, Maryland.

The Kellogg Collection, Baltimore, Maryland.

Over the years, The Kellogg Collection has attracted the eye of choosy interior designers and set designers alike – award winning set designer Tiffany Zappulla regularly shops the Baltimore store for T.V. shows like House of Cards and Veep.
 
We enjoy decorating our stares by displaying inventory in room-by-room “vignettes” framed by suggested matching rugs. Those interested in the pieces may buy part or all of the room vignettes. What’s seen in each shop is only a small sampling of our wide collection; each shop carries different pieces, with different vignettes, and there is a large warehouse in Gaithersburg, Maryland with thousands more ready for immediate delivery.

The Kellogg Collection, Richmond, Virginia.

The Kellogg Collection, Richmond, Virginia.

If there is a specific piece or color someone is looking for, it can be ordered. “We give all of our customers access to our ever-changing inventory, fabric library, and custom order pieces – things which were only available to professional interior designers,” said Green.

The Kellogg Collection, McLean, Virginia.

The Kellogg Collection, McLean, Virginia.

“While The Kellogg Collection still sees customers who started shopping with us when we opened 35 years ago, I find we are now helping the children of those same customers, and their children,” said Diane Litz, the Baltimore store’s resident interior designer for 20 years. Litz and three other designers lend their professional touch to clients for just $250/room plus the cost of merchandise. “It’s a pretty place to work and I love the women I work with.”
 
The Kellogg Collection is more than any individual piece of furniture or accessory – it’s warmth, comfort, balance, and livability. This special quality is what makes it a Washington tradition – and for many years to come.

The Kellogg Collection’s Baltimore Shop Celebrates 30 Years!

 

Debbie, Lesley, Baltimore manager Ashley, Diane, and Kathy.

Debbie Schmidt, Leslie Rodgers, Baltimore manager Ashley Dickinson, Diane Litz, and Kathy Hutson.

Kellogg BaltimoreIt’s been 30 years since our founder, Pam Kellogg Green, signed the lease on the Baltimore location of The Kellogg Collection. It was the second store the Baltimore native opened following the success of her original Washington, D.C. store.

“Opening a Baltimore store made sense for a lot of reasons,” said Green. “It’s easy to get to from D.C., and it was a great excuse to come back more often to see family.”

Kellogg Baltimore

Green grew up in Ruxton and attended Roland Park Country School. Though the store attracts customers she grew up with, news of its one-of-a-kind pieces of English furniture, designer upholstery, chandeliers and Dhurrie rugs has spread beyond her hometown. Today, the Baltimore store attracts buyers from Annapolis, Chevy Chase, Philadelphia, Southern Pennsylvania and Hollywood – about once a year, award winning set designer Tiffany Zappulla shops the store for T.V. shows like House of Cards and Veep.

Kellogg Baltimore

Today, The Kellogg Collection has stores in Richmond and McLean, Virginia, and a warehouse in Gaithersburg in addition to its stores in D.C. and Baltimore. Green believes what really sets Baltimore customers apart from the others is their sense of tradition. “A lot of the people who live in Baltimore grow up here. It’s not as transient as D.C.,” said Green, “so we often see people buying pieces to go with their heirlooms.”

Kellogg Baltimore

“While The Kellogg Collection still sees customers who started shopping with us when we opened 30 years ago, I find we are now helping the children of those same customers, and their children,” said Diane Litz, the store’s resident interior designer for 18 years. “It’s a pretty place to work and I love the women I work with.”

Kellogg Baltimore

Those who have seen the store blossom since it first opened nearly 30 years ago know that it hasn’t always been located at 6421 Falls Road. Its first location was about two miles up the road at Green Spring Station. A few years later, The Kellogg Collection called Owings Mills Mall home, along with anchor store Saks Fifth Avenue, before finally settling in to its location today. Now, the Baltimore location counts Urban Threads (across the street), Leesha Lee and Cox Kitchen & Bath among its neighbors.

Kellogg Baltimore

The Kellogg Collection looks forward to many more years of serving the Baltimore community.