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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.