Design Legacy was founded by Owner & Interior Designer Kelly O'Neal. Kelly earned his BFA in art & design at The University of North Texas.
Design Legacy is a wholesale, artisan-made creator of goods for the home. To use a more timely term, “maker” of home furnishings, textiles & artwork. We began almost 30 years ago under Kelly’s tutelage. Our myriad designs include upholstered goods, textiles, wall art, wallcoverings & murals. All created by a small team here in Texas, the original artwork being at Kelly’s own hand. The inspiration for these designs leads back to Kelly's love of nature, art & design. The imagery and patterns are all exclusive, covering a plethora of genres. Our vintage patterns & creations are a result of Kelly's lifelong collection of many thousands of paper & print pieces, many dating back as far as the 1700s. Others are a result of his own artistic endeavors. A lifetime of painting has lead to a booming career as an artist. His work resides in a veritable who’s who of celebrities & private collections.
Famed interior designers, Michelle Nussbaumer & Denise McGaha, both of Dallas & long term friends of Kelly, have ongoing licensed textile collaborated collections which showcases their distinct talents. Denise's collection is always a current nod to her own Texas past with a healthy historic inference. Michelle's collection is a constantly morphing of her now-infamous “Wanderlust”, heavily influenced by her travel bug & an insatiable creative vent.