About Us

Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, and inspired by cultures around the world, the Carolyn Kinder collection is eclectic and the textures timeless, visionary, and elegant. We have spent decades listening to the needs of the marketplace and share our vision with the world. As a leader in the industry, you can rely on our research capability, technological advancements, fashion savvy and international sourcing capabilities to develop products that deliver optimum results. We create timeless pieces your customers will buy…heirloom quality that will bring them back again and again.

Proven Leadership

Guided by the vision our Founder Carolyn Kinder (1943-2023) and her son Robert Kinder, we continue to create innovative new designs that speak of the timeless, trendless, well-traveled style our customers keep coming back for. The success of this vision is why Carolyn Kinder International continues to be a leader in today’s home décor market.

Design Innovators

While our proprietary finishes and other unique product specifications may take extra manufacturing effort, we know how to effectively produce artistic, hand-crafted designs. Our manufacturing experience ensures that form meets function. Design for manufacturability is one of our keys to success.

Our History

Carolyn Kinder

Carolyn Kinder was born with an innate sense of artistic wonderment and curiosity. Her love of beautiful, unique objects began early as she traveled the world as a child of a military family, gathering trinkets along the way. The mix of cultural influences in Carolyn’s early years helped her to develop an effortless connectivity with people and places around the globe. This open world view would eventually lead to the company’s ethos of “Trendless, Timeless, Well-Traveled Style”.


David Simpson

David Simpson has worked alongside Caroly Kinder for decades creating unique designs that resonate with today’s interior designers, home décor retailers, and consumers. With more than 30 years of industry experience in product design, hand-applied finishes, and a highly developed eye for detail, color, and proportion, David designs products for all areas of the home furnishings industry including fixed and portable lighting, accent furniture, decorative accessories, wall art, and mirrors.