Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Location, Location, Location

We just wrapped up an amazing project with fabulous clients in a Boston suburb. This family with two small children has made things easy for us. Each time we work with a new client we love the opportunity for our creativity to unfold. Design has taught us to think outside of the box, giving the client what they want in an incredible way and not imposing our personal style. 

In the grand foyer we brought in a a custom settee, covered in fabric by Ralph Lauren. The round centerpiece table really grounds the open space with the custom Merida carpet. We reframed the clients' artwork and arranged in a neat grid. At the top of the staircase we added a large scale work of art, an Elysian Tree in black and white. Talk about a warm welcome!

We added this carrara marble shelf to the mini alcove in the foyer, a beautiful detail. 

The dining room was a fun space to introduce this Romo floral wallcovering and the drapes in a gorgeous velvet fabric by Cowtan & Tout. The sleek dining room table is by Holly Hunt. As for the pretties, the mirror is from Arteriors and the stunning statement candelabras are from Dune & Duchess.

We finished up the living room with a patchwork rug, as well as a custom window seat and custom pillows.

For the children's music room we created a collage of art from Sugarboo Design.

In the family room we designed a custom coffee table and brought in an abstract art duo.
In the powder room we used a Schumacher wallcovering and simple artwork from Soicher Marin.

A good designer listens; this project was a perfect opportunity to step out of our comfort zone and what fun we had! We're so happy to share this project with you, stay tuned for more projects and happenings at Kelly McGuill Home!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New Studio Reveal

We are so excited to share photos of our newly transformed studio space with all of you! Our new office has come a long way from when we started the project earlier this fall. It's great what a few cosmetic updates can do - like removing layers of old wallpaper, taking down tile on the walls and adding a fresh coat of paint. We were thrilled with how gorgeous the floors turned out after refinishing them, as well as updating the lighting with a fun industrial twist. The before and after shots are so amazing...





Our new signs and window decals are the cherry on top of our wonderful new space for KMH. 

This project is a perfect example of what a difference an open mind and a fresh coat of paint can make! Cheers to a new chapter for Kelly McGuill Home, as well as a happy holiday season to you all! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Milton pediatrics Renovation

 I've crossed one thing off my bucket list ... Kelly McGuill Home is wrapping up an amazing commercial interior design project.   Our firm was asked awhile ago to be involved in a complete renovation of Milton Pediatrics in Braintree, Mass. A fabulous office with over fourteen pediatricians, amazing nurses,  devoted administrative people and a gaggle of kids from newborns to teenagers has been transformed. As a mother, I spent more time than I care to admit at the Pediatricians office with my boys; I remember sitting in our office and planning what I'd do differently to the space if given the opportunity. Well,  Gabby and I were given that opportunity and we loved every minute of the process.  It couldn't have happened without the guidance of Katie and Chelsea ; two fabulous office managers who fought for our design plans and all the while stating that they wanted  Milton pediatric  parents to feel welcome and their kids to just love the space.
Our story board started with a world map wallpaper for the teen age area with tandem seating by Izzy furniture. Phillip Jeffries grass cloth adorns several walls,  white ship lap reception areas with bamboo desk tops make for a clean and modern look ,brass lighting from Circa  adds a classic and unexpected flash  to the space.  Sugarboo art lines most every  hallway wall , details like command centers and charging stations are soon to be in place. And we cant forget all those little play things that keep kids busy while they are waiting.
Andrew Martin  wallpaper is acting as a large art wall in the newborn area.  As a group we tried to think of everything that both kids and parents would need and want while visiting, we hope we achieved that.
Stay tuned ...more finished photos to come.......


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Out with the pumpkins, in with the tree...

      With the cold temperatures becoming part of our every day and Thanksgiving right around the corner, the KMH team is getting ready to say farewell to our adorable pumpkin stacks and autumn decor. We thought it would be fun to give you a little holiday inspiration for the winter season! Here are a few festive, yet simple ways to slowly introduce your holiday spirit into your home or work place!

1   tabletop noble fir from Terrain
2   white lanterns from iKea
3   white pillar candles from Crate and Barrel
4   globe lights from Terrain
5   magnolia wreath from Terrain
6   glass cylinder vase from Crate and Barrel
7   tree basket from Serena and Lily 

        With this Friday being Black Friday, the real holiday shopping frenzy sets in and the festivities begin! The KMH design team is wishing everyone a very happy and joyful Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for your visits and look forward to sharing the holiday season with you!

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good night! Cue "All I want for Christmas" by Mariah Carey playing in the office on repeat. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Secrets of a Stylist

“As designers, we love what we see in magazines, 
but truthfully we want our clients to be able to 
live in their homes and have it be practical,” 

-Kelly McGuill

Kelly McGuill Home strives to create an environment for each client that he or she is able to truly enjoy and live in. Living in a home that is constantly looking immaculate is not a realistic way to live. Yes, in magazines and catalogs houses look stunning and effortless; however, the truth is those spaces are styled by professionals. Stylists take out pieces of furniture to create a better composition and sometimes even fake the perspective of furniture for the perfect shot. Here are some easy methods to help style your own home

As one of Kelly's favorites mantras goes... less is more. Spaces begin to come alive when there is not a lot of clutter. Clutter can be a distraction from the focal furniture and accessories. The photo below highlights the pieces of furniture with subtle accessories - simple coffee table tray and books, as well as understated shelving decor. 

Reducing the number of objects on your countertops can make a huge difference in making a space seem instantly larger and more orderly. Kelly enjoys using glass jars, fresh fruit or flowers to make a space come alive. 

Shelving can seem to be an impossible feat when faced with the challenge of filling it. A great way to transform your shelves is to create a balance in various types of objects. For example, you may have some stacked books (horizontal and/or vertical) glass accents, prized objects (trophies, small sculptures, etc.), candle sticks for height and small plants to add some life. A solid balance throughout will make for a both interesting and attractive display.

An easy way to accessorize is with a few smaller books or a couple larger books, try a neutral tray or even fresh flowers or a small plant for some volume. Here's a great side table to add some flare!

Here's to beautiful homes everywhere! Let the charm of your own personal style show and let us know some ways you bring life into your own home! Keep in touch with the Kelly McGuill Home Design Team on our Instagram and website throughout the holidays! 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Update on Kelly McGuill Home

        The month of October welcomed an exciting new chapter for Kelly McGuill Home. After nearly ten years in a small, yet beloved space the KMH design team has a new home. We moved into our new office space in the first week of October, located in the town center of Walpole. We are now settled and back into the swing of things! 
Our gorgeous workspace is on the corner of one of the busiest intersections in town, where a ceramics studio existed before us. In a previous post we showed photos of the space in much need of the love and care of Kelly McGuill. The transformation is truly amazing. We had all of the windows painted black and all of the walls painted crisp white. We had every intention to paint the floors black as well because they were in such rough shape; however, when we went to paint we found that we would need to sand the floors down before applying paint. Once we had the floors sanded, we were pleasantly surprised to find gorgeous maple floors and knew we had to refinish them! With new lighting in and the move of our office furniture and sample libraries, we found ourselves settling into Kelly McGuill Home’s new home. 
After our first month here, we have our own work areas established, all of the samples have their own new homes and everything has its own place. There is no question that every day we walk into the office something will be rearranged, but that is expected with the nature of our work! The amount of natural light brings the space to life and the buzzing traffic is now a comforting background noise. The cherry on top - our signs are officially up! We are 'o so' excited to be working on some great commercial projects! The Kelly McGuill Home design team could not be more thrilled for the company and the exciting road ahead!
Here is a little teaser photo of the new office space before we reveal the space as a whole! 
Note: Stella, the KMH mascot's bed has lovely views of all of the passersby under the grand table. 

        Stay tuned for the grand reveal of the space in the next couple of weeks! Check in with us on our website or our Instagram for the day-to-day here at KMH!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Inspiration - Coastal

       As the final days of summer approach us Kelly McGuill Home is eager for autumn in New England, while still cherishing the weekends spent in the sand and easy, beachy living. Coastal style is a clean, simple and functional - what KMH is all about. When we think coastal, our minds jump to crisp whites, soft blues and natural textures. The relaxing atmosphere is achieved in a number of different ways. Whether you are right on the beachfront or hundreds of miles from a body of water, here are some past projects completed by Kelly McGuill Home showcasing the coastal style to help you create your own beachy space.

Waincoting walls and light blue floors for a fun twist
Bright whites to keep things simple
Wooden accents and natural fiber rugs tie the relaxing white space together


Amazing brass accents and grasscloth wall coverings for color and texture
Vintage maps highlight the nautical feel
Light and airy space is possible even in an sophisticated penthouse 
Custom Antique Oar display by Adjective Art & Framing in Boston


Natural Roman shades, wicker baskets and patriotic pattern
How fun are these life preservers?!
A great way to spice up the kid's bedroom by introducing pattern with colorful quilts
Classic nautical style in an outdoor space with reds, whites & blues 

Cheers to a great summer, a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend and a gorgeous approaching fall in New England from the Kelly McGuill Home design team!

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