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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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Kelly McGuill Home gets a new home!

       We are oh so excited to share our exciting news that Kelly McGuill Home is moving! As much as we love working in our current office, we have outgrown it and could not be more thrilled to be moving onto the next chapter for KMH. We have been searching for a while and finally found the perfect space for Kelly McGuill Home where we will have meetings with clients, as well as house our amazing library of fabrics, rugs and wall coverings samples. We believe the space has so much potential, but needs a lot of TLC. Here are some inspiration photos we have been oo-ing and ah-ing over for ideas in the new office space!

As you know, we love white walls, so no surprise that every wall will be Benjamin Moore Superwhite - as shown in this inspiration space...

Although the floors are wood, they are in tough shape, so we are painting those black. Here's a look at some of our black floors inspiration...

Those two changes alone will make a  w o r l d  of a difference; however, there is more! Along with installing new light fixtures, the office will be getting a barn track door (swoon) and we're painting the floor-to-ceiling windows black! (double swoon)

Voilà! Here is the great new space Kelly McGuill Home is moving into... Can you believe those amazing windows and all of the natural light we will get?!

We'll be sure to share progress updates as the spaces transforms into our new home! You may visit our website at kellymcguillhome.com, or stay up to date with us on Instagram @kellymcguillhome and on our Facebook page!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

These are a few of my favorite things...

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things..."

       Here at Kelly McGuill Home we'll show you how we put our own groove on a space!  These are a few of our favorite things that we believe can be used in any home to help any space come to life!

A go-to of ours because they are a great way to add texture and interest to a space.  They come in a range of prices depending on your budget.

A basic grid layout of art can be a simple solution to a tired wall and really pull a space together.  An easy way to put a fun spin on any room; arranging a grid above a console table in a living room, adding interest in a long hallway, or having an entire gallery wall in a master bedroom.

An alternative take on a doorway, the barn door introduces an unexpected twist on a room with the exposed track and hardware. The door may also be a natural or distressed wood for a neutral accent.

Carrara marble is an investment that is both timeless and durable. It will always be a classic and beautiful look that never goes out of style.

Visit us on Instagram - @kellymcguillhome for more day-to-day happenings here at Kelly McGuill Home!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Going to have to start cooking again...

The McGuill household has been without a kitchen for about a month and a half now. While we have enjoyed exploring the endless local restaurants and not having to cook dinner after a long day of work, we are beyond excited and very ready to have the heart of our home back!

 Here is a look into the before, the demo, and the (almost) after of our kitchen renovation…

This kitchen's birthday would be coming up on twenty-two years old. As much as we loved the simple and functional space, we were ready for our kitchen renovations to get underway!

Here are the bones of the kitchen exposed and ready for a facelift…

We said good-bye to this lovely window as we welcomed three larger windows over the sink.

The wall to the butler's pantry was taken down and already letting more light into the space!

Voila! The (almost) after: the cabinets, appliances and counters are in, as well as the floors refinished.
The space looks amazing with more light than ever

All remaining on the to-do list is install the sink faucet, lighting, open shelving, and finish of the hood. Once that is completed, in will come the furniture, artwork and all the pretties!

 These new, wider french doors replaced the old doors onto the back porch allowing even more light.

 Here shows off the new space with the removal of the wall into the butler's pantry!

We are so pleased with the progress and results thus far as we are full speed ahead to the finish line. We promise to share our kitchen renovation as soon as the finishing touches are completed!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Timeless Style and Endless Change

While trying to organize some of the millions of pictures we have in the database here in the office, I came across some absolutely stunning pictures of the McGuill home a few years back. The pictures themselves go to show you that timeless style exists. Not only do these pictures prove that, but they take you through a journey of a loving family and the change over time as the kids grow up, people come and go, and the furniture seems to weasel its way into new spaces. The simplistic nature of Kelly's designs truly withstand the test of time as you can see below. Any of these images would be as beautiful today as they were years ago.

You can see some of the updated images on her website, but here are some from years ago that are just as wonderful.

… and an old kitchen picture in lieu of the new renovations that we promise to share as soon as they are done!

Just looking at the pictures of the office made us laugh. The business itself has grown so much and we have been honored to have so many lovely clients.. which also meant adding several new desks and computers, and a lot more storage space to the area!

xoxo Kelly McGuill Home Design Team

Friday, June 19, 2015

"A Place in the Sun" and more on the way!

Lots going on here at Kelly McGuill Home. Our Cape House project was recently published in the Boston Globe, how exciting! The article gives a lovely overview of the renovations and selections that took place to make this space the perfect retreat for a busy family. We are so happy to have been featured in the Globe, since this project was one of our all time favorites. And, what perfect timing, right as we get into the full swing of summer and prepare ourselves for those weekend retreats filled with sand and sun!

If you want to see the full article, click here.

But, that's not all! Just the other day, we did a photo shoot at one of our more recent projects; a beautiful wharf penthouse in Charlestown, MA with photographer, Kyle Caldwell. We are so excited to see the finished photographs, but we just couldn't wait. So, here is a quick glimpse from the photo shoot...