Wednesday, March 4, 2015

O so Beautiful

What an absolute pleasure it has been for me to work with my client on her bedroom re-design. Her amazing vision  and  ability to trust our decisions , made this bedroom redesign one of my favorites.



Classic, timeless and simply beautiful describe this bedroom.  The  Merida jute rug pulls everything together in this large space.  Linen, natural unfinished furnishings, and brass highlight complete the scheme.  Enjoy.   Kyle Caldwell Photography

Saturday, January 31, 2015

What a difference a day (ok, maybe 6 weeks) makes; a before and after in progress…..


I'd like to share with all of you a work in progress.  My amazing clients  hired us to help with a bathroom/closet remodel . The existing bath and closets were small and had many "issues".  Multiple pitches and roof lines,  unfortunate space planning ,  bad selections of materials were just a few of the problems that they/we were dealing with.  A complete gut followed and a new design from us is close to completion.




 Here are some before pictures, it's hard to  get a feel for the space and just what we were up against.
With the help of Chuck Hrenchuk from Attention to Detail(an incredible contractor….he hates when I use amazing) and many incredibly talented sub contractors , we came up with this gorgeous space.  Stay tuned for pictures which show the completion..  As always, here at  Kelly McGuill home we opt for  materials that are beautiful ,classic and stand the test of time.  For the bathroom floor tile my clients selected a gorgeous grey porcelain tile which requires no maintenance at all  in place of Carrara marble, which does require some after care.

We can't wait to get the glass shower enclosure up and finishing touches completed.  Stay tuned.  All my best, Kelly






Monday, January 26, 2015

Exciting News

We have been super busy at Kelly McGuill Home these past few months... but, we are thrilled to announce that Kelly McGuill Home has recently been voted Best of Houzz 2015 for Customer Service and Design. This is such an exciting accomplishment for us, as the award reckons that our clients are happy with our work, and so are the on-lookers of the Houzz community. This is a true honor, and we couldn't be more thankful to of had such wonderful clients this year. Be sure to check out more information about this award at Houzz: Press Release.

But that's not all! Kelly McGuill Home's Cape Cod renovation project, which is a project we have come to love since the start, will be featured in an issue of Cape Cod Home magazine this Spring. Once again, we are beyond excited! Be on the lookout for the issue. We thought we would give you a quick sneak peak of some of the work you might see in the magazine....









All of these images were taken by the wonderful Eric Roth and styled by the talented Tracy Parkinson of Nest and Company.


xoxo Kelly McGuill Home Design Team


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Amazing Before and After

Work has been busy,  I have many creative and interesting things happening that I'll fill you in on later.  Here is a project that I want to share with all of you. One client that I have worked with over the years is a good friend.  She came to me several years ago for help with their Cape Cod house.  Pat, wanted her  summer home to feel quite different from their home above, which is in a suburb of Boston.  Pat and her husband are amazing , down-to earth people.  They have raised four incredible sons, who turned out to be really nice people, just like their parents. I loved working on these two rooms and making them feel more like this great couple. It was a collaboration with Pat that made all of this incredibly successful, So now (drum roll please) ...to  the before pics.  Pat allowed me to share these with you.


 These are two of the before pictures.  We added new hardwood flooring to the family room, removed the brick wall and wood burning stove, painted, added new window treatments, new furnishing and kept some of the old furnishing.
It's a transformation that really works.  It's classic, simple and beautiful.  Natural light comes thru, the rooms now feel like Pat and Walter.  Thank you both for letting me be a part of your project.  All my best, Kelly




Sunday, October 19, 2014

Let there be Light

After living in our home for 20 plus years we, ok mostly me , decided  it was time to change up a few things.  One son out of college and one almost out of college, we/ I felt like it was time to make some changes. Natural light is so important to me and in certain areas of our home it was lacking.  You've heard the expression about  " first impression being so important", well we/ I, decided to change our front door and make a grand first impression and bring in some much needed natural light. It was perfect timing as our original door molding was failing from twenty plus  years of moisture and failed flashing.  I obsessed a bit ( I am so O so D) and wondered if by adding a door with glass to the front of our home, would I  be taking away from the architectural details that I have always loved.  Well, I don't think it did, in fact,  I think we've made an incredible first impression .  There are times when I do something different in our home and it takes me a while to  decide whether  I love it or hate it.  But not this change, I immediately loved it. No more coming downstairs in our underwear but, I can deal with that.
Another change coming is our kitchen.


Our kitchen has stood the test of time. By using classic elements like white wood shaker style cabinets, subway tile, honed Carrera marble, hardwood floors and stainless appliances we created a space that is timeless. Our kitchen is over twenty years old but could pass ( if you don't look to hard) as a kitchen recently built.  However, if I knew then what i know now, this room would be twice as big.  I'd forgo a formal living and formal dining room and have our kitchen be our "command central". We love to entertain with small , medium and large gatherings;  no matter what we do to try to bring the gathering into other areas of our first floor, everyone always ends up in the kitchen.  So the wall going into the pantry is coming down, upper cabinets are going  , a large island is coming in and the L section of our bottom cabinets are leaving. We'll be adding windows with simulated true divided grills to replace  the small window above the sink.   Stay tuned, as I can't wait to share this with you.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Before and After with my Dream Client


As a designer , I am so lucky to be doing what I love .  The fact that I get to work with amazing people is such a bonus.  About a year ago, I met my "Dream Client" or I should say , One of my Dream Clients.  Meg is someone who is so open to suggestions and professes that she "really isn't good at decorating".  I disagree.  Here are a few images of the before and after of her living room transformation.
 Although, we still have some finishing touches for the space.  It feels  transformed. I think she might think differently about her decorating capabilities.
Here is a before picture, the space is beautiful, bright and has great bones.  It does however, have many design issue that can be challenging to decorate.  The room is long and narrow , has two accesses from different rooms, it also has multiple focal points ; the fireplace and the large window in the front of the house.  We decided to use Meg's own sofa and her Mother Millie's two absolutely fabulous rattan chairs upholstered in a navy felt,  they make the space.  As I like to repeat,  I love contrasts. I think they work in any space and really make a room come to life. We added Phillip Jeffries Grass cloth to the walls, layered a brindle hide on top of a natural jute rug and added an acrylic table to the mix.  The drapery panels are a Holly Hunt Perennials fabric  in a navy and tan ,it is one of my favorite fabrics ever.  The large window in the front of the room was outfitted with white wood plantation shutters.



We have moved on to other areas of the house, and I can't wait to share the pictures with you.  Thank you Meg, for being a dream….
photos taken by Sarah Winchester www.sarahwinchester.wordpress.com




















Friday, August 1, 2014

Lucky Me

It has been far too long since I blogged, in fact I needed to relearn the entire process this morning.  I have lots to share .  Work has been amazingly busy and I am so grateful for that.  I have three amazing women who work with me.  The fabulous and talented Gabrielle Lazaros, interior designer extraordinaire . Lori Lersch designer, letter writer, therapist and transplant from LA and Intern Nicole Noonan who has an incredible eye and an amazing work ethic. Our team has worked on jobs from near and far.  We just completed a job in New Jersey , worked on a condo in Manhattan and  shot the home above on the Cape several months ago.
 I am going to write down my goal of blogging more often (i just read that a goal is more likely to happen if you write it down), so I have yellow post it notes all over the office with the word blog and shoulders back (oh, that's a story for another blog*).
Anyway, the house above was an amazing renovation that I did with one of my favorite clients.  They allowed me to photograph the house and I want to share some of the images with you.
Joss and Main asked to use the image above on their website (how cool).
* remember the large massive floor lamp that looks like it came from a ship, that's a story for another blog however just remember it.
All of these images were taken by the fabulous Eric Roth and styled by the uber talented Tracy Parkinson of Nest and Company nest and Company.  Tracy is an Interior Designer and Stylist and we have worked together for years on many great projects.  Her new website is amazing, check it out.  Here are a few images from Tracy's site that I love.



Thanks for checking in.  It feels so great to be blogging again. 
All images taken by Eric Roth with the exception of the last three images taken by Peter Urbanski.