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March, 2014
We are excited to be included in Trends magazine Top 50 American Kitchens 2013/2014. The kitchen was part of a larger renovation of a classical 1804 Federal Period Home. Read the Trends article here.

September, 2013  
We are one of the piano decorators for the Play Me I’m Yours event in Boston, put on by Celebrity Series of Boston! Our piano, decorated by our fabulous team of faux finish artists, Zoe Design, and Fantastic Finishes, is located at the Mary Baker Eddy Library at the Christian Science Center in Boston! See Sally playing “our” piano on YouTube.

September, 2013  We are proud to announce that one of our projects is the Cover Story for the latest issue of Design New England!

August, 2013
See Sally on 2 segments of BDC Stylewatch, shown on NECN, on August 19th, and on Sept. 3rd. You can see the segments now on NECN’s website.

April, 2013

We are one of the sponsors for the Symposium/Soiree on April 4th, titled: The Timeless Style & Enduring Chic of Historic Panoramic Wallcoverings. The French Consul General will open the soiree and a curator from France will comment upon Zuber et Cie’s famous “View of North America.” Held at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Call for details.

March, 2013
WKD has a feature story in the March issue of KITCHEN TRENDS MAGAZINE. Volume 29 No 3. Titled: History Lesson, see us on page 70.

February, 2013
Sally received a 2013 ASID Design Excellence Award at the ASID New England Annual Gala on March 21st.

January, 2013
John and Sally were interviewed by TRENDS Magazine for three upcoming stories. Two of their projects will be featured in KITCHEN TRENDS, and two projects will be featured in a story in BATH TRENDS. Stay tuned for dates of publication.

A WKD project was featured in North Shore Magazine’s January-February 2013 issue. See “Growing Home” on page 148.

December, 2012
“Find Your Style”, a Boston Globe Magazine article on December 2nd featured a WKD project, see us on page 22.

November, 2012
Sally Wilson, ASID, will be a panelist for Designer Bath’s “Passport to Design Seminar Series”, with the topic being, “From Studs to Stunning – Design Tips from the Pros”. Date: November 7th, 2012, Place: Designer Bath, 97 River Street, Beverly, Ma, Time: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sally will explore the concept of total transformation, showing intriguing before, during and after photos of projects which offer inspiration and guidance.

October, 2012
Sally Wilson, ASID, will be a panelist at the Ellis Boston Antique Show, on October 19th. She will explore the topic of “Designing with Antiques”, especially following from selection to deployment, showing her finds of antiques and then the rooms that provided homes for them. She will appear alongside fellow designers, Charles Spada and Phillip Jude Miller of Boston.

October, 2012
Wilson Kelsey Design is pleased to be a sponsor and participant in The 5th Annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour to Benefit the Wenham Museum, Saturday, October 13, 11 AM – 5 PM. Tour extraordinary kitchens in distinctive historic and contemporary homes that highlight interior design in the room that is the heart of every home – the kitchen. View our Tour kitchen here.

One of Sally’s jewel-like powder rooms was the feature in a recent Boston Globe Magazine article, “Powder Rooms Go Dramatic.’ See the article here.

June, 2012
John and Sally are featured guest bloggers on New England Home magazine’s blog. See John’s post here. See Sally’s post here. We have updated our website’s Portfolio page, adding Work in Progress, Kitchen and Bath Sections. Additional photographs will be added over the next several weeks. We are busy working on interiors projects in Boston’s Back Bay (a glorious brownstone), an apartment in the Ritz and a beautiful new home in the Western suburbs.

May, 2012
May’s highlight was the Wenham Museum’s North Shore Design Show. During the Show, we presented a Home Styling seminar in which we completely restyled our Belgian Style sitting room in front of a live audience.

John is now a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, having passed the exam following an intensive three day course offered by the National Association of Home Builders and the Builders Association of Greater Boston.

April, 2012
Sally and John were busy designing a Belgian Style sitting room for this year’s Wenham Museum’s North Shore Design Show. See their concept sketches here. See their proposal to the Museum here.

March, 2012
We’ve been published in North Shore magazine. NS Magazine’s 2012 March/April Home issue features our award winning Prides Crossing, Beverly project. Built in 1907 as a carriage house for the historic Ayer estate in Prides Crossing and later converted into a featureless condominium in the mid 1980′s, the article tells the story of how Wilson Kelsey Design created an authentically styled French villa interior.

February, 2012
Sally just came back from appearing alongside HGTV star, Mark Brunetz, on a panel discussion at the International Design Guild’s Annual Summit, held this year in Las Vegas. See our Blog for more stories.

January, 2012
Two Blog Awards Received:
John and Sally continue to write engaging stories on their blog, which has now garnered them two awards within one month. The Blog on Fire Award, and the Liebster Blog Award. Click on our blog button to read more.

December, 2011
Published in Boston Globe Magazine: See one of our projects in the Sunday Globe Magazine December 11, 2011. Stylewatch. A Boston Condo redo.

Christmas in Salem Annual Tour of Homes will have one of the homes we have worked on over the years on tour. Tour will be held the weekend of December 2-4, 2011. See Christmas in Salem for ticket information. The home we helped with dates from the early 1800′s. We helped the owners renovate an attic into a wonderful family room and children’s bedrooms.

November, 2011
Sally Wilson, ASID, is a Featured Speaker at the 35th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, which will be held at the Hynes Convention Center from November 11-13, 2011. Her Topic is “Decorating with Books and Prints – Using Antique Books and Works on Paper in your Interior Design Scheme.”
Her talk will commence at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12. For information about the Book Fair click Here.

October, 2011
PRISM AWARDS 2011 again saw Wilson Kelsey Design at the winner’s podium. A Silver Award was given for Best Interior Design: Living Room, for a Boston Commonwealth Avenue condominium.

The 4th Annual Kitchen Tour that benefits the Wenham Museum will feature one of our projects. We designed a new kitchen for an 1804 Federal period home in Manchester. Tour date is Saturday, October 15th from 11:00 to 4:00. Tickets can be purchased online here.

June, 2011
One of our current projects, an 1804 Federal period home in Manchester is about two months from completion. Read progress reports on our blog here. Meanwhile, work continues on a condo in Boston’s back Bay and an ocean front home overlooking Marblehead Harbor.

May, 2011
We wrapped up a successful Wenham Museum Design Show in late May. “Ultra Chic, best in show, Hollywood retro space” is how one attendee at the Gala party described our vignette. The Bauman mobile, Virginia punch bowl with Nemo swimming about, and the checkered paneling were real show stoppers! Read more here.

April, 2011
John and Sally are getting ready for the May opening of the North Shore Design Show, opening at the Wenham Museum with a Gala Party May 13th. The show features specially designed vignettes by Boston area designers and is always a treat. Show dates are May 14-22, 2011. See the Wenham Museum site for more information.

March, 2011
Sally has made “The List” in Boston Common Magazine’s Spring 2011 issue! She is proud to be mentioned alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Queen Latifah and Michael Bloomberg. What next? See page 58 of the magazine for the complete “List”.

Sally was the guest columnist for the March 1st New England Home Blog, in an article about color, delivered in Sally’s inimitable way. Entitled “Live a Colorful Life!” click here to read the post.

John was a panelist for the IFDA meeting of Feb. 28th, with moderator, Bruce Irving, the former producer for This Old House. The Topic: “TeamWork: Architects, Builders and Designers: the power of a winning design team.”


February, 2011

Sally and John have been asked to be guest “columnists” for the New England Home magazine’s Blog. Johnwill do the first article on February 15th about lighting, and Sally will follow with a column on March 1st, topic held in secret until unveiling. See the recent post at http://blog.nehomemag.com/. The title is “Confessions of a Lighting Junkie”.

January, 2011
Sally Wilson, ASID will be a featured panelist for the January meeting of the Boston Luxury Marketing Council. Panel topic will address how the luxury market in New England is changing and developing. Meeting will be on January 26, 2011, by invitation.

December, 2010
The Winter edition of TRENDS magazine features a Wilson Kelsey designed award winning kitchen remodel.

November, 2010
Award Winner from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical AmericaThe Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America has awarded Wilson Kelsey Design one of the first annual Bullfinch Awards at a recent State House ceremony. They received their award for Best Interior Design for an interior renovation project.

October 7, 2010
SALLY WILSON, ASID AND JOHN KELSEY GIVE SEMINAR on "The Cutting Edge: The Best New Materials + Products"SALLY WILSON, ASID AND JOHN KELSEY GIVE SEMINARon “The Cutting Edge: The Best New Materials + Products” sponsored by Design New England Magazine, held at Stone Technologies, Woburn, MA

October 1, 2010
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, online edition: John Kelsey extensively interviewed and quoted regarding his observations and designs for “kitchen lounges”. Read more