John and Sally will be leading a seminar, Creating French Style in Your Home as part of Boston Design Week 2015. This complimentary presentation and champagne reception will be hosted at the French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St, Boston, at 2:00 pm on Sunday March 22nd. Register Now to reserve your spot!
John Kelsey and Sally Wilson will attend the Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta, GA. From there, they will travel to the Miami Design District to uncover new and unusual resources.
Sally Wilson and John Kelsey attended Maison et Objet design trade fair in Paris.
Wilson Kelsey Design has won the Best of Houzz 2015 award for customer satisfaction!
A Wilson Kelsey Design project was featured in the October 2014 Northshore Magazine: Setting Things Right – Reassembling a Federal home provides a satisfying challenge.
Read the full article here!
Sally Wilson and John Kelsey met famous Belgian designer, Greet Lefevre, author of the blog Belgian Pearls. Greet invited Sally and John to her home for the day, and included a special visit to her century old millwork shop, where John and her husband, Jan, talked over the details of french paneling design.
Wilson Kelsey Design sponsored an ICAA event on September 13th: “A Tour of Architecturally Significant Homes in Salem, MA”. Read more on the website of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
Sally Wilson participated as a judge for the ASID South Florida Chapter’s Design Excellence competition.
A recent kitchen project by Wilson Kelsey Design was featured in the Spring 2014 KITCHEN TRENDS MAGAZINE. A sense of contemporary vitality was balanced with respect for the age of the 100 year old home. Read the full article here!
Sally Wilson was a panelist at a professional discussion “Creating Timeless Homes in New England : Professional Perspectives on Classical and Traditional Design” sponsored by the New England Institute for Classical Architecture and Art on Wednesday, March 26th. This discussion was part of the inaugural Boston Design Week. More information can be found on the Design Center website.
WKD was selected to decorate a room for The Holidays at Van Millwork!
WKD designed a custom-finished piano for the “Play me, I’m Yours” Street Pianos Boston Festival and collaborated with artisans to create a one-of-a-kind piece. The WKD piano was selected for view and playing at the Gala Season kick-off party and was displayed for public playing at the Mary Baker Eddy Library before being auctioned to benefit the Celebrity Series of Boston.
Wilson Kelsey Design project made the cover of Design New England Magazine. See pages 102 – 107 for the full story of this renovation of a 1670 farmhouse on designnewengland.com.
Sally Wilson was elected to the Board of Directors of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.
We were 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 opened the soiree and a curator from France commented upon Zuber et Cie’s famous “View of North America.” Held at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site.
WKD had a feature story in the March issue of KITCHEN TRENDS MAGAZINE. Volume 29 No 3. Titled: History Lesson, see us on page 70.
Sally received a 2013 ASID Design Excellence Award at the ASID New England Annual Gala on March 21st.
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.
“Find Your Style”, a Boston Globe Magazine article on December 2nd featured a WKD project, see us on page 22.
Sally Wilson, ASID, was 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, . Sally explored the concept of total transformation, showing intriguing before, during and after photos of projects which offer inspiration and guidance.
Sally Wilson, ASID, was a panelist at the Ellis Boston Antique Show, on October 19th. She explored 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 appeared alongside fellow designers, Charles Spada and Phillip Jude Miller of Boston.
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.
John and Sally were featured guest bloggers on New England Home magazine’s blog. 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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sally Wilson, ASID, was a Featured Speaker at the 35th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, which was held at the Hynes Convention Center from November 11-13, 2011. Her Topic was “Decorating with Books and Prints – Using Antique Books and Works on Paper in your Interior Design Scheme.”
Her talk commenced at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12. For information about the Book Fair click Here.
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 benefited the Wenham Museum and featured one of our projects. We designed a new kitchen for an 1804 Federal period home in Manchester.
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.
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.
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.
Sally 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.”
Sally and John were asked to be guest “columnists” for the New England Home magazine’s Blog. John will 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”.
Sally Wilson, ASID was a featured panelist for the January meeting of the Boston Luxury Marketing Council. Panel topic addressed how the luxury market in New England is changing and developing.
The 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.
SALLY WILSON, ASID AND JOHN KELSEY GIVE SEMINAR on “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 was extensively interviewed and quoted regarding his observations and designs for “kitchen lounges”.