Ocean Home Magazine Names Wilson Kelsey Design in List of 2017 Top 50 Coastal Interior Designers
We’ve been included in Ocean Home magazine’s 2017 Top 50 Coastal Interior Designers list!
Originally, this post was to celebrate the 8 page spread about our Prides Crossing project in the February/March 2017 issue of Ocean Home magazine. (The digital link can be found here.) We are so appreciative of editor Andrew Conway coming to our house and spending two hours with us discussing the history of Boston’s Gold Coast and our project, the former carriage house of the Ayer Estate in order to write the story. He is such a delightful man, who immediately set us at ease as we began to talk.
Readers, as you may know from previous posts, Sally and I recently attended the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Florida. Sally was in the hall outside one of the pavilions when she spotted the new Feb/March issue of Ocean Home. She picked up a copy and noticed it announced their 2017 Top 50 Coastal Interior Designers. Low and behold, there we were, in the list! Let’s just say there was quite a celebration!!!
Now we are celebrating the story and our inclusion in their list! TRADITIONAL INTERIORS AER BACK!!!!Circling back to the story, while beautifully showcasing the finished beauty and splendor of the project, what Sally and I truly love and appreciate is how Andrew artfully wove our thinking about the design and the property’s history in to the article. To further celebrate, we’d like share several before/after images to give you a sense the transformation from the previous mid 1980’s spaces we were presented with when the project started AND several never before seen photographs and details.
The first image is of the foyer. The old foyer reminds me of a decrepit building lobby. We love how the new foyer’s gracious elegance welcomes you into the home.
A cherub sits on the foyer’s console table.
The living room fireplace and mantel were a disaster! The new mantel and overmantel, sourced from Tartaruga Design, provide the perfect anchor and focal point for the room.
By working with vendors such as Decorators Supply Corporation (plaster crown molding), every last interior detail was tended to.
Each room required detailed design sketches as we worked thru ideas with the owner, such as the sketch below of the custom china cabinets in the dining area.
A close up of the custom china cabinet, with it’s plaster shell. That was fun to design and detail…
What can I say about the old kitchen??? Sally and I were at a loss for words. The new kitchen included antique chandeliers, custom cabinetry from Habersham, custom shutters and exposed the original brickwork of the carriage house.
An antique Samifor and paintings found their way into the kitchen as decorative accessories.
I’m delighted to share the following never before seen rooms with you. All on the second floor, the first is a small power room immediately off a TV room. The Native Trails copper vessel sink and custom Palmer Industries vanity base turn the vanity into a piece of sculpture, while the Rohl wall mounted faucet adds that wonderful touch of antiquity. Note how we calculated and set the chair rail height such that a full row of books the wallpaper are accommodated.rohl
Around the corner is the richly appointed guest room and bath.
We repurposed a bombay chest for the vanity, adding a marble top, faucet set and sink.
Readers, I hope you’ve enjoyed your behind the scenes look at our Prides Crossing project. To Ocean Home Magazine, Sally and I truly appreciate the time and effort Andrew put into producing the story. Thank you! And THANK YOU, for including Wilson Kelsey Design in your list of Top 50 Coastal Interior Designers for 2017.
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