Before & After

Projects :: Martha’s Vineyard

Those of you who know me know that my design team and I just had a whirl wind of a spring and it’s largely due to the project we took on in Martha’s Vineyard. In just three short months we furnished and accessorized an entire home on this famous getaway island. And it was fabulous!

The home itself sits on over 140 acres of land over looking the most gorgeous view you could possible imagine. We felt so grateful that mother nature was on our side as we enjoyed our lunch break with a side of fresh air.  Don’t get me wrong, having an office in the city is fun and exciting, but we didn’t mind the sound of ocean just feet from our “desk” as opposed to the sound of traffic.

The View

kmid martha's vineyard view

We spent four days on the Vineyard for this install. Since this is the family’s vacation home we were able to install the entire home for them, leaving them with only a big reveal in the end!

Day 1 was all about removing existing furniture, creating a blank canvas and making room for the new (and antique) furniture to be placed.

After all the furniture was cleared out

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Yes…Thiara and I high-fived. #thathappened #high-fivekindofmoment

Day 2 was so exciting as we placed all the rugs, furniture and began accessorizing! Well, we assisted as our trusted partners at Designer Services worked hard doing all the heavy lifting.

*Disclosure – DSI is an amazing delivery and installation serviced based out of Woburn, Massachusetts. They are the best of the best with everything always executed without a hitch. Kudos to their involvement on this project!

Delegating furniture placement

kmid marthas vineyard furniture placement

kmid marthas vineyard furniture placement

Day 3 was for art placement and electrical installation. This client in-particular had some truly priceless pieces of art work. Like the 6 foot headdress that had been artfully framed. Or the absolutely perfect piece of art we hung over the fire place in the sitting area off the kitchen that pulled the whole room together.

Art & Electrical Installation

kmid martha's vineyard electrical

Day 4 was when the really, and I mean really exciting stuff took place – accessories!

For this install we brought all of our favorite accessories to play with. I had a hard time letting go of some of these truly amazing pieces we placed.  It’s like selling your favorite necklace- somethings you just can’t part with.

Accessorizing a job is so much fun because it’s when you really start to see they design come to life. Just as you might accessorize your outfits, you play with what works best. And just as Coco Chanel said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory” the same concept can be applied when accessorizing a home. Don’t over do it. #lifelessons

Sitting Area

kmid martha's vineyard sitting area

That beautiful headdress…

kmid martha's vineyard headdress

The Library

kmid martha's vineyard library

The Master Bedroom

kmid martha's vineyard master bedroom

We had an absolute blast this spring on this project!

To check out more from the finished product skillfully photographed by the talented Mr. Sean Litchfield visit out website (here)!

Design is everywhere. Be Inspired.

love kate


An editor from the new HGTV Magazine approached me about some before and after shots that I might have in my records. What fun I had going down memory lane. I’ve never taken the time to put these shots side by side. Here are a few so far. I’ll add more as I uncover them…

One of my all time favorites!
I bought this sofa at the Senior Class Auction in my hometown of Holliston for $10 and everyone thought I was NUTS! I couldn’t be happier that it found a home at CASA B restaurant in Somerville Massachusetts and I can visit it any time I like.Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.29.45 PM

Wellesley Kids’ Bath
Vanity design, tile, lighting, plumbing, stone and accessory selections by KMID.

All the bathrooms in this series carry the credits below…
Contractor: Kells Construction
Cabinetry: Furniture Design Services
Finished Photography: Sean LitchfieldScreen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.30.34 PM

Wellesley Kids’ Bath Shower
Plumbing selection and tile design by KMID.Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.30.43 PM

Wellesley Guest Bath
Plumbing, vanity, tile and accessory selections by KMID.
Furniture by Walker Creek Furniture.
Mirror by Vagabond Vintage.Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.30.50 PM

Wellesley Guest Bath
Plumbing, tile and lighting selections by KMID.Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.31.00 PM

Reading Entry
Wallpaper, lighting and accessory selections by KMID.
Finished photography by Sean Litchfield.Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.31.48 PM

Reading Living Room
Furniture, paint color, lighting and accessory selections by KMID.
Finished photography by Sean Litchfield.Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.32.12 PM

Wellesley Dining Room
Furnishings, paint color, window treatments, lighting and accessory selections by KMID.Screen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.32.33 PM

Wellesley Dining RoomScreen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.32.52 PM

Wellesley Dining RoomScreen Shot 2013-07-06 at 4.33.08 PM