Last week I was surprised and delighted to learn that Linda Merrill, author of the blog Surroundings, listed our blog as one of New England’s top design blogs in an article she wrote for William Sonoma’s Design Marketplace. To read the article, click here.


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Today, I had our web designers, Bartlett Interactive, add a spam filter to the site. Over the past few months spam reached the point of intolerance… For my regular readers and contributors, hope you will understand and tolerate the inconvenience. PLEASE keep contributing!!!



BTW: If you’re in need of a great web designer or help with your blog and social media, we’ve been thrilled with our friends from Bartlett Interactive. They designed our website and helped us when we updated our blog format last year. Right now, they’re in the process of helping us add a Scrapbook Section to the Portfolio page and an improved Contact page. Soon to follow, Kitchen and Bath pages to the Portfolio page as well. Change is a constant in our industry…

Barbara Dettweiler, the talented blogger/creator of Haus Design in Germany, asked us to participate in her recent guest blogger series, Design in Five. She asked each participant to respond to the following premise: “You have a neutral room to work with, with good bones, but nothing outstanding. The challenge is this: You have a neutral room to work with good bones, but nothing outstanding. The challenge is this:  “What five items would you add?  In other words, what are the five elements in design that you can’t live without to make an amazing room?”  The items could be furniture, architectural details, accessories; anything you think really makes a room.”

We turned the question around a little asking ourselves what is it that we do when we design a space, in order to take it from this (Photo by John Kelsey)


to this  (Design by Wilson Kelsey Design, photo by John Kelsey)


to the final finished space. (Design by Wilson Kelsey Design, photo by Laura Moss)

Using examples drawn from our work, Sally and I illustrated Five Points we consider critical in order to successfully design a room. Those five points were,

1. Millwork and architectural detail

2. Lighting


4. Fabric

5. Artwork

 To see our guest post and read more about our Five Points, see here.