This award represents the highest level of excellence in the interior design community and I am thrilled to be one of this year’s honorees.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
The New England Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is hosting its 2013 Annual Awards Gala “Celebrating Excellence in Design.” This year’s honorees include Sally Wilson, ASID from the award winning interior design firm, Wilson Kelsey Design. Throughout her 30-year career as an interior designer, Wilson has been acknowledged for her contributions to the residential interior design profession and is particularly pleased to be honored by ASID. “This award represents the highest level of excellence in the interior design community and I am thrilled to be one of this year’s honorees,” notes Wilson. The Excellence in Design Award is given to those who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the design profession and a commitment to enhancing quality of life. The ASID New England Chapter award requires five years as an ASID member, prior interior design project recognition, contributions to the profession, and community service.
Sally Wilson, ASID, Principal of Wilson Kelsey Design, began her career at the internationally acclaimed architectural firm The Stubbins Associates, Inc. (now Kling Stubbins) where she honed her skills in custom millwork solutions, interior detailing, space planning and project management on large commercial and institutional projects. It was during her tenure at The Stubbins Associates that she met her future husband, John Kelsey. The couple later formed their own interior design firm, Wilson Kelsey Design specializing in commercial design and segueing into high-end residential interiors. Their firm is now an established presence in the Boston area and is the recipient of numerous design awards including the prestigious Bulfinch Award for Best Residential Interior Design and Interior Renovation.
Wilson’s residential work showcases her unerring sense of color and ability to artfully combine patterns and textures in a manner that brings a room to life. She is a longtime aficionado of antiques, and skillfully blends them within a variety of room types and settings. Her work has been showcased on the cover of New England Home magazine with a French-style salon furnished with a mix of periods, adeptly combining Louis XV, Louis XVI, Dutch pieces, gilded mirrors, Italian crystal and iron chandeliers, and architectural millwork. As an active Professional Member of ASID, Wilson continually shares her insights and experience via lectures, teaching, and TV appearances.
Ongoing community service is a priority for Wilson and her contributions include volunteering at the North East Animal Shelter, pro bono work for the Wenham Museum, serving on auxiliary committees for the Peabody Essex Museum, and serving on the Board of Historic Salem, Inc. Wilson, along with fellow ASID board members, created a “dream room” for a teenager, to benefit the Room To Dream Foundation.
The 2013 ASID New England Awards Gala with be hosted on March 21, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay. Honorees include Karen Clarke, ASID, Michell Gold + Bob Williams, Tricia LeVangie of California Closets, Meryl Santopietro, and Sally Wilson, ASID.
About Wilson Kelsey Design
Praised for creating elegant, yet genuinely livable homes, the husband/wife team of Sally Wilson, ASID and John Kelsey, CAPS continues to garner acclamations for their design talents. Their firm has been published both locally and nationally and has received numerous regional and national awards including The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s New England Chapter’s 2011 Bulfinch award for Best Residential Interior Design and Interior Renovation; American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) New England Design Excellence First Place Awards for a Residential Bath and a Residential Space, Dream Home Awards inclusive of a Gold Award for Best Kitchen Remodel, a Silver Award for Best Design of a Condo/Townhouse/Loft, and a Silver Award for Best Bathroom Remodel; a COTY Award for Best Kitchen over $150,000 presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and Silver Prism Awards for Best Kitchen Remodel over $150,000 and Best Interior Design of a Living Area sponsored by the Builders Association of Greater Boston.
Based outside of Boston, Massachusetts, the duo is unique in that they bridge the gap between architect and decorator. They share a strong technical background, including the ability to read and prepare architectural drawings. The former producer of This Old House referred to their work as “heavy-duty interior design.” In organizing their firm, they have divided the labor between them into the “hard” and the “soft”. John designs and details the hard – interior architectural detailing, cabinet design, lighting, interior construction drawings, construction field supervision, and consultant coordination. Sally initiates and implements project concepts inclusive of interior design, furniture, decorative lighting, antiques, fabrics, and color and finish selections. The homes they design are elegant and sophisticated but always with a sense of comfort and livability. With backgrounds in commercial and corporate design as well as private residences the team specializes in a variety of project types.
About The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
ASID is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The 2013 Annual Awards Gala with be hosted on March 21, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay.