We're an interior design and remodeling studio north of Boston, located in Newburyport, Massachusetts, specializing in renovations, home additions, remodeling, interior design and decorating. While there is a special place in our hearts for blending old vintage pieces with new designs, we can craft spaces to be balanced, refreshingly modern and endlessly classic. With enduring quality and skilled craftsmanship, we bring beauty and purpose into everyday spaces using natural elements and timeless design.

At KSD Designs

Our studio has become our little home in the corner of New England for our clients and colleagues.  Situated in an old colonial three-story brick mill space, we are surrounded by original moldings and wide plank floors which we have dressed up with fine paints, finishes and wallpaper. We have designed our studio like a home with the purpose for inspiring great work and having fun while doing it. Even within our office space, we offer you a glimpse into our world where a designed  environment can help for a better way to creativity and living.  

OUR GOAL IS TO design SPACES YOU WANT to make memories, entertain, or simply feel COMFORATBLE AND "at home".




VISUAL designer & Marketing manager

Founder & principal DESIGNER




Jennessa is gifted with an intuitive nature in design and organization. Talented in both graphic design and IT, and a genuine gift of comradery and collaboration, she naturally was drawn to the marketing & branding of KSD. As our in-house graphic designer, she built and maintains our website, and thrives keeping the business and KSD brand both organized and beautiful in all facets.

Jennessa has a thorough background in graphic design, project management and content strategy. She has previously served as a design assistant in commercial and residential interior design in Nashville. She has a passion for all things simple, organized, and functional while merging it with organic materials that are long lasting, high quality, and inspiring.

A gatherer herself, she thoroughly enjoys crafting intentional spaces and inspirational places for loved ones to host and gather. She loves to adopt and embrace, "Wabi-Sabi living," the pursuit of intentional living, a concept that motions us to constantly search for the beauty in the imperfection - in our lifestyle, way of living and environment.


Meet Jennessa

While living in Boston, Emily worked at the Museum of Fine Arts as an art educator and program manager. She has taught studio art classes to people of all ages and backgrounds and holds a core belief that art is for everyone.  At KSD she loves reminding clients that art of any medium is essential in one's home, and that one can always find an approachable piece that can work within a space.

Emily has a unique perspective on how art can actually affect a person’s wellbeing from her experience teaching art workshops at world-renowned hospitals such as Dana Farber, Boston Children’s Hospital, and MGH. She has seen first-hand how art has the power to calm, inspire, ignite conversation, and tell meaningful stories.

Her aesthetic leans modern, abstract, often colorful and geometric. She loves when art is conceptual and tells a story. Blending styles to compliment and elevate home interiors is an ongoing obsession. Emily can be found frequenting galleries, museums, and finding new and up and coming artists throughout New England for our gallery next door. 

Her education started at an early age as the daughter of an artist and designer. she has always been immersed in galleries and studios and GRADUATED with a degree in Art Therapy.


Meet Emily

Kate Daskalakis is a resident of Plum Island, Newburyport’s hidden gem. Kate has a quiet confidence that is desirable when handing over trust for home renovation or redesign. Her style boasts natural elements of design, and is inspired by art, travel, and a respect for historic and classical structures. 

She loves blending old with new and has a knack for antique sourcing. Kate’s hope is that each client feels confident in their own personal design style. Kate’s approach is collaborative, meeting clients where they feel best in their design process.

Kate’s design experience is vast, having worked with clients all over New England as well with other design professionals to bring an ease to home renovations. Her process is wholistic from the beginning stages of collaborating with architectures and builders to the very last detail of textile selection and artwork placement. 

Meet Kate

With an approachable style, Kate has the unique ability to read her clients, understand their vision, and see the finished product even before beginning a project.  



After working in fine dining and hospitality management for close to two decades, Camille’s work opportunities have brought her to NYC, LA, Miami, Nantucket, Costa Rica and Southern France. Many of her opportunities were within 5-star and michelin properties and so she has been surrounded by fine design across her career. Camille’s creative inspiration comes from stints in luxury branding, floral design, video production, wine education, and interior decorative art. Camille supports KSD in management, brand development, and helps overall as a touchstone of quality and consistency for the growing business and new ventures.

Similar to Kate, Camille grew up with a strong attraction to all things colonial and antique. Her mother frequented flea markets and took Camille along with her at a young age teaching her the differences of true vintage pieces, and the quality of such finds. With a keen eye trained for fine details, Camille helps to be sure our team’s direction is cohesive and that we always celebrate completed projects with a cheers and fine bubbly.

A renaissance woman with many talents in her quiver.

Meet Camille



Merinda brings managerial strength to KSD with over 18 years of experience across the publishing, media and communications world. She has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications and was the Production Director at the Improper Bostonian Magazine for 15 years coordinating editorial, design and advertising for the bi-weekly publication.  

With a passion for design and a keen attention to detail, she thrives behind the scenes making sure every project runs as smooth and seamless as possible. Born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts, she’s lived in Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She now calls Newburyport home, where she lives with her husband and two (very) energetic boys. A lover of all things epicurean and a talented sourdough baker, Merinda helps to keep a rhythm in the studio that is impervious to the inevitable ups and down of a project. 

Merinda happily obsesses on the minutiae and loves to go to battle for the client. 

Meet Merinda

Procurement & Project Manager 

Merinda Salsky

Tiffany received her design education from Parsons School of Design and for the last 15 years has been working with clients across the country designing spaces full of character and functionality. She loves to design a floor plan that is seamlessly functional to the personal needs of each client and then filling it with the character and details that make it truly feel like home.

Historic interior architecture is her passion and it is fueled by her extensive travels throughout the world; whether it’s the cottages of the Cotswolds, the Medici gardens and palaces of Florence, or the brownstones of Boston’s Back Bay. The details she sees in her travels very often inspire the character that she weaves into clients spaces.

After spending most of her life on the West Coast, Tiffany relocated to coastal New England several years ago, drawn here in large part by the historic architecture of Boston and its surrounding areas.

Meet Tiffany



Bringing the elements of contemporary & classic design to your home

Timeless Sophisticated Design

We can't wait to connect with you.

Every project we begin here at KSD starts with an in depth consultation where we assess your needs and discuss the project scope.  During this introduction, we also learn about your tastes and the best ways to bring new design concepts into your home.



My experience with KSD Design has been outstanding. Kate took the time to get to know us as clients and understood the specific goals for our project. She sourced gorgeous fabrics, furniture, art, and accessories for our home to give us the unique but harmonious look we were hoping for. Unlike other designers I have worked with they are respectful of budget and client priorities. The team is professional, responsive, and wonderfully creative. I will look forward to working with them again on our next project.


What more could you want from a renovation? Kate and her Team treated my tiny house as if it were a castle. Without a massive gut renovation, KSD transformed my downstairs — pulling together two amazing contractors, a meticulous painter, a precision wallpaper hanger, a plumber, an electrician, along with a million other things, and seamlessly managed every aspect of the project from start to finish. My downstairs is now living up to its full and glorious potential. When people walk into the new entryway they pause and say Jen, this is so you! I’m over the moon with how everything turned out and am looking forward to having Kate and her Team back to reinvigorate my upstairs.


Kate is so talented and understands how to mix antiques and modern furniture better than anyone I have seen!
Thank you for your help Kate!