We believe wholeheartedly that your home should reflect you while setting the stage for your family and friends to gather and create lasting memories together. Your home should be comfortable and functional while beautiful and enjoyable.
Our style is natural, modern, and organic, and there is a special place in our hearts for blending old vintage pieces with new designs. Inspired by art, travel, and telling your story through your home design, we are excited to learn about you and how we can craft your space to be balanced, refreshingly modern, and endlessly classic.
With quality and craftsmanship, we bring beauty into everyday spaces. Our experienced team of designers will inspire you to live well and intentionally.
From small to large scale projects, KSD has grown into a full service interior design studio where every project we take on is done to help our clients achieve an inspired home for the people that matter most. We specialize in designing spaces that feel welcoming, effortless and ready for living.
Whether you’re starting from the ground up, or hoping to have a reimagined, but still very you, aesthetic for your current home, our design talents and experience will help make your dreams a reality.
Our clients value having a carefully executed, custom-tailored vision for their home. They understand that the investment and patience required are well worth it in the end. They love our work, trust our process, and share our passion for beautiful design.
Jennessa studied industrial psychology in Nashville and has a graphic design and content strategy background. She has also previously served as a design assistant in commercial and residential interior design in Nashville.
After making the big move to New England once they had their first babe, Jennessa decided to pursue what she's passionate about - 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 imperfection - in lifestyle, way of living, and environment.
She has a passion and knack for simple, organized, functional spaces while merging them with organic materials that are long lasting, high quality, and inspiring. As our project manager, she's keeping us both organized and orderly on the social and client front, while she's also completing her Residential Interior Design Certificate.
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.
Emily also 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 these styles to compliment and elevate home interiors is an ongoing obsession. Emily can be found frequenting galleries and museums throughout New England and is thrilled to be bringing unique works of art to The Gallery in Newburyport and into people’s homes.
Kate Daskalakis of KSD Designs 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 is natural, organic, and is inspired by art, travel, and family history. She believes that your home should tell your story while providing comfort and functionality.
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, and she truly enjoys helping the, to create a space that is true to them. 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.
Amelia joined the KSD team as a Designer after graduating from Syracuse University’s School of Design. It was there that she completed the Environmental and Interior Design Program, studying and collaborating with likeminded design students, which she loved.
With a passion for studying the history of design and furniture, Amelia brings her unique talents to our team. She has a keen eye for observing the relationship between a built environment and the human experience. With this strong suit, Amelia enjoys creating technical drawings for our clients, determining how their lifestyle and needs will fit into the proposed design.
Amelia finds design inspiration in all forms of art, furniture history and the architectural backdrop of New England. In her free time, Amelia enjoys drawing, painting, skiing, hiking, and time spent with her family and friends.
Every project we begin here at KSD begins with an in depth consultation where we assess your needs, discuss the project scope, and is also an ideal time to learn all about you while we discuss your lifestyle and to see how you utilize your home.
“Kate goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable no matter what your budget is, listens to your needs, understands your style, takes the time to get to know you, and curates the perfect vision within any space. If you are looking to transform, refresh, or working with a blank slate, I highly recommend working with Kate for all your design needs. I wish I had more rooms.”