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2024 - Full House - This family retreat includes built-in flexibility that welcomes many or just two - New England Home

Architect and historian Thomas C. Hubka hails the nineteenth-century New England farmhouse as an archetype of practical and aesthetic design... In creating the interior spaces, designer Kate  Kelley says, “I complemented the architecture with lots of textures and soft colors. I wanted it to be calm and uncluttered but not too serious.” [More] [PDF]


2023 - Two homes, two tile floors that make the whole bathroom - The Boston Globe

Meanwhile, in Weston, Kate Kelley finds inspiration of a very different sort. “The concept is modern Arts and Crafts,” says the designer, who is known for her crisp and clean approach. For the primary bath in this custom new build, Kelley paid homage to the Arts and Crafts movement’s principles of using authentic materials and simple forms. “These handmade cement tiles by Popham Design are not perfectly consistent; there’s a lot of depth,” Kelley says. [More]

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2021 - This Chic Natick Hangout Space Was Once a Horse Barn - Boston Magazine

It was the candy-apple-red horse barn that first drew Kate Kelley and her husband to their forever home, set on a pastoral property in Natick. Horse stalls occupied the 650-square-foot, dirt-floor structure, but it had running water and electricity, and the shell was in good shape. With sons ages 10, 14, and 16, the couple knew the barn would make a stellar hangout space; it just needed work. [More]


2021 - Pretty in Pink

Interior spaces are more important than ever during Covid-19.  Cover Magazine focuses on the role of rugs in these featured spaces.  [More] [Back Bay Flat]


2020 - Creating Peaceful Places In Our Homes

Public garden townhouse featured in The Boston Globe.  [More] [Public Garden Townhouse]


2020 - Public Garden Townhouse Earns BSA Citation For Design Excellence

The Public Garden Townhouse project – a renovation and addition to a landmark 5-story townhouse along the Boston Public Garden – has been recognized by the Boston Society of Architects in the 2016 BSA Honor Awards for Design Excellence with a Citation for its Interiors. [More]


2018 - IIDA Award For Best Residential Design Honors Earned

Hacin and Associates as well as Kate Kelley were awarded Best Private Residential Design for the second year in a row by the annual International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) New England Chapter Design Awards! The Public Garden Townhouse was honored with this award by a jury who cited the project’s respect of original historic details while introducing modern design.


2018 - Project Spotlight: A Vibrant, Back Bay Apartment

The Lekker Creative: Back Bay is the land of quintessential Boston architecture merging with whatever newness the city decides to build... Kate Kelley worked on this project while she was at the South End design powerhouse Hacin + Associates, and for us, this installation marries the transition between summer and fall inspiration perfectly.


2018 - Beacon Hill's Newest High-End Building Gets A Modern Makeover

Boston Common Magazine: You think you know luxury? Wait until you see Beacon Hill’s newest high-end building... Interior designer Kate Kelley worked with homeowners to refine their nearly 3,000-square-foot space on the fifth floor... The result is unexpected, fresh and timeless.


2016 - South End Townhouse By Hacin + Associates

ID Boston Magazine: Built in 1890, this six-story townhouse in the historic South End was re-imagined for a family with two young boys, seeking a new home in which to grow and establish community roots. Purchased as two separate units, H+A restored the townhouse to its original use as a single-family home.

2015 [Project: Tremont Street Penthouse]

Home Stratosphere Blog ‘Stunning Modern Atelier 505 Penthouse by Hacin + Assoc.’


2015 [Project: Public Garden Penthouse]

100 Design-Mobel ‘Home Furnishings in Zero Marlborough by Hacin + Associates’ author: Alfred Urleb


2014 [Project: Beacon Street Penthouse]

Better Homes + Gardens Magazine, Kitchen + Bath Ideas ‘Chef’s Showcase’ author: Debra Steilen


2014 [Project: Chandler Studios Boutique Hotel]

Elle Décor Magazine ‘Elle Décor Returns to Boston’ author: Alyssa Giacobbe


2013 [Project: Chandler Studios Boutique Hotel]

Boston Spirit ‘Studio Living: Chandler Studios is a swank, new place to stay’


2012 [Project: Beacon Street Penthouse]

Subzero + Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, Best Contemporary Kitchen


2012 [Project: Beacon Street Penthouse]

Boston Home Magazine ‘Best of Boston’ Baths


2012 [Project: Public Garden Penthouse]

Boston Society of Architects Housing Award, citation


2012 [Project: Chandler Studios Boutique Hotel]

Amtrak Magazine ‘Best Hotels | 2012, Boutique’


2012 [Project: Beacon Street Penthouse]

Southern New England Home ‘Tale of Two Award Winning Kitchens’


2012 [Project: Public Garden Penthouse]

New American Luxury ‘Sourced Marlborough Street Living Room’


2012 [Project: Chandler Studios Boutique Hotel]

The Boston Globe ‘Hundreds of hotel rooms planned for Boston’


2012 [Project: Public Garden Penthouse]

New England Home Magazine ‘A Higher Calling’ author: Paul M. Bodah


2011 [Project: Beacon Street Penthouse]

Boston Home Magazine ‘Best of Boston’ Kitchens ‘Minimalist Marvel’


2010 [Project: Public Garden Penthouse]

International Interior Design Association, New England Honors Awards – Best Single Family Residential


2010 [Project: Public Garden Penthouse]

America Society of Interior Designers New England Honors Awards – Whole House Design, second place

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