When I bought my dream house on the sea in Hingham, I knew Kristine would be the right choice once again. She imagined a breathtaking renovation and thought of every detail-from grand to meticulous detail. She is professional, reasonable, listens and advises-she has become a good friend in the process. Kristine never settles for an obvious look but finds a flare, an elegant touch that has made a huge difference. She always considers my budget and my sensibilities. Everyone who comes to my home wants to know: "who helped you?"
After one meeting with Kristine to get a sense of how she would renovate and update my Commonwealth Ave condo in the Back Bay, I hired Kristine because of her immediate ease with walking me through how she would update and enhance my home. Her artistic sense of direction for the project as well as her appreciation for maintaining the original integrity of the interior woodwork and architectural details impressed me. Even when I suggested other routes or ideas for the design and ultimately went with her suggestions I almost always eventually saw the wisdom in her judgment. She's truly talented and has a command of a variety of different period and styles of interiors and décor. Since the completion of that project and subsequent relocation to the west coast, I've especially come to appreciate how effectively and efficiently she managed the subcontractors. She made absolutely sure that she not only expedited the projects but that they were of the highest quality craftsmanship. No detail was left unattended.....no sloppy work was allowed. This is a rarer skillset than I originally appreciated. Kristine, thank you for being excellent at what you do!
Kristine is a pleasure to work with and she has decorated my entire home in various stages. First we had Kristine project manage and decorate our renovation. Kristine was responsive, brought us fresh ideas and helped us through the process. Since I work full time she was able to fill in and coordinate installations and make sure everything was done to her standards. She has high expectations for vendors she works with so you know everything will be top notch. Kristine also helped us design both of our kids rooms and put together nurseries that are far from typical and have aged well. She has a classic aesthetic but with a twist that makes your home feel special. I also appreciate that kristine can be cost concious and come to you with multiple options to fit your budget. Everything doesn't have be designer, she has found great accents for us at TJ maxx and Target! I'd highly recommend her services!
Jennifer Saint Thomas
I have worked with Kristine Mullaney for over 6 years on two substantial, yet distinctly different home design projects. One project was our primary 100 year old center entrance stucco residence. The second project was our island vacation home, situated in a farm like setting. Kristine has been involved with every aspect of my homes’ design, from selection of knobs, lighting and paint, to custom commissions for furniture, rugs and artwork ~ and literally everything in between. I have never wanted to go shopping in the enormous Boston Design Center to pick from millions of different fabric selections and stores. I have never had to as Kristine has always brought a curated selection of on point samples from which to select. I have two young boys (and three pets) and needed designs that fit both my taste and their very destructive ways. Kristine was able to set the perfect balance between design and functionality. For example, Kristine used an indoor/outdoor fabric on my custom kitchen window treatments. The window treatments are easily cleaned from pet and kid food stains, yet have an applied greek key tape design that provides a custom and refined look. Kristine always listens to my ideas and comes up with innovative solutions. For the entry way, I really wanted to use an eleven foot long, 100 year old black bench I bought at auction for $75.00. To make it work and set an appropriate tone for the entire house, Kristine designed a gasp-worthy tile pattern for the entry (an extra bonus is that the porcelain tile she selected has proven to be literally indestructible). Above the bench is a modern art piece Kristine commissioned. Her designs have worked so well, our home has been featured in design publications. Kristine has always been a pleasure to work with and has a first rate eye and great taste. Her billing is extremely clear and she has the highest ethical standards. I would highly recommend Kristine Mullaney Designs.
Kristine Mullaney is a talented and gifted designer. She is punctual and always available. She has an amazing grasp of color, fabrics, furnishings and design. We love her work. She designed and decorated our living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and 2 1/2 bathrooms. We couldn't be happier and every day enjoy our new surroundings. She stayed well within our budget and always met our deadlines.
My husband and I hired Kristine (a referral from a friend) to help us with our master bedroom. We wanted something comfortable and "glam", but also with a hint of modern. Kristine delivered in spades! The PERFECT wall covering, lighting, and customized wall of storage. We loved that Kristine focused on our tastes and desires, pushing us a bit (in a good way), and didn't try and force us into some pre-determined aesthetic. The result was something we could have never achieved all on our own
After purchasing my first home I was a little overwhelmed with how I was going to furnish, style and design it. Kristine was recommended to me by a friend and she has turned my home into such an amazing space! Not only is Kristine fun to work with, responsive and extremely detailed, she has an amazing eye for fabrics, textures and trim! Kristine takes the stress out of interior design and makes the entire process fun!!
Kristine helped me decorate my Boston home and it was an amazing experience. I was a single professional at the time and had no time or talent to decorate myself. I had tried to decorate but did a horrible job and my place wasn't cozy or homey. When Kristine came over for the first time, she sat and talked to me, asked me questions and looked at my wardrobe. She got to know me and my style, made me feel comfortable and trust her. She picked the most beautiful pieces and worked within my budget, she didn't try to oversell things or increase my total. She's professional, communicative and explains in detail what the process is and the time it takes. My place ended up being so colorful, bright, stylish, homey, cozy and fabulous. I still own all of the pieces as they are timeless, classic and versatile. My condo actually ended up in a magazine and received so many wonderful compliments. I highly recommend Kristine!! She's amazing!
She listened and listened some more, kept well within my budget. Anticipated my needs long before I knew I needed anything. Was brilliant during a very complex move from another state. Pleasant and professional at all times, but I felt she became a friend. Has discriminating taste but kept my style in mind. Energetic and honest. Could not ask for more.
Kristine helped me decorate my home when I was renovating and consulted on finishes. I could not have been happier. She was a pleasure to work with and had so many wonderful options. I am in love with how it all turned out. She has since worked with many of my friends and clients