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Kevin O'Shea

Kevin O'Shea emailed yesterday with a submission to the next Monday's Pets on Furniture post, and I noticed his signature included a link to Kevin O'Shea Designs. Turns out Kevin is an interior designer based in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts. His firm is brand spanking new, having only been launched in the summer of 2009. He's got a great eye and believes in creating comfortable and timeless spaces. Below are photos from his portfolio, with more after the jump, including info on a HUGE project he's currently working on (and a few "before" photos). I cannot wait to see how it turns out!!!


Curious about Kevin's HUGE project I mentionned? Here is some info in his own words:

"As you probably saw on the website I am currently in the throws of renovating an 18th century house (The Martin House) on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The property was a restaurant for the past 30 years and then sat vacant and rotting for the past 4 years. My partner and I found it in the spring and I have spent the past few months transforming it back to a single family home. Incredibly a lot of the architectural details in the house are original to 1750 including gorgeous wide pine floors and UNPAINTED mantels and wainscoting! We are about 5 weeks from the completion of construction and then the fun part begins! I will be continually updating the progress of the house on my company blog and hope to have it completely finished by the Spring."

I am so jealous. To have a house with architectural details maintained from the era it was built is amazing. (My 100 year old home completely lacks any architectural detail whatsoever). I am definitively going to be keeping an eye on Kevin's blog to check out the progress. Wishing you lots of luck with it Kevin!!!

Reader Comments (18)

What a cool terrace!!

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPurple Area

what a great post! best of luck to kevin and his design firm!

the top photo with the hammock is perfect- we are going to have to cut down the largest tree on our property due to disease, and it's our hammock tree. we've only been in our home for a year but it quickly became one of my favorite elements of the home. although we have over 100 trees, none of them are spaced properly for a hammock except for this problem tree! my husband thinks it will look funny if we build something for the hammock, but i keep telling him it will be great and that it wont look hokey! so, this photo will help me prove my point. :)

and ps- HUGE project is right! wow, i hope kevin and his partner have help in the process! and here i am getting frustrated removing outdoor rug adhesive....ha, i have it way easy.

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered Commentererin lang norris

Wow! I really love this!

Kevin's work is spectacular...I love it all!

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Great spaces, you have a wonderful career ahead of you. Could you please tell me about the doors in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th photos? What material are they made out of and what company you used? Good luck on the huge renovation. It can at times be frustrating, but always well worth it in the end.

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I love the seating grouping in the 2nd photo and the last set of that studio, so fab.

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSing

Thank you all for the wonderful comments, I am so happy you enjoy my work!

KELLY: The doors are actually original to the building which was built in the 1920's, I don't really know of anyone that make it like those anymore.

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKevin O'Shea

Oh my what beautiful work. I love all of it! I can't wait to see how the rebuild comes out. I love houses that have history like that and to see someone talented turn them into beautiful spaces is inspiring.

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Swann

WoW! Some of these are stunning. I especially love the wall with all the different pieces of art. Reminds me I should take a risk every now and again and mix and match!

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlice Olive

Oh so exciting to have this treasure to restore! I'll be following along for sure!

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Goulet

I adore his work and the house on Cape Cod...soooo charming!! Can't wait to follow his progress. Thanks for sharing -

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered Commentermydesignchic

I love the little cluster of end tables instead of a coffee table, what a fun idea!!

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Burkhart

I really like the outdoor area, so great !!!

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Love the plants indoors.... i would love to see a poat about indoor plants or sunrooms!!

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNadia

The Hudson Rooftop Patio - love it! Amazing spot!

13 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Black framed photographs often work very well (pic #5). Love the graphic cushions, of course :) - and the mesh chairs (pic #6 & #7) which are true classics. Great atmosphere!

Amazing spaces, really unbelievable! Currently my husband and I are getting into the final stages of sealing the deal for our new house in San Antonio, Texas, and are desperately in need of an interior designer. I think we've found 'The One' now. Good luck on your renovation project, and hopefully we'll have a chance to witness your talent. Thanks for sharing! :)

14 Oct 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Possibly the most uncomfortable seating arrangements ever! I truly question the wisdom, with a vista of tall buildings in the distance, of chosing to line up the louges so that a brick wall was the view. I don't believe I've *ever* seen a more awkward handling of a fireplace. Styling... piecemeal and heavy-handed. The combination of the silver & aqua floor lamp by the 3-cornered shelf PLUS the call-back to the 70's with the plantlife? oh dear lord. No.

14 Oct 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

WOW! I love these spaces! he is really talented. He somehow manages to make the space look elegant but livable, and include so many gorgeous details!!

I think I'll pop by his blog - I'm really curious to see the progress on the house renovations!

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