hi there! i’m mary kate.

a good home must be made, not bought.
— joyce maynard

…but you can call me mk. I'm a kitchen & bath designer by profession, the delight of design owner by night, and forever lover of all things design.

I’m overly dependent on sarcasm and coffee and am a little too obsessed with my italian greyhound, wesley. when I’m not working, blogging, or planning my future home remodel, you can find me on newbury street, exploring boston. favorites include milkbar, gre.co, and of course, bova’s.

I have several years of experience doing design consulting for luxury kitchen and bath galleries, specializing in bath planning and design project management, intertwined with years of design engineering work as an industrial designer.

I've called many places home, but I've landed in downtown boston for an awesome interior consulting job that I love. I come from and still consider milwaukee home, though (go pack go!).


the delight of design was started as a way to share my knowledge of and passion for the industry with other lovers of design from all walks of life, and remodel novices seeking information in a user-friendly, relatable way. we aim to be #girlgang welcoming.

I’m so excited you’ve discovered my little corner of the web and hope you find something that delights you!

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more importantly, if you ever have any questions regarding a personal project, or just want to get in touch, I’m always available to chat - never hesitate to reach out!

x - mk