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OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe in design that is thoughtful, sustainable, and beautiful.

We believe a well-planned space has the power to greatly enhance the way you live while treading lightly on the planet.

We believe in the potential of your home and work with you hand-in-hand to make your wish list a reality.

We believe that walking into your home should bring you comfort, contentment, and delight. With busy schedules and a hectic world we need this more than ever.

We believe in building smarter rather than bigger.

We believe in designing a home right the first time so you only have to design it once.

How do we achieve this? As a residential interior architecture and design firm we focus on creating designs that maximize every square inch of your existing space. We select durable materials that will withstand the rigors of daily life. We research our sources to assure we are using products and services that have low environmental impact. We eschew trends in favor of timeless design while still creating spaces that are unique to who you are and how you live.

As a New England based firm, we have completed projects throughout the Greater Boston area, Cape Cod and the Islands and have also engaged in design projects on the west coast, including California and Washington. With over 20 years in the design industry we have a vast network of high-quality contractors, vendors, and craftspeople to collaborate with to deliver a seamless design process from start to finish.

OUR PROCESS

THOUGHTFUL
We listen carefully and work closely with you to create a thoughtfully designed home. Our expertise in interior architecture, design, space planning and attention to detail allow us to deliver spaces that work perfectly for you. We collaborate with the finest contractors and craftspeople so your project is a smooth and enjoyable experience.
BEAUTIFUL
Beautiful means something different to each client we work with. Whether our clients prefer modern, traditional, or something in-between, our firm specializes in bringing beauty and comfort to each project.
SUSTAINABLE
Designing a space right the first time is the most important step to creating sustainable home. Using intelligent design practices, materials, and construction methods we are able to deliver our clients a home that withstands trends and treads lightly on the planet. We love reusing existing furnishings, and sourcing products from vendors with green business practices to help lessen the burden on our planet.
PORTFOLIO
Photos:  Sabrina Cole Quinn - We transformed a generic-looking condo into a serene and sophisticated home perfect for everyday living.  Eschewing traditional architectural details like window and door trim, we delivered a clean, modern aesthetic that our client desired.  With thoughtful planning, major energy-efficiency upgrades,  and ample storage space, a petite home can live large.  Winner of the Gold Award for design excellence from the Builders' & Remodelers' Association of Greater Boston, 2019. Construction by NS Builders.
Beacon Hill Renovation
Photos: Sabrina Cole Quinn

We transformed a generic-looking condo into a serene and sophisticated home perfect for everyday living. Eschewing traditional architectural details like window and door trim, we delivered a clean, modern aesthetic that our client desired. With thoughtful planning, major energy-efficiency upgrades, and ample storage space, a petite home can live large. Winner of the Gold Award for design excellence from the Builders' & Remodelers' Association of Greater Boston, 2019. Construction by NS Builders.

Photos:  Kyle Caldwell - A complete renovation of a 1200 square foot penthouse condo in Boston's North End.  The clients desired a more open concept and better climate control for their northwest-facing unit.  Working closely with the contractor and our clients, we delivered a more efficient and stylish home.  Winner of multiple awards for design excellence in 2018 from the Eastern MA National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) CotY Award and the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) Prism Awards.  Construction by Fresh Start.
Boston Penthouse Condo
Photos: Kyle Caldwell

A complete renovation of a 1200 square foot penthouse condo in Boston's North End. The clients desired a more open concept and better climate control for their northwest-facing unit. Working closely with the contractor and our clients, we delivered a more efficient and stylish home. Winner of multiple awards for design excellence in 2018 from the Eastern MA National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) CotY Award and the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) Prism Awards. Construction by Fresh Start.

Photos:  Sabrina Cole Quinn - The first floor and master suite of this Needham home were completely renovated and reimagined with a more functional layout and timeless design to match the existing spaces.  Construction by Alewife Construction.
Needham Renovation
Photos: Sabrina Cole Quinn

The first floor and master suite of this Needham home were completely renovated and reimagined with a more functional layout and timeless design to match the existing spaces. Construction by Alewife Construction.

Photos:  Eric Roth - As seen in the September issue of 'Design New England' magazine, a circa 1850 Cambridge home was fully renovated to fit the clients' modern taste and lifestyle while respecting the original architecture.  With dynamic design features, a greatly improved floor plan, and increased energy efficiency we achieved a more functional and fun place to call home. Construction by Fresh Start, Inc.
Harvard Square Historic Renovation
Photos: Eric Roth

As seen in the September issue of "Design New England" magazine, a circa 1850 Cambridge home was fully renovated to fit the clients' modern taste and lifestyle while respecting the original architecture. With dynamic design features, a greatly improved floor plan, and increased energy efficiency we achieved a more functional and fun place to call home. Construction by Fresh Start, Inc.

Photos:  Sabrina Cole Quinn - Built in 1910, we reimagined the entire footprint of the home to cater to a 21st century family.  The first and second floors stayed true to the character of the home while the third floor, with the addition of a dormer, was turned into a chic and modern space.  Winner of the Gold Award for design excellence from the Builders' & Remodelers' Association of Greater Boston, 2019.  Construction by Porter Builders.
Arlington Whole House Renovation
Photos: Sabrina Cole Quinn

Built in 1910, we reimagined the entire footprint of the home to cater to a 21st century family. The first and second floors stayed true to the character of the home while the third floor, with the addition of a dormer, was turned into a chic and modern space. Winner of the Gold Award for design excellence from the Builders' & Remodelers' Association of Greater Boston, 2019. Construction by Porter Builders.

Photos:  Shelley Harrison - Built in 1909, this home, which has been in the same family since the 1950s, was renovated to take advantage of the commanding views of the private cove outside.  A series of smaller rooms was transformed into an open concept that better suited the homeowners' lifestyle.  With tastes that lean to modern design, we created spaces that respect the history of the home while appealing to the clients' aesthetic.  Winner of the Silver Award for design excellence from the Builders' & Remodelers' Association of Greater Boston, 2019.  Construction by Craig Dulong.
Gloucester Cove Renovation
Photos: Shelley Harrison

Built in 1909, this home, which has been in the same family since the 1950s, was renovated to take advantage of the commanding views of the private cove outside. A series of smaller rooms was transformed into an open concept that better suited the homeowners' lifestyle. With tastes that lean to modern design, we created spaces that respect the history of the home while appealing to the clients' aesthetic. Winner of the Silver Award for design excellence from the Builders' & Remodelers' Association of Greater Boston, 2019. Construction by Craig Dulong.

Photos:  Kyle Caldwell - We took an outdated kitchen, powder room, and laundry and transformed them into a sophisticated and smart series of spaces for family to gather and share.  Construction by Porter Builders.
Lexington Kitchen
Photos: Kyle Caldwell

We took an outdated kitchen, powder room, and laundry and transformed them into a sophisticated and smart series of spaces for family to gather and share. Construction by Porter Builders.

Photos By Sabrina Cole Quinn - The clients wanted a serene yet edgy space to retreat to after a long day.  A small addition over an existing space allowed the bathroom to be expanded to include both a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Adding a second window in the bedroom created symmetry along the bed wall and a better layout for the sitting area.  Construction by Shaker Glen, architecture by DNA Architects.
Modern Master Suite
Photos By Sabrina Cole Quinn

The clients wanted a serene yet edgy space to retreat to after a long day. A small addition over an existing space allowed the bathroom to be expanded to include both a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Adding a second window in the bedroom created symmetry along the bed wall and a better layout for the sitting area. Construction by Shaker Glen, architecture by DNA Architects.

Photos:  Sabrina Cole Quinn - A family with two sports-loving boys, we updated the bedrooms to show off their passion.  Bold, whimsical, and mature, the finished design will see them through their middle and high school years.  Construction by Shaker Glen, architecture by DNA Architecture.
Boys' Room Redesign
Photos: Sabrina Cole Quinn

A family with two sports-loving boys, we updated the bedrooms to show off their passion. Bold, whimsical, and mature, the finished design will see them through their middle and high school years. Construction by Shaker Glen, architecture by DNA Architecture.

Photos:  Shelley Harrison - Capturing our clients' love of the outdoors, we updated the kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms in a circa 1979 home.  Warm woods, earth tones, and natural shapes are featured throughout the spaces.  Winner of two first place awards at the 2018 Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) Prism Awards, the kitchen is the hub of the home where the family comes together.  Construction by Isbell General Contracting.
Nature-inspired North Andover Home
Photos: Shelley Harrison

Capturing our clients' love of the outdoors, we updated the kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms in a circa 1979 home. Warm woods, earth tones, and natural shapes are featured throughout the spaces. Winner of two first place awards at the 2018 Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) Prism Awards, the kitchen is the hub of the home where the family comes together. Construction by Isbell General Contracting.

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SERVICES

We help you navigate the design process while carefully taking into account each and every functional need you have for your space. Our services include:

  • Interior architecture and space planning
  • Interior design
  • Kitchen & bathroom layout and design
  • Residential renovations, additions and new construction
  • Floor plans, elevations, 3D renderings, construction documentation
  • Finish material and color scheme selections
  • Furniture and upholstery selections
  • Window treatments
  • Custom cabinetry and furniture design
  • Project management and coordination with craftspeople and contractors including: contractors, subcontractors, cabinetmakers, painters, and furniture makers
  • Consultative design projects: working directly with a client or contractor, our team can collaborate with you on an hourly basis to support a design project without the commitment of a larger project engagement.

Let's talk about how we can work with you to create a thoughtful, beautiful and sustainable home. Click the contact button to get in touch.

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients and industry partners are saying about working with us

In fifteen years of pretty intense work as a builder I have dealt with a lot of architects and designers and, to be honest, without question you two absolutely have blown the formula for perfection out of the water. When we committed to building our new home we were a little nervous, and now that it’s complete, in reflection, without you guys it would have been a completely different scenario.

Peter, Arlington

We were extremely pleased with Melissa and her staff. They are very professional and attentive to detail. It was easy to explain to her the concept of what we liked and she was excellent at bringing the concepts and ideas to fruition. They are responsive to our concerns and carried out the management portion of the project very well, which took a lot of stress away from us. We both work and we are very busy, so it was great to rely on Melissa and Meg. We have no reservations in recommending them to our friends and family

Iris, Lexington

"The Hammond Design team helps projects run seamlessly, with solid plans that take clients unique vision from concept to reality. Melissa has a deep understanding of space planning and material selection, which she uses to create the “image” that we then produce. The end results are so beautiful that her work really speaks for itself."

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Ben, Contractor

"Melissa really took the time to get to know our family and to understand how we would use our spaces. The work we did with Hammond Design has made our home feel like such a relaxing place to be - so comfortable, so inviting and so pleasurable to live in. When the project was finished I can remember thinking, I knew it would be good, but it’s even better than I imagined."

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Crissy, Newton

"Melissa is not only experienced, but a great listener and so approachable. She took away the angst of decision-making and instead gave me confidence and excitement about making design choices. Melissa helped us create a home that fits the way we live and the results are stunning."

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Jana, Arlington

Hammond Design is easy to work with and has the best ideas. Creative ideas I would never have thought of and that is what I am looking for in a design firm. Can't wait to engage with you on the next project

Lauren, Charlestown
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