In truth, Kim has been involved in design since elementary school - regularly rearranging furniture and accessories in her childhood home. Her very first experience as a lead designer was "playing Barbies", which never involved the Barbies themselves, but did involve fashioning empty cardboard boxes into Barbie houses complete with handmade furniture and accessories. Flash forward to her early twenties when, after receiving her B.A. from Bentley University, she began helping friends and family design their homes. There the seed for her business was planted. Later she enrolled in Rhode Island School of Design's interior design program and Norton-O'Brien Design was officially born.
Kim combines a mix of modern and traditional elements layered together to create a customized interior that speaks to her client. She makes the process of design fun, but always with the same goal in mind: to create a space that brings her client peace, pride and pleasure. Her passion for interior design and client satisfaction is evidenced in each and every project and in the awards she's received, including: Best of Houzz winner 2011 (Remodeling), 2012 (Design), 2013 (Customer Service), 2014 (Customer Service) and 2015 (Design, Service).
Kim's design work is found in homes throughout New England, as well as in Florida, Arizona, Kentucky and beyond. She lives with her husband Keith and two children in Wickford, Rhode Island and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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