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Welcome to the Design Studio.

At the Design Studio you’ll not only be working with Boston’s South Shore top design and build talent, but an entire team dedicated to exploring what successful design means to you. We love making your project come alive, uncovering architecture, design, and a style that brings your dreams to life. Our favorite moment isn’t showing a final product to a client, but the moment that a client shows it to the people they love.  Seeing our clients overflow with joy as they share what we’ve designed and built together. Leveraging over eight decades of residential design and build experience sets us apart, validating our firm’s long-term approach to building our reputation as one of the area’s top design-build firms.  Our Ownership Team, Designers, and Craftsman have not only honed their skills in creating functional and beautiful spaces but also happy clients through luxury standard service.

Services We Provide


Interfacing directly with our clients to tackle their home transformation at all stages of the design and concepting process.


Our harmonious approach to the execution phase with onsite collaboration between our expert design and build teams.


Fine custom cabinetry is our signature touch to every home transformation project, no matter the type of room or application.

Meet Our Team

Judith Whalen, Bs HEc-ID
Designer - Owner
With over 27 years of experience in the building and design industry Judy has a vast knowledge of construction, design resources and custom cabinetry, allowing for a multifaceted approach in marrying her clients’ needs with the most innovative design solutions. Many Projects require in-depth collaboration with other Team Members and Allied Professionals including conceptual plans through buildout and onto client move-in.
Julie Lyons
Designer - Owner
Julie’s previous experience in the interior design field combined with her formal degree from the Boston Architectural College allows her to bring a unique combination of technical ability and creative thinking to the design process. Her ability to take clients through the details of an initial floor plan to the final selection of finish materials and color is the key to her successful design solutions. Adept at understanding the needs of clients and the many parties involved in a design project she ensures a well thought-out and enjoyable experience for every client.
Bill Duchesney
Builder - Owner
Over 3 decades ago Bill began as a carpenter then found his niche installing cabinetry for some of the South Shores finest builders in both new construction and vintage properties. Through the years cultivating his attention to detail and realizing the smallest elements often have the largest impact on the result of a project Bill has passed this ethic onto our Designers and Craftsman. Today collaborating in the final design and managing through construction of our projects has seen many go on to be design award winners and outstanding completed spaces.
Lisa Lally, AKBD
Lisa has worked in the Design-Build industry since graduating in 2010, with a special focus on kitchen and bath design. Lisa’s valuable hands-on experience as designer and project coordinator; working with architects, engineers and framing carpenters allows her to work with clients on projects of all sizes. Guiding with overall layout, material selection, color choices and style, she handles all the details that bring a project to life and transform the home.

Recent Awards

2021 BRAGB Prism Award | Best Living Area: Private Residence – Kitchen

2021 BRAGB Prism Award | Best Kitchen Remodel: Between $150 – $200,000

2019 Best Kohler Project Bathroom

2019 Recipients of 2 BRAGB-Prism Awards

2019 Recipients of 3 NARI-CotY Awards

Best of Houzz 2020 Award

Featured Publications

Boston Design Guide – Cape and Islands

New England Home Magazine

South Shore Home, Life & Style

Recent Projects

Bridge Street Bathroom

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Get in Touch!

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